Sky Q keeps deleting stuff I record

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  1. Lewiee

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    Well I'm not that impressed with this sky Q. Everything seems to need downloading. On my old BT box I rarely used my allowance but Sky just eats it up in a few days meaning I've had to be moved up to unlimited. Also programs just disappear randomly. Intelligent I don't find it, or maybe that's just me:-D
     
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    You have completely lost me , if it's not live then of course it needs to be downloaded , as for stuff being deleted , some programmes will be deleted automatically ...
     
  3. Lewiee

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    I thought if I downloaded something it would stay there till I deleted it, or if I'm halfway through something then go back to it later I have to re download it. It just doesn't seem as user friendly as my old BT box.
     
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    So , are you saying that you could download something now and it's gone in an hour , if it is then that's weird , have you tried a full reset of the box ?
     
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    Some downloadable programmes have an expiry date. (if so it will be stated in the description) I've never known a programme without an expiry date to be deleted unless the box is full.
     
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    If you download something from the terrestrial channels, they all have time limits. Some greater than others. Sky channels have limits too, but not as many.

    And if your downloading LOTS, then it could be that the oldest programs are being deleted to make room for the new ones.

    Are you with BT for broadband? If so then your BT TV was not part of your download limit.

    Also, if you record a program rather than download it later, it'll always be on the box.
     
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  7. Lewiee

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    Hi thanks for all the replies. No I've gone over to sky for all. Perhaps I am getting confused. I presumed if you download something it stayed om the box until you deleted it.
     
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    It does.:(
     
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    Is that just for 'pull' downloads, or does it include 'push' downloads Logi?
     
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    What's the difference?:(
     
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    I don't know. In my ignorance, I used the expression 'pull' as stuff you explicitly download/record and 'push' as the stuff that Sky 'automatically' downloads onto your box for your possible future viewing delight.
     
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    I pull a lot but ignore the push!
     
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    Wrong
    There are basically two types of download
    1 Those the viewer initiates from the catchup/on demand section via the internet connection- the "pull" downloads
    2 The downloads from the satellite (the old "Anytime" service) which only stay on the box for a month or two (depending on box type - size of Anytime reserved space) unless "recorded" to your planner - the "push" downloads.

    Both types can and do have "deletion dates" varying from 30 days up to a year and more (I have Star Wars - The Phantom Menace in my planner recorded from Anytime download on 4th Dec which will auto delete on 30 Sept 2017). Even recordings from the EPG can and very occasionally do have deletion dates - I have only seen this twice so far.
     
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    OK - I ignore 2.
     

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