I have just waded through all 42 pages of the sony 860 threads but could not find the answer to my problem. I have just bought the 860 and i am currently connecting the sky box through the RF connection as the recorder is in a different room to the sky box and uses the "magic eye" connection. I have autotuned the recorder and can get the freeview channels and can also record from them. I can also view the standard sky channel on the TV but cannot record. Is it possible to do this or will I need to move the recorder to the same room as the sky box and use a scart lead.