Combining a TIVO with SKY+

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  1. DEO

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    Hi everybody.

    Sorry but I am a bit of a novice here but can you think of any practical benefits of getting a Tivo with lifetime subsription plus SKY+ (and perhaps the second SKY box in the bedroom for an extra £12 p/mth)

    The issue is the limited 40GB storage especialy on SKY+ giving only 20 hours or so.

    I notice people who have 2 Tivos and I wondered about having a Tivo and SKY+

    Ant comments are welcome
     
  2. gringottsdirect

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    I use Skyplus+ as the main recorder, and use Tivo as a secondary device for when I need two channels recording at the same time, something Skyplus+ is rumoured to achieve on its own when the software is upgraded.
    When/if this happens I'll use Tivo when I need three channels recording at the same time.
    Skyplus+ suits me best, my two Tivos are supplementary but hugely useful, especially compared to VHS.
     
  3. Rasczak

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    If the problem is the limited (40GB) storage why not consider upgrading the HD on Sky+? A new HD upto 120GB can be added very easily - numerous people on these boards have already done it and there are several guides out there on how to do it.

    Ignoring the £10 Sky+ fee (I am assuming you want/have Sky+ already) then surely it's cheaper to upgrade Sky+ to 120GB than purchase a Tivo with a lifetime subscription?
     
  4. lynx

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    I've re-homed your double post. :)
     
  5. DEO

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    gringottsdirect - thanks for the reply.

    Do you find yourself often downloading or dubbing recordings from your sky+ to vhs or to dvd-ram or dvd-r etc for stuff you want to archive and keep for ever.
     
  6. gringottsdirect

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    Yes, I keep on DVD-R.
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