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    Watching Sky+ Recordings without a satellite connection

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      Watching Sky+ Recordings without a satellite connection

      morning all,

      I upgraded to HD in the week (did the self install) and I wondering if there is a way to watch the stuff I have recorded on my Sky+ box without the satellite connection.

      I switched my standard multiroom box for this one so it has a card paired with it, and I am using a splitter for the phone line so both boxes are connected.

      The multiroom room is upstairs in the small bedroom (computer room) and there isn't really enough room up there for 2 people to comfortably watch TV in there. So I was hoping to have both boxes connected to the TV downstairs for a while.

      However when I go to the planner it says without a satellite signal this function won't work (or words to that affect). So can I watch the recordings on the Sky+ without switching the cables to and from the HD box?


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      Re: Watching Sky+ Recordings without a satellite connection

      Unfortunately not. At least one input has to be receiving a signal for this to work.
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      Re: Watching Sky+ Recordings without a satellite connection

      They don't like to make life easy do they

      It's a shame they don't offer a migration service for your old recordings (I probably would have paid for the engineer installation if they did)

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      Re: Watching Sky+ Recordings without a satellite connection

      You could still hook up one input onto each box downstairs ( use Input 1 on each) for a while and watch your recordings on the Sky+ box. It would mean you would have to activate Single Feed Mode on the HD box for a while, and you would only have a limited recording function with this set up, but it would avoid you having to keep switching boxes. When you've seen all your stuff on the Sky+ box, reconnect both inputs on the HD box, switch OFF Single Feed Mode and you'll be back to normal.
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