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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Guys, i have the chance to get a free upgrade Sky + box that has " Anytime Tv" I have 2 Questions! 1) What the h**l is "Anytime Tv"? and 2) as i already have Sky Plus with some stuff recorded i want to keep, is there a simple and cost effective way of getting the recorded programms off my original Sky + to an external HDD or onto a dvd?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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[mod]#1
Anytime DVD is about 15-20 programs you can watch at anytime by pressing the tv guide button and then the red button.

If you have Sky + already you'll have it on there. :)
#2
Syzable
Anytime DVD is about 15-20 programs you can watch at anytime by pressing the tv guide button and then the red button.

If you have Sky + already you'll have it on there. :)
I don't have that already....checked with the Tv guy from Sky and he says the early boxes don't have it. Is there a way that you can get it without changing the box? never thought to ask him:oops:
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Anytime Tv are movies/programs sky choose that you can watch for a limited time.

How come you get free upgrade?
[mod] 1 Like #4
Didn't realise the early boxes didn't have it. :)

I wouldn't worry about upgrading the box if your current one is ok as Anytime is not that great. It generally has a few films, cartoons and random things on.

Also if Sky give you a new box you need to double check they are not tying you into a new 12 month contract on the sly. :)
#5
vengod
Anytime Tv are movies/programs sky choose that you can watch for a limited time.

How come you get free upgrade?
Sky box is freezing alot and as i have been a customer for like forever they offered me another box FOC:) Do you know of a way to get recorded progs. off of my original box?
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The Anytime programmes are recorded on to half of the HDD but you don't lose any personal storage space as the Newer Box has a larger HDD

Gen 1 PVR1 = 40GD Hdd (about 20 hours recoding)
Gen 2 PVR2 = 80Gb Hdd (About 40 hours recoding)
Gen 3 PVR3= 160Gb Hdd (about 40 horse recoding for personal use and about 40hours of Anytime Programmes)

Please note Anytime is just a selection of random programme that record to the segmented part of the disk when you’re not using it e.g. early hours of the night... but you sometimes get the Saturday night premier movie a few days early and if it’s an episode of a series e.g. 24 they don’t have add breaks in them
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While we dont use Anytime TV that much, one useful thing is that you can watch a program EXACTLY when you want to watch it, rather than waiting for it to start at say 6pm or 8pm.

There are always a few films on there, and you can select it, and start watching it, straight away.

The programs on Anytime TV are chosen by Sky, and they are being changed all the time. One useful feature is that it shows "last showing" when a program is going to be removed from Sky Anytime.

Not a great feature, but can be useful when there is nothing else on.

I guess it is the first step towards "TV on demand" when you can watch any program any time you want by just having it downloaded to your Sky box.
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Scottie999;4159976
Sky box is freezing alot and as i have been a customer for like forever they offered me another box FOC:) Do you know of a way to get recorded progs. off of my original box?

that kept happening to me and they swapped my sky+ box for one with loads more memory space on it that also had sky anytime :)
i asked at the time & there isn't anyway of getting the programmes onto your new box, but you could copy to dvd if you have a dvd recorder :thumbsup:
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guilbert53;4160152
While we dont use Anytime TV that much, one useful thing is that you can watch a program EXACTLY when you want to watch it, rather than waiting for it to start at say 6pm or 8pm.

There are always a few films on there, and you can select it, and start watching it, straight away.

The programs on Anytime TV are chosen by Sky, and they are being changed all the time. One useful feature is that it shows "last showing" when a program is going to be removed from Sky Anytime.

Not a great feature, but can be useful when there is nothing else on.

I guess it is the first step towards "TV on demand" when you can watch any program any time you want by just having it downloaded to your Sky box.

the good thing about anytime is it removes the adverts in the programmes :thumbsup:
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if you dont subscribe to the film channels then you cant watch the anytime films, you can only watch the anytime tv for the channels you subscribe to, waste of space if you ask me i would rather have the extra space for my use.
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Scottie999
Do you know of a way to get recorded progs. off of my original box?


There is a way to get all your recordings off your current Sky box and onto your new one.

I've updated my Sky+ box with a 500GB hard disk - and my downstairs SkyHD box with a 1TB hard disk.

It really is as simple as :

1. Opening up your current Sky+ box
2. Removing the hard disk from it
3. Connect the hard disk to your computer by using a usb enclosure
4. Transfer all your programs to your computers hard disk [assuming you have enough space]
5. Replace the old sky+ disk with your new one and transfer the files from the pc over to the new disk

The software for doing this is free of charge - some decent person spent the time creating it and distributes it freely :thumbsup:

It even allows you to pick and choose which programs you put back onto the new drive -
you can decide whether to transfer everything or only what you want.

Of course, there is one big thing you will have to consider.

Opening up the Sky+ box and removing the hard disk will nullify your warranty.

The only other way is to connect a DVD recorder and record each individual programme - very, very slow and not recommended imho.

A usb enclosure costs costs about £12 - £15 -
[if you buy 2 of them you can transfer the files directly across between the 2 caddies - this is ideal if you don't have enough space on your pc to take the backup file]

So, £15 - £30 total + a bit of your own time [1 - 2 hours] and all your programmes can be transferred across -
all you have to decide is if you are willing to consider voiding your warranty

Copy+ software and instructions

Dismantling Sky+ box with pictures

The choice is yours.

Homer
#12
homer timpson
There is a way to get all your recordings off your current Sky box and onto your new one.

I've updated my Sky+ box with a 500GB hard disk - and my downstairs SkyHD box with a 1TB hard disk.

It really is as simple as :

1. Opening up your current Sky+ box
2. Removing the hard disk from it
3. Connect the hard disk to your computer by using a usb enclosure
4. Transfer all your programs to your computers hard disk [assuming you have enough space]
5. Replace the old sky+ disk with your new one and transfer the files from the pc over to the new disk

The software for doing this is free of charge - some decent person spent the time creating it and distributes it freely :thumbsup:

It even allows you to pick and choose which programs you put back onto the new drive -
you can decide whether to transfer everything or only what you want.

Of course, there is one big thing you will have to consider.

Opening up the Sky+ box and removing the hard disk will nullify your warranty.

The only other way is to connect a DVD recorder and record each individual programme - very, very slow and not recommended imho.

A usb enclosure costs costs about £12 - £15 -
[if you buy 2 of them you can transfer the files directly across between the 2 caddies - this is ideal if you don't have enough space on your pc to take the backup file]

So, £15 - £30 total + a bit of your own time [1 - 2 hours] and all your programmes can be transferred across -
all you have to decide is if you are willing to consider voiding your warranty

Copy+ software and instructions

Dismantling Sky+ box with pictures

The choice is yours.

Homer
Way to go! that's gave me a lot to be going on with!:thumbsup:

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