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Recordings missing the start or end

Sky+ settings normally add a couple of minutes to the start and end of recordings, so that you don't miss anything. If you find that you're missing the start or ending of some programmes, you can add time to your recordings.

If you record programmes on different channels that are scheduled immediately after one another, you may wish to reduce the time at the start or end so you can record the full programmes while watching another channel. Instructions on setting the timing for recordings varies depending on whether you have the new Sky+ or Sky+HD box or the older, white Sky+ boxes with the older style Personal Planner.

  • New Sky+ and Sky+HD boxes

    Add to start of recording

    1. Press the services button on your Sky remote.
    2. With Options highlighted, press select.
    3. The Sky+ Setup menu will be highlighted; press select again.
    4. Press the down arrow to highlight Add to Start of Recording.
    5. Press the left/right arrows to change the time added to the start of all future recordings.
    6. Press the down arrow to highlight Add to End of Recording.
    7. Press the left/right arrows to change the time added to the end of all future recordings.
    8. Press the green button to save the settings.
    9. Press sky to return to normal viewing.
  • White Sky+ boxes

    Add to start of recording

    1. Press the services button on your Sky remote.
    2. Use the up/down arrows to highlight Sky+ Setup.
    3. Press select.
    4. Highlight Add to Start of Recording using the down arrow.
    5. Use the left/right arrows to change the time added to the start of all future recordings.
    6. Press the down arrow to highlight Add to End of Recording.
    7. Use the left/right arrows to change the time added to the end of all future recordings.
    8. Use the up/down arrows to highlight Save New Settings.
    9. Press select.
    10. Press sky to return to normal viewing.