Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Poltimore, Devon
Give me a push
Long post, feel free to ignore.
OK, I've been around for a while. I've got a [80GB] Sky+ box and basically it's great.
There's the problem, basically.
It costs £10 per month and I hate having ongoing deductions.It won't find anything I don't tell it to. I can only program it a week in advance.
TiVo (I know, esp. with 2.5.5) will find all "This Old House" and record them etc. and fill up the disk with even more junk!
I've also got satellite [EchoStar] which I occasionally watch and record (don't ask). These go through a Quattro switch (DVD goes direct to TV).
Do I care enough about DolbyDigital sound on recordings (I know I can buy a film and use the Sky+ with it's DD output at the time). Do I care about the 'degradation' of encrypted pictures (I've NEVER seen TiVo output).
But a TiV0 I'd have to upgrade (memory & disk, maybe the ToVoNet too) - I'm too geeky to leave it alone (ask SteveUK, we work together). I couldn't do it for a year either, some TiVo's have gone bang shortly after being bought (not saying they are worse than anything else).
I've thought about using a PC too, but that's just more admin I can do without. I have no (READ ZERO!) interest in burning DVD's, I buy them if I want them that much (Final Fantasy - wonderful to watch, must get bigger than 32" Wega - plasma/projector?).
So, I'm wavering.
+ Dolby Digital on film recordings
+ Ease of use
- £10 per month
- Entering same program week after week
- Satellite goes to VCR only
+ One-off cost (unless lifetime subs disappear)
+ Season passes and the like
+ Record satellite system?
- ALL TV is encoded/decoded
- Upgrade 'costs'
Ye gods, it's only TV how much DO I care?
My spouse is happy either way (see some of them DO understand) but I'm still trying to jump.
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