Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by BestGear, Feb 21, 2004.
Anyone using Tivo with Sky+?
Care to share the remote code you are using?!!?
Take a look at The TiVo Community Forum as the UK section has a list of all the recommended remote codes to use with TiVo.
Thanks - the Tivo community is an old haunt... only found one reference to it and it did not seem to work ok...
The one I was using is 20017...
Ok did a quick search through Gary Sargents web site at the list of supported boxes and found this:
Pacelink sell a gizmo that plugs directly between TiVo and Sky. Dunno if it works with Sky+, but if it does then it would be better than the irritating missed channel changes.
Pacelink.... yup, I modified a std IR remote eye to work like this... saves missed progs!!!
And... it was much cheaper than the pacelink!
Thanks for the other code... much faster channel change.
I'd be interested to hear how you get on using a Tivo with a Sky+. I always try to persuade people not to bother, based on my own experience!
Here are a few reasons why I believe this:
1) You cannot watch a Sky+ recording whilst the Tivo is recording something.
2) You cannot record two things at once on the Sky+ if you want to record something else on the Tivo at the same time.
3) You cannot use a "Red Spot Remover" with the Sky+. Agreed the Sky+ doesn't record the Red Spot but the Tivo will!
My recomendation is that you use a dedicated Sky Digibox with the Tivo. If you just use a FTV card on that you can tell Tivo otherwise and the use its selections to program the Sky+. A slightly tedious exercise I grant you, but a lot less hastle than trying to remember when you can watch Sky+ and when you cant!
To be honest, Sky+ is just to save the occasional conflict, both human and programatic!!
I hear what you are saying.. and you are right.
The red dot remover ala dailymail chats etc does work though..
I just have some proggys caught by Sky+ , others by Tivo.
Sky+ really is crappy in comparison though... Tivo rules... especially with all the mods and upgrades. Just wish Sky had gone the Tivo route... but I guess it would have been V3 and all the hacks and back doors removed... Such is Sky...
Because the red spot remover sends the Backup command. This will take you out of the recording you are watching on the Sky+. It also backs you out of the planner when you are trying to choose programmes to record. In fact any menu you are in will be cleared by it.
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