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    Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

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      Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

      Have upgraded to Sky+HD.How can I view the recorded programs on the old Sky+ box?


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      Re: Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

      You cannot. You need the original card that was in the receiver when the recordings were made, if this has now been paired to the new HD receiver it won't work in the old Sky+ one.

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      Re: Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

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      You cannot. You need the original card that was in the receiver when the recordings were made, if this has now been paired to the new HD receiver it won't work in the old Sky+ one.
      Thanks for that reply, as that is handy to know.

      As a week Wednesday, I have have finally got my date for my HD install.

      My plan was to have our current Sky+ box moved into my bedroom, thus replacing my Pace Digibox (from when Sky Digital first launched). But thanks to your reply I now know to make sure my viewing card from the Pace is used in the the new HD box, thus keeping my recordings...

      Thanks again.,

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      Re: Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

      Ok, if you are krrping multiroom, ensure that the card in the Sky+ receiver stays with it, as you say, use the other one to go into the HD receiver, make sure the installer pairs it to the new receiver (they have been known to forget) and ensure that they also turn on the HD+ features.

      It is also worth making sure that they understand that you have twp PVR's as they may forget and remove the PVR function from one card (it happened to my sister).

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      Re: Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

      thanks for that.When I get the new card promised,will I be able to get the old card paired to the old Sky+160 box?
      I find it hard to accept that I have all these programs on a hard disc recorder that I can't view.

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      Re: Viewing recorded programs on old Sky+Box

      If you are keeping the Sky+ as multiroom then it will contiune to work with the card, if not then you will loose the recordings, well they will still be there, you just won't be able to watch them.

      You could use a programme to copy then off that hard drive onto another but that will involve opening both receivers.

     

     

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