Should be getting Sky+ shortly and am wondering about the timer records? Presumably you set a recording from the EPG so is there any need (or facility?) to pad the recording like on a freeview box?
You pick which show you like from the EPG and just press the Record button, mo timers! Fantastic!
The padding is where I feel I need to explain a little. The default (Auto) setting is the Sky+ box records 1 and a half minutes on each side, so a 4pm-5pm recording starts at 3.59pm, and finishes at 5.01pm.
If you find this isn't sufficient (I find it is), you can decrease/increase the padding Sky+ uses. They are manual settings.
If you are a new Sky customer, did you take up the FREE Sky+ box offer?
It was available to new Sky customers til the 28th.
Yes it would, and with the large number of box variants out there these days, the chances of getting a larger drive to work are much lower. Unless you enjoy dabbling with electronics gadgets, and have a good working knowledge of the innards of PC's, then I wouldn't suggest this route.