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BOXLIGHT 50HD User guide
Sky±HD User Guide
Welcome to our handy guide
designed to help you get the
most from your Sky+HD box.
Whether you need to make sure
you’re set up correctly, or simply
want to learn more about all the
great things your box can do, all
the information you need is right
here in one place.
Welcome to your new
Sky±HD box
An amazing piece of kit that offers you:
• A ll the functionality
of Sky±
• A choice of over 50 HD
channels, depending
on your Sky TV
subscription
• Up to 60 hours of
HD storage
• Follow this guide to find
out more about your
Sky±HD box
Contents
Overview page 4
Enjoying Sky Box Office entertainment page 56
Let’s get started page 9
Other services
page 60
Watching the TV you love page 17
Get the most from Sky±HD page 63
Pausing and rewinding live TV page 27
Your Sky±HD box connections
page 85
Recording with Sky± page 29
Green stuff
page 90
Setting reminders for programmes page 40
For your safety
page 94
Using your Planner page 41
Troubleshooting
page 97
TV On Demand page 48
HD jargon buster
page 107
Specifications
page 108
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Full Contents
Overview
About your Sky±HD box
Your Sky±HD box
Your Sky±HD remote
Complete overview of what’s on with Sky Guide
Let’s get started
Turning your Sky±HD box on and off
Your viewing card
Your Sky±HD remote and your TV
Changing the volume
Changing channels
About the Now, Next & Later banner
Codes used in the programme information banner
Overview of Sky Guide options
Watching the TV you love
Finding a specific channel in TV Guide
TV Guide Quick Links
Choosing your favourite channels
What’s on your favourite channels
Seeing what’s on the HD channels
Identifying HD programmes
Finding a specific programme
Going back to the channel you last watched
Finding out more about a programme with the i button
Finding and listening to radio channels
Pausing and rewinding live TV
Saving after pausing or rewinding live TV
Changing how far back you can rewind live TV
Recording with Sky±
Recording without interrupting what you’re watching
Recording from Sky Guide listings
Recording from anywhere you go
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Recording a promoted programme
When recordings clash
Avoiding recordings being deleted
PIN protecting kept recordings
Cancelling current and future recordings
Deleting existing recordings
Undelete a recording
Keeping an eye on available disk space
Disk space warning
Recording radio channels
Adding extra time to the start and end of recordings
Setting reminders for programmes
Using your Planner
Managing your Planner
Setting the Series Link function in your Planner
Choosing a recording to watch
Picking up from where you left the last recording
The Play symbol
Checking the remaining viewing time
Fast forwarding and rewinding
Pausing
Slow motion
Stopping playback
TV On Demand
About TV On Demand
Seeing what’s available to watch On Demand
Watching a programme On Demand
About your downloaded programmes
Managing your usage
Restricting On Demand viewing
Opting out of On Demand
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Enjoying Sky Box Office entertainment
Ordering Box Office programmes
Choosing a start time that suits you
Watching Box Office programmes
Paying for Box Office programmes
Ordering over the phone
Other services
Going interactive
Playing games
Teletext
Get the most from Sky±HD
Having more control over what the kids watch
Changing your PIN
About your PIN
Hiding adult channels
Restricting rated programmes
Restricting specific channels
Controlling the use of charged services
PIN protecting kept programmes
Restricting programmes in your Planner
Entering a PIN for pre-watershed playback
Turning off PIN controlled restrictions
Sharing your Sky±HD box
Watching TV with subtitles or audio description
Finding subtitled or audio described programmes
Important information about Single Satellite Feed installations
Your mini TV setting
Saving bookmarks
Managing and deleting bookmarks
Skipping to bookmarks
Starting playback from a bookmark
Setting up and resetting your remote
If the set up didn’t work
Alternative set up
Replacing the batteries
Adding additional subscriptions
Adding channels that aren’t listed in Sky Guide
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Watching your added channels
Changing the picture settings
Copying programmes to video/DVD
Changing how the Circular Playback Display works
Your Sky±HD box connections
Basic set up 1
Basic set up 2
Connecting other devices
Switching on Dolby® Digital audio
Adjusting sound synchronisation
Green stuff
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Saving energy with standby
… and Auto Standby
Recycling electrical and electronic products
Recycling packaging
Disposing of batteries
More information
For your safety
Using equipment safely
Warnings and cautions
Mains plug and fuse
Connecting to the mains supply
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Troubleshooting
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HD jargon buster
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Specifications
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Overview
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About your Sky±HD box
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Your Sky±HD box
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Your Sky±HD remote
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Complete overview of what’s on with Sky Guide
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About your Sky±HD box
With your Sky±HD box, a compatible HD ready TV and the relevant subscriptions
you can enjoy fantastic Sky entertainment in stunning high definition, as well as
all the features and benefits of Sky±.
Sky currently has the widest choice of HD channels in Europe, across sports,
movies, arts, drama and documentaries. Enjoy over 27,000 hours of HD
programmes a month – that’s more than three times the standard definition
output of the UK’s five terrestrial channels combined.
Your Sky±HD box decodes HD
information from the satellite
To find out more about what’s on Sky HD go to sky.com/hd
Our Sky±HD box is a video recorder and satellite receiver in one, making it
easy to record and store a collection of your favourite programmes to watch
whenever you want. The 250GB storage capacity means you can store 180 hours
of SD content and 60 hours of HD content. Sky± also allows you to record two
programmes at once, pause and rewind live TV and more. Plus you can set up TV
recordings remotely using your mobile or online at sky.com with Remote Record,
so you can record the TV you love wherever you are.
We’re always looking for ways to make improvements for our customers, and as
we make improvements and create new features we update the software you
see on screen by sending it via the satellite. We’ll let you know about these new
features as soon as they’re available.
Sky’s On Demand service gives you a library of TV On Demand once you’ve
connected your Sky±HD box to your broadband router. When connecting your
Sky±HD box to your broadband router via WiFi please ensure you have enabled
security on your wireless network and that a strong password has been set.
Please also ensure that you only share your wireless network password with
trusted people as connecting your Sky±HD box will allow certain other devices
(with Sky software or applications installed) on your wireless network to access
information on your Sky±HD box, such as a list of your Planner recordings.
Overview
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Your Sky±HD box
Top
2
back up jumps back to last page or to previous
level in Sky Guide screens
tv guide shows TV listings
i reveals more about a programme
arrows show what’s on other channels
turns your Sky±HD box on, to standby or off
or highlight on screen options
select confirms a menu option
Front
rewinds a recording or live TV
stops playing back a recording
records a programme
plays a recording
pauses a recording or live TV
fast forwards a recording
Overview
lights green when you’re online
(using the phone line)
lights when Sky± is recording
or playing back programmes
lights yellow when there’s a network error
lights red when the remote is used
lights green when the box is on, amber
when the box is in standby and red when
the box is off
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Your Sky±HD remote
sets your remote to control your Sky±HD box
t urns your Sky±HD box on, to standby or off and
turns your TV on and off
sets your remote to control your TV
gives options including subtitles, favourite
channels and turning off the mini TV
shows Box Office programmes
provides interactive services
shows TV and radio listings
tells you more about a programme
turns your TV’s sound on and off
changes channel or goes up/down a page
changes your TV’s volume
confirms a menu option
show what’s on other channels
or highlight on screen options
switches to text mode
pauses a recording or live TV
plays a recording
jumps back to the last page or to the previous
level in Sky Guide screens
turns on subtitles/audio description or shows
help on using Sky Guide
fast forwards a recording
stops playback of a recording
select on screen options
rewinds a recording or live TV
enter channel numbers or select menu options
records a programme
press before entering a radio channel number
Overview
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Complete overview of what’s on with Sky Guide
You control what you watch on your Sky±HD box by browsing the on screen Sky Guide using your remote.
Pressing tv guide on your remote displays the following TV Guide screen:
information area
top menu
Press tv guide on remote
mini TV
use left/right to
highlight the option you
want then press select
(if available) showing what
you’re watching so you
don’t miss the action
middle menu
use left/right to highlight
the tab option you want
then press select
bottom menu
or ‘listings’ use up/down
and left/right to highlight
the item on the page
to go back…
shortcuts
Press
to leave the screens and go back to what you were watching
Use
or up to jump back to the previous level, e.g. from the
listings to the middle menu, from the middle menu to the top menu
Overview
to get to a different
Sky Guide page or your
stored favourites, press
one of the coloured
buttons shown at the
bottom of the screen
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Let’s get started
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Turning your Sky±HD box on and off
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Your viewing card
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Your Sky±HD remote and your TV
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Changing the volume
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Changing channels
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About the Now, Next & Later banner
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Codes used in the programme information banner
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Overview of Sky Guide options
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Turning your Sky±HD box on and off
Press the Sky button on your Sky±HD remote to turn the box on,
and wait for a few moments for it to start up.
To turn your Sky±HD box to standby, press the standby button
on your remote.
To turn your Sky±HD box to off, press and hold the standby button
for 5 seconds on your remote. The standby light on the front panel
is red when your Sky±HD box is plugged into the mains but turned
off. The light is green when your Sky±HD box is on. The light is amber
when your Sky±HD box is in standby.
Sky turns
the box on
Standby turns
the box to
standby or off
To save power and money, please put your Sky±HD box
into standby mode when you’re not using it.
See Saving energy with standby (page 91) to read
about your Sky±HD box’s automatic energy saving mode.
Your Sky±HD box must be on or in standby to be able to record
programmes, see Recording with Sky± (page 29) to read about
recording programmes.
red = off
amber = standby
green = on
Your Sky±HD box must be on or in standby for a selection of On
Demand programmes to be automatically received by your box.
See TV On Demand (page 48) to read about On Demand.
Let’s get started
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Your viewing card
Your viewing card needs to stay in your Sky±HD box at all times
so you can watch all the Sky TV channels you’re entitled to.
The viewing card slot is under the flap on the front of your Sky±HD
box. There’s no need to remove the viewing card unless it’s faulty
or has expired.
Please remember these cautions:
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Don’t remove or re-insert the viewing card unnecessarily
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Don’t bend the viewing card
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Keep the card away from heat and sunlight
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Keep the card dry. Never clean it with fluids – use a soft dry cloth
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Keep the card away from small children and pets
Let’s get started
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Your Sky±HD remote and your TV
Your Sky±HD remote can work with both your Sky±HD box and your TV.
Press tv on the remote to switch control from the Sky±HD box to the TV.
Press Sky to go back to controlling the Sky±HD box.
The Sky installer should have already set up the remote for you. If you
change your TV, you need to reset the remote to work with your new TV.
See Setting up and resetting your remote (page 77) for details.
Let’s get started
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Changing the volume
Use the remote’s vol +/- button to change the volume of your TV.
You can turn the vol altogether by pressing the mute button.
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Changing channels
To go through the channels one at a time, press the channel +/button on your remote and wait for the channel to change.
If you know a channel’s number you can enter it on the remote to
jump straight to that channel. For example, enter the sequence
5-0-1 for Sky News.
Use the mute or
vol +/- button
for volume control
Change channels
one a time with
ch +/-
Or by channel
number with the
number buttons
Let’s get started
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About the Now, Next & Later banner
The Now, Next & Later banner is your ultimate on screen helper —
it lets you see what’s on now, next and later, change channels, set
reminders, record programmes if you have a Sky± subscription,
and see which programmes you are recording right now, all without
interrupting what you’re watching.
•Press an arrow button or select to show the Now, Next &
Later banner
Use the arrows or
select to show the
banner
•Press back up to remove the banner
There are tips on using the banner throughout this guide,
most importantly:
• What’s on your favourite channels (page 22)
• Finding out more about a programme with the i button
(page 25)
• Recording without interrupting what you’re watching (page 31)
The banner shows you what’s on now, next and later
Let’s get started
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Codes used in the programme information banner
Rating codes
Letter codes
UUniversal, suitable for all audiences including young children.
HD
This is a High Definition programme. HD programmes are
shown in widescreen.
PGParental guidance is recommended. Some discretion may
need to be applied as to the suitability of the film for younger
or impressionable children.
12Suitable for viewers aged 12 years or over. More mature
themes or language make the film unsuitable viewing for
young children.
15Suitable for viewers aged 15 years or over. May contain
stronger language.
18Suitable only for adult viewers aged 18 or over.
Content codes
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Sex or nudity.
l
Strong language.
v
Violent scenes.
mMaterial which is intended for a mature audience.
CThis programme is copy protected and may not play back
correctly if you try to record it.
DS
You can hear this programme in surround sound if your
TV/home cinema system is compatible.
DD You can hear this programme in Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio if
your TV/sound system is compatible. See Switching on Dolby®
Digital audio (page 89) for more details.
ADYou can choose to play an audio description over this programme;
a narrative soundtrack for the partially sighted.
See Watching TV with subtitles or audio description (page 71).
SYou can turn subtitles on for this programme.
See Watching TV with subtitles or audio description (page 71).
WThis programme is shown in widescreen. For HD programmes,
this code won’t be shown although all HD programmes are
shown in widescreen.
See Having more control over what the kids watch (page 65)
to see how to restrict rated programmes.
Let’s get started
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Overview of Sky Guide options
The top menu allows you to pick an option from any Sky Guide screen by scrolling left/right to highlight your choice, and then pressing select.
Top menu
Symbol / Option
How to get there
Description
TV Guide
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green
Plannermanage
your reminders and recordings
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red
Demand
Sky TV On Demand, including pick of the week’s HD TV
Box Office
order Sky Box Office movies, sports and events
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blue
Searchsearch
for a specific programme
+ scroll right
Radiolisten
to and record digital radio channels
Interactiveplay games, get up-to-date information
+ scroll left
Parental
change your PIN, set viewing restrictions, limit spending
Options
set up your favourite channels, turn on subtitles
+ scroll right
Settings
change picture and sound settings, see your Sky±HD box details
Let’s get started
see what’s on for the next 7 days on all channels including HD
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Watching the TV you love
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Finding a specific channel in TV Guide
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TV Guide Quick Links
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Choosing your favourite channels
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What’s on your favourite channels
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Seeing what’s on the HD channels
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Identifying HD programmes
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Finding a specific programme
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Going back to the channel you last watched
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Finding out more about a programme with the i button
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Finding and listening to radio channels
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Finding a specific channel in TV Guide
TV Guide lists channels by channel number.
•If you know the number of the channel, you can enter it using
the number buttons
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Go down a page at a time by pressing ch-
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To see what’s on later on that channel, keep pressing right
•To see what’s on up to 7 days in advance on that channel,
use the
yellow (+24 Hours) and
blue (-24 Hours) buttons
Radio channel numbers start with a zero (for example, 0101)
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TV Guide Quick Links
Many of the genre tabs in the TV Guide contain Quick Links to give
you quick and easy access to different parts of the Sky Guide.
Channels will display the channel listing for the genre you have selected.
Recordings links through to the recordings of the same genre in
your Planner.
On Demand links to the library of On Demand content for that
genre. Connect your Sky±HD box to any broadband router to access
the full On Demand service.
Rentals links are available in Movies, Sports and Music genres, and
will display Sky Store if you have connected a compatible set top box
to your broadband router, or Box Office if not.
Search takes you to Search which will be pre-populated with the
genre you selected.
TV Guide Quick Links can be turned off in the Options menu.
Press services (for Options), then press down and select the
Customise tab. Press ch- to view the second page of settings,
and with TV Guide Quick Links highlighted press left/right to
green button to save your changes.
choose Off. Press the
All the genre tabs in the TV Guide will now display channel
listings only.
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Choosing your favourite channels
Once you get to know what channels you watch most often, you can
set them up as your favourites so you can find them more easily.
To store your favourites:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Favourites tab. A list of available channels appears.
2Highlight a channel you want as one of your favourites and
press the
yellow button (Favourite). A tick appears next
to the channel.
3Choose up to 50 channels and press the
(Save) when you’re done.
green button
4See page 22 for details on navigating to your favourites.
Storing your favourites activates the
blue button, which
you can also use to find the channel you were last watching.
See page 25 for more details.
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What’s on your favourite channels
Once you’ve marked channels as your favourites (page 21),
you can choose to see what’s on those channels only.
Your favourite channels are marked with a tick
To see what’s on your favourites without interrupting what you’re
watching, just keep pressing the
blue button. The first channel
you see when you press the
blue button is the channel you last
watched. Press the
blue button again to get to your favourites.
You can get a complete overview of what’s on all your stored favourite
channels with any of these shortcuts:
From TV Guide: press the
yellow button
or scroll to the Favourites tab.
From your Planner: press the
green button.
From On Demand: press the
red button.
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Seeing what’s on the HD channels
To see listings for HD channels only, go to TV Guide and select
the HD & 3D tab.
In Now, Next & Later and general listings, you can spot HD
channels easily as they have the letters HD after the channel
name, for example, Sky 1 HD.
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Identifying HD programmes
A programme broadcast in High Definition will have the letters
HD in its programme information bar:
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While watching the programme, press i on your remote
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From the Sky Guide listings, just highlight the programme
and check the programme information in the top left corner.
In full screen mode, highlight the programme and press i
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HD programmes are highlighted in yellow in the TV Guide
listings so they’re easier to spot. You can find this setting in
Options > Customise. Under Highlight Programmes
Originated in HD press left/right to select ON/OFF.
Press
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done
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Finding a specific programme
You can search for a specific programme, or type of programme, showing
in the next 7 days, available On Demand, or stored in your Planner using
the Search option. See also Managing your Planner page 43.
To start, press tv guide then the
blue button (Search).
Searching by title
To search for a programme using the first word in the title, use the
remote number keys (as though you were typing a text message).
For example, to search for all programmes beginning with EAST,
press 3 twice, 2 once, 7 four times, and 8 once. Press left to delete
the last letter or back up to delete all the letters you have entered.
Press down to refine your search by genre, and subgenre, or select
to get the programme results.
Use the number keys to enter your search. For example, EASTE–:
x2
x1
x4
x1
Searching by genre
You can narrow your search by searching by category, for example,
Sports, Movies or Kids. Go even further and search by subgenre.
Press select when you’re done to start the search. Alternatively,
press back up if you want to go back to the Title field.
Skipping between listings to see the results
The search results separate the programmes on during the next 7 days
from those recorded in your Planner and in On Demand. Use the tab options
to see the different results. You can record, set reminders, and tune to
current programmes just as you would in other parts of Sky Guide.
Changing your search
To change your search criteria, press the
red button (New Search)
to remove what you previously entered and start again. Alternatively,
you can press back up to remove your title search.
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Going back to the channel you last watched
When you’re watching TV and decide to go back to the channel you
were watching before, just press the
blue button.
The banner appears, showing the last channel you watched.
Press select to tune to that channel. The blue button can also be
used to watch your favourite channels.
See Choosing your favourite channels (page 21).
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Finding out more about a programme
with the i button
Get information on
programmes with
the i button
When you’re in TV Guide, and the mini TV is on, simply highlight a
programme to show its details in the top left corner — you don’t need
to press i here. To find out about programmes in other parts
of Sky Guide, press i:
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when you’re watching a programme — either live or recorded
•when a programme is highlighted in the Now, Next & Later
banner; with the on screen programme information banner,
you can use the left and right arrows to surf to any other
programme to show the synopsis for that programme
(press i again to remove the synopsis and go back to the
simple Now, Next & Later banner)
•when highlighting an On Demand programme press i to find out
more information such as the programme’s expiry date
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Finding and listening to radio channels
You can tune to radio channels in the same way as TV channels:
1Use the up/down arrow to browse through the channels shown
in the Now, Next & Later banner. Radio channels appear with a
speaker symbol next to them.
2Press select when you see the radio channel you want to
listen to.
You can see the entire list of radio channels as follows:
1Press box office, scroll right to Radio
press select.
in the top menu and
2Highlight the radio channel you want and press select to tune
in or press record to record the channel.
See Recording radio channels for more details (page 38).
Radio channels are also listed in TV Guide under the
All Channels tab, starting at channel number 0101.
See page 19 for details on navigating TV Guide pages.
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Pausing and rewinding live TV
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Saving after pausing or rewinding live TV
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Changing how far back you can rewind live TV
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Saving after pausing or rewinding live TV
After pausing or rewinding live TV, if you haven’t got time now to
watch what you’ve missed you can save the programme to your
Planner, as follows:
1After rewinding or pausing live TV, press record or select.
The Now, Next & Later banner appears showing the
programme’s name.
To save the programme,
press record to show the banner, then record again
2Press record. The
symbol appears next to the programme
name and the recording is stored in your Planner.
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Changing how far back you can rewind live TV
You can choose the Instant Rewind length, as follows:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Sky± Set Up tab.
2Highlight Instant Rewind and select either Off, 5, 15, 30
or 60 minutes.
3
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
Remember if you rewind for 30 minutes, for example, your Sky±HD
box has to have been showing that channel for the last 30 minutes.
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Recording with Sky±
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Recording without interrupting what you’re watching
2
Recording from Sky Guide listings
3
Recording from anywhere you go
4
Recording a promoted programme
5
When recordings clash
6
Avoiding recordings being deleted
7
PIN protecting kept recordings
8
Cancelling current and future recordings
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Deleting existing recordings
10
Undelete a recording
11
Keeping an eye on available disk space
12
Disk space warning
13
Recording radio channels
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Adding extra time to the start and end of recordings
Recording with Sky±
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Recording without interrupting what you’re watching
To record…
the programme you’re watching now: press the record
button on your remote. When the banner appears, press
record again.
Press record
twice to save
what you’re
watching
something that’s on later and/or on a different channel: use
the Now, Next & Later banner. When you see the programme
you want, press record.
When you press record, Sky± checks to see the programme is
part of a series and, if so, gives you the choice of recording this
episode only or the remainder of the series. Highlight Record
Once or Record Series by pressing up/down then press select.
The
symbol appears next to the programme title.
Or surf to another programme and press record
As long as the mini TV is turned on, you can also go
into your Sky Guide pages and record programmes
without interrupting what you’re watching.
If it’s part of a series, choose to record just
this episode or the rest of the series
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Recording from Sky Guide listings
If you see something you want to record in TV Guide, On Demand
or Sky Box Office listings, highlight it and press record. When you
press record on a programme in the TV Guide, Sky± checks to see
if the programme is part of a series and, if so, gives you the choice
of recording this episode only or the remainder of the series.
Highlight Record Once or Record Series by pressing up/down
and press select. The
symbol appears next to the programme.
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Recording from anywhere you go
You can set your Sky±HD box to record using your mobile phone,
tablet or online via sky.com with Remote Record.
To find out more go to sky.com/remoterecord
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Recording a promoted programme
If you see a promotional advert for a future programme(s) and you
see the green remind me option, you can set up a recording for that
programme or series without having to search for it in TV Guide or
Now, Next & Later listings. Press the
green button before the
end of the advert to first set up a reminder, then follow the on screen
instructions to record the programme.
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When recordings clash
Remember Sky± can only record two programmes at the same time.
If you try to select a programme to record and it clashes with others
you’re currently recording, or are set to record in your Planner, you
have to choose which recordings to keep.
When three or more recordings are set, you’ll be asked to select
which of the recordings to keep.
• To cancel an existing recording and replace it with the one
you’ve just requested, press select
• To cancel the recording you just requested and keep the
existing one, press back up
To see where all the programmes overlap and choose from
the programmes already booked, press the
red button
(Advanced Options).
In the next screen, choose the recording you want to cancel
by highlighting it and pressing the
yellow button (Cancel).
Press select when you’re done.
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Avoiding recordings being deleted
It takes just the press of a button to delete a programme from your
Planner. To avoid unplanned deletions, use the Keep option.
SHORTCUT
To protect a programme, go to your Planner.
+
green
Highlight the programme and press the
blue button (Keep).
The programme is now marked for Keep, shown by the symbol: K
Sky Guide now won’t delete the recording without asking you if
you’re sure.
When you’re running out of disk space, programmes marked
for Keep won’t be deleted. See Keeping an eye on available
disk space (page 37) for details.
7
Press
blue to protect the programme from one-step deletion
PIN protecting kept recordings
To further protect your recordings, you can request a PIN is entered
before a kept programme can be deleted.
For details on this, using your PIN and setting parental control
restrictions, see Having more control over what the kids watch
(page 65).
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8
Cancelling current and future recordings
To cancel a current or future recording...
without interrupting what you’re watching: browse to the programme in
the Now, Next & Later banner and press record. The
symbol disappears.
straight from your Planner: highlight it and either press record to just get
a reminder instead OR use the
yellow button (Delete) to delete the entry
completely. See also Deleting existing recordings below.
from TV Guide listings: highlight the programme showing the
next to it, then press record. The symbol disappears.
symbol
When you cancel a recording before the end of the programme, it appears
in your Planner as Part Recorded.
9
Deleting existing recordings
After a recording has finished, you can delete it only from your Planner.
You can Undelete programmes you’ve deleted from the Deleted tab in
your Planner, just to the left of All. See Restoring deleted recordings
(page 36) for details.
SHORTCUT
To delete a programme, go to your Planner.
+
green
Highlight the programme you want to delete and press
yellow (Delete).
If the programme is protected by being marked Keep, you’re asked if you’re
sure you want to delete it.
See Avoiding recordings being deleted (page 34).
To delete a programme within a Series Stack, highlight the Series Stack
and press select. Then choose the programme you want to delete and
press the
yellow button. Remember, future recordings and reminders
are listed outside of the Series Stack until the programme starts.
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Press
yellow to delete the recording from your Planner
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10
Undelete a recording
All programmes deleted from the Planner will be moved to the
Deleted tab in your Planner.
Recordings in the Deleted tab will be kept as long as there’s
additional, unused space on your Sky±HD box. However, recordings
in the Deleted tab will be automatically permanently deleted by your
Sky±HD box, according to the order they were originally deleted, if
space is required for new recordings.
You can chose to Permanently delete, or Restore recordings in the
Deleted tab.
To Permanently delete a recording:
SHORTCUT
+
green
1
Go to your Planner.
2
Use the left arrow scroll to highlight the DELETED tab
3Highlight the programme you’d like to Permanently delete and
press the
yellow button (Permanently delete).
To Restore a recording:
SHORTCUT
+
green
1
Go to your Planner.
2
Use the left arrow scroll to highlight the DELETED tab
3Highlight the programmes you’d like to Restore and press select
or the
green button (Restore).
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11
Keeping an eye on available disk space
Remember that because your Sky±HD box records onto its hard disk
there is a fixed amount of storage space for recordings and On Demand
downloads. To see how much space each programme is using, highlight a
programme in your Planner and check the yellow part of the indicator bar.
The bigger the yellow part, the more space the programme is using.
Total disk space available
You can check the exact percentage of disk space used for an individual
programme by pressing i when a programme is highlighted.
HD recordings take up more space than other recorded programmes.
To free up some disk space, you can copy recorded programmes to your video or DVD recorder.
See Copying programmes to video/DVD (page 83).
12
Disk space warning
When you get your Sky±HD box, it is set up to automatically delete
recordings without warning if there’s not enough disk space for a new
recording. This means the oldest, watched programmes in your Planner
will be deleted when you run out of space to make sure future recordings
can be made.
In Warning and Manual modes,
a warning appears before you run out of space
You can change this setting as follows:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Sky± Set Up tab.
2Highlight Disk Space Management and use the left/right arrow to choose: Warning if you want a warning that a programme is about to be deleted; Manual if you never want previous recordings to be deleted; future recordings will fail if there’s not enough space.
3
Press the
Recording with Sky±
With the Automatic option, recordings you have already
watched are deleted first, followed by the oldest,
unwatched recordings. Programmes marked Keep
are never deleted without your confirmation
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
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13
Recording radio channels
You can record radio channels as follows:
1
Find the radio channel you want by following the steps on
page 26.
2Highlight the channel and press record. The Manual Record
screen appears.
3If you need to, change the Channel Number/Name with the
left/right arrow or by keying in the number.
4Highlight Day and use the left/right arrow to choose the day of the recording.
5Highlight Start Time and key in the start time of the recording
with the number buttons. Use the left/right arrow to choose
AM or PM. Do the same for the End Time.
6Highlight Frequency and use the left/right arrow to choose
how often you want to record the channel.
7Press the
yellow button (Add Manual Recording).
The settings are saved and the radio recording is now in
your Planner.
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14
Adding extra time to the start and end of recordings
Your Sky±HD box automatically tries to find the best recording
slot for your recorded programmes, and aims to capture the entire
programme even if it overruns.
You can change the automatic setting and choose to add extra
minutes either side of the scheduled recording, as follows:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Sky± Set Up tab.
2Highlight Add to Start of Recording and use the left/right
arrow to choose how many minutes you want to add.
Do the same for the option Add to End of Recording.
3
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
With a sequence of recordings happening directly after each
other, the Sky±HD box may override the settings you make here.
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Setting reminders for programmes
If you don’t want to miss a TV programme, Sky Guide can remind
you when it’s about to start.
When you see a future listed TV programme you want to watch,
simply highlight it and press select.
When you press select, your Sky± checks to see if the programme
belongs to a series. If so, it gives you the choice of setting the
reminder once only or for the entire remainder of the series.
Highlight Remind Once or Remind Series and press select.
The reminder symbol appears next to the programme:
One minute before the programme starts, the reminder
message appears.
Set a reminder for just this programme or the rest of the series
Reminder message
•Press select to tune to the programme
•Press record to start recording the programme
•Press back up to carry on with what you were watching
If broadcasters change their schedule within six hours
of the affected programme starting, your reminders are
automatically updated.
If you have set an On Demand programme to download, go
back to watch live TV then when the programme you have set
to download is ready to view a pop up will appear to let you
know that your programme is ready to watch
If a pop up doesn’t appear, check you have the On Demand
Download Notification setting set to ON.
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Using your Planner
1
Managing your Planner
2
Setting the Series Link function in your Planner
3
Choosing a recording to watch
4
Picking up from where you left the last recording
5
The Play symbol
41
6
Checking the remaining viewing time
7
Fast forwarding and rewinding
8
Pausing
9
Slow motion
10
Stopping playback
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1
Managing your Planner
Middle menu
Use the Planner tab options to filter the programmes and get a
better overview:
All Shows everything in your Planner in date order,
with the oldest programme listed first.
Genre tabs
Shows your recorded programmes grouped by genre,
(Entertainment, so for example, the Movies tab will show all the
Lifestyle...)
movies you’ve recorded.
Downloads
On Demand programmes that are downloading
or scheduled to download.
Recorded Shows recorded programmes that haven’t been watched yet.
Deleted Shows recorded programmes that have been deleted.
Viewed Shows recorded programmes that have been watched, even in part.
Tab options
A-Z Shows an A-Z list and lets you search by
programme name.
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2
Setting the Series Link function in your Planner
When you set a reminder or a recording for a programme that belongs to
a series, you can choose either just that episode or the remainder of the
series (where the Series Link function is available).
Once a programme is in your Planner, you can choose the Series Link
option here too so you can automatically record or get reminders for
the entire series.
Set the Series Link function in your Planner as follows (or record a whole
series as follows):
SHORTCUT
1
Go to your Planner.
+
green
2Highlight a programme.
If it’s part of a series, the green option
at the bottom of the screen.
(Series Link) appears
Press
green to set the Series Link
3If you see the green option (Series Link), press the
green button.
The Series Link symbol
appears next to the programme.
If you’ve set a reminder for the programme, you now get a reminder
before each episode.
If you’ve marked the programme for recording, your Sky±HD box is now
set to record every episode of that series.
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3
Choosing a recording to watch
All recordings are stored in your Planner.
SHORTCUT
1
Go to your Planner.
+
green
2Highlight the recorded programme and press play or select.
The Playback screen appears and you may need to enter your PIN.
3
Use the left/right arrow to choose your starting point:
Start — plays the recording from the beginning.
End — plays back the last 10 seconds of the recording. This is
handy if you want to check the whole programme was recorded.
Last Viewed — joins the recording where it was stopped last time
you watched it.
Choose the starting point
User Defined — lets you choose where you want it to start (for
example, press 2 to start playback two minutes into the recording).
Bookmark — starts playback from bookmarks you have set.
4Press select or play when you’re ready to start the programme.
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4
Picking up from where you left the last recording
If you hadn’t finished watching the last recording you played back,
simply press play to return to where you left off.
To play the last recording you watched,
just press play, then play again
Your Planner appears with the relevant programme highlighted, as
long as the recording still exists and wasn’t played back to the end last
time. To start playback from here, press play or select.
5
The Play symbol
Play symbol
When you start playing back a recording, the play symbol appears,
showing how far playback is into the programme.
You can show this symbol at any time by pressing play. The symbol
disappears after five seconds. Press back up to remove it more quickly.
6
Minutes from the start of the recording
Checking the remaining viewing time
To see how long you have left until the end of the recording, press
select to display the Now, Next & Later banner. This shows you
the remaining viewing time in minutes. Press back up to remove
the banner.
How many minutes to the end of the recording
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7
Fast forwarding and rewinding
Press fast forward or rewind to move to a different place in the recorded
programme. The fast forward/rewind symbol appears, showing the
elapsed time and the speed.
Rewind and fast forward at 4 different speeds
Rewind symbol
Fast Forward symbol
You can increase the speed by pressing fast forward or rewind
repeatedly. There are four speed settings to choose from: x2, x6, x12, x30.
If you want to decrease the speed, press the opposite button.
8
Pausing
Press the pause button to freeze the screen while you’re playing,
fast forwarding or rewinding a programme. The pause symbol appears
on screen.
9
Slow motion
Pause symbol
To play a programme in slow motion, press and hold play for two seconds.
Press play again to carry on in normal time.
10
Stopping playback
To stop playback and go back to the channel you were watching before,
press stop or the Sky button.
Press back up to stop
and go to your Planner
Press and hold play
for slow motion
Press pause
to stop
playback
briefly
Press stop to go
back to the channel
you were watching
To stop and go to your Planner, press back up.
Playback also stops if you change channels or go into full screen listings
such as TV Guide.
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TV On Demand
1
About On Demand
2
Seeing what’s available to watch On Demand
3
Watching a programme with On Demand
4
About your downloaded programmes
5
Managing your usage
6
Restricting On Demand viewing
7
Opting out of On Demand
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1
About On Demand
Sky’s On Demand service gives you a library of TV On Demand
once you’ve connected your Sky±HD box to your broadband router.
It’s ready to watch when you are. And for no extra monthly cost.
•
Boxsets of whole series
•
Catch up on latest episodes
•
Hundreds of movies for Movies Pack customers
•
Plus documentaries, kids’ shows and much more
Please note broadband
routers may vary
On Demand - when your box is connected to broadband
If you haven’t connected your box to broadband yet, you can still take
your pick from up to 200 hours of the week’s best TV On Demand. To
unlock the whole library, including access to Catch Up content, just
connect your Sky±HD box to your broadband router. Content depends
on your Sky TV subscription.
When connecting your Sky±HD box to your broadband router via WiFi,
please ensure you have enabled security on your wireless network and
that a strong password has been set. Please also ensure that you only
share your wireless network password with trusted people as connecting
your Sky±HD box will allow certain other devices (with Sky software or
applications installed) on your wireless network to access information
on your Sky±HD box, such as a list of your Planner recordings.
TV On Demand
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2
Seeing what’s available to watch On Demand
1
Once your Sky±HD box is connected to broadband,
press tv guide then the
red button (On Demand).
2You’ll go straight into the Showcase section, which is a
selection of the week’s best TV from Sky.
To access the full library of programmes available, use the
left and right arrows to highlight a specific category such
as movies or entertainment, then press select.
Or to choose a programme by channel, scroll left and select
the channels tab. Select your chosen channel to see a list of
all the programmes available.
3Once you’ve selected a genre, you’ll be able to choose from
categories including most popular and recently added, or
to see a full list of programmes in that genre select all.
Parental rating
Programme name
Channel name
Programme trailer
available
4In the menu, use the up/down or left/right arrows to highlight
a programme. To see a complete list of programmes available
in the category, press the
yellow button.
5A brief description of the programme appears in the top
left of the screen. Press the i button for more detailed
programme information.
6If available, press the
show a mini trailer.
red button (View Trailer) to
7Press select to start downloading the programme to
your Planner. A notification will appear on screen when
the programme is ready to be watched.
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2
Seeing what’s available to watch On Demand (continued)
If you haven’t yet connected your Sky±HD box to broadband, you
can catch up on a selection of the week’s best TV.
1Press tv guide then the
red button (On Demand).
2You’ll see the full list of programmes available; OR use the left/
right arrows to highlight a category of programmes such as
Movies or Sport then press select. The most recently added
programmes appear at the top of the list.
3In the list, use the up/down or left/right arrows to highlight
a programme. A summary of the programme appears in the
top left of the screen.
4
Press the i button for more detailed programme information.
5If available, press the
a mini trailer.
blue button (View Trailer) to show
Programme name
Available until date
Parental rating
Programme trailer
available
Channel name
6Press select to watch the programme or press record to
save it to your Planner so you can watch it whenever you like even after its been removed from the On Demand listings.
Remember, to unlock more programmes On Demand, connect
your Sky±HD box to broadband.
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3
Watching a programme On Demand
It’s easy to watch programmes On Demand — just follow the simple
steps below. If you would rather see a sneak peek first, look for the
trailer icon
and press the
red button.
Step 1
Step 2
You can see how much
has been downloaded
so far in the programme
summary area.
If you can see the
symbol, you can start
watching straight away.
If not, press select to
start downloading the
programme.
Amount downloaded
Step 3
Step 4
Your programme will
be marked AVAILABLE
when it’s ready to start
watching. Just press
select to get started.
You can carry on
watching live TV whilst
you’re downloading
and a handy pop up
feature lets you know
when your programme
is ready to watch.
In most cases you can expect programmes to be ready to watch within minutes. The time it takes to download a programme depends on the
speed of your broadband connection and can be affected by other internet usage in your home.
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4
About your downloaded programmes
You’ll find all of the programmes you’re downloading in your Planner,
under the downloads tab. Once a download is complete, the
programme will also appear in the ALL tab with all of your other
Sky± recordings.
Programmes download one at a time so if you’ve selected several
programmes to download, they’ll be queued in your Planner.
The show at the top of the list will download first. If you want to
switch the order of downloads just press the
green button
to prioritise a programme.
5
Managing your usage
Press
green to prioritise your download queue
Remember, all On Demand downloads contribute to any monthly
broadband usage allowance you may have.
We recommend that you check the programme size before you start
a download by pressing i in the programme synopsis screen. You can
also check your monthly usage with your broadband provider.
Go to sky.com/ondemand to find more handy hints and tips.
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6
Restricting On Demand viewing
All your parental control settings apply to On Demand programmes,
with the exception of Channel Restrictions. For details on using your
PIN and parental control settings, see Having more control over what
the kids watch (page 65).
To watch a rated programme before its normal watershed time, you
need to enter your PIN. The times are shown below.
programme rating
18
15
12
PG
U
when PIN is needed
before 9pm
before 8pm
before 8pm
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
Your PIN will still be required to watch On Demand programmes
whatever time you watch them, if they were originally scheduled to
be broadcast after the 8pm or 9pm watershed.
You can turn off the pre-watershed PIN option for On Demand and
all your recorded programmes. To do this:
1Press services, scroll left to Parental Control
and press select.
2
Enter your PIN.
3
Scroll to the Other tab and press select.
4Highlight PIN on Pre-Watershed Playback and select OFF.
5
Press the
TV On Demand
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
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7
Opting out of On Demand
On Demand is available to all Sky TV customers with a compatible
Sky±HD box at no extra monthly cost. However, you can turn off a
selection of On Demand programmes being automatically received
by your box, if you want.
Use On Demand to set On Demand on or off
1Press the services button on your remote to go into the options
menu. Press select and scroll right to select the Customise tab.
2Highlight Enable On Demand Showcase and use the left/right
arrow to choose OFF.
3Highlight Broadband Network Connection and use the left/right
arrow to choose OFF.
4
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
5A confirmation message appears, asking if you are sure you want to
disable On Demand. Please note: The confirmation message only
appears when turning the Enable On Demand Showcase setting off.
No message is displayed when turning Broadband Network
Connection off.
Use Broadband Network Connection to set
On Demand on or off
6Press select to confirm. On Demand Showcase programmes will be
removed from your Sky±HD box and new programmes will no longer
be recorded to your Sky±HD box.
To resume the On Demand service, select ON in step 2 above, then
press select to confirm followed by the
green button to save
your settings. It may take a few days for the On Demand programmes
to fill up again.
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Enjoying Sky Box Office entertainment
1
Ordering Box Office programmes
2
Choosing a start time that suits you
3
Watching Box Office programmes
4
Paying for Box Office programmes
5
Ordering over the phone
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1
Ordering Box Office programmes
Here’s how you order Sky Box Office programmes:
1Press box office on your remote, then press select.
2Scroll left/right to highlight the category you want, for example,
Start Time to see what films are showing next.
3Press select.
4Scroll up/down to highlight a programme.
5Press select to purchase it now or to set a reminder for later.
OR press record to store it in your Planner so you can watch
it later.
6Follow the instructions on screen; you may be asked to select
a start time and/or enter your PIN
To watch a Sky Box Office programme before its normal
watershed time, you need to enter your PIN. The times are
shown below.
programme rating
18
15
12
PG
U
when PIN is needed
before 9pm
before 8pm
before 8pm
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
You can also order Sky Box Office via the website. Go to sky.com
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2
Choosing a start time that suits you
In the Sky Box Office pages you’ll see the Series Stack symbol.
This means the programme is being shown at different times.
Highlight the programme and press select to see the Showings page.
From here you can choose your preferred time slot.
You can also watch movie rentals On Demand with the Sky Store.
Choose from over 1,000 movies to rent instantly through your
Sky±HD box, with prices starting from just 99p. They’re ready to
watch when you want.
To enjoy Sky Store, you’ll need to connect your Sky±HD box to your
broadband router. Once connected, press the red button in your TV
Guide and you’ll find the Sky Store tab in your On Demand menu.
Choose a start time that suits you by watching Sky Store
movies from within the On Demand service
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3
Watching Box Office programmes
When you record from Sky Box Office, the programme is stored in your
Planner for a fixed amount of time before it’s deleted. The amount of
time depends on the programme, but is typically seven days.
Watch the recording before the
time and date of deletion shown
Disk space needed
If you don’t watch any part of the programme in this time, you won’t be
charged for it and it will be deleted.
Once you’ve played back a Sky Box Office recording, you can watch it as
many times as you like within a certain time frame. For example, you’re
likely to have up to 24 hours to watch a movie as many times as you like.
To check the amount of time you have left to watch a recording, just
highlight it in your Planner and press the i button. You can also check
out the disk space used or needed for the recording.
4
Paying for Box Office programmes
Charges for Sky Box Office programmes booked via your remote
appear on your account at the next available payment date. If you
don’t watch any part of the programme, you won’t be charged for it
and it will be deleted.
5
Ordering over the phone
If for some reason you can’t order Sky Box Office programmes with your
remote, a message appears on screen. You can order programmes over
the phone by calling the number shown. Phone orders are subject to an
administration charge.
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Other services
1
Going interactive
2
Playing games
3
Teletext
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1
Going interactive
Get more from your Sky±HD box with interactive services. Using
Sky Active, for instance, you can upgrade your viewing, add Sky
Broadband and Talk, choose Multiroom, upgrade your Sky box,
manage your Sky Account and more. To access Sky Active and other
interactive services, press the interactive button on your remote,
then press select.
Press interactive for
the interactive menu
When you’re watching TV, you can also look out for a colour symbol
on screen telling you there’s an interactive service available. Press
the colour button when you see the symbol (usually red).
Some interactive services may need a phone line connection.
There is no charge for using the interactive Sky Customer Service
screens but from there you can get to other interactive services
that may be subject to charges. You’ll be informed about these
changes before connecting.
2
Playing games
Some games available under interactive are free of charge,
however online games may be subject to call and other charges
(see Controlling the use of charged services on page 67 for setting
online spending restrictions). You can also buy a 24 hour pass for
Sky Games and play with your remote. See the help options within
the interactive screens for details.
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3
Teletext
To use digital text services, press text on your remote while you’re
watching a channel.
If the channel you’re watching doesn’t have digital text, you see a
message telling you how to use teletext instead.
From the digital text service, press Sky at any point to go back to what
you were watching.
Press tv then
text for your
TV’s teletext
services
Press Sky then
text for digital
text services
To use your TV’s teletext services, press tv on your remote then text
while you’re watching a channel.
Remember, your Sky remote must be set up for use with your TV.
See Setting up and resetting your remote (page 77).
Use these buttons on your remote to control teletext:
Button Function
text
Enters text mode (also exits text on some TVs)
back up Comes out of text mode
0-9 Text page number entry
i (information) Text reveal
select Text hold
colours Fastext function
From the teletext service, press back up then Sky at any point to go
back to what you were watching.
Not all TVs have the teletext function.
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Get the most from Sky±HD
1 Having more control over what the kids watch
9 Restricting programmes in your Planner
2 Changing your PIN
10 Entering a PIN for pre-watershed playback
3 About your PIN
11 Turning off PIN controlled restrictions
4 Hiding adult channels
12 Sharing your Sky±HD box
5 Restricting rated programmes
13
6 Restricting specific channels
14 programmes
7 Controlling the use of charged services
15 Important information for customers
8 PIN protecting kept programmes
16 Your mini TV setting
Watching TV with subtitles or audio
description
Finding subtitled or audio described
with a single satellite feed installation
63
17 Saving bookmarks
24 Replacing the batteries
18 Managing and deleting bookmarks
25 Adding additional subscriptions
19 Skipping to bookmarks
26 in Sky Guide
20 Starting playback from a bookmark
27 Watching your added channels
21 Setting up and resetting your remote
28 Changing the picture settings
22 If the set up didn’t work
29 Copying programmes to video/DVD
23 Alternative set up
30
Get the most from Sky±HD
Adding channels that aren’t listed
Changing how the Circular Playback
Display works
64
1
Having more control over what the kids watch
Because of the range of channels on offer, there may be a few you’d
rather your kids didn’t watch. With a PIN and the right settings, you can
avoid many unsuitable channels being shown without your permission.
For more control over who watches what, start by pressing services,
scroll left to Parental Control
and press select.
You now need to enter your four digit PIN (see below).
2
Changing your PIN
Your original PIN is provided in the Terms & Conditions document you
received with your Sky±HD box. You need this number to get into the
Parental Control screens.
Change your PIN to a personal, secret number that you’ll remember
easily. Once you’ve selected the Parental Control option, scroll to the
Change PIN tab and press select. Now key in a new four digit number.
You’ll have to enter it twice.
You can change your PIN from this screen whenever you want.
3
About your PIN
Keep your PIN secret to make it effective. Once it’s set, you can have
Sky Guide ask for the PIN before showing, recording, playing back,
and in some cases, deleting certain programmes.
If you forget your PIN, see page 97 for help on what to do next.
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Hiding adult channels
You can hide all channels classed as ‘adult’ from all channel listings:
1
Go to Parental Control > Adult Channels.
2Highlight Remove Adult Channels and use the right arrow to choose ON.
3
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
If you want to be able to see the adult channels again, just choose OFF in the
Adult Channel screen.
Adult programmes are removed from all listings apart from your Planner.
5
Restricting rated programmes
Some programmes have an age rating as a guide to how suitable they are for
children. You can lock all such programmes, so anyone who wants to watch
them has to enter the PIN. This is especially useful for programmes in your
Planner, as well as Box Office and On Demand programmes, which are available
outside the normal schedule.
1
Go to Parental Control > Viewing.
2Highlight the appropriate rating and press the
red button (Restrict)
on your remote. A padlock symbol
appears next to the category
you choose, as well as all the lower categories.
3
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
If you want to unlock rated programmes, just highlight the category under
the Viewing tab and press the
red button again (Unrestrict).
Watching restrictions can be applied only to programmes where the
broadcaster provides category restriction information.
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Restricting specific channels
If there is just one or a few specific channels you would prefer members of
the family not to watch, you can lock them one by one, as follows:
1Go to Parental Control > Channel.
This page lists all the channels by channel number.
2To find the channel, key in the channel number if you know it, or use
ch- or ch+ to go one page up or down.
3Highlight the channel you want, then press the
yellow button (Lock)
to lock it at any time of day, or the
blue button to lock it between
8pm and 6am only.
or
appears next to the channel, depending
on your selection.
4
7
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
Controlling the use of charged services
You can help prevent Sky Box Office and Sky Store programmes being
bought without your permission or prevent the use of interactive services
that demand a call charge:
1
Use the options Lock or After 8pm to restrict specific channels
These settings do not apply to On Demand listings.
See Restricting On Demand viewing (page 54) instead
Go to Parental Control > Other.
2Highlight PIN Entry Before Going Online and use the left/right arrow
to choose ON. Now anyone who wants to use the phone line within an
interactive service, subject to a call charge, has to enter the PIN first.
3Highlight Spending Restriction and use the left/right arrow to
choose ON. Press down and set a limit to the cost before the PIN is
needed. Set it to £0.00 to enter the PIN every time you order a Sky
Box Office programme.
4
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
To turn these settings off, just select OFF in step 2 above.
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PIN protecting kept programmes
In your Planner, you can mark recordings for Keep to prevent them from
being deleted accidentally (page 34). You can take this further and have
Sky Guide ask for the PIN before a kept recording can be deleted.
Set this up as follows:
1
Go to Parental Control > Other.
2Highlight PIN Protect Kept Programmes and use the left/right
arrow to choose ON. Now anyone who wants to delete a kept
recording has to enter the PIN first.
3
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
To turn these settings off, just select OFF in step 2 above.
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Restricting programmes in your Planner
You can lock programmes stored in your Planner to avoid them being
played back without your permission.
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1
Go to your Planner.
2
Highlight the programme you want to restrict.
3
If necessary, press left/right until you can see the red option Lock.
4Press the
red button. A padlock symbol
appears next to the
programme and you now have to enter a PIN to play or delete it.
You also need the PIN to remove the lock in future.
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Entering a PIN for pre-watershed playback
You need to enter your PIN to watch a rated programme before its
normal watershed time (including On Demand programmes).
programme rating
18
15
12
PG
U
when PIN is needed
before 9pm
before 8pm
before 8pm
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
if a PIN has been set up for this rating
To turn off the pre-watershed PIN option for all your recorded
programmes and On Demand programmes: Press services, scroll left
to Parental Control then enter your PIN. Scroll to the Other tab and
press select. Highlight PIN on Pre-Watershed Playback and select
OFF. Press
green to save your settings.
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Turning off PIN controlled restrictions
There is a quick way to turn your PIN restrictions off and on without
having to go into each screen.
1
Go to Parental Control > Change PIN.
2
Press the
blue button (Turn off PIN restrictions).
The tabs Viewing, Channel and Other are dimmed out, meaning the
PIN restrictions you specified under those options are turned off.
Press the
blue button again to turn the specified PIN restrictions
on again. Even if you turn your settings off here, you’ll still need to
enter your PIN to watch recorded programmes out of their normal
watershed time. The times are shown above under Entering a PIN
for pre-watershed playback.
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Sharing your Sky±HD box
If you have a mobile or tablet device with the correct version of the
Sky± app, it’s possible to use the application to control your Sky±HD
box and view the recordings in the Planner when the devices are
connected to the same wireless network.
If you’d like to prevent the Sky± app from connecting and controlling
your Sky±HD box, you can turn this setting off.
1. Go to Parental Controls > Sharing
2. Highlight ‘Share what’s on this box’ and use the left/right
arrows to choose OFF.
3. Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done
To turn this setting back on at any time, just select ON in
step 2 above.
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Watching TV with subtitles or audio description
To play an audio description or show subtitles you can:
1Press help on your Sky remote when you’re watching TV.
2If the Audio Description or Subtitles option is available,
use the left/right arrow to choose ON then press select.
You can also change the audio description and subtitles settings
in the Options menu:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Subtitles tab.
2Press the down arrow to highlight Subtitles or Audio
Description, use the left/right arrow to choose ON then
press the
green button (Save Settings).
With the selection of automatically received On Demand
programmes and recorded programmes, if you turned on audio
description at the time of recording, it will be available but
cannot be turned off. Similarly, if audio description was turned
off at the time of recording, it is not available and cannot be
turned on.
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Finding subtitled or audio described programmes
Sky Guide can bring your attention to programmes that have subtitles
or an audio description. To set this up, follow these steps:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the Subtitles tab.
2Highlight Highlighted Programmes and use the left/right arrow
to choose Audio Description or Subtitles.
This means programmes that have subtitles or an audio description
are shown clearly with a white highlight in TV Guide and Sky Box
Office (this does not apply to On Demand).
3Highlight Beep on Audio Description and use the left/right arrow
to choose ON. This means when you tune to a programme with an
audio description, you hear a distinctive beep.
4
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
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Important information about Single Satellite Feed installations
Do you have a Single Satellite Feed like this?
After installation of your Sky±HD box you may see some incomplete
information or error messages on screen. Don’t worry, it’s easy to fix —
just follow these instructions to switch the Single Feed Mode to ON.
TV
SAT
FM-DAB
Switching the Single Feed Mode to ‘ON’
1 First, ensure that the satellite feed is connected to Dish Input 1 on
the back of your set top box.
2 Press services on your remote to highlight options in the Top
Menu, then the right arrow once so that Settings is highlighted.
3 Now press select to highlight the Picture tab.
4
Press 0, 1, select in quick succession to enter the Installer menu.
5 The Set Up tab will then be highlighted within the Installer menu.
Press down to highlight Single Feed Mode within the menu.
6 Press the right arrow once to turn Single Feed Mode to ‘ON’.
7 Press the
green button to Save Settings and the Single Feed
Mode Caution message will be displayed.
8 Your Sky±HD box is now ready to be rebooted. When this happens:
a. Any current recordings will be stopped
b. On Demand Showcase will be disabled
c. Auto Standby will be enabled
To reboot your box, press select, but please allow a little time for this
to happen.
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Your mini TV setting
Turning the mini TV off removes the mini tv picture in your Sky Guide
and mutes the programme audio.
To turn your mini tv off:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Customise tab.
2Under Mini TV Mode, press left/right to choose OFF.
The mini TV disappears and the programme audio is muted.
3
Press the
green button to confirm (Save Settings).
Sky Guide page with mini TV disabled
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Saving bookmarks
When you’re watching a recorded programme and you see something
you want to bookmark, press pause and then the
red button.
The Bookmarked symbol appears in the corner of the screen.
Press play to carry on watching the programme.
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Bookmarked symbol
Managing and deleting bookmarks
To see all bookmarks within a recording, press pause then the
green button when you’re playing it back.
A list of bookmarks appears, showing their place in the programme.
•Highlight a bookmark to see a short reminder clip of
10 seconds
•
To play the recording from the highlighted bookmark,
press select
•To remove the highlighted bookmark, press the
button (Delete)
yellow
If the programme is PIN protected you’ll need to enter the PIN to
see the bookmark clip.
See Having more control over what the kids watch (page 65)
for details.
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Skipping to bookmarks
To go to the next bookmark while you’re playing back a recording,
press and hold rewind or fast forward until the screen skips to the
next bookmark.
Skip Back symbol
Skip Forward symbol
The Skip Forward/Back symbol appears in the corner of the screen.
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Starting playback from a bookmark
Press and hold down fast forward or rewind
to skip to the next bookmark
You can start playing a recording directly from a bookmarked place,
as follows:
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1
Go to your Planner.
2
Select the recording that contains bookmarks.
3In the Playback screen, press the left/right arrow until you see
Bookmark followed by its place in minutes from the start of the
programme. Keep pressing the arrow to see each bookmark and
its place in the programme.
4Press select or play when you see the bookmark you want.
Playback starts at that bookmarked point in the programme.
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Setting up and resetting your remote
If you leave empty batteries in your remote for too long, you may need to
reset it to work with your TV.
If this has happened, or for any other reason the remote doesn’t work with
your TV, follow these steps carefully:
1Look up your TV’s brand and code in the list on the right. If you can’t
find it here, see Alternative Set Up (page 78).
2Turn your TV and Sky±HD box on and press tv on your remote control.
3Hold down select and the
red button together until the red light
on your remote blinks twice (this is after about two seconds).
4Press tv again.
5
Key in your TV’s brand code. The light on your remote blinks twice.
6Press standby on your remote. If your TV switches off, press select.
The light on your remote should blink twice. If your TV does not switch
off, press tv, then press standby. Repeat the sequence of pressing tv
then standby until the TV switches off, then press select. If the light
blinks three times, your remote has checked all the possible settings
for the code you used. Check you have the right code and start again
at step 1.
7Turn your TV back on and press the tv guide button on your remote.
The TV Guide screen appears, meaning the remote settings have
been reset.
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Brand
Aiwa
Akai
Akura
Alba
Amstrad
Baird
Bang & Olufsen
BPL
Beko
Beon
Brionvega
Bush
Crown
Daewoo
Decca
Dual
Epson
Ferguson
Fidelity
Finlandia
Finlux
Fisher
Fujitsu
Funai
Genexxa
LG (Goldstar)
Goodmans
Granada
Grundig
Harwood
Hinari
Hitachi
Hyundai
InFocus
ITT
JVC
Loewe
Matsui
Memorex
Code
Brand
0406
0098
0042
0043
0063
0117
0118
0115
0125
0899
0147
0157
0225
0092
0244
0257
2108
0293
0294
0296
0297
0154
0313
0179
0330
0056
0335
0340
0345
0361
0365
0145
1206
0995
0384
0053
0442
0477
0037
Metz
0491
Minoka
0921
Mitsubishi
0150
NEC
0170
NEI 0514
Nikkai
0528
Nokia
0536
Nordmende0537
Orion
0549
Panasonic
0051
Philips
0081
Pioneer
0166
Proline
0592
Protech
0595
Pye 0600
Relisys
2214
Roadstar
0625
Saba
0645
Saisho
0649
Salora
0651
Samsung
0060
Sanyo
0159
Schneider
0665
Seleco
0672
Sharp
0093
Siemens 0680
Sony
0000
Soundwave0702
Tandy
0741
Tatung
0049
Technics
0250
Techwood
0750
Telefunken
0757
Thomson
0771
Thorn
0772
Thorn-Ferguson 0936
Toshiba
0156
Wharfedale 1535
Code
77
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If the set up didn’t work
If you followed the set up carefully but can’t see TV Guide at the end of it, follow these simple steps:
1
Check and make a note of which TV channel you use for watching Sky digital TV.
2Press tv on your remote.
3
Hold down select and the
green button together until the red light on your remote blinks twice (this is after about 2 seconds).
4Key in the channel number your TV uses for watching Sky digital TV and press select and hold for 2 seconds. The red light blinks, meaning
the remote settings are made properly.
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Alternative set up
If your TV’s brand isn’t listed on page 77, you can try an alternative set up. This involves programming your remote to the TV’s specific model
code instead of the brand code, as follows:
1First, you need to check the model code for your TV; press interactive, press down then select Sky Customer Service.
Select Programme Your Remote and follow the relevant options until you get to the model code for your model number.
Make a note of the code.
2
Point the remote away from the TV and Sky±HD box and press the tv button.
3
Press and hold the select and
4
Enter the model code.
red buttons together until the red light blinks twice.
5Press Sky to complete the set up.
6Now check the settings; point the remote at the Sky±HD box and press tv then number 3. You should now be able to see a terrestrial
TV channel.
If you have tried these options and still can’t use your Sky±HD remote with your TV, call Sky Customer Service on the number provided in
the Terms & Conditions document you received with your Sky±HD box.
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Replacing the batteries
Your remote runs on AA batteries (MN1500, LR6 or UM-3).
When it’s time to replace them, Sky Guide gives you a warning
message and a low battery symbol appears in the banner.
Take the empty batteries out straight away and replace both
batteries at the same time.
Please don’t put old batteries in the everyday household
rubbish. They should be taken to a special environmentally
friendly collection point.
Replace the batteries as follows:
1
Remove the battery cover by pushing up the catch and sliding the cover away.
2
Carefully remove the old batteries.
3
Put the new batteries in, matching the marks + and -.
4Put the cover back on, sliding the top part in and making sure
the catch clicks into place.
5If you left your remote without charged batteries for longer than
10 minutes, reset your remote to work with your TV.
See Setting up and resetting your remote (page 77) for details.
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Adding additional subscriptions
Telephone numbers
You can find Sky and other broadcasters’ phone numbers in
your Sky Guide:
Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Contact Us tab.
This list includes specific numbers for Sky± and Sky±HD.
When you call, please have your system information available
as we will need this to deal with your problem.
To find this information, press services, scroll right and select
Settings
then select the Details tab.
Remember for online help, go to the Customer Support pages
of sky.com/help
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Adding channels that aren’t listed in Sky Guide
Some channels can be received by your Sky±HD box but don’t appear
in Sky Guide listings.
Your Sky±HD box is designed to receive digital television signals
transmitted at 28.2 or 28.5 degrees east, either unencrypted or
encrypted using BSkyB’s encryption system. It may be possible to
receive other digital satellite signals but it’s not guaranteed.
You can add new channels to a separate list called Other Channels,
as follows:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Add Channels tab.
2 Enter the information you want and press the
(Find Channels).
yellow button
3After a moment, a selection of channels received by your Sky±HD
box appears. Some may be in addition to those in your Sky Guide.
4For each new channel you want to store, highlight the channel
and press the
yellow button (Store Channel). A tick appears
next to the channel name.
5
When you’re done, press select.
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Watching your added channels
1Once you have added your channels as described
above, go to Options > Other Channels.
2
Highlight the channel you want to watch and press select.
Your Sky±HD box can’t record channels that aren’t in the
Sky Guide listings. You might not be able to see schedule
information for these channels.
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Changing the picture settings
When your Sky±HD box was installed, your engineer should have
set the picture settings at the right level to suit your equipment,
so we recommend you don’t adjust them here unless you find it
absolutely necessary.
Sky’s HD service uses two HD picture formats. The first, 1080i, brings
the number of rows in the frame up to 1080 — that’s over 500 more
than a standard PAL image. The other, 720p, shows 720 rows in each
frame and refreshes the screen at twice the rate of 1080i.
In rare cases, your TV may be able to display only one of these formats.
Check your TV’s settings if you find the picture isn’t as sharp as it should
be. Otherwise, you can change your HD picture settings to find the ideal
resolution output.
You can change the resolution setting as follows:
1Press services, scroll right and select Settings
the Picture tab.
then select 2Highlight HD Resolution Output and use the left/right arrow to
choose from Automatic (this is the default and recommended
setting), 576 (which is for programmes other than HD only),
720p and 1080i.
3
Follow the instructions on screen to confirm the changes.
If your TV doesn’t display anything after you confirm the changes, the
new setting is incompatible with the TV. Restart your Sky±HD box as
follows to go back to the previous setting. Switch the box to standby
then wait at least 60 seconds before unplugging it from the mains
supply. After another 30 seconds, plug the box back in to the mains.
Wait another 60 seconds before turning the box back on again.
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Copying programmes to video/DVD
To free up space on the hard disk or in your Planner, you can copy
recorded programmes onto video or DVD.
While copying, you can watch the recording being copied but you
can’t watch any other programme.
HD programmes are copied in standard definition quality.
Copy to your video/DVD recorder as follows:
1Make sure your video/DVD recorder is set up properly.
Refer to your video’s user guide and see page 86 of this
guide for details.
SHORTCUT
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2
Go to your Planner.
3
Highlight the recorded programme you want to copy.
4Press left/right until you see the Copy option at the bottom
of the screen.
5Press the
green button (Copy).
You can select as many programmes as you like.
6
When you’ve made your choice, press select.
7Press record on your video/DVD recorder then press select
again on your Sky±HD remote. Copying starts and after a few
seconds the Copy screen appears, showing you the titles in
order of selection with their length in minutes. This is to help
you keep track and label your tapes/DVDs. You see an
information screen for each programme before the entire
recording is played back.
Please wait until copying is complete before using your Sky±HD box
again. To cancel at any time, press any button.
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Changing how the Circular Playback Display works
The Circular Playback Display on the front panel of your Sky±HD box
lights up whenever you are recording or using the playback functions.
You can change when and how the indicator lights up
You can change the way the Circular Playback Display works, as follows:
1Press services (for Options), press down then select the
Sky± Set Up tab.
2Highlight Circular Playback Display and use the left/right arrow
to change the setting.
You can choose one of three settings:
StandardThe recording, playback and/or circular playback
indicators light up if you’re recording and/or playing
back programmes.
OffThe circular indicator is turned off, but the recording
and/or playback indicators light up if you’re recording
and/or playing back programmes.
Demo
3
Press the
All indicators light up in continuous sequence.
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
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Your Sky±HD box connections
1
Basic set up 1
2
Basic set up 2
3
Connecting other devices
4
Switching on Dolby® Digital audio
5
Adjusting sound synchronisation
85
1
Basic set up 1
Does your compatible HD ready TV have an
If so, all you need is the supplied
lead.
port?
Basic set up 1
lead
Telephone socket
Broadband router
HDTV
Mains socket
Minidish
WARNING!
You must disconnect your Sky±HD box from the mains supply before you connect your Sky±HD box to (or disconnect it from) any other equipment. Use only the supplied
mains lead to connect your Sky±HD box to the mains supply. With the exceptions of the mains and the telephone line, all the interconnections between the rear panel
of your Sky±HD box and your other equipment are safe, extra low voltage circuits. However, you should always disconnect the box from the mains and turn off your TV
before connecting other devices.
When connecting your Sky±HD box to your broadband router via WiFi please ensure you have enabled security on your wireless network and that a strong password
has been set. Please also ensure that you only share your wireless network password with trusted people as connecting your Sky±HD box will allow certain other
devices (with Sky software or applications installed) on your wireless network to access information on your Sky±HD box, such as a list of your Planner recordings.
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2
Basic set up 2
If your TV has a DVI port you need an audio (L/R) cable and an
to DVI lead (or an adapter for the supplied
lead).
Audio (L/R) cable
Basic set up 2
Telephone socket
to DVI lead
Minidish
Broadband router
Mains socket
HDTV
WARNING!
You must disconnect your Sky±HD box from the mains supply before you connect your Sky±HD box to (or disconnect it from) any other equipment. Use only the supplied
mains lead to connect your Sky±HD box to the mains supply. With the exceptions of the mains and the telephone line, all the interconnections between the rear panel
of your Sky±HD box and your other equipment are safe, extra low voltage circuits. However, you should always disconnect the box from the mains and turn off your TV
before connecting other devices.
When connecting your Sky±HD box to your broadband router via WiFi please ensure you have enabled security on your wireless network and that a strong password
has been set. Please also ensure that you only share your wireless network password with trusted people as connecting your Sky±HD box will allow certain other
devices (with Sky software or applications installed) on your wireless network to access information on your Sky±HD box, such as a list of your Planner recordings.
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Connecting other devices
To connect your box to a DVD/video recorder or a TV aerial,
follow the set up shown on the right.
See also the user guides supplied with your devices.
If you notice that the picture quality is affected, connect
your Sky±HD box directly to the TV instead of through the
DVD/video recorder.
Connecting to a DVD / VCR recorder
Mains socket
Aerial
Broadband router
RF lead
Aerial lead
To connect your box to an audio system, you can use;
Telephone socket
HDTV
Minidish
Scart lead
DVD / VCR recorder
Connecting to an audio system
EITHER a coaxial digital audio cable
OR an audio (L/R) cable
OR an optical digital audio cable, as shown on the right.
To make the most of listening to programmes through your audio
system, see Switching on Dolby® Digital audio (page 89).
Please note, some older amplifiers may not support Dolby® Digital
audio. See your audio system’s user guide for more information.
Telephone socket
Broadband router
Mains socket
Option 2
Coaxial digital
audio cable
Option 1
audio cable
L/R cable
Home Cinema / Hi Fi
Your Sky±HD box connections
Option 3
Optical digital
audio cable
HDTV
Minidish
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4
Switching on Dolby® Digital audio
With the digital audio outputs you can connect your Sky±HD box to a
compatible home cinema system and listen to programmes broadcast
in Dolby® Digital audio. For this you need an optical or coaxial cable
(not supplied) and you need to change the default settings on your
Sky±HD box:
1Press services, scroll right to Settings
and press select.
2Highlight Digital Audio Output and use left/right to choose Dolby D.
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
3
Press the
Some older amplifiers may not support Dolby® Digital audio.
5
Adjusting sound synchronisation
If you’ve connected your Sky±HD box to a home cinema system using one
of the digital audio outputs, you may find the audio and video are out of
sync. If this happens, you can easily change the sound settings to correct
the sound.
You can change the settings as follows:
1Press services, scroll right to Settings
and press select.
2Highlight Digital Audio Output Delay and press select.
3In the Digital Audio Output Delay banner, use the left/right arrow to
choose the setting you want. In this preview mode, you can hear the
results as you adjust the level.
4Press select then press the
green button to save the setting.
To change the delay setting without a preview, highlight Digital Audio
Output Delay and use the left/right arrow to choose the right setting.
Press the
green button (Save Settings) when you’re done.
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Green stuff
1
Saving energy with standby
2
… and Auto Standby
3
Recycling electrical and electronic products
4
Recycling packaging
5
Disposing of batteries
6
More information
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1
Saving energy with standby
Switching your Sky±HD box to standby when it’s not in use will
reduce the amount of energy that it uses. Remember that the box
can still make recordings when in standby so we recommend you
make a habit of pressing the standby button (so the light on the
box turns amber) as soon as you finish watching TV.
Amber = Standby
Alternatively, you can switch your Sky±HD box off by pressing
and holding the standby button for 5 seconds (so the light on
the box turns red). Remember that when the box is off, it cannot
make recordings.
2
… and Auto Standby
Your Sky±HD box features an energy saving mode called Auto
Standby. If the box is inactive throughout any two hour period
between 11pm and 4am, it automatically goes into standby.
Just before this happens, if your TV is on, you see a message on
screen. You can press back up to remove the message, otherwise
your Sky±HD box goes into standby.
This does not affect any recordings you have set, as the box can
still perform up to two simultaneous recordings while in standby.
When you turn the box back on it will be tuned to the channel you
last watched.
If you want to switch off Auto Standby, press services (for Options),
press down then select the Sky± Set Up tab. Highlight Auto
Standby and use left/right to choose OFF then press the
green
button (Save Settings).
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3
Recycling electrical and electronic products
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol is used to mark products that should not be disposed of with general household waste,
but collected separately for reuse or recycling. Recycling electrical or electronic waste equipment helps to conserve valuable
natural resources and ensures that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. You can take
your old electrical or electronic waste equipment to your local recycling centre. Your retailer or local authority will advise you
of the collection facilities available in your area for disposing of these waste products. Or you can go to recycle-more.co.uk
for details of locations. Alternatively, you can send your electrical or electronic waste equipment back to us for recycling, free
of charge. Pack it up, removing the batteries and include a note to say it’s for reuse or recycling, then send it to: FREEPOST RLUT-GCLR-LBXK,
Unipart Technology Logistics, Unit G Swift Park, Old Leicester Road, Rugby, CV21 1DZ.
If you’re a customer from the Republic of Ireland you can also send it to us, for free, and we’ll make sure it gets reused or recycled. Pack it up,
removing the batteries and include a note to say it’s for reuse or recycling, then send it to: c/o City Air Express Ltd, Unit M1 North Ring Business
Park, Santry, Freepost F4939, Dublin 9, Ireland. Household customers can also take their old or redundant electrical equipment to their nearest
Local Designated Collection Facility. Please go to www.weeeireland.ie to find the locations of these. Alternatively, you can give your old Sky
product to your Sky engineer next time they visit.
4
Recycling packaging
Remember to recycle your packaging instead of throwing it out with your rubbish. At the end of its useful life, cardboard packaging can be
recovered and recycled. Recycling responsibly will reduce the requirement for new raw materials and the amount of material that would
otherwise end up in landfill.
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5
Disposing of batteries
The marking, shown left, on the battery indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other
household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery
contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of,
these substances can cause harm to human health or the environment. To protect natural resources and to promote material
reuse, please separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them if possible through your local recycling centre.
6
More information
For more information on recycling electrical and electronic equipment and to find other tips on what you can do to help the environment, visit:
sky.com/environment
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For your safety
1
Using equipment safely
2
Warnings and cautions
3
Mains plug and its fuse
4
Connecting to the mains supply
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1
Using equipment safely
Your Sky±HD box has been manufactured to meet international safety standards, but you must take care if you want it to perform properly and safely.
It is important that you read this booklet completely, especially the ‘Warnings and Cautions’ instructions. If you have chosen the self set up option you should follow the instructions
set out in your Sky±HD self set up guide. If you have any doubts about the installation, operation or safety of your Sky±HD box, please contact Sky or your dealer.
2
Warnings and cautions
Remember that contact with 230V AC mains can be lethal or can cause a severe electric shock. To avoid this risk:
• Never remove the top cover of your Sky±HD box. There are no user-serviceable parts inside, but there are some high-voltage live parts
• Do not attempt to repair your Sky±HD box. Instead, please contact Sky Customer Service on the number provided in the Terms & Conditions
• Never attempt to move or repair your satellite dish or low noise block
• If you move your Sky±HD box between locations at different temperatures, allow it to reach room temperature before you apply power to it
• Make sure that all electrical connections are properly made
• Do not connect any of your equipment (Sky±HD box, TV, video etc.) to the mains supply until you have properly connected all the other leads
• Disconnect your Sky±HD box from the mains supply before you disconnect any other equipment from its rear panel
• Never push anything into holes, slots or other openings in the casing of your Sky±HD box (except your viewing card into its slot)
• Your Sky±HD box is intended for use in moderate climates. Do not use or store your Sky±HD box in hot, cold, damp or dusty places
• In order to ensure a free flow of air around your Sky±HD box, allow at least 10cm of space above and on all sides (especially between your Sky±HD box and your TV). Do not cover any
ventilation holes and slots
• Ensure the ventilation holes and slots do not become impeded with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains or similar items
• Do not place your Sky±HD box close to sources of heat such as a heater or direct sunlight. The maximum temperature should not exceed 45°C
• Do not place your Sky±HD box in an enclosed cabinet with more than one other piece of audio/video equipment e.g. VCR or DVD
• Do not put anything on your Sky±HD box which might drip or spill into it. Never stand objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on top
• Never place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or adjacent to your Sky±HD box
• To avoid possible damage to the internal hard disk, do not pick up or otherwise move your Sky±HD box while it’s connected to the mains supply. If you want to move your Sky±HD box,
first switch it to standby using the remote control or front panel button then wait at least 60 seconds before disconnecting it. Wait another 30 seconds before continuing
You should handle your Sky±HD box carefully as any damage you cause to the internal hard disk (or any other component) will invalidate your warranty
• Danger risk of explosion if batteries are NOT inserted correctly. Replace only with the same or equivalent type
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Mains plug and fuse
The supplied mains plug may be a non-rewireable type or a rewireable type. Both types
contain an approved 3A fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, use an ASTA or BSI approved
BS 1362 fuse, rated at 3A and marked with either of these symbols. Non-rewireable plugs have
the fuse beneath a fuse cover on the plug face. Use a screwdriver to lever off the fuse cover,
replace the fuse with a new one and refit its cover. Never use a plug if its fuse cover is missing.
Rewireable plugs have the fuse inside. Use a screwdriver to remove the plug’s back cover, then
lever out the fuse and replace it with a new one. Replace the plug’s back cover.
If the supplied mains plug is not suitable for your mains socket outlet, remove its
fuse and then cut the plug off the lead. Destroy the severed plug immediately to
avoid the shock hazard which would exist if this were to be plugged into a mains
socket. Do not attempt to repair or modify the mains lead or plug. Fit an appropriate
mains plug on the lead. If this plug contains a fuse, it should be as described above.
If you are using a non-fused plug, an external fuse must not exceed 5A.
Connecting to the mains supply
Your Sky box operates with 230V AC, 50 Hz mains supply. Do not connect it to a DC power
supply. On some models, the supplied mains lead has a 2-way connector at one end and a
mains plug at the other. Insert the 2-way connector into your Sky box before you insert the
plug into the mains supply. The only way to disconnect your Sky box from the mains is to take
the plug out of the socket. Your Sky box must therefore be installed near the mains socket
outlet, which should be easily accessible.
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Use correct fuse
If you are in any doubt about anything relating to the mains supply, consult a
competent electrician.
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Troubleshooting
You can get help on using Sky digital from various places.
•Use this booklet as your full guide to using your Sky±HD box and getting the most out of its exclusive features
The troubleshooting tips in the next pages may come in handy if you have any problems
If you have any problems with your Sky±HD box that aren’t covered in this guide or the other references, call Sky or your broadcaster
•
You can find technical help under Interactive > Customer Support > Help & Assistance > Sky±HD
•Press help on your remote for general help on using the Sky Guide screens
•
For online help, go to the Customer Support pages of sky.com/help
•
Don’t forget the user guides that come with your TV, video/DVD recorder, sound system and any other devices you’re using
•
For information about HD, go to sky.com/hd
What’s wrong?
Possible reason
What to do now
I’ve forgotten my PIN.
—
You can request a reminder or reset your PIN, as follows:
To get a PIN reminder through Sky Guide:
Press interactive on your remote. Select the Customer Support
tab then PIN Reminder and follow the on screen instructions.
To reset your PIN on sky.com:
Go to sky.com/customers and click Manage My Account. Follow
the instructions to log in or register. Click Reset Viewing Card PIN
Number and follow the on screen instructions.
All of my recordings fail when
the Sky±HD box is in standby.
Troubleshooting
You may be placing your Sky±HD
box into off mode instead of
standby. Off mode (indicated
by a red power light) turns your
Sky±HD box off and whilst in this
mode, it will be unable to make
any recordings.
Make sure that your Sky±HD box is in either on mode (green
light), or in standby (amber light) if you wish for it to be able
to make recordings.
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What’s wrong?
Possible reason
What to do now
I can’t find my HD programmes
—
Your HD channels are listed separately. Go to TV Guide and select HD.
If you can’t see them here, you may not have the right subscriptions or
equipment. To upgrade to Sky±HD, call us.
Nothing is happening on screen /
my screen is blank.
Your Sky±HD box may not be
plugged into the mains.
1 Make sure the mains lead is properly plugged in and your Sky±HD box is switched on.
2 Check that your Sky±HD box is not in standby. The light on
the front panel of your Sky±HD box should be green.
3Press Sky on your remote to control your Sky±HD box.
Your TV may not be able to detect
the
input automatically.
1 Make sure that your
cable is connected to both your
HD box and your TV. Refer to your TV user manual to find your
input.
2 Use your TV remote to scroll through the AV input options until you find the
input(s).
3Press Sky on your HD remote and the picture should appear.
If you have checked the above and still can’t see anything on screen, please refer to your TV user manual to find out how to set up your input(s).
Your TV or video recorder may
not be correctly tuned.
Check all cable connections, and that your TV and video recorder are
tuned to your Sky±HD box. If you are using an aerial RF connection,
check that your TV and video are tuned to the right RF channels.
For further information refer to your TV and video recorder user guides.
In some cases your Sky±HD box may need retuning. Call Sky Customer
Service on the number provided in your Terms & Conditions document.
There is on screen interference.
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What’s wrong?
Possible reason
What to do now
My remote isn’t working.
Your Sky±HD box may be off
or not plugged into the mains.
The batteries in your remote
may be flat or an obstacle may
be between your remote and
your box.
Make sure you point your remote directly at your Sky±HD box, and that
nothing is between the two. The remote command light on your Sky±HD
box and on your remote should flash each time you press a remote key.
If neither light flashes, check the batteries in your remote.
Some/all of the buttons on my
remote don’t work with my TV.
Someone has pressed Sky on your
remote and you are in TV mode, or
you need to reset your remote.
Press tv on your remote to control your TV. Refer to Setting up and
resetting your remote (page 77) in this guide to reset your remote.
My remote works with my TV but
not with my Sky±HD box.
Someone has pressed tv on
your remote.
Press Sky on your remote to control your Sky±HD box.
It says Clashed next to a recording A third programme was set to
in my Sky± Planner.
record, making it clash with other
recordings.
See When recordings clash (page 33) to avoid this in the future.
Bear in mind for when you have a whole series to record using the Series
Link function, the next episode is sometimes added to the Planner only
when the previous episode starts recording.
It says Recording interrupted in a
recording’s programme
information.
Someone may have interrupted
the recording then restarted it,
OR you may not have the right
subscription.
If you are sure the recording was not interrupted and then restarted,
please call Sky Customer Service on the number provided in your Terms
& Conditions document.
One of my recordings failed.
This could be for a number
of reasons.
To see why it failed, highlight the programme in your Planner
and press the i button. See also Using your Planner (page 41).
I can’t see future recordings
or reminders for a particular
programme within my Planner.
The channel may no longer be
broadcast, or the programme may
have been cancelled or moved.
—
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What’s wrong?
Possible reason
What to do now
The start of a programme was
not recorded.
You set up numerous back to back
recordings. Sky prioritises the end
of an existing recording over the
start of a new one.
To get your Sky±HD box to record in the most efficient way,
see Adding extra time to the start and end of recordings
(page 39) and change the settings back to Automatic.
My phone line is not connected.
Your phone line is not physically
connected to your Sky±HD box.
Press services, select settings then the Signal tab. If you get the
message Telephone line not connected, you need to make sure the
phone lead is connected properly. If you see the message Telephone
line connected, try solutions A-E below.
A Your phone number is
ex-directory or you withhold your
number when making calls.
(See opposite page for more
possible reasons.)
A Change the dialling prefix, as follows:
1Press services, press right to highlight Settings then press select.
2Press the numbers 0, 1 then select to show the Installer Set
Up menu.
3 Press number 3.
4Highlight Dialling Prefix and press the number sequence 1, 4, 7, 0.
5Select Save Settings.
6Make sure your phone line is free then press select. Your box now
tries to call us back, which checks the phone line connection.
After getting the message Callback in progress, the previous menu
appears. If you see any other message at this stage, please call
Sky Customer Service for more advice. The number is provided in
the Terms & Conditions document.
Warning: please make sure you
follow steps 1-6 precisely and do
not make any other changes while
in the Installer Set Up menu as
these may have an adverse effect
on your service.
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What’s wrong?
Possible reason
My phone line is not connected
(continued)
B
Warning: please make sure you
follow steps 1-5 precisely and do
not make any other changes while
in the Installer Set Up menu as
these may have an adverse effect
on your service.
Callback procedure:
1Press services, press right to highlight Settings then press select.
2 Press the numbers 0, 1, then select to show the Installer Set Up menu.
3Press number 6. When FOR YOUR INFORMATION appears, press select. When the next screen
appears showing a number of readings (signal strength etc.), press select. When you see the
message Channel line-up complete, press select.
4 Make sure your telephone line is connected and press select again.
5Your box now tries to call us back, which checks the phone line connection. After getting the
message Callback in progress, the previous menu appears. If you see any other message at
this stage, please call Sky Customer Service for more advice. The number is provided in the
Terms & Conditions document.
Troubleshooting
What to do now
There’s more than one phone
B Reconnect your Sky box(es) to the correct phone line
line in your home but you’ve
(the one you have registered with us), then follow the
connected one or more of your
‘callback’ procedure below.
boxes to the line that’s NOT
registered to your Sky account. C Reconnect the Sky box to the phone line at the home
address that your account is registered to — and always
C A Sky box and card registered
keep it connected at that property only, then follow the ‘callback’
to your account is in another
procedure below.
property that you own.
D Make sure you have an ADSL/Broadband filter connected
to the phone socket, plug the telephone line from the box
into the filter, then follow the ‘callback’ procedure below.
D You have an ADSL/Broadband
service at home.
E Reconnect the phone line, then follow the ‘callback’
procedure below.
E You have disconnected
your phone line (e.g. to
carry out decorative works
in your home).
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What’s wrong?
Possible reason
I can’t find a channel I have
watched before.
The channel name or number may Check the TV Guide listings to search for the channel.
have changed. Alternatively, the
channel may be listed under a
different tab option, may no longer
be broadcast, or may no longer be
part of your subscription package.
I can’t get a picture on my
HD channels.
You may not have the right
subscriptions or equipment.
The resolution output setting may
be incompatible with your TV set.
You may not have the right subscriptions or equipment.
To upgrade to Sky±HD, call us. If you’re sure you have
the right equipment and subscriptions to receive HD
channels, try following the steps under
Changing the picture settings (page 82).
The audio and video are out
of sync when the Sky±HD box
is connected to my home
cinema system.
This is quite common and can be
corrected by adjusting the audio
delay setting on your Sky±HD box.
Try changing the audio delay setting.
See Adjusting sound synchronisation (page 89) for details
My Sky±HD box isn’t working:
Because of a temporary error,
you may need to restart your
The box is stuck on standby /
Sky±HD box.
the screen is blue / the picture is
frozen and the remote or buttons
on the box are not responding.
Troubleshooting
What to do now
1 Make sure the mains lead is properly plugged in and your
Sky±HD box is switched on.
2 Check all cable connections between your Sky±HD box and TV. If
you are still experiencing the same issue, restart your Sky±HD box
as follows:
1 If possible, make sure the box is in standby (amber power light).
2 Wait one minute (important to avoid damage).
3 Turn the box off at the mains and wait one minute.
4 Turn the box back on. The power light turns amber.
5 Wait 30 seconds then press the power button.
6 The box comes out of standby and the power light turns green.
If this doesn’t solve it, call Customer Service
(see your Terms & Conditions)
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Display messages
Read these tips if you see a message on screen and you don’t know what to do next.
Message
What does it mean?
What to do now
Insert your viewing card.
There’s no viewing card in the
viewing card slot of your
Sky±HD box.
Insert or reinsert your viewing card in the direction
of the arrow. The card holds all the information your
Sky±HD box needs to know about your subscription.
There is a problem with your
viewing card.
Your Sky±HD box cannot
recognise your viewing card.
Check that it’s your viewing card, that it’s in the right
way up, and that it’s not damaged.
Insert your new viewing card.
You have inserted your old
viewing card.
Remove your old viewing card and insert your new
viewing card.
This viewing card is not authorised
—
Call the telephone number shown on your screen to
get your viewing card authorised.
This is the wrong card for this
Sky±HD box. Insert the correct
viewing card.
You have more than one box and
have put the wrong viewing card
in this Sky±HD box.
Insert the correct viewing card for this Sky±HD box.
You cannot purchase this
programme at the moment.
Most likely because of a temporary You may be able to buy it later.
problem, you can’t buy this
programme now.
This programme has already
started.
The programme has already
started and you can’t buy it now.
Check the listings to find out when it’s on next so
you can buy it then.
Recording/Live Pause is not
available.
Your Sky± subscription
has expired.
Call Sky± Customer Service to renew your subscription.
The number is provided in your Terms & Conditions document.
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Message
What does it mean?
What to do now
The Planner is full. You must delete
an entry before another
programme can be added.
You have already used the
maximum space in your Planner.
Try to delete some programmes from the Planner. Highlight a
programme you want to delete from your Planner and press
the
yellow button (Delete).
There is insufficient credit [or
space] left on your viewing card.
There’s not enough credit / space
left on your viewing card account
to buy this programme / store the
information for this programme.
First check that the telephone lead between your Sky±HD box and
the socket is properly plugged in. If you still see the message, call the
number shown on your screen so you can order this programme.
You have entered your PIN
incorrectly three times. PIN is
now blocked for 10 minutes.
The wrong PIN has been entered
three times in a row.
You will not be able to access anything that needs a PIN for
10 minutes. If you have forgotten your PIN, see page 97.
No satellite signal is being received
This could be due to bad weather,
such as strong winds or heavy rain.
Snow on your minidish can also
cause a loss of signal.
If the picture isn’t restored after the weather has cleared, or the
conditions are fine, check that the cables from your minidish are
correctly plugged into the back of your Sky±HD box. Otherwise,
restart your box by following the steps under My Sky±HD box
isn’t working (page 102). If this doesn’t resolve the problem,
call Sky Customer Service on the number provided in your
Terms & Conditions.
To use the full range of interactive
services please ensure that
an operating telephone line is
connected
Your Sky±HD box is not connected
to an operating telephone line.
Check that the telephone lead between your Sky±HD box and
the socket is properly plugged in. Follow the steps described under
My phone line is not connected (page 101).
Upgrade your subscription to
view this channel.
You don’t have the right
subscription.
Follow the instructions on screen to upgrade your subscription.
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Message
What does it mean?
What to do now
No signal found.
Your Sky±HD box couldn’t find a
signal after you asked it to find
new channels.
Check the settings you entered were right.
This programme is no
longer available.
You selected a programme that is
no longer available in your Planner.
Select another programme.
Digital text is not available
during playback.
Your Sky±HD box cannot show
digital text while you’re playing a
recording or in live pause.
To view digital text, press Sky to return to live programmes,
then press text.
You cannot record / play back
this programme.
You tried to record a programme
which cannot be recorded by your
Sky±HD box.
Select a different programme to play back / record. If this doesn’t
work, call Sky Customer Service on the number provided in your
Terms & Conditions.
System fault.
There was an unexpected error
with your Sky±HD box during
system set up.
Call Sky Customer Service (see your Terms & Conditions).
Housekeeping.
Please wait.
Your Sky±HD box is trying to
resolve a system fault.
Wait for your Sky±HD box to resolve the problem; if it is not resolved
call Sky Customer Service (see your Terms & Conditions).
Recording interrupted by loss
of signal or cancellation.
Please wait.
Your Sky±HD box temporarily lost
the satellite signal during recording,
or recording was cancelled and
restarted during the programme
You may see this message when you’re playing back a recorded
programme. After a few seconds your Sky±HD box continues
playback from the point when the satellite signal returned or
recording was started.
Play / Pause / Record are not
available whilst in an interactive
service.
You tried to play, pause or record a
programme while you are using an
interactive service.
Press Sky on your remote control to leave the interactive service
before using these buttons. As long as the broadcaster allows it,
you can record programmes featured within an interactive service.
However, you cannot record the entire interactive service itself.
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Message
What does it mean?
What to do now
The batteries in this remote
control are low. Please replace
within the next few days (or you
see a battery symbol in the Now,
Next & Later banner).
The batteries in the remote control
need to be changed to avoid losing
your remote control settings.
Change the batteries in your remote control as soon
as possible. See Replacing the batteries (page 79).
You have entered the wrong
channel number. If it’s an adult
channel it may have been removed
by parental control settings.
Select a different channel or turn off the Remove Adult Channels
setting under Parental Control > Adult Channels.
See Having more control over what the kids watch (page 65)
Channel not available.
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HD jargon buster
DVI
Digital Video Interface. Provides high bandwidth digital connection between a video source and a TV.
Audio is carried separately.
A High Definition Multimedia Interface is like a High Definition scart cable, a high bandwidth digital connection
for both video and audio.
ensures the best video signal is sent from the source (HD signal) to the display
(LCD, Plasma, DLP). It does this by sending uncompressed video and multi channel audio to the TV through one
single cable.
HDCP
High bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a copyright protection system that is included in HD TVs
and receivers. It prevents unauthorised duplication and distribution of copyrighted content.
HD READY
HD ready is a labelling scheme being introduced by the European TV manufacturers’ organisation EICTA to help you
choose an HD TV. The HD ready logo will appear on an increasing number of TVs in the shops. Sky’s HD service is
designed to work with TV sets that carry the HD ready label. So look for the logo to make sure you’re ready for HD.
HD TV
HD TV (High Definition television) provides a higher quality display with a vertical resolution display from 720p
to 1080i. These rates translate into a frame rate of up to 50 frames per second, twice that of conventional TV.
HD TV pixel numbers range from one to two million, compared to SD TV’s range of 300,000 to one million. As for
audio, HD TV receives, reproduces, and outputs Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio. This HD TV designation means that the set
has an internal digital tuner/decoder, as well as meeting HD TV widescreen specifications. HD TV sets display in
1080i/720p.
INTERLACED SCANNING With interlaced scanning, a display shows all the odd lines at one scan of the screen and then all the even lines in a
second scan of the screen.
PIXEL
Pixel is the abbreviation for ‘picture element’. Pixels are the smallest bits of data in a video image. The more pixels
there are in an image, the greater the resolution.
PROGRESSIVE SCANNING Progressive scanning is based on the principle that all the horizontal scan lines are ‘painted’ on the screen in one
pass. 720 or 1080 horizontal lines are scanned progressively or in succession in a vertical frame. This is repeated
50 times a second. Some displays, for example LCD and plasmas, scan progressively, whilst CRTs in TV sets usually
scan using interlaced lines.
720p 720p means the vertical resolution of the TV picture is 720 lines. ‘p’ refers to progressive scanning.
1080i
1080i means the vertical resolution of the picture is 1080 lines. ‘i’ refers to interlaced scanning.
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Specifications
The following specifications are for the Sky±HD box made by BSkyB, Pace and Samsung. Specifications may change without notice
DRX890 Specifications
Operating voltage:
Power consumption:
Weight:
Dimensions:
UHF modulator:
Operating temp. range:
Storage temp. range:
Hard disk capacity:
Connectors
MAINS INPUT:
DISH INPUT 1:
DISH INPUT 2:
TELEPHONE LINE:
RS-232:
230V AC; 50Hz
45W (max.) / LNB switching +13/+18VDC 275mA MAX/22kHz
4.1kg (packed)
346mm x 255mm x 73mm (inc. rubber feet and connectors)
CCIR PAL System I; Ch. 21 to 69 (factory setting is 68)
+5°C to +45°C
-20°C to +60°C
500GB (250GB personal storage space)
IEC 60320 2-pin
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
RJ11, V90
DB-9 female, data communications equipment
(DCE) / EIA/TIA-232-E ITU-T V.28 115.2 kbit/s (max.)
AERIAL IN:
IEC 60169-2 female
RF OUT-1:
IEC 60169-2 male
RF OUT-2:
IEC 60169-2 male
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT:
OPTICAL & COAXIAL digital audio sockets for 5.1 surround sound
AUDIO OUT (L and R):
Phono sockets (RCA)
COMPOSITE VIDEO OUT: Phono sockets (RCA)
USB 2.0 :
(for future connectivity) front and rear connectors
SCART:
SCART (composite video out; RGB out)
1.1 type A
ETHERNET:
(for future connectivity) RJ45, IEEE802.3 10-BASE-T & 100BASE-TX
SATA:
external HDD interface, SATA 1.0a
DRX780 Specifications
Operating voltage:
230V AC; 50Hz
Power consumption: 45W (max.) / LNB switching +13/+18VDC 275mA MAX/22kHz
Weight:
5kg (packed)
Dimensions:
399mm x 295mm x 81mm (inc. rubber feet and connectors)
UHF modulator:
CCIR PAL System I; Ch. 21 to 69 (factory setting is 68)
Operating temp. range:+5°C to +45°C
Storage temp. range: -20°C to +60°C
Hard disk capacity:
320GB (160GB personal storage space)
300GB (160GB personal storage space)
Connectors
MAINS INPUT:
DISH INPUT 1:
DISH INPUT 2:
TELEPHONE LINE:
RS-232:
IEC 60320 2-pin
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
RJ11, V90
DB-9 female, data communications equipment
(DCE) / EIA/TIA-232-E ITU-T V.28 115.2 kbit/s (max.)
AERIAL IN:
IEC 60169-2 female
RF OUT-1:
IEC 60169-2 male
RF OUT-2:
IEC 60169-2 male
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT: OPTICAL & COAXIAL digital audio sockets for 5.1 surround sound
AUDIO OUT (L and R): Phono sockets (RCA)
USB 2.0 :
(for future connectivity) front and rear connectors
VCR/DVD SCART:
SCART (composite video in/out; RGB in/out)
TV SCART:
SCART (composite video out; RGB out)
1.1 type A
ETHERNET:
(for future connectivity) RJ45, IEEE802.3 10-BASE-T & 100BASE-TX
S-VIDEO OUT:
4-way mini-DIN
Hereby, BSkyB declares that this set top box is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of the following Directives: 2006/95/EC (LVD Directive); 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive); 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive);
2011/65/EU (Restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - RoHS).
If you connect earthed equipment to the RS-232 port, you must use an approved screened cable.
The model number, serial number and electrical rating of this set top box are on a label on its base and rear.
BSkyB, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD
Specifications
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Specifications continued
Pace Mk1 and Mk2 Specifications
Operating voltage:
Power consumption:
Weight:
Dimensions:
UHF modulator:
Operating temp. range:
Storage temp. range:
Hard disk capacity:
Connectors
230V AC; 50Hz
45W (max.) / LNB switching +13/+18VDC 275mA MAX/22kHz
5kg (packed)
399mm x 295mm x 81mm (inc. rubber feet and connectors)
CCIR PAL System I; Ch. 21 to 69 (factory setting is 68)
+5°C to +45°C
-20°C to +60°C
320GB (160GB personal storage space)
300GB (160GB personal storage space)
Hereby, Pace declares that this set top box is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of the following Directives: 2006/95/EC
(LVD Directive); 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive); 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive);
2011/65/EU (Restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical
and electronic equipment - RoHS).
If you connect earthed equipment to the RS-232 port, you must use an approved screened cable.
The model number, serial number and electrical rating of this set top box
are on a label on its base and rear.
MAINS INPUT:
DISH INPUT 1:
DISH INPUT 2:
TELEPHONE LINE:
RS-232:
IEC 60320 2-pin
Pace, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LF
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
RJ11, V90
DB-9 female, data communications equipment
(DCE) / EIA/TIA-232-E ITU-T V.28 115.2 kbit/s (max.)
AERIAL IN:
IEC 60169-2 female
RF OUT-1:
IEC 60169-2 male
RF OUT-2:
IEC 60169-2 male
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT:
OPTICAL & COAXIAL digital audio sockets for 5.1 surround sound
AUDIO OUT (L and R):
Phono sockets (RCA)
USB 2.0 :
(for future connectivity) front and rear connectors
VCR/DVD SCART:
SCART (composite video in/out; RGB in/out)
TV SCART:
SCART (composite video out; RGB out)
1.1 type A
ETHERNET:
(for future connectivity) RJ45, IEEE802.3 10-BASE-T & 100BASE-TX
SATA:
external HDD interface, SATA 1.0a
S-VIDEO OUT:
4-way mini-DIN
Specifications
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Specifications continued
Samsung Mk1 and Mk2 Specifications
Operating voltage:
Power consumption:
Weight:
Dimensions:
UHF modulator:
Operating temp. range:
Storage temp. range:
Hard disk capacity:
230V AC; 50Hz
45W (max.) / LNB switching +13/+18VDC 275mA MAX/22kHz
5kg (packed)
399mm x 295mm x 81mm (inc. rubber feet and connectors)
CCIR PAL System I; Ch. 21 to 69 (factory setting is 68)
+5°C to +45°C
-20°C to +60°C
320GB (160GB personal storage space)
300GB (160GB personal storage space)
500GB (250GB personal storage space)
Connectors
MAINS INPUT:
DISH INPUT 1:
DISH INPUT 2:
TELEPHONE LINE:
RS-232:
IEC 60320 2-pin
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
female F-type 75Ω (950-2150 MHz)
RJ11, V90
DB-9 female, data communications equipment
(DCE) / EIA/TIA-232-E ITU-T V.28 115.2 kbit/s (max.)
AERIAL IN:
IEC 60169-2 female
RF OUT-1:
IEC 60169-2 male
RF OUT-2:
IEC 60169-2 male
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT:
OPTICAL & COAXIAL digital audio sockets for 5.1 surround sound
AUDIO OUT (L and R):
Phono sockets (RCA)
USB 2.0 :
(for future connectivity) front and rear connectors
VCR/DVD SCART:
SCART (composite video in/out; RGB in/out)
TV SCART:
SCART (composite video out; RGB out)
1.1 type A
ETHERNET:
(for future connectivity) RJ45, IEEE802.3 10-BASE-T & 100BASE-TX
SATA:
external HDD interface, SATA 1.0a
S-VIDEO OUT:
4-way mini-DIN
Specifications
Hereby, Samsung declares that this set top box is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of the following Directives: 2006/95/EC
(LVD Directive); 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive); 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive);
2011/65/EU (Restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical
and electronic equipment - RoHS).
If you connect earthed equipment to the RS-232 port, you must use an approved screened cable.
The model number, serial number and electrical rating of this set top box
are on a label on its base and rear.
Samsung, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey KT160PS
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COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY
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This item incorporates copy protection technology that is protected by U.S. Patents and other intellectual property rights of Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering and
disassembly are prohibited.
This product contains Free/Open Source Software. For further information, please visit sky.com/opensourcesoftware or view the ‘Software Notices’ section in the
Settings menu of the on screen TV Guide.
© Copyright British Sky Broadcasting Limited 2012.
Sky, Sky±HD, Sky±, Sky Box Office, Sky Guide, Believe in better and Series Link are trade marks owned by the British Sky Broadcasting group of companies. Used under
licence. Sky±HD remote: UK, Irish and Community registered design numbers GB3022129, IE20855, IE20856, CD294475-0004 to CD294475-0007. Sky±HD box: European
patent nos. 0827668, 0868816, 0999702, 0999704, 1158802, 1208696, 1449360; International patent publication nos. 2005/074265, 2006/125971, 2009/050489;
Community design no. 000294467; Community design appn. no. 001652009 UK design no. 3020748. Corresponding design and patent protection exists in other
territories.
You are not authorised to use your Sky±HD box in a way which infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties. Copying programmes is unlawful under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, except in a limited number of circumstances such as for the purpose of showing in schools (section 35) and timeshifting for
private and domestic use (section 70).
The details in this guide are correct at the time of issue. Programme references are for feature illustration purposes only and do not necessarily reflect current scheduling.
The specification and features are subject to change at any time without notice.
No responsibility can be accepted for any failure of your Sky±HD box to receive, process or act on information transmitted to it, or any change in the performance of your
Sky±HD box as a result of the transmission of this information.
This product is intended for use in the UK, ROI, Channel Islands and Isle of Man only.
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