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Topic # 59198 29-Mar-2010 21:47
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I was surprised as there appears to be no macro protection.......are PPV via sky box office exempt????
When I find a spare dvd-r I will be able to confirm

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  Reply # 312668 29-Mar-2010 23:03
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Hmm I think you'll find your dvd recorder will only allow it to be copied to the hard drive, when you try to burn to disc it'll say copy protected, copy once or something similar... And if it's anything like mine and you try to outwit it by going straight to disc or by taping onto VHS and then back to disc or hard drive... You'll find the recorder is smarter than you are :-)

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  Reply # 312672 29-Mar-2010 23:09
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simple solution, take the smartcard out of decoder (after ordering event), stick it in a dreambox or octagon receiver and use that to record, you can then download the files to your pc and burn to dvd that way



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  Reply # 312715 30-Mar-2010 07:51
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will try and copy to dvd-rw and see what happens......I am hopeful cos there is no  cross box by the archive
title on the hard drive suggesting macro protection

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  Reply # 312736 30-Mar-2010 09:12
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I have no problems recording any programmes from MySky which is connected to my DVD Recorder.

I also have a connection from MySky to my PC which enables me to record directly onto my HDD via a TV capture card. I then edit the video (remove the ads etc) and burn onto DVD.

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  Reply # 312764 30-Mar-2010 10:43
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At what res did you guys make your copies?, via which connectors?
I don't think there is a problem getting SD content off, but HD content is usually confined to the box

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  Reply # 312803 30-Mar-2010 12:28
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As F1 is not being broadcast in HD yet, I am not too worried  Smile  Smile




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  Reply # 312810 30-Mar-2010 12:50
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Zippity: I have no problems recording any programmes from MySky which is connected to my DVD Recorder.

I also have a connection from MySky to my PC which enables me to record directly onto my HDD via a TV capture card. I then edit the video (remove the ads etc) and burn onto DVD.


How do you get around the macro protection on sky movies when recording onto dvd recorder???

I am interested to knowEmbarassed

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  Reply # 312836 30-Mar-2010 14:03
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What macro protection?



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  Reply # 312851 30-Mar-2010 14:56
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mysky have a macro protection on their sky movies and sports....when I record onto pany hdd dvd recorder hard drive and then archive onto dvd-r it infoms me that the program is protected

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  Reply # 312852 30-Mar-2010 15:05
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You must be doing something wrong or have your DVD recorder connected incorrectly.

Are you talking about paid movies and sports events?

I have no issues recording any of the Sky channels.



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  Reply # 312857 30-Mar-2010 15:23
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checked again ....can transfer all channels to dvd recorder hdd but it appears that sky movies(not ppv movies) cannot be transferred to dvd because of macro protection



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  Reply # 313372 31-Mar-2010 09:56
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fantastic it works.....how cool is this.......YippeeLaughing



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  Reply # 313375 31-Mar-2010 09:57
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Thankyou sky.......I think I have found my happy place.....lol

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  Reply # 313432 31-Mar-2010 11:45
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ive already found my happy place, using a dreambox can do the whole lot (inc box office) to my pc and onto dvd :)

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  Reply # 315427 6-Apr-2010 18:06
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my HDD recorded informs me that when i move material to the DVD-R it removes the HDD version of copy protected.

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