Listings Mag?

gmt steve

Novice Member
For the last eleventy thousand years I have been buying Radio Times every week, to see what's on. I am now realising that this is probably out of habit rather than it necessarily being the best choice for sky listings.
I wonder where do you guys get your info from, as to what's on Sky a week in advance? I don't mean the EPG as it's not really something I want to sit and browse whilst eating my breakfast, which I currently do with Radio times.
Which mags give the most comprehensive sky listings?
 

Tight Git

Distinguished Member
They all seem to be very similar and the only difference is presentation.

If one was considerably better, it would corner the market. :lesson:

Suggest you flick through them at your local store to see what suits you.

Of course, you may get an assistant badgering you, like they do with the top shelf mags.

(So, I've heard ! ;) )
 

HDCriticalFan

Novice Member
For the last eleventy thousand years I have been buying Radio Times every week,

I wonder where do you guys get your info from, as to what's on Sky a week in advance? I don't mean the EPG as it's not really something I want to sit and browse whilst eating my breakfast, which I currently do with Radio times.
Which mags give the most comprehensive sky listings?
I still buy the RT - it is a good read and it helps a lot to sort the wheat from the chaff as to what programmes (and movies) are actually "any good" (or at least, likely to appeal to me).

I also get the TV & Satellite Week - for a similar reason (and an alternate viewpoint).

But by far the best way to plan your viewing (and the only way for more than a week ahead) is DigiGuide. It's a fully customisable and searchable "EPG for your PC". I think anyone that has used it finds that they really can't do without it. The list of features is endless, from a colour-coded and/or icon highlighted "grid" through to pop-up reminders for upcoming shows. It's brilliant !





Regards
 

projectsome

Standard Member
I find the search option to be quite useful. If I see an ad/preview of a tv programme I'll just search for it in the EPG. Radio Times is good too
 

John

Moderator
try the link in my sig
 

logiciel

Moderator
....rather than it necessarily being the best choice for sky listings.
imho RT is in a class of its own - the other mags bear no comparison.
DigiGuide IS good but I'm afraid I'm the exception to the rule "I think anyone that has used it finds that they really can't do without it" - I had it for a while but gave it up ages ago.
 

Jaycee Dove

Novice Member
I still buy the RT - it is a good read and it helps a lot to sort the wheat from the chaff as to what programmes (and movies) are actually "any good" (or at least, likely to appeal to me).

I also get the TV & Satellite Week - for a similar reason (and an alternate viewpoint).

But by far the best way to plan your viewing (and the only way for more than a week ahead) is DigiGuide. It's a fully customisable and searchable "EPG for your PC". I think anyone that has used it finds that they really can't do without it. The list of features is endless, from a colour-coded and/or icon highlighted "grid" through to pop-up reminders for upcoming shows. It's brilliant !


Regards
Everything said above!

I precisely duplicate all these things.

Radio Times as the easiest to follow and most informative for the main channels.

TV and Satellite Week has the best of the listings mags satellite and HD options.

And Digiguide is invaluable and often adds the key things you may not get from a TV listings magazine - such as series and episode numbers....it also often has schedules weeks ahead (eg currently lists Living right through to the end of February allowing a - sadly fruitless - search for the series finale episode of Medium that Sky viewers missed before Christmas when the channel did not bother to series link it!)

These three together I think give the best possible service if you watch a lot of multi channel TV.

But I will be happy if anyone has other suggestions.
 

gmt steve

Novice Member
I've picked up TV and Satellite Week as that looks to have a reasonable layout and definitely covers far more channels than RT. I'll see how I get on with it for a few weeks. Thanks for all the advice, gotta love these forums eh?:smashin:
 

logiciel

Moderator
Maybe that's going a shade too far, but thanks anyway. Logi.;)
 

Jaycee Dove

Novice Member
Jaycee, it seems that we both need to get out more :rolleyes:

Regards
Agreed!

But, unfortunately, not possible for me.

I am a full time solo carer and so, in effect, housebound - though I get 2 hours per week respite to go and do the shopping when another carer takes over.

The person I care for is bedbound and cannot read or converse much so TV is really their one pleasure.

Which is why we watch a lot. :)
 

Chadford

Distinguished Member
But by far the best way to plan your viewing (and the only way for more than a week ahead) is DigiGuide. It's a fully customisable and searchable "EPG for your PC". I think anyone that has used it finds that they really can't do without it. The list of features is endless, from a colour-coded and/or icon highlighted "grid" through to pop-up reminders for upcoming shows. It's brilliant !
Been using DigiGuide for nearly ten years now - fab.
I've never used this facility but there is an option to effectively print out your own custom set of listings (make your own listings mag) with just the channels you are interested in. :thumbsup:
 

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