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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 84464 31-May-2011 20:38
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Well struck a new one today. I'm having my roof replaced so the Sky dish has been temp removed.

I assumed I could still watch recorded content on MySky however I get the following error box onscreen just after 3 secs of playback.

"No satellite signal is being received SKY PDR requires a signal to be able to play back programmes"

Is this a DRM thing? Absurd!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 476600 1-Jun-2011 10:29
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Ok so Sky's response on this is "The hard drive wont work until you have signal"

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  Reply # 476613 1-Jun-2011 10:49
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It's to stop someone stealing the decoder and playing back the recordings I think - or taking it to a mates without a dish to watch some HD recordings.

I tought they made some sort of change a while back when they lost the satellite for ages, and nobody could watch recordings.


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  Reply # 476621 1-Jun-2011 10:58
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The MySKY is programmed to allow playback from the HDD for 24 hours after the signal is disconnected. A catch is that, if you reboot, the box won't allow you back into the planner if the signal is absent. I can't find the error message you quote in the documentation.

Edit: the change SKY made in 2006 was to increase the 2 hour limit to 24 hours. (Someone was stuck in a snowstorm with a dish full of snow so no reception). The problem was that people first rebooted the box which made the change moot.

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