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Reply # 30967 17-Mar-2006 21:34
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Manaia:MY SKY might be storing the synopsis at the time of booking and then not updating it when a subsequent change is made to the EPG. This would explain why you saw the correct synopsis data on the live programme but the incorrect synopsis on the recording. This is just conjecture as it's not been tested yet, but thanks very much for posting such a detailed bug description.

My pleasure. Sorry, but I don't quite follow (that first sentence, particularly). If you'd care to elucidate, I'd be much obliged. Thanks.

[disclaimers] 1. I am not speaking on behalf of SKY TV. 2. This is just a theory and has not yet been tested. 3. I am frequently wrong :-) [/disclaimers]

I think what may be happening is that the programme synopsis (what you see when you hit the 'i' key twice which holds the programme title) is grabbed by MY SKY at the time the booking is made (whether manually or by series link). When the channel manager comes along a couple of days later and decides to change the episode transmission order he or she updates the EPG database. This ensures that the correct synopsis (and episode title) appears when you watch the programme live. However MY SKY is still holding onto the out-of-date programme information. This would fit your description and there has been some confirmation from the EPG developers that the EPG software works this way.

Manaia: Disclaimers duly noted, I thank you for your response.  Independent of whether or not that's what's actually going on, your theory makes a lot of sense to me and brings me great relief, quelling my urge to start slapping the box (to show it who's boss), thinking that I got a lemon.  Now I just have to figure out how to explain it to my 4 y/o.  Perhaps it'll be an early lesson in "sometimes things may not actually be what they tell you they are" (a little dose of pre-cynicism). Ah jeez.  

Thanks again.

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Master Geek

Reply # 30985 17-Mar-2006 23:37
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BobW: I have a problem with the information "i" screen which I haven't seen anyone else mention.

I don't know why they aren't available, but they are documented as working this way. Page 7 says the i-search banner handles the next six hours, and the i-box can display the current and next programs. The six-hour limit used to annoy me on the old decoder as I used the booking system to change channels for my HDDR, and the EPG was SOOO slow.


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Reply # 31032 19-Mar-2006 18:17
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manaia:MY SKY will (in it's default settings) always record the 60 minute instant rewind buffer to the HDD. This is not supposed to adversely affect HDD life. It is an interesting idea to park the decoder on preview to avoid using the HDD.

Of course, this is the big win from renting rather than buying, since SkyTV would simply replace the equipment in this case (although you would lose anything recorded on it if the whole drive died).

I doubt this would significantly effect HDD life anyway - I have several computers that are 24/7 reading & writing to the HDD and they have lasted years without any problems.

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Reply # 31033 19-Mar-2006 18:22
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tonyhughes: Speaking of which, this thread now covers a lot of sub topics for MySky. Perhaps its time to start some seperate threads, this will increase the quality and relevancy of replies, and make each thread more valuable in its own right.

If anyone does this, please post a wee note here (just one per new thread) letting everyone know there is something new.

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Master Geek

Reply # 31244 22-Mar-2006 00:51
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This is a wee note.

Started a new thread MySky series link and other recording woes continue.

Of course, you could always bookmark The Home Theatre forum and look for new threads.

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