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