I am being informed that a recent SKY upgrade (AUTO DOWNLOAD)
will STOP all users watching pre-recorded programmes on their Sky+ box
if they only have the one off payment (£25) Sky card that allows you to watch some
I do not think you can programme the receiver to stop upgrades,
but as most tend to be through the night, you may want to unplug
the sat box to try and prevent this
that is a big drawback.
It might just be possible to copy off wanted programme but is not for the technically faint hearted. See //www.skycopyplus.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=15 I have not tried it and there are encoding and data stream issues to overcome and several web pages saying it is not possible without playing the recordings inside your sky box with its card and decoder….but if it is an important recording the forums instructions might just be worth trying if you feel technically competent!