I set it to record X Factor this evening and have just gone to watch it and it said it failed! DH recorded something last week and that worked fine. He watched me set it though so I am confident I did it correctly. Any ideas please? TIA
Too late for your X factor but have you tried the old reliable: switch it off at the mains for a couple of mins, then switch it on again at the mains, then wait a couple more mins, then turn the box back on?
thanks all. I've done as you suggested CSWS and it says it failed because no signal. The weather has been quite mild thogh. Iv'e set it to record sex and the city tomorrow so I'll see what happens then. We've only just got it so this is all new to me and I was soooooooooooooo excited about watching X factor while I did the ironing
If it is new I found that when we first had ours there was quite a high failure rate TBH.
I sort of assumed that there were like "bad patches" on the hard drive which it came accross periodically. One the little man inside the box knows where teh bad patches are it knows to avoid them. It is just kind of bedding in.
Thats my perception anyway. Don't know whehter there is any truth in that all all
It failed again last night and wouldn't even show the channel while the programme as supposed to be being recorded. As soon as I cancelled the Sky Plus recording, the programme appeared??????? Do dishes have different leads, one for regular progs and one for Sky plus progs perhaps???
We had this just last week. There was a problem with our 'second input' which basically meant we couldn't watch one channel and record another. They replaced the cable and all was well again.
It's common for the external cables to get damaged which causes this problem. Our warrantly has long since expired so they tried to get us to sign up to an expensive warranty deal before they'd send out an engineer. I said I couldn't afford it and would have to cancel my sky and lo and behold, an engineer was dispatched!
Oh, if they replacing your external cable make sure they use one long piece of cable outside. If they use smaller pieces of cable outside, water can get in the join which interrupts the signal. Signal can also 'leak' from the join.
Can you tell I've had more than one or two visits from sky engineers over the years ?