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    Sky+ comes on at 6am

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      Question Sky+ comes on at 6am

      Got a strange thing going on with my Sky+ box, here are the symtoms.

      STB: Pace v3
      STB Status: In standby mode

      Hard drive: 750Gb Seagate.

      Time: 6am, 6.05am and various other times.

      Description: The hard drive will spin up while the stb is in standby, sometimes spins up for only a few minutes, other times spins up to a few hours, its not recording anything as I haven't set it to record at 6am, it is some sort of automatic housekeeping/defragging ??, otherwise - all is working fine.

      Any ideas ??

      Cheers, Vaughn.


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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      could be anytime d/l as this will happen in the night with the box in standby

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      Thats Completely Normal Im Afraid, I used to have SKY+ in my bedroom and it used to wake me up most mornings.. And now with Anytime TV i hear its a lot more active...

      Ive always wondered what the box was doing? although it only ever came on for a minute or 2 on mine, but that was before anytime came along..

      Paul.

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      same with me too, 12 at night though- very annoying when your trying to get to sleep!

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      mine does this as well. How can I stop it? Will unplugging the phone line help? what IS the box doing?

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      I just noticed the hard drive spin up on mine today at 5:55 AM even though the box was on standby. Must be the Sky Anytime.

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      Quote Originally Posted by JudyColo View Post
      mine does this as well. How can I stop it? Will unplugging the phone line help? what IS the box doing?
      afaik it does not come down the phone line, you can turn anytime off in one of the menus

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      Quote Originally Posted by JudyColo View Post
      mine does this as well. How can I stop it? Will unplugging the phone line help? what IS the box doing?
      Hi,

      disable Sky Anytime should stop the standby activity. See my findings on the thread "Disable Sky Anytime = Quiet Stanby mode"

      Mike

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      Re: Sky+ comes on at 6am

      Quote Originally Posted by richone54 View Post
      afaik it does not come down the phone line, you can turn anytime off in one of the menus
      Sky Anytime (on the PVR boxes) is a satellite feed (two channels worth), just like any other channel. The content is shown a number of times at different times of day over a set period of time to allow the STB chance to record the content.
      I've been pleasantly suprised by Anytime, theres been a number of things I've watched from it and enjoyed enough to set up regular recordings.
      There is no p in Thomson.

     

     

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