Posted on another website from someone who contacted Telewest. Makes very interesting reading. Like a souped up cross between Sky+ and TIVO. I mailed Telewest and asked for information on their own 'Sky+'..............below seems to be a standard response letter, which was I stress answered very very quickly! Thank you for your e-mail dated 9 May 2005. I refer to your enquiry regarding services similar to Sky+. Our Personal Video Recorder (PVR) is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2005. Similar to Sky+, this is a Hard Disc Recorder and shares many of the same characteristics, such as the ability to timeshift ?live? programming with DVD functionality. However, our PVR has been specifically developed to address some of the shortcomings of existing similar systems and has many improvements. Firstly, the PVR will record up to around 80 hours of programming, and will record three channels simultaneously, or two with a third being watched. These figures represent significant advancement in this field. Due to our fibre-optic technology we can also other several features that other providers cannot. For example, programming PVR recording will be quick and easy using the existing electronic programming guide, which will be extended to 8 days to coincide with PVR release. You will be able to set the PVR to automatically record all episodes of a certain series, or even all programming starring a certain actor, or by your favourite actor. This will operate within a set time period or on an open-ended basis. You will also be able to transfer stored programming to hard copy, via connection to your existing VCR or recordable DVD. This will occur in real time to preserve recording quality, but thanks to two Digital decoders, you will be able to continue to operate your PVR normally whilst transfer takes place. The PVR will also facilitate delivery of Dolby Digital sound and, shortly in the future, High Definition TV (currently unavailable in the UK). The cost of PVR is, as yet, unconfirmed. However, we will release further details to all our customers when these become available. If you have further queries regarding this matter or any other issue, please use the link provided below: www.telewest.co.uk/forms/servicefeedback Please note if you reply directly to this e-mail your response will not be received. Yours sincerely Ian Moore E-Contact Team Telewest Broadband Will at least be something to hit sky over the head with to get a better deal.