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Sky box being unreliable

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TheSilveryPussycat Wed 29-Jul-15 20:53:31

In recent weeks I have had to reset the Sky + box multiple times. It's done odd things like not pausing on playback; the occasional arbitrary long recording (1000 min and more) of a 90 min programme; sometimes thinks it's 100% full. I use subtitles, these sometimes disappear temporarily, sometimes they are there till I've fast-forwarded a couple of times, then they're gone.

It's currently rebooting, I had to watch yesterday's My Kitchen Rules Australia including the adverts and am hoping it captured today's episode OK.

It's an old box (with some recordings I'd like to keep); but some sky forums seem to indicate there might be software issues?

TheSilveryPussycat Wed 29-Jul-15 20:56:10

* I mean I watched the recording of yesterday's epi, today.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 29-Jul-15 20:58:52

Phone Sky ,tell them the problems you are having and get a new box? They don't last for ever. We're on our second TiVo box (Virgin) as the hard drive on the last one eventually failed.

Candycoco Wed 29-Jul-15 20:59:07

I'm having the same problem, have to keep turning it off and on at the wall, so annoying! Wish I knew what to do with it. Worried it's going to konk out altogether hmm

goinggrey1978 Thu 30-Jul-15 17:27:50

cancel sky and buy a freesat box unless you watch lots of sky subscription channels!

TheSilveryPussycat Thu 30-Jul-15 23:54:41

Ideally there's some recorded stuff I'd like to keep. My TV addictions atm are MKRA (see above) on Sky Living, and Irish Paint Magic on Irish TV. Also BBC Radio. I love my Sky box (which seems to have recovered for the time being...) I'll see what Sky has to say, I think.

confusedaboutparenting Wed 05-Aug-15 17:27:39

get a used box from ebay, it will be cheaper than buying one from sky, you could always try rebuilding the planner first but it sounds like it has seen better days

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