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    Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

    This is a discussion on Time lag between two Sky+ boxes within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I was talking to a friend on Skype tonight and we both had our Sky+ boxes on the same channel ...

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      Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

      I was talking to a friend on Skype tonight and we both had our Sky+ boxes on the same channel BBC1. My friend noticed that my digibox was lagging a second or two behind his and we wondered why this could happen.

      I know that a Sky digibox in my own home lags behind the analogue signal but didn't expect there to be a lag between two Sky+ boxes in different locations, Cornwall and Edinburgh.

      Does anyone have any thoughts on why this would occur? I didn't have a short live pause.


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      Re: Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

      Because it takes time for your voice / information to travel over the internet.
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      Re: Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

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      Because it takes time for your voice / information to travel over the internet.
      I understand that but surely that doesn't explain why I hear his Sky box ahead of mine which is also what he hears?

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      Re: Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

      I would have thought that would have a slight bearing on it.

      Also possibly the signal could be nearer to one location than the other, thus reducing the time taken to receiving the signal at either location.

      I have noticed it more whilst using Ventrilo (a voice program) and someone watching a HD channel and the equivalent SD channel. As in a good few seconds. But I put that down to the encoding and transmitting of the TV side of things.
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      Re: Time lag between two Sky+ boxes

      there is a real lag between the HD and SD multicast channels you can tell by swapping between them on a HD box.

      As for why you can hear one before yours on regular sky+ boxes, I would assume it would be down to you are in fact watching your local BBC channels so Scotland and Southwest and so there is in fact a noticeable difference as these are not the same channel and there may be a small delay in the transmission of one of those channels.
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