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    Amstrad Sky+

    This is a discussion on Amstrad Sky+ within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I am now the proud owner of a 80gig Amstrad Sky+ Box. So far I am impressed, and it also ...

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      Amstrad Sky+

      I am now the proud owner of a 80gig Amstrad Sky+ Box.
      So far I am impressed, and it also does not make to much noise. However one thing that puzzles me is that when I put the Box into standby it sometimes powers up something that sounds like a fan that is intermittent. Is this because that there is a fan inside that keeps things cool in hot weather despite being in Standby?
      Also if you record a Sky Movie doing the day that requires you to put in a pin for normal live viewing. Does it record the film or do you get a blank screen?
      How does Amstrad rate against the others like Pace etc?


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      Re: Amstrad Sky+

      The noise will be the STB downloading and recording content to the Anytime section.

      As for Movies, the PIN during the day is so a child cannot record a film and then watch it before the watershed.
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      Re: Amstrad Sky+

      Thanks for the reply. What I meant was if you set the box to record a film during the day that required the pin and you obviously were not there, what would the box actually record? ďA screen asking for a pin?

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+

      I'm fairly sure it will record OK because it doesn't decode the recording until you actually want to watch. Then it will ask for the PIN (during the day).

     

     

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