@zulu17 Thanks - I was just being greedy. I've been in France, setting programmes at home and just wondered if I could avoid conflicts by using my other box. I gave up BT TV (as I don't like sport ).
Zulu17 ,Yes, on sky the app directly connects to the box or a signal is sent via satellite if you are not on same network as box. Thinking about it I guess checking periodically makes sense.
BT should change the message to "your request is being processed" since "has been sent to the box" implies to me that it should already be in the list !