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#157187 - 30th May 2007 3:54pm PVR's Chnaging How We Watch TV
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Personal video recorders (PVRs) let audiences create their own schedules, tailored to their mood.

Cynics might argue this is nothing new - after all, people have struggled to clear piles of videotapes lying around their living rooms for the past 25 years.

But there is something more ruthless about having a list of shows ready to go at a moment's notice.

The concept, dubbed "timeshifting", applies whether viewers record a show or if they see it on a separate "+1" service, where the entire output of a channel is shown again with a 60-minute delay, to maximise viewing opportunities.

I myself have been using Sky+ for over 3 years now and I have to say its probably something I could not live without now. It totally changes the way one views television, no longer am I dictated to by schedules, I watch what I want and when I want, and I can watch two programs that were being broadcast at the same time.

The Sky+ interface is so easy to use, its even easier then using a DVD player and its so simple to record things. I never miss my favourite programs because of the series link feature, which means all my favourite shows get automatically recorded.

Its how television should be, and with Sky removing the 10 subscription charge for Sky+ in July, it is hopefully going to become available to a LOT more people!

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#157222 - 30th May 2007 7:02pm Re: PVR's Chnaging How We Watch TV [Re: MattLFC]
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I'd love to have Sky+ just for that feature.

It justs saves me a lot of money having freeview channels, although I'd love to have channels like discovery and sky one.
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#157225 - 30th May 2007 7:06pm Re: PVR's Chnaging How We Watch TV [Re: BMW Joe]
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Well if ye ever get Freesat from Sky, the Sky+ features can be used for 10.00 per month without a Sky subscription.

However, if one has a Sky subscription for 15 a month, not only doe ye get the extra channels, but the Sky+ features are free now (they have scrapped the 10 per month charge) and of course ye broadband is included in that if ye wanted it.

The only downer is its 99 for the PVRv3 box (160GB, Sky Anytime) and installation, but I had to pay 199 for a PVRv2 (40GB, no Sky Anytime) about 3 years ago so its come down in price lol.

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