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Recordings from Sky+ to Sky+ HD box

Al ears

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Hi, a newbie regards this.

Thinking of ditching my Sky+ box in favour of the Sky+ HD package.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible (in a fairly simple way) of copying what I already have recorded on the HD box across to the new HD+ machine? Or are they considered lost forever if I upgrade?
 

Andrew Everard

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Lost forever, I'm afraid. There isn't a simple way of doing this, so the best bet is to copy them to a DVD or hard drive recorder.
 

daveh75

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The only way to do it, is to open up both boxes (which will invalidate your warranty of your new Sky+HD box), remove the HDDs place them into a SATA caddy, connect them to your PC and use Copy+ to copy the data from one drive to t'other.
 

Andrew Everard

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That's what I was thinking, daveh75, but I guessed that might have fallen outside the remit of Alears request for 'a fairly simple way'.
 

Al ears

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Thanks Andrew - guys.

As I figured. I could manage the copying just depends on how much the good wife values the recordings as to whether I fork out for the necessary gear to enable the copying from drive to drive...and of course what she thinks about invalidating warranty.

I guess if I did that I might just as well put in a larger hard drive at the same time.

Ho hum...................how to put it to her nicely????????
 

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

Take out a multiroom subscription?

Lets you keep both boxes - no need to fork out for a HDD. Money goes on the multiroom fee.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

£10/month isn't that much over an external HDD and the time it'll take to transfer everything over (opening boxes etc.).

You then have 2 recordable SKY systems where you can record 4 channels if necessary.

No invalid warranties either.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

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