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Ps3 Users - want to watch Tv on yours Via PS3? - LOOK IN if you do!

Discussion in 'PS3 Forum' started by mcmanic, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. mcmanic

    mcmanic Member

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    Quite possibly the best website I've seen for ages.

    Ok we all know iplayer don't work through the PS3 browser but fear not we have a better alternative

    go here
    http://www.tvcatchup.com/tvguide/

    signup - its free

    Records all free to air programs
    Allows future records (like sky+ online)
    2 months of history (watch programs from last 2 months online...)
    You need a decent connection (2 meg+)
    UK users only, although if you get a friend to set up a login it seems to work on foreign IPs

    of course can be used on Pc also

    only thing i'v noticed that on PS3 browser it won't go fullscreen like on PC,
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  2. breadbun

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    Just trying it out now on my Mac. Seems to work fine. Site is a bit confusing.. I mean, it lets you record things, yet, it records everything anyway, apparently and lets you watch it after th eevent. Im a bit confused by that. Also, how legal is this? And how come they have less restrictions than the BBC themselves!? Puzzled.
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    m1ket Active Member

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    I doesnt record everything the recorded shows are ones that people have recorded

    For example if a show has only been recorded by one person and they delete it it then gone forever

    Great site though, i cant see how its legal though as a number of shows are not on bbc iplayer or 4od due to licencing restrictions
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    Yeah I'm confused as well, why would you set anything to record when you can just go to recordings and it lists everything that's been on anyway and you can watch it from there. Also it says you have 10GB of storage for recordings, is that on their servers or space on my PC? Doesn't seem to be much info on the site for newbies to explain how it works but on the face of it looks very promising!

    EDIT: So what happens if more than one person records the same programme? Surely there'd be no point doing that then... :confused:
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    just use PS3 browser zoom, works a treat
  6. m1ket

    m1ket Active Member

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    It gets recorded once, if two people flagged it to be recorded

    If one deleted it the program stays on the site until both select to delete or 30 days are up

    Everything streams from their servers
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    Nice find mate :smashin:
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    DisguisedCoot Member

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    is it legal? i dont think so:nono:
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    I can't see why not to be honest. If the porgrams are free to air and not from SKY or VIRGIN then it will be. You could get done for no TV license but I think that would be it.
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    DisguisedCoot Member

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    Fair point, whats the quality like?
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    Quality is no worse than the Flash version of teh BBC iPlayer. In fact, some programmes look better.
  12. DisguisedCoot

    DisguisedCoot Member

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    i have a 8meg connection, would that be ok tou use?
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    theshabster Active Member

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    Well when the guy said you need at least a 2mb connection, what do you think ?!!? :oops:
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    this is absolutely brilliant, cheers.

    I even took a pic

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  15. DisguisedCoot

    DisguisedCoot Member

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    Doh! missed that bit, stuck at work at the mo
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    Does anyone know if there is an alternative for those not currently living in the UK?

    Am in The Netherlands and the sire recognises that my IP is outside the UK so I cannot logon.

    Any ideas of other sites or ways round this?
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    as in my 1st post


    UK users only, although if you get a friend to set up a login it seems to work on foreign IPs

    not tried it myself - you need a friend
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    Swooshboy, I think you just need to do a search for MyTh TV backend servers (or front end) as this is exactly the same.........
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    On a PC on the default window size - its OK - but on the PS3 zoomed in (note - it appears to be impossible to select the full screen icon on the flash plugin) - its far from ideal

    But then again, this is what we get from Flash based video players - they're convenient - but don't present a decent enough quality yet.
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    Thats just like asking can u pay for a £2 item in a shop with a fiver.


    Hmmmm
  21. DisguisedCoot

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    enough already:mad:
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    just tried this on pc and wireless thru to ps3,on both seems out of sync on every recorded program ive tried,this is through a 20mb connection any one else have same probs,great find by the way cheers.
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    :cool: Will try it on my PS3 later. :) :smashin:
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    I see in the terms agreement that you have to have a valid tv license, otherwise you obviously wouldn't agree to the terms;)
  26. gforce85

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    thanks guys, works a treat! :clap:

    works better than bbc iplayer i think. tho i can only imagine the size of the server hard disk space.

    dont think its legal tho. plus u dont have to give a legit email address.
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    Web site has been pulled:thumbsdow
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    Yep! Didn't even get a chance to try it out!!

    'Dear Member


    In recent days, TVCatchup has become aware of the Broadcaster's (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five) increasing concerns over the free personal recording functionality that this website offers.

    On 15th February, our hosting was terminated without warning and we presume this was at the request of such Broadcasters.

    Given that this will no doubt happen again, TVCatchup has therefore voluntarily suspended its services whilst the concerns of the Broadcasters are addressed.

    We apologise to all for this temporary interuption to service.

    This page will provide a service update as matters progress.

    TVCatchup.com
    16th February 2008'
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    LOL what the hell is the problem with the UK goverment wanting to control everything everyone does. God dam this site wernt breaking any laws. I know sites where you can view sky channels and they have been running for years. O well i dont live in UK any more but feel sorry for people who do.
  30. trip

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    Didn't last long.. :thumbsdow

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