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Topic # 56475 14-Jan-2010 15:25
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Hey
I recently purchased sky with the vodafone deal and anyway now i have it installed.
I wanted to know how i can set it to auto record american idol,fringe,24(17th jan),daily show john stewart, because i looked through the tv guide on the sky website and nothing about them was there
note all the shows i mentioned have already started and are airing on fox in america.
all help will be apreciated

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  Reply # 290022 14-Jan-2010 15:31
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uh.. nvm close this thread sky just sent me an email telling me tv3 has the rights to these shows....
what a disappointment

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  Reply # 290060 14-Jan-2010 17:58
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Your MySky can automatically record TV shows on the FTA (free to air) channels as well, you just need to open the guide on your remote, browse to an instance of the program and hit record. Then, go back to the recorded program list and push the green button to have it record all instances of it (series link).

Regardless, you cannot set a Sky decoder to record a program that is not in the guide - if it isn't airing in NZ, you're out of luck. It needs to be able to see an instance of the program to record it.




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  Reply # 290061 14-Jan-2010 18:01
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oooo that's how u do it thanks a lot
but yea im sooo disappointed i was hoping i could watch 24 live and didnt have to download it or wait 5 weeks for it to air on c4..

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  Reply # 290091 14-Jan-2010 19:54
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draculahowsby: Hey
I recently purchased sky with the vodafone deal and anyway now i have it installed.
I wanted to know how i can set it to auto record american idol,fringe,24(17th jan),daily show john stewart, because i looked through the tv guide on the sky website and nothing about them was there
note all the shows i mentioned have already started and are airing on fox in america.
all help will be apreciated


We don't have Fox here in New Zealand. Sky carry Fox News, this is not the same channel.




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  Reply # 290092 14-Jan-2010 19:57
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is it possible to buy fox (not the news channel) separately like u can with starplus hindi

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  Reply # 290107 14-Jan-2010 21:01
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draculahowsby: is it possible to buy fox (not the news channel) separately like u can with starplus hindi


No.

Fox is not available in New Zealand. It's a US channel for the US market.


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  Reply # 290305 15-Jan-2010 13:18
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Your best (er, only) bet is to contact Sky (I believe you can do this via their website) and express your interest in that channel. There's no guarantee they will get it, but if they don't know people want it then they won't even consider it.

There are ways to get American TV programs legally via iTunes ($3 US per episode), but I won't detail the process as it likely goes against the spirit of Geekzone's FUG since it requires breaking Apple's TOS.




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  Reply # 290445 15-Jan-2010 23:17
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all right thanks
but im kinda dissapointed in sky,i was hoping to get the same channels as Americans
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  Reply # 290448 15-Jan-2010 23:27
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Good in theory, but not in practice. We're in NZ :)




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  Reply # 290451 15-Jan-2010 23:50
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if you got sky because you were hoping to get the same channels as american's theres something wrong with you ;)






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  Reply # 290454 15-Jan-2010 23:53
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i wasnt really hoping for the same channels but the same content with same release dates(FRINGE,24,LIE TO ME,AMERICAN IDOL) to be released on sky the same day or day after they air on fox unfortunately now i gota wait for tv2 ,3 or c4 to air them several weeks-months later

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