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    Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

    This is a discussion on Something the Virgin service has over Sky+ within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Noticed the other day when looking at my mates new Tivo/Virgin box, that when a programme is advertised, it allows ...

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      Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Noticed the other day when looking at my mates new Tivo/Virgin box, that when a programme is advertised, it allows you to add it to record, there and then. Been thinking for ages this would be much better with Sky+, than the 'reminder' (green) button currently used.


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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Since Sky habitually advertise a programme often months before it is shown, would the TiVo allow this?

      I have noticed that we can only see the planner up to 7 days ahead, but I have seen evidence to show that actually may be 3 or 4 weeks may be downloaded to the hard drive, where the planner is kept.

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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      To be honest I've only ever noticed them advertise the kind of things I watch - documentaries, no more than a month in advance. To give an example of my pet hate, they just last week started advertising a new series of 'Wheeler Dealers' on Discovery, which instead of saying exactly 'when', just says 'coming soon', or 'coming in March'. I know they can change schedules at the last minute, but with the tech they have now (allowing us to set recordings remotely from other devices etc), wouldn't you think they could automatically change the date and time (on the sky+ set recording), so you'd never have the problem of missing the start of a new series. I think the 'reminder' feature is at least due fro some kind of major overhaul. One idea would be to send an email (associated with the sky account) as a secondary reminder the day before broadcast. But with so many programmes to potentially watch (their selling point) I'd still like to see a better system of not missing anything you want.

      Interesting about the planner btw.

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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      You can already subscribe to Sky for email reminders for specific shows. The current 'reminder' works about 5 mins before a programme or film airs.

      In your post you mentioned 'Wheeler Dealers', this would be one example of show that it would be nice to stick on the planner to record once it is ready to air.

      Another would be 'Game of Thrones' which has been advertised since last Christmas as 'coming soon'. I would have loved to stick this on the planner.

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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      Noticed the other day when looking at my mates new Tivo/Virgin box, that when a programme is advertised, it allows you to add it to record, there and then. Been thinking for ages this would be much better with Sky+, than the 'reminder' (green) button currently used.
      The thread title made me chuckle.

      If this is all they have over Sky, then they should start marketing it. pmsl
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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      The thread title made me chuckle.

      If this is all they have over Sky, then they should start marketing it. pmsl
      WOW, if that makes you PYSL, you need to get out more . It is a good feature all the same (weak thread title aside).

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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      WOW, if that makes you PYSL, you need to get out more . It is a good feature all the same (weak thread title aside).
      The fact you can record from an advert, or you can have nearly 60 HD channels, which one is best?

      Only one way to find out......


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      Good feature, but sorry, I would not go to VM bcause of it.
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      Re: Something the Virgin service has over Sky+

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      The fact you can record from an advert, or you can have nearly 60 HD channels, which one is best?

      Only one way to find out......


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      Good feature, but sorry, I would not go to VM bcause of it.
      Hehe, I'm not saying Virgin is altogether better because of this one feature (maybe the thread title wasent so badly worded after all ), just commenting that it is a good feature that would also benefit the Sky service, and us that use it.

     

     

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