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    Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

    This is a discussion on Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; i like the idea of recommendations as long as it is something you choose to view as opposed to having ...

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      i like the idea of recommendations as long as it is something you choose to view as opposed to having the recommendations forced on you that you have to move by to get to the page in the EPG you are interested in.

      I find some of the comments a little odd. This isn't a new idea, we have recommendations 'forced' upon us every day when they show previews of shows in between programmes. Without these previews we'd miss a lot of programmes. Recommendations is just a variation and in fact better as it is based on your viewing habits where as previews in between programmes are just generic. I wonder how many 'intelligent' people would miss new shows if the previews weren't advertised on TV channels? As an example, the C4 Space week looks great, but would I have seen this as I barely use C4 and don't look at a TV guide or look at C4 programmes. There's so many channels out there that this seems a natural and logical step.

      As I say, great idea IMHO, as long as it's not a nag screen that you have to navigate around.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I'm with you Reddwarfcrew, great idea as long as it's not too in your face.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Looking at the video linked above, I would guess that this feature is just as you are wanting Red.

      It looks like you will need to navigate to where the feature is located, but I suspect that it will be easy to find too.

      I think that you have understood it correctly too. It is quite easy to miss something which you really would like to see and this is one method of catching the programme or film.

      A few years ago I stopped purchasing the Radio Times as I just wasn't looking up the programme schedules in it any more. Since then the number of channels has grown even more and it is even harder to get a comprehensive idea of what is on the TV by looking in any TV listing magazine or in the daily or weekly paper.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      I can't imagine Sky will force this on anyone, rather if you want to access the page in the EPG you'll be able to. It isn't clear from this video how it will be accessed but it certainly doesn't look like it'll be forcing anything on anyone... my best guess is it'll likely be a new page within the On Demand section?

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Look again, the answers are in the video. @1.34 he tells you where it will be. For a picture of the previous page, look at the beginning of the video.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Talking about the video, anyone else noticed the on screen time flicking back and forth an hour while he's talking and at different parts of the video the time moves by 4 hours? i.e. soundtrack not matching edits?

      I assume the guy was actually talking to a video mock-up and not giving a demo which suggests to me that the new epg is still early in development and not yet usable even for demo purposes.

      When making the mock-up you'd have thought they'd fix the time so it looked less cobbled together.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      lol - So it does.

      It starts just fine, but in the second half the hour keeps flickering between 4-7pm.

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Talking about the video, anyone else noticed the on screen time flicking back and forth an hour while he's talking and at different parts of the video the time moves by 4 hours? i.e. soundtrack not matching edits?

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Oh I need glasses but it's my new monitor. A bit like when you get your first decent hifi and hear all sorts of new things in familiar music I'm finding I see all sorts of detail, colour nuances etc that I'm sure I would have missed before. Best money I've spent in a long time

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      Re: Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

      Quote Originally Posted by TheVoyager View Post
      Well some of us have an IQ well over 100 but as we get older we do get quite forgetful, it'll happen to you one day


      PS 168 if you must know
      I can only apologise if my earlier post angered you.
      That wasn't my intention, nor was it personal in any way.

      My underlying emotion here is one of frustration.

      It's the pervasive nature of this new EPG 'feature' that i disagree with mostly.
      Honestly, this is bound to P off more repeople than it will benefit.




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