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Topic # 25719 30-Aug-2008 00:27
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According to the manual you are suppose to be able to record 2 channels and watch another with Sky HDi.  However when I tried to do this it does not let me.  A message advises that I need to cancel one of the channels I am recording hence I am only able to watch one channel and record another.   

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  Reply # 160835 30-Aug-2008 07:10
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HDi at present only has two tuners. The hardware supports 4 and Sky have said these which will be enabled later in the year. 3 tuners will be for viewing/recording and the 4th for downloading PPV content.

As to why Sky launched the product with only 2 appears to be a bit of a mystery.

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  Reply # 160850 30-Aug-2008 09:58
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You can record two and watch a pre-recorded program. Can't watch a third channel.

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  Reply # 160852 30-Aug-2008 10:11
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Fervor: You can record two and watch a pre-recorded program. Can't watch a third channel.


This is what the original poster was querying. If you refer to the MySky manual pg30 says that it is possible to record two channels and at the same time watch a 3rd channel. This is not currently possible however.

Sky's website has an addendum here  advising of the current limitations. This will be resolved later in the year with a firmware upgrade which allows the 4 tuners to be used.



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  Reply # 160876 30-Aug-2008 13:20
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Gotcha ><

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  Reply # 161010 31-Aug-2008 11:38
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They need to stop advertising this capability on television!!!



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  Reply # 161026 31-Aug-2008 14:02
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I agree.  False advertising on SkyTVs part.  

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  Reply # 161041 31-Aug-2008 16:29
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What are they advertising? The only HDi advertising I've seen refers to the ability to watch a channel while recording another. Are Sky claiming somewhere that you can record two channels and watch a third?

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  Reply # 161045 31-Aug-2008 16:44
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Yup..on a separate advert...not played as, much but it has people arguing over a remote when its sorted when the record 2 programs and watch a third

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  Reply # 161051 31-Aug-2008 16:54
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I haven't seen the ad saying you can record two, and watch a third. Are you sure the ad doesn't say record two while watching a pre-recorded show?



I can understand an oversight in the manual, but airing an ad.. yeah, not good.

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  Reply # 161093 31-Aug-2008 20:59
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Fervor: I haven't seen the ad saying you can record two, and watch a third. Are you sure the ad doesn't say record two while watching a pre-recorded show?
I can understand an oversight in the manual, but airing an ad.. yeah, not good.


The ad is a bit misleading, they don't say the third program has already been recorded. But it has (listed on the planner menu on the ad).  

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  Reply # 161098 31-Aug-2008 21:19
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Fervor: I haven't seen the ad saying you can record two, and watch a third. Are you sure the ad doesn't say record two while watching a pre-recorded show?





I can understand an oversight in the manual, but airing an ad.. yeah, not good.


It's not an oversight as an addendum has already been made available.

The 4 tuner functionality will be made available later in the year and right from the initial media launch in June Sky have made it very clear that only 2 tuners would be enabled at launch.
 
As to why it's not available now is something only Sky can answer and they don't seem to be very forthcoming with an answer. Rumors are it's something to do with Foxtel (who have the same box).

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