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Is anyone brave enough...??..

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by beavis, Mar 21, 2002.

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  1. beavis

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    ...just to have a tivo/sky+ instead of a video recorder?

    Just about to get a new house, will be buying new tv, etc, just wondering can you live with just a tivo/sky+ if they are that good?

    Does everyone pay up front for life or do you pay the £10 a month?

    Cheers all

    beavis.
     
  2. dochall

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    It depends what you use it for. Obviously you are not going to be building an archive of material but TBH how many people actually do. I know I never did.


    When upgraded my home setup I bought a TIVO and have never cables the VCR back in. I still have one sitting around somewhere but it's most likely route is being given to a family member. I have already got rid of the other one.

    I don't consider it brave. TIVO is an excellent piece of kit and it does change the way you watch tv.

    As far as the lifetime sub is concerned. It makes sense to go for it as the payback period is 2 years and even if you get rid prior to then the resale value is higher if it has a lifetime sub (the sub is tied to the player not you). This is academic as far as Sky+ is concerned as you don't have the choice.
     
  3. common

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    I have Tivo and no VCR.

    I don't miss it apart from when you watch a really cool late night programme and you want a few mates to watch it ( I would have previously lent them the tape)

    Go for it - 99.9% of the time you will not miss your video
     
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    My VCR started to become unreliable so I replaced it with Sky+. The only time I regret not having it there is when a friend asks "Did you tape Enterprise?" and I say "Yes. You can have a copy, but you'll have to lend me a video. No, not a tape, a video recorder."

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  5. delta

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    Since I bought TiVo I have never used my VCR which is now gathering dust!
     
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    I did away with my VCR when I had Sky + put in..liked it so much we got another for my movie room..:)
     
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    ER.. just to put a spanner in the works.. I just got a new VCR to back up my Sky+ HDD..sorry!:rolleyes:


    Taz.:cool:
     
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    I've already got SKY+ and very happy with it but when one of my two VCR's gives up the ghost I would seriously consider TIVO as a replacement.

    Although if we are talking a couple of years then I'd probably go with whatever integrated SKY/HDD is around at that point coupled with a FTV card since recording analogue or DTT won't be a requirment in my home.
     
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    My S-VHS VCR now only exists for two reasons. 1) Because if I moved it out of the rack it would expose all the wiring of my system. 2) So I can play back my holiday videos.
     
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    That is so true:)
     

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