This channel cannot be shown in the video window

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by yerksha puddin, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    When watching Sky Sports, and browsing the guide or menus, this message is shown at the top right instead of the actual TV picture and there is no sound commentary either. Surely this cannot be for copyright reasons, so why else?

    When watching live sports is about the only time I want the broadcast to continue in the video window.
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    You can blame BSkyB for it as they won't allow their channels to be displayed like that.
     
  3. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Sky being cry babies! It happens on any of the sky channels.
     
  4. howardmicks

    howardmicks VM Tivo User

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    Yer defo spat yer dummy out with that one,
     
  5. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    So Sky's logic is:
    a) We want to be as bloody-minded as possible with VM so that people will come directly to us instead of through a third party?
    b) Showing our product in a small window makes us look inferior?
    c) We want to prevent people watching 2 channels at once so the easiest way of writing this into a contract is to prevent Sky channels being watched in anything other than full screen?
    d) Another reason?
     
  6. amarkr

    amarkr New Member

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    The other reason is that Sky boxes cant display a picture or sound from the channel while the EPG or other menu screens are navigated!
    You get a 'musaq' instead.
     
  7. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    Nice one
     
  8. kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    Not true
     
  9. amarkr

    amarkr New Member

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    Not sure about the HD boxes but the original SKY and SKY+ boxes certainly dont show a picture when you go into any of the menus. (You can turn the musaq off tho')
     
  10. howardmicks

    howardmicks VM Tivo User

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    sky hd box do,so its just sky showing they are in control as usual
     
  11. andyfoxccp

    andyfoxccp New Member

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    IF we got back the S1 style EPG ( as seen in the current US boxes is possible ) then it could be overlayed over the current program to you'd be able to see Sky channel watching whilst browsing EPG.

    Not what the original post was about directly, but felt that lateral thought appear :)
     
  12. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    or you could use the 'mini epg' which is an overlay on the screen.

    Only three channels at a time but I still find myself using it quite often.
     
  13. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    ^^ The Mini-Guide lacks episode descriptions, so isn't much use to me.
     
  14. Faz

    Faz New Member

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    Oh crap, so it's true. :( I was really hoping I was just being thick and couldn't figure out how.

    Amazing how the TiVo box is so advance in many ways, least of which being able to record THREE programmes at once, but it's unable to do something as simple as showing the synopsis of another programme in full screen mode. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Faz

    Faz New Member

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    Received survey, just over a month after install.
    I made sure I made by views on this extremely clear, constructively of course. :D
     
  16. cyril

    cyril Active Member

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    This is weird.
    First , TiVo stops responding to FF.

    next, sky1hd Spartacus gods is showing in the mini window with message ' cannot show this channel' over a scene of 2 scantily clad ladies , and when I switched back to full and back to mini-view sky1hd is showing ok without the warning message in mini- view!

    Switching to sky living and then Guide now results in a black mini-view.
     

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