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Strange E85 Behaviour


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Recorded Alias last night on my E85 from a standard sky digital box. I do not have an arial connected to the machine.

Went to check the recording this morning and found that it had been titled! Now I was aware the machine could do this from an RF source, but where does it get the title from on an RGB source? And why hasn't it happened in the 8 months odd that I've had the E85 already?


Was it Channel 5? Cos I've noticed that too.. but only when recording from that channel.

Fred Smith

Well-known Member
Actually the E85 gets the title from Teletext so it can work on an AV source. Although I've only found it to work with a non Sky digital receiver and an analogue satellite receiver as I don't have an aerial connected either.

Maybe there are changes at Five? A good move if so.


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That would solve the bain of my recording life - having to name each recording


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I know how you feel.

Strange that you can record the title on the old danalog system but not on the digital!
I would of thought that it would be asy for broadcasters to do.

An even better optin woul dbe to record the info on the programme too.


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Fred Smith said:
Actually the E85 gets the title from Teletext so it can work on an AV source.

I didn't think the teletext signal was carried through sky digital.

Normally automatic titling would indeed be a boon, but in this case I was numbering the episodes for archiving purposes, so I'll need to delete the title anyway!

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