without subscription sky box can you play already recorded stuff

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Found 10th Jun
Just wanted to know is there a way to play already recorded stuff front sky+ box if not is there a way to transfer stuff some where else

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No, its part of the subscription

hook up skybox to a dvd recorder, it will only record in real time so could take a while!
only work if you recently stopped the sub therefore within the month's notice of cancellation, otherwise it can't be done.

Edited by: "leitchyleck" 10th Jun

It use to be - might still be - that the free to air channels - BBC etc.. recordings were unencrypted on the HDD so you can take the drive out and copy them off using Sky Copy + - sky recordings were encrypted though although you could copy them to a new HDD if you were upgrading the drive (using the Sky Copy + software).

Don't know about recordings from the catch up channels that are now on the boxes like iplayer etc..

You can pay a sub of £10 a month and they will switch it on so you can view the recordings again .

You can view any recordings from the free channels but any recordings from subscription channels will be locked.

jamierichardson129

You can view any recordings from the free channels but any recordings … You can view any recordings from the free channels but any recordings from subscription channels will be locked.


You lose the + features so record/play won't work either, even on free channels.

There was a glitch on some hd boxes that allow you to continue to record/watch free with no sub..

play does work on previous recordings, record and pause on live tv dont.

the £10 sub is to record, pause and rewind etc on live tv. this is none of those.

jamierichardson129

You can view any recordings from the free channels but any recordings … You can view any recordings from the free channels but any recordings from subscription channels will be locked.



​This is incorrect you will lose the play / record function.
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