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How does that work?

With Sky+ I started recording part way through what I thought was a live program. On replay it had recorded from a point some 15 or so minutes before the record button was pressedHuh
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Re: How does that work?

You will have live pause (Instant Rewind in menus) enabled, which stores up to 60 minutes of streamed video.
You will have the programme recorded from the start.
Or from when you switched to that Channel.

Sky+ allows you to rewind live TV. It does this by constantly recording whatever channel is active to hard-disk. You can set how much you hold in the 'rewind' window from Services>Sky+ setup. The options are 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes, or you can disable the service if you wish.
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Re: How does that work?

That's a good facility.  I don't think my Humax does that.
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Re: How does that work?

My Humax satellite box (Foxsat HDR) automatically does this. If I switch channels halfway through a program it dumps that recording and starts again on the new channel.
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Re: How does that work?

Mine's a Freeview box.  I'll have to investigate.
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Re: How does that work?

On my device it's called Time Shift.
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Re: How does that work?

On most boxes, Freeview or otherwise, what you are actually watching when using the box to provide an output to the TV, is the output from the hard disc. That's why you are able to pause and rewind etc.. I've not found a way yet to fast forward a real-time broadcast though!  Cheesy.
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Re: How does that work?

As I can switch my hard drive off where is the output coming from?
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Re: How does that work?

In that case the box is simply passing the signal straight through to the TV, but you won't have any box-related functions of course until you turn it back on.
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Re: How does that work?

What's SkyHuh?
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Re: How does that work?

I know what Sky is, as loads of those scroungers on benefits with exagerated disbilities have it (some of their homes are incredible) but despite being a grafter when employed I've never been able to afford the luxury.
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Re: How does that work?

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On most boxes, Freeview or otherwise, what you are actually watching when using the box to provide an output to the TV, is the output from the hard disc. That's why you are able to pause and rewind etc.. I've not found a way yet to fast forward a real-time broadcast though!  Cheesy.

I'm a bit confused on this issue.  If I'm half way through watching a programme are you saying I can actually view the part I've missed? I'm using a Humax Freeview box.
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Re: How does that work?

You can watch the part you missed by going out of the room leaving it on and tuned to the channel. If you have a PVR (box with hard disk recorder).
Or just press pause, then play when you return. Though sometimes this all stops at the "real-time" end of the program.  Cry
Best to just press record when you think you'll be wandering away.  Wink
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Now I am confused Undecided  In the early posts in this thread it seems to suggest that if I start recording a programme from say halfway through I will be able to watch the start of the prog that I didn't set to record.  Can't see how that works.