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UK question: Anyone know the best options for recording TV shows for later viewing?

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11266points) February 21st, 2010

I’ve never had this problem before…but I need to find a way to record some television shows. I have Sky already and it seem that it will cost me up to £200 to get Sky Plus with installation. That seems a bit high when I don’t watch a lot of TV.

Are there any other options to record TV shows? Do they have Tivo here? I suppose it’s about the same price.

If anyone has used a system and found it to be practical….please let me know. Thanks!

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Buttonstc's avatar

Do they have ATT U-Verse service over on your side of the pond yet ?

If so, they only charge $10 extra per month for the DVR option. That includes the equipment.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Get a tv card for your pc and then use windows media centre. You can pick up a dual tune USB stick for less than £50 and record 2 channels at the same time.

sakura's avatar

If you have sky already ring them up and say what offers have you got on? Just before Christmas they were offering sky HD free upgrades. You don’t get if you don’t ask!

Also you can buy hard drive recorders now and not too expensive either! Or as @RareDenver try freeview, better still tell sky you are thinking of leaving them and getting a freeview recorder and they will probably put you through to customer services who will give you free up grade!

Nullo's avatar

Use a VCR. They’re cheap now, as are the cassettes.

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