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# 38334 28-Jul-2009 12:21
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Here's the deal;

Going away for a few weeks so need to record a few things while I'm away. I only need two channels so since you cant book Sky programs weeks in advance Ive decided to record TV2 from my Freeview box and Cartoon Network from Sky.

Now if I power cyle the Freeview box it comes back on the same channel ie Tv2 - woot!

However if I power cycle the Sky box it comes up on the preview channel - doh!

Was just curious if its possible to set the default channel on the Sky box when it reboots? Im sure the power wont go off but was curious just in case its possible.


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  # 239685 28-Jul-2009 12:56
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If you have MySky, could you use the series link function?

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  # 239703 28-Jul-2009 13:22
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LOL, I knew that would come up. Yes indeed MySky is the answer but unfortutnatley I just have Sky Digital connected to my HDD recorder.


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  # 239867 28-Jul-2009 18:27
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Hi, to do what you want, and it only works on standard STBs not MySky variants, put the box to the channel you want it to boot on, then put it in standby, then using the remote press 10102020 then remove power by pulling the plug. After 20secs off reapply power it should boot to the desired channel.

The box can be returned to boot from the home channel (28) by doing the same process but using 20201010, or another channel can be selected as the boot channel by repeating the above process.


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  # 239927 28-Jul-2009 20:39
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Thanks Cyril, worked like a charm! Glad to know this kind of thing is possible :)

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