Is there a reason why this happens? I come from Tivo world where this wasn't the case, why does the box lose the entire recording? Why not keep what it has partially recorded to disk and close off the file?
I have had this problem since we got myskyhd last November.
We are on our second box now.
I find the problem happens if I am recording 2 channels and watching a 3rd using live pause. And if I have a show due to record after those two channels. The mysky unit just cannot handle it and spazzes then freezes.
Recording 8:30 show on TV2 and another on TV3 at 8:30 while watching the 8:30 show on TV1 using live pause (had toilet breaks)
That uses 3 tuners.
Then at 9:30 I recored the show directly after the previous on TV2 and do the same again for tv3
They start recording even before the 8:30 shows have finished. So it has a little spazz because it needs to use 2 more tuners a total of five.
When it has it's spazz it freezes.
I have followed advice in this forum to set recording to automatic ie don't use 5mins before and 5 mins after (that caused more screenfreezes)
Technically and logically the box should do the following.
Record tv 2 programme at 8:30, record the tv 3 programme at 8:30
Both should stop recording at 9:30
Then it should record the tv 9:30 programme and record the tv 9:30 programme...instead of trying to record while the 8:30 shows are recording.
But instead the box tries to use more tuneers than what it has installed.
Really gets on my nerves and tonight, I am only recording tv3 as I don't want to have any failed recordings seeing Lost is back on and Heroes is on TV3 at the same time.
I really don't know what else we can do except complain, complain and complain, again and again to sky.
"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows