Sky Anytime TV
When I noticed my Sky+ box doing strange things I should have realised it was Sky Anytime kicking in. Sky Anytime is the new service from Sky available to some Sky+ and (I assume) all Sky HD customers where programmes chosen by Sky are automatically downloaded to you Sky box to view Anytime. Gradually they are deleted and new ones take their place giving you a constant offering of various programming to watch when you want.
The first 'unusual' thing I noticed was I could hear my Sky+ working even when in standby mode. The box was also still warm. On another occasion I found my Sky+ box had turned itself off. Sorry environmentalists, its usually on 24/7.
I'm not a fan of this new service. It uses space on my Sky+ hard disk I could otherwise use for myself. Even with the service turned off, it appears you cannot get this space back. So I'm sacrificing 40 hours of programming I could choose myself for 40 hours of programming Sky choose for me. I sir, fail to see the point, and there's also the question of how much extra wear and tear the extra recording puts on your Sky+ system.
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