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    Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      Do you know if recordings must be viewed before the free weekend finishes like the free Sky sports weekend recently?

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      I have no idea.

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      the box stores the recordings with the encryption still there.

      When you try and play it the viewing card is then checked to see if you have a current subscription for that channel.

      So the answer is you will need to watch or recorded to DVD any movie you want to see by the end of the free period.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      the box stores the recordings with the encryption still there.
      Correct!
      When you try and play it the viewing card is then checked to see if you have a current subscription for that channel.
      Correct! Except that the smartcard knows nothing about "channels" - it only cares about data streams.
      So the answer is you will need to watch or recorded to DVD any movie you want to see by the end of the free period.
      NO!! Your logic has broken down and this does NOT follow at all!

      Sky Movies Showcase (and HD) won't be on their normal encryption settings for this weekend! Rather than change millions of smartcards (twice!) Sky will simply change the encryption of these two channels to something that the smartcard can already decode. As you correctly say this will be frozen into any recordings - which will continue to play AFTER the weekend!

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      I assume then that is different to what they do when you cancel the movie channels?


      When I did that a while ago, all my recorded movies ceased to work beyond cancellation date.

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      Re: Free Showcase Movies This Weekend

      Quote Originally Posted by GordonM View Post
      I assume then that is different to what they do when you cancel the movie channels?
      Almost the opposite! When you cancel Movies Sky send control messages to the card saying "don't decode Movies". For this weekend Sky Movies Showcase (and HD) are not encoded with their normal settings!

     

     

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