Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




125 posts

Master Geek


#56475 14-Jan-2010 15:25
Send private message

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

Create new topic


125 posts

Master Geek


  #290022 14-Jan-2010 15:31
Send private message

uh.. nvm close this thread sky just sent me an email telling me tv3 has the rights to these shows....
what a disappointment

3145 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #290060 14-Jan-2010 17:58
Send private message

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.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


 
 
 
 




125 posts

Master Geek


  #290061 14-Jan-2010 18:01
Send private message

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..

28814 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #290091 14-Jan-2010 19:54
Send private message

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.




125 posts

Master Geek


  #290092 14-Jan-2010 19:57
Send private message

is it possible to buy fox (not the news channel) separately like u can with starplus hindi

28814 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #290107 14-Jan-2010 21:01
Send private message

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.


3145 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #290305 15-Jan-2010 13:18
Send private message

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.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


 
 
 
 




125 posts

Master Geek


  #290445 15-Jan-2010 23:17
Send private message

all right thanks
but im kinda dissapointed in sky,i was hoping to get the same channels as Americans
=[

2846 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vodafone
Subscriber

  #290448 15-Jan-2010 23:27
Send private message

Good in theory, but not in practice. We're in NZ :)




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


1572 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #290451 15-Jan-2010 23:50
Send private message

if you got sky because you were hoping to get the same channels as american's theres something wrong with you ;)







125 posts

Master Geek


  #290454 15-Jan-2010 23:53
Send private message

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

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.