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Spencer For Hire5,616 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
One feature which didn't make it across from Sky+ to Sky Q is the ability to set a manual recording.

I guess 99.9% of the public couldn't care less about this, but when you want to record, say, the final junction before a BBC Two rebrand, and the first of a new one, it's annoying not being able to do this without recording the whole of the preceding or following programme.

It also used to be possible to record the 'This is BBC Two' overnight barker (including nice, clean idents and test card) via manual recording. This is not possible on Sky Q as recording is blocked for some reason.
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Neil Jones4,584 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The manual recording was primarily there for the radio programmes, though the entire "listen to the radio on your TV" thing I just don't quite follow. Sky+ did get quite good at its padding in automatic mode when you record from the EPG so I've always presumed the manual record is a legacy thing.

Some portions of the BBC schedule are blocked from recording on Sky+ as well, in particularly the downtime loop on CBBC, the BBC One HD holding slide while regional news is on and presumably the holding screen between BBC Four and CBeebies. However while you can't pause the BBC One HD slide live you can rewind back through it after the next programme starts assuming of course you don't change channel in the meantime Wink
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Spencer For Hire5,616 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The manual recording was primarily there for the radio programmes, though the entire "listen to the radio on your TV" thing I just don't quite follow. Sky+ did get quite good at its padding in automatic mode when you record from the EPG so I've always presumed the manual record is a legacy thing.


You’re probably absolutely right, but it doesn’t make me feel any better that I was only able to record 30 seconds of the 7 minute farewell montage of the BBC Two 2s last night. Crying or Very sad
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russty_russ85 posts since 17 Feb 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
As well as the 2tb box, don't you need to subscribe to the multiroom package as well at £12 p/m ?


You don't "need" to subscribe to it as such, though when its presented as an upgrade from Sky+HD it mplies that you have to have it. You can get SkyQ as a new customer without the multi-room feature though the advertising suggests you get more benefit out of it.


The manual recording was primarily there for the radio programmes, though the entire "listen to the radio on your TV" thing I just don't quite follow. Sky+ did get quite good at its padding in automatic mode when you record from the EPG so I've always presumed the manual record is a legacy thing.


You’re probably absolutely right, but it doesn’t make me feel any better that I was only able to record 30 seconds of the 7 minute farewell montage of the BBC Two 2s last night. Crying or Very sad


Yeah same here and you couldn't record Pages From Ceefax either during BBC2's downtime either so that had to be a manual record too.
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