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Paul_I
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Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

Is there meant to be something to say the V6 is actually in record mode? 

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Superuser
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

Nope.

Check the bottom tab on the Info screen.

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Paul_I
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

I find that rather odd.

Every recording device, ever, that I have had right back to my cheap and nasty first VHS video recorder, had on it somewhere, something that made it noticeable that it was recording.

Is it perhaps in there but not useable yet until a software update switches it on?

It's bloody stupid not to be able to see if the darned thing is recording something at a glance rather than having to turn on the TV, access the My Shows button, and scroll down 4 icons just to quickly (sic) check it out via a list of programmes this icon indicates....
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Superuser
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

I, personally, don't see this as an issue. I trust V6 to record the programs I have set it to record.

Why do you feel the need to see that it is recording?

I wonder if SkyQ has such lights, given it too can record many programs at once?

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Tudor
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

I think VM could not afford the six LEDs required!


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Paul_I
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

I'm confident it will too Ernie.

But there are many occasions when I have set it the old Tivo to record a programme for when I'm out but a family member wouldn't know if I have and I know the wife has asked my daughter "is dad recording his football"? or similar. A glance at the box showed a red light for each thing being recorded- whereas the V6 for all its glorious design can't even mange a simple light!

And yes, the Sky Q's blue light gurus red when it is recording.

It's not so much and issue as you put it Ernie, but it is a glaring omission...
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Parrotperson
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

Thing to remember is that now you shouldn't need to worry about clashes. 6 tuners should relieve us of the stress!

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frank_gm
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

I have to agree with Ernie, I don't see the point and I don't neccessarily want the box to look like a Christmas tree. Never really bothered with them on the Tivo.

 

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Paul_I
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

Good to side with a superuser (winks).

But I beg to differ. It should be there like everything else.

However, it's not up for a vote. And it's jot there to have so that's it. Those of us who will miss will just have to be deprived of a feature we expect.

And if you don't want a Christmas tree my friend at least if it did light up your could hide it in a cupboard anyway...
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jhuk
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Re: Nothing shows on the front panel to say the V6 is recording

Could have LED's and a setting or button to disable them.

My mother and her pal who got her V6 last week miss the channel number LED lol.

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