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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 11685 6-Feb-2007 14:49
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Hi there, I'm in the process of deciding on MySky and had a question which I posed to Sky regarding automated channel switching of the dual tuners.

This was how I phrased it:

If you have left the tuner on one channel (Cartoon Nework) and mysky subsequently records simultaneously on two different channels (TV1 and TV2), will the tuner revert to the original channel (Cartoon Network) on completion of recording?

I had a very prompt phonecall from Sky to explain their view, but must say I found it a little hard to credit. Hence this post.

The response was that one of two channels must be selected on the decoder to have the recording succeed (in my example either TV1 or TV2). If I happened to be sitting around watching Cartoon Network at the time, I would get a message telling me that "a recording was about to fail". If I was in another room or out doing something else while my kids had possession of the remote, I was buggered (my words).

Can someone who has the system confirm this - seems a real limitation to me....

Thanks for your help


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  Reply # 59864 6-Feb-2007 15:20
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No, that's not entirely true...

It's correct that you get the message showing that a recording is about to clash.  You then have the option of cancelling one of the scheduled recordings or if you do nothing, MkSky changes the channel being viewed by itself to one of the channels you selected for recording.

After the recording is completed, the channel being viewed will remain selected to this channel (as above).  In this way, the integrity of your recordings is preserved, at the expense of what is being watched at the time.

I hope that makes sense.

P.S.  Welcome to Geekzone Smile


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 59865 6-Feb-2007 15:35
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Thanks Grant - sounds more like what I was expecting. Cheers BP

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