I currently have NTL which is a dual standard box i.e. it gives me the terrestial channels plus NTL digital. This means I can tape one channel (either terrstial or digital) whilst watching another. I also have NTL braodband which I rate as v good. However, NTL does not get the same range of progs that Sky offers, and it lacks the "red button" control option for a range of services. Going to Sky plus would give me the option of taping or pausing live tv. Combining this with my Panasonic DMR E55 recorder which has time slip would seem to give me a very versatile recording setup. It would also mean switching telephone provider back to BT. The Sky option would work out a little cheaper. NTL are also notoriously difficult to contact by phone -a seance may be the only proper way of doing so! But - in view of some of the comments here on the sky plus service / box, I wonder would I be better staying with NTL ?? Any comments / advice would be welcome.