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Topic # 51684 30-Nov-2009 21:00
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Yesterday morning I programmed my MySky HDi to record the All Blacks/France rugby test on Prime, during the afternoon. I checked via the Planner button and it was definitely on the list to be recorded. When I checked later, the rugby programme had disappeared from the Planner list. Why? Is it possible that Sky decided the rugby shouldn't be recorded and used the Remote Record in reverse to remove it before the game started?

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  Reply # 278490 1-Dec-2009 20:56
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That is the most ludicrous theory I have ever heard. There are literally a ton of possible reasons to explain this, all of them much more plausible than Sky removing your recording. Someone in your household deleted it? You pressed 'select' instead of 'record' (which would have added it to your planner for the purposes of reminding you but not recording it)? You imagined it? Just kidding on the last one, but come on. There is no way Sky are doing that.



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  Reply # 278501 1-Dec-2009 21:36
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I certainly hope it's ludicrous. I certainly didn't delete it either. I came home - no one else had been using the system - and yhe rugby just wasn't there on the list. And it was before I left earlier. I didn't press Select as you suggested. First of all, I've never investigated that facility on the unit, so why would I have tried it? Secondly, Select is nowhere near the Record button so there's no way I'd have hit it by mistake.

Is it possible that Sky was leaned on to stop people recording this match on the grounds that people would not view the ads, and the ads are important in a program such as this? Was the Rugby Union involved? Was Rupert Murdoch involved? Plenty of scope for conspiracy theories. I'm sure the action would be technologically possible, even if unlikely.

I just know what happened on my system and I was highly pissed off to have missed the best match of the year.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 278512 1-Dec-2009 21:47
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In the past in my experience if something is not recordable (some of the stuff on TVNZ 6 for example) then the mysky throws up a message saying the programme is not recordable and the item does not even end up in the planner.




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  Reply # 278590 2-Dec-2009 07:05
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Maybe on this occasion they realised they had boobed by having the rugby available on the Planner, and some time on Sunday they removed the rugby and at the same time remotely wiped any pre-booked recordings of the programme. Sounds plausible to me, and slightly creepy.

Incidentally, on Sunday night I sent an email about it to Sky support and as of today (Wednesday) I've had no response.

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  Reply # 278591 2-Dec-2009 07:05
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It would have been all over the news if this had been Sky's action. It wouldn't be just you.

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  Reply # 278601 2-Dec-2009 07:43
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jmacg: I just know what happened on my system and I was highly pissed off to have missed the best match of the year.


If you love the Rugby that much why haven't you got Sky Sports with the HD ticket? Then you could of recorded it, watched it later ( in HD if avaliable ) with no ads anyway - it's the only way now to watch Sports in our house.

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  Reply # 278626 2-Dec-2009 08:41
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clevedon:
jmacg: I just know what happened on my system and I was highly pissed off to have missed the best match of the year.


If you love the Rugby that much why haven't you got Sky Sports with the HD ticket? Then you could of recorded it, watched it later ( in HD if avaliable ) with no ads anyway - it's the only way now to watch Sports in our house.


Yesterday morning I programmed my MySky HDi to record the All Blacks/France rugby test on Prime, quote

I thought that was the question he asked ?? see above



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  Reply # 278638 2-Dec-2009 09:16
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I don't have the Sky Sports channel because most sport I want to watch is in the weekend, and I usually live elsewhere in the weekends. And I'm not so mad about rugby that I want to watch games and analysis on Sky Sports during the week.

So I'm stuck with Prime, which I agree is a poor substitute, with far too many adverts ? and those adverts are all too often dropped into exciting periods of play when you're on the edge of your seat.

I was able to record a rugby test once - via Live Pause. I turned on Live Pause as soon as the game started, did other things for half and hour, then came back to it. I was able to fast-forward past the ads, which was a lot better than having to endure them. But I'm rarely able to do that - I want to be able to record the whole game and watch it later.

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  Reply # 278644 2-Dec-2009 09:33
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jmacg: I don't have the Sky Sports channel because most sport I want to watch is in the weekend, and I usually live elsewhere in the weekends. And I'm not so mad about rugby that I want to watch games and analysis on Sky Sports during the week.

So I'm stuck with Prime, which I agree is a poor substitute, with far too many adverts ? and those adverts are all too often dropped into exciting periods of play when you're on the edge of your seat.

I was able to record a rugby test once - via Live Pause. I turned on Live Pause as soon as the game started, did other things for half and hour, then came back to it. I was able to fast-forward past the ads, which was a lot better than having to endure them. But I'm rarely able to do that - I want to be able to record the whole game and watch it later.


But for the price of a cup of coffee once a week ( $3.87 ) - your problems are solved.



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  Reply # 278649 2-Dec-2009 09:43
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Nope. Too mean for that. I didn't use Sky Sport enough when I had it. I get better value from my subscription to the Arts Channel.

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  Reply # 278686 2-Dec-2009 11:54
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I have to agree that this one of the most delusional theories that I have ever heard. There is absoulutely no way that Sky deliberately prevented you from recording the rugby.

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  Reply # 278689 2-Dec-2009 12:04
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Too tight to spend an additional $4 a week?

Sucker you :(



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  Reply # 278704 2-Dec-2009 12:26
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MarkX: There is absoulutely no way that Sky deliberately prevented you from recording the rugby.


How do you _know_ that?

I suspect Sky is capable of doing it. If I can remotely set things to record, I'm sure Sky has even more powerful remote capabilities. If they decided the rugby should not be recorded on Prime because of some contractual obligation, why wouldn't they retrospectively make the rugby game unrecordable - as they do for some other programmes - and broadcast a signal to all MySky HDi boxes to kill any recordings set up in the Planner. Remember, Sky is owned by Rupert Murdoch. How far would you trust him?

• I know what I set to record.

• I know it was listed as being there to record.

• I know it wasn't there later, when it should have been recorded.

Could it be a fault in my MySky HDi?

It's interesting that the Sky helpdesk people have not responded to my query about this. Perhaps they think I'm crazy or perhaps they are embarassed about something. Perhaps they just haven't got round to it yet, but it's been three days now.





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  Reply # 278706 2-Dec-2009 12:32
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jmacg:
MarkX: There is absoulutely no way that Sky deliberately prevented you from recording the rugby.


How do you _know_ that?

I suspect Sky is capable of doing it. If I can remotely set things to record, I'm sure Sky has even more powerful remote capabilities. If they decided the rugby should not be recorded on Prime because of some contractual obligation, why wouldn't they retrospectively make the rugby game unrecordable - as they do for some other programmes - and broadcast a signal to all MySky HDi boxes to kill any recordings set up in the Planner. Remember, Sky is owned by Rupert Murdoch. How far would you trust him?

• I know what I set to record.

• I know it was listed as being there to record.

• I know it wasn't there later, when it should have been recorded.

Could it be a fault in my MySky HDi?

It's interesting that the Sky helpdesk people have not responded to my query about this. Perhaps they think I'm crazy or perhaps they are embarassed about something. Perhaps they just haven't got round to it yet, but it's been three days now.


I'd be in contact with Mulder & Scully next.

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  Reply # 278709 2-Dec-2009 12:36
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jmacg:

How do you _know_ that?

I suspect Sky is capable of doing it. If I can remotely set things to record, I'm sure Sky has even more powerful remote capabilities. If they decided the rugby should not be recorded on Prime because of some contractual obligation, why wouldn't they retrospectively make the rugby game unrecordable - as they do for some other programmes - and broadcast a signal to all MySky HDi boxes to kill any recordings set up in the Planner. Remember, Sky is owned by Rupert Murdoch. How far would you trust him?

• I know what I set to record.

• I know it was listed as being there to record.

• I know it wasn't there later, when it should have been recorded.

Could it be a fault in my MySky HDi?

It's interesting that the Sky helpdesk people have not responded to my query about this. Perhaps they think I'm crazy or perhaps they are embarassed about something. Perhaps they just haven't got round to it yet, but it's been three days now.






Think about this LOGICALLY. Do you think you were the only person who tried to record the rugby? Do you not think that there would be more people than just you reporting this?

It is *much*, *MUCH* more likely that you experienced some sort of system glitch or user error than it is that Sky 'reversed' your recording. This is real tin-hat talk-radio conspiracy theory stuff.

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