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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by garry_nutter, Feb 15, 2009.
It would be nice if it's the twin tuner Aussie box
It looks good, but pretty face aside, it still doesn't do conflict resolution on recordings, or Suggestions.
Oh you little tease!
Very unlikely. They would have to be either FreeSat HD based, or FreeviewHD - and Freeview HD is still far from certain. They're still bickering over bandwidth with OFCOM. OFCOM are in the wrong BTW.
Damn the NDA catch-22.
Hang on, surely by mentioning the existence of an NDA you've broken the agreement?
Oh irony what a cruel mistress you are!!!!!!
I thought later this year was bound to be wildly unrealistic for Freeview HD. It seems much more likely it will probably only happen in each region at the time of final digital switchover in that region as this will then also free up sufficient additional bandwidth.
So perhaps no Freeview HD nationwide until some time in 2012 then.......
It'll be so botched if OFCOM don't step back from this. They're so politically driven to sell off spectrum to make cash for the government, that we'll be stuck with a rubbish limited FreeviewHD service.
It'll play perfectly into Sky's hands, either that or ITV and BBC will just ditch FreeviewHD as an option altogether and invest heavily in FreeSat instead.
Can't see that happening given the 8 million plus homes that watch the BBC and ITV on their Sky box.
The marketing costs of running Freesat as an alternative to paying a Sky sub must be quite low as most of the development and marketing costs fall on the manufacturers. Although if Sky cut their recording fee to £5 per month for a free channels only box then I think it would make like very difficult for the BBC/ITV Freesat proposition.
As to Ofcom they are completely useless and never do what is in the best interests of the uk citizen consumer in spite of their supposed principal duty under the Communications Act 2003.
Though with a twin tuner, there's less need for conflict resolution. Suggestions is a major missing feature though. 'Anytime' on Sky is frankly useless by comparison.
Plus I doubt Sky will add proper meta tags to programmes to ensure series linking actually works, even across channels, and god forbid they add Wishlist ability.
We will see, the SKY HD boxes are getting a large update, and new guide interface in the next couple of weeks (Confirmed) probably around the 10th March. The interface is also in HD via the HDMI, so will look much better (I hope).
We will see what "Improvements" are included..
Anytime is annoying me now. Its recorded 2 HD Bond films, I can't watch them as I don't subscribe to Movies, if they were PPV I might be tempted with a beer in hand
Amazing how well hidden Anytime is with the current EPG
It isn't in the new EPG.
Is the Anytime feature not going to be available at all then ? If so hopefully that will free up space.
I don't have Sky+ or Sky HD myself, but from what I've seen from others who have had it, it is as pauljs says. It will go and record lots of stuff on channels you don't subscribe to and waste space! It's nothing like Suggestions either. It's just stuff Sky push out to everyone. No intelligence at all.
And yeah, several times now I've come across people who aren't really aware of it's existence or haven't bothered looking at it. Although there are some people here who don't see the value in Suggestions on TiVo either
No sorry to disappoint.. I meant it isn't well hidden in the new epg, it is easy to get to and view.