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  Reply # 278711 2-Dec-2009 12:41
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Given the recent goings on with Amazon deleting books on Kindle's remotely, I can see why Sky *might* have designed this. I'm thinking the messageboards on Trademe might be a better place to ask, simply because a greater number of people who might have recorded the game on their MySky HDi.

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  Reply # 278716 2-Dec-2009 12:59
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Zippity: Too tight to spend an additional $4 a week?

Sucker you :(


I don't see how him not spending an additional $208 a year for something he does not use makes him a sucker.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 278717 2-Dec-2009 13:02
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We'll see...



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  Reply # 278719 2-Dec-2009 13:09
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timestyles: Given the recent goings on with Amazon deleting books on Kindle's remotely, I can see why Sky *might* have designed this. I'm thinking the messageboards on Trademe might be a better place to ask, simply because a greater number of people who might have recorded the game on their MySky HDi.


Remembering that is precisely what triggered my paranoia!

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Thanks to patatrat for this:

"I don't see how him not spending an additional $208 a year for something [Sky Sport] he does not use makes him a sucker. "


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  Reply # 278720 2-Dec-2009 13:19
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Thanks to patatrat for this:

"I don't see how him not spending an additional $208 a year for something [Sky Sport] he does not use makes him a sucker. "




Indeed, I generally unsubscribe from SkySports once the rugby / league seasons have finished, and generally resubscribe about half way thru the following year. Though not too sure about next year given the fiasco surrounding the NPC teams.

The AB's tests overseas I hardly ever watch live - I'm not getting dragged out of bed at some ungodly hour of the morning.

Might just stick to Prime's delayed broadcast




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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  Reply # 278722 2-Dec-2009 13:21
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patatrat: I don't see how him not spending an additional $208 a year for something he does not use makes him a sucker.


$180 actually, to get the Sport channels package for the year. The arts channel - you couldn't pay me enough to watch. He likes the Rugby but is too tight to pay, but Sky is watching him and decided to cut his recording to teach him a lesson.

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  Reply # 278741 2-Dec-2009 14:01
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As far as I can tell (and I'm not a sky subscriber here), he is recording a game for later.

Sky sport plays it live. Thats why people pay for it. To see it live.

Prime plays it delayed.

Now, he is recording the rugby to watch later. Live doesn't matter - recording it live will not improve his enjoyment, he is recording it. So, it makes sense to record it from the free one and not pay the 180 or whatever it is.

Why are people suggesting he pay or mocking him for not?



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  Reply # 278748 2-Dec-2009 14:17
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patatrat: As far as I can tell (and I'm not a sky subscriber here), he is recording a game for later.

Sky sport plays it live. Thats why people pay for it. To see it live.

Prime plays it delayed.

Now, he is recording the rugby to watch later. Live doesn't matter - recording it live will not improve his enjoyment, he is recording it. So, it makes sense to record it from the free one and not pay the 180 or whatever it is.

Why are people suggesting he pay or mocking him for not?


Don't worry - Clevedon's inanities are water off a duck's back to me. His comment that he'd have to be paid to watch the Arts Channel pretty much sums him up, as does his 'portrait'.

Yes it does make sense to record from the free channel.

Paying $180 a year for something I'd rarely watch would be stupid. It would be equally silly for Clevedon to subscribe to the Arts Channel. Probably even sillier, because at least I understand rugby.

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Reply # 278752 2-Dec-2009 14:26
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jmacg: Don't worry - Clevedon's inanities are water off a duck's back to me. His comment that he'd have to be paid to watch the Arts Channel pretty much sums him up, as does his 'portrait'.

Yes it does make sense to record from the free channel.

Paying $180 a year for something I'd rarely watch would be stupid. It would be equally silly for Clevedon to subscribe to the Arts Channel. Probably even sillier, because at least I understand rugby.


Who really is the silly one? Look at your opening post.

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  Reply # 278806 2-Dec-2009 17:50
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clevedon:
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 # 278807 2-Dec-2009 17:55
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Sky are probably capable of doing this but there is no logical reason as to why they would.

Either You or someone in your family has pushed the wrong button or stuffed up the recording somehow or alternatively there is a problem with your MySky HDI. Sky will not have 'reversed' your recording. If they had done this then it would have affected many more people than just yourself and there would have been a public outcry.

Be careful now, as there are rumours that Sky have hidden a camera and microphone in every MySky HDi box and they are watching and listening to us all now!

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  Reply # 278856 2-Dec-2009 20:03
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MarkX: Sky are probably capable of doing this but there is no logical reason as to why they would.



If they change the program time in the EPG by more than 6hrs the program will drop off the Personal Planner in the MySky box rather than update.

As said before where is the outcry from everyone else that would have been affected?

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