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    This morning, following a power outage, our MySky hard drive failed. Can still recieve all the channels, but have lost all the MySky functions. On contacting Sky, they tried a re-set but no joy, and have arranged for a technician to call on Sat, most likley to replace the unit, and advised me that all the recorded programmes would be lost along with any other information on the planner. My question is, does anyone know of a way to recover the recorded programmes from the hard drive? I'm not going to lose any sleep if the answer is no, but would have thought that there would be some way to save recorded stuff.

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    Default Re: MySky Recorder

    It's all encrypted. So even if you could pull the hard drive the content is unusable.
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    Default Re: MySky Recorder

    And sky wouldn't let you do anything with the hard drive anyway.

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    Just a thought - wonder why (if your Sky box has internet access they don't record your programmes to 'The Cloud'? Linked to your Sky account. That way you would never lose anything
    by changing out the box itself..... Or (cough!) - enable the USB and record to a memory stick????? (encoded of course)

    Or am I being too modern?

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    Cheers folks, wasn't much saved as main use is recording what we would normally watch, then play back at our convenience and skip the adds.

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    Default Re: MySky Recorder

    Quote Originally Posted by rny View Post
    recording what we would normally watch, then play back at our convenience and skip the adds.

    Rny
    I hear that. Apart from the 6pm News and sport I don't watch anything 'live' anymore.

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    If you want to start a collection of useless recorders I have a TiVo you can have Put it aside a few months back when they announced the service was ending and have not given it much thought since.
    Even recording TV to watch later is more hassle than just streaming it on demand - or using other methods we shan't discuss here.

    Personally I think broadcast TV has had it's day and will start to fade away, taking these devices with it.
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    Thnx for the offer dugimodo, but will pass. More than enough toys now according to SWMBO. Sky techy due today for decoder replacement. Will need to learn not to leave recorded programmes too long before watching or deleting.

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