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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:37 am    Post subject: Sky + Reply with quote

How many of you have got it?Mine is still pretty new so i have recorded lots of stuff....but end up deleting a lot of it.I have got a couple of films i might watch after the football
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not me... I have a Virgin box and a Freesat recorder. The hard disc on the Freesat is usually about 75% full! mostly old Star Trek shows. I did think about transferring them all to DVD... but 80 shows?? I'd rather buy another unit!
My Virgin unit has about 30 hours left out of 80 so it's not too bad... a lot of the disc space was taken up when they did all the Beatle mania stuff last year. I feel I'd like to keep that.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had it for a few years now and I used to keep lots on it. However after about 3 years the hard drive went and everything with it. We didn't lose much of importance as I'd copied that to the DVD but I don't keep as much on it now. It's about half full at the moment.

If there's something you really want to keep make a copy on a DVD!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Sky + Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
How many of you have got it?Mine is still pretty new so i have recorded lots of stuff....but end up deleting a lot of it.I have got a couple of films i might watch after the football


Is it a sky+ box or a sky+hd box. We recently upgraded to sky+hd & I have noticed the controls are more sensitive than the original sky+ box & have deleted a few programmes by mixtake. I suggest you use the 'keep' option where you have to put your pin number in before deleting a program Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like the fact that it's a closed system - ie: the recordings are locked in and you can't export them unless you go out via analogue connections. I like to dump recordings out to DVD etc. I also don't like the fact that they can delete any of your recordings remotely and at the press of a button (not many people know that!).

The other thing I don't like about Sky+ is the fact that your viewing and listening is controlled by the Murdoch mafia.

Freeview/Freesat is a much better option - especially since there's an equally good alternative to Sky+ (Freesat Plus).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Sky + Reply with quote

suzysu wrote:
littlepieces wrote:
How many of you have got it?Mine is still pretty new so i have recorded lots of stuff....but end up deleting a lot of it.I have got a couple of films i might watch after the football


Is it a sky+ box or a sky+hd box. We recently upgraded to sky+hd & I have noticed the controls are more sensitive than the original sky+ box & have deleted a few programmes by mixtake. I suggest you use the 'keep' option where you have to put your pin number in before deleting a program Smile


Yes it's hd and i agree the keys are quite sensitive so i am carefull
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
I don't like the fact that it's a closed system - ie: the recordings are locked in and you can't export them unless you go out via analogue connections. I like to dump recordings out to DVD etc. I also don't like the fact that they can delete any of your recordings remotely and at the press of a button (not many people know that!).

The other thing I don't like about Sky+ is the fact that your viewing and listening is controlled by the Murdoch mafia.

Freeview/Freesat is a much better option - especially since there's an equally good alternative to Sky+ (Freesat Plus).


Colin i'm gonna be a hypocrite and say i dislike Murdoch as well.....BUT i love my cricket and we don't have virgin in Lowestoft i have HD in the front room and bedroom which is a bit lazy as i live alone.Can i just say in my defence i dont buy any of his papers Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently you get an HD box now even if you aren't subscribing to the service.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Colin i'm gonna be a hypocrite and say i dislike Murdoch as well.....BUT i love my cricket and we don't have virgin in Lowestoft i have HD in the front room and bedroom which is a bit lazy as i live alone.Can i just say in my defence i dont buy any of his papers Embarassed


It's OK, I'll let you off. Smile This is the problem, though; the Murdoch organisation buys up the rights to all this stuff and effectively ties people in to using his broadcasting services or nothing. I just wish OfCom was allowed to have more clout but I doubt that will ever happen. Part of the deal that Blair did with Murdoch in the run-up to the 1997 election was that he wouldn't tighten up broadcasting regulation after the disasters of Thatcherism post-1990.

Anyway, I'm not really into cricket - as you can probably guess - so it's an easier decision for me to take! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a V+ box, i'd like to say it was because of Murdoch's control over the british media but it has more to do with OH working for Mr B so the staff discount was the over riding factor.

I just don't get round to watching all the stuff on it, and dispite her moaning I have no intention of deleting the 2006 world cup final ( I've got a funny surname) but on HD boy does it fill the memory up.

Colin, there is an option on V+ to put it on DVD in the menu, we don't have a recordable dvd played so not sure how it works
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