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Topic # 14842 23-Jul-2007 14:17
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I've just had Sky digital installed in my new house, and discover I can't watch one channel and record another on DVD. Is this how Sky digital works?
On my previous Sky, I could record on VCR while watching another channel (1,2,3,4) (although only one sky channel could be active).
Is there a way around this?
I see that Sky digital box has digital in/out (scart?) and also RF in/out. Does this imply I need an RF araial as well, or does the sky box convert digital in to RF out?

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  Reply # 79292 23-Jul-2007 16:02
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you can only record one channel from Sky at a time, but there's nothing stopping you recording a free to air channel (1,2,3 etc) while watching Sky.

The normal Sky box only has one tuner in it, hence not being able to record 2 Sky channels at once.

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  Reply # 79297 23-Jul-2007 16:18
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but only after August 1st?

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  Reply # 79298 23-Jul-2007 16:19
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allstarnz: you can only record one channel from Sky at a time, but there's nothing stopping you recording a free to air channel (1,2,3 etc) while watching Sky.

The normal Sky box only has one tuner in it, hence not being able to record 2 Sky channels at once.


I think you missed the point of the OP, he wants to record off SKy Digital AND just WATCH a free to air channel at the same time.

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  Reply # 79300 23-Jul-2007 16:25
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stevonz:
allstarnz: you can only record one channel from Sky at a time, but there's nothing stopping you recording a free to air channel (1,2,3 etc) while watching Sky.

The normal Sky box only has one tuner in it, hence not being able to record 2 Sky channels at once.


I think you missed the point of the OP, he wants to record off SKy Digital AND just WATCH a free to air channel at the same time.


Watch Free to air TV..


1/ Plug TV antenna on roof into RF IN on the back of your sky box
2/ Plug TV Out on your sky box into RF In on the back of your tv
3/ Tune your TV (set to auto scan).  It will pick up all the channels off the aerial. Also Sky Digital will show up as a channel

You can now either watch free to air (via aerial on roof) by tuning to its channel.. ie: tv1, tv2 etc.. or tune to the channel which has Sky TV on it and watch Sky.

Record Sky..

1/ Plug the Scart lead/av leads from the out/tv socket on the sky box into AV In on the back of your vcr.

To record Sky on the vcr, just tune it to 'Line In'...






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  Reply # 79323 23-Jul-2007 19:36
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To be able to watch one thing and record another at the same time what ever channel it may be you need to have 2 sources of input. ie Sky and RF Antena or Sky and Freeview or you could suscribe to Sky plus which has a decoder with 2 tuners inside it which gives you a few other tricks aswell. 

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