Charter of uk.tech.tv.video.pvr

(Not Moderated)

Technical discussions of hard disk based Personal Video Recorder (PVR) systems (devices that monitor and record programming that the user watches and is capable of tasks like pausing live TV, recording entire TV series from an electronic programme guide automatically, giving fast and easy access to programming the user has requested be recorded and may even be capable of suggesting or recording programming the user may like based on what they have watched in the past) available to the UK market, TiVo and Sky+ for example. Topics may include: comparisons between systems, bugs, future software and hardware releases, manual hardware and software updates and system troubleshooting (this is not an exhaustive list). Conversation specific to programme content is off-topic and should be directed elsewhere, e.g. to the uk.media.tv.* newsgroups.


Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Suppliers of goods and services relevant to PVRs in the UK may post, not more than once a month, an invitation of four lines or fewer, to visit their web site or request details. The subject line must begin "ADVERT: ".

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.


Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their "postmaster" and/or Service Provider.

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uk.tech.tv.video.pvr	Hard disk-based Personal Video Recorder(PVR) systems