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    Unable to do a series link on SKY+ here in costa blanca south

    My SKY+ box only holds about 8-10hours of epg, usually having progs until 6pm with a refresh occuring late afternoon to load up the evening programmes. I've tried countless things to series link programmes here in the costa blanca south but all to no avail. Whilst in the UK, I normally setup the programmes (using the "strong" channels) I want linking which does help but occasionally I miss some I want or, worse, I delete one in error. Is there anyway it can be done here in Spain?
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    Hi,
    This is linked in a way to your other question.
    The Sky 7 day EPG information is on a norht beam frequency.
    If that frequency is not available then your box will not show anything more than 6 hours of EPG data.
    If the box is unable to receive that frequency that carries the programme data, then some times series linking wil not work.

    The frequency for the EPG data is 11778.
    It is a norht beam frequency.
    Sometime a dish realignment or LNB skew alignment can help to improve reception of this frequency.
    But it can and probably will still be lost in the afternoon.

    But, and this may help sway the OH....... recent Sky HD boxes can store more of the EPG data in its onboard memory. So where as SD boxes show data from 0000-6000 or 600-1200 or 1200 - 1800 or 1800 - 0000, the HD boxes can cache the informtion for all days. Assuming it can get access tot he 7 day data on the 11778 frequency (which it should be able to do in the early hours of the morning is your dish and LNB are set up correctly.)
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    Thanks once again for the information. Unsure if my dish/LNB needs a realignment/adjustment. I think I'm leaning more towards going for the HD option and seeing if that helps to improve things, i.e. a) The SS4 & SSNews & b) the series link issue.
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    Mike

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