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zulu17
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Older Sky Sports recordings

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When/if BT cease to provide the Sky Sports via the aerial and card slot  and switch you over to broadband only - will you still be able to play your recordings made previously over the aerial/card system ?

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Robbief
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Re: Older Sky Sports recordings

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I would of thought u could as their recorded to your visionbox hard drive and will stay there till you delete them. unless there's another major upgrade to the system.

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zulu17
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Yes they will be on the hard drive but will you be able to play them back sucessfully once Bt stop the existing card based process.  Currently I understand you need an active paired card to playback your Sky Sports recordings.

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skappy70
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Playback of an existing recording isn't an issue.The card pairing is to decrypt the broadcast signal not for playbabck.

zulu17
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So what controls whether or not you can view recorded  sky sports (SS)  programs on the new look vision - ?  For example if you ceased Sky sports for a period then your previous recordings were not watchable but remain on the box - after resuming the subscription the recordings were watchable again.  I was advised that this was controlled by the card settings  so I  am just a bit concerned that SS recordings will not be watchable when BT moves away from using the card technology onto broadband.

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ChrisC
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Re: Older Sky Sports recordings

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Unfortunately no, to view a recording requires an active viewing card, same as for viewing live. You can test this by removing your card and trying to watch one of your existing recordings. This is a restriction from Sky, rather than BT.

If there's something you really want to keep you could play it on the box and record it on a separate DVD or VHS recorder.