I have noticed something very bizarre when my Sky+ is plugged into the phone… I received a call from Sky trying to sell me their protection policy for Sky – I politely declined as I didn’t feel it was worth the money. Within 2 days of this, I suddenly started having a wealth of programs fail during the recording. This was a regular occurence. My girlfriend joked that Sky were doing it, to ensure we pay for the insurance – she said I should unplug it from the phone line. Just to prove that it wasn’t Sky, I unplugged it…….. the errors miraculously stopped!!!
I forgot about this for a month or so, then when X Factor Final was on, my g/f wanted to vote (I know, I know, you don’t have to say anything). I plugged the phone line back in……………… within 2 weeks of this, my sky box started freezing (needing to be turned off at the mains) and my recording failures started happening again!!
I have now unplugged it from the phone and miraculousl, my box is fixed and my recordings are fine and dandy.
Coincidence? Methinks not… In the word of Kurt Cobain…Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you!!