Tivo with sky plus

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by nicrae, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. nicrae

    nicrae New Member

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    My present sky digibox is playing up...freezing about once a week meaning that TIVO can't tape.....very annoying when you're taping a series!!
    I'm wondering is it possible to get a skyplus box and still use TIVO with it?
     
  2. Cainam

    Cainam Tivo Evangelist

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    Yep, should work fine. From reading this forum quite a few people seem to do this. I think you need to change the code that Tivo uses to change channels from 20016 to something else, but I cannot remember what!
     
  3. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Only thing to remember is that TiVo can not record what it wants to if you are watching a Sky+ recording.
     
  4. nicrae

    nicrae New Member

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    Thankyou :)
     
  5. jonv

    jonv New Member

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    Thinking of moving from cable to a Sky+ setup soon.

    Is it possible for TiVo to record from Sky+ whilst another channel is being watched?
     
  6. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    Only if you're watching the recording on TiVo. I ran a TiVo/Sky+setup for 6 months and found that the Sky+ functionality was rarely used - only to catch conflicts and could only be watched when TiVo didn't require the tuner.
     
  7. alan_semple

    alan_semple New Member

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    If you are on an active contract and you have premium channels (Sports or Movies) you will need to get the card paired with the replacement box.

    I mention this because I tried to use a Sky card (cancelled contract) with a Setanta Sub on it and it would not display Racing UK on a box paired with a "Freesat fom Sky" card.

    Alan
     
  8. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    If you have other non-Sky channels (Setanta) then these have to be paired by calling Setanta - as well as calling Sky for the Sky channels.
     
  9. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    The Sky+ box has two tuners, but only one output.
     
  10. Milhouse

    Milhouse New Member

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