When will NTL be like Sky+ ?????

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  1. sport28

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    The main feature I would like is a twin tuner. I would like to be able to record one digital channel, while watching another. For example, I want to set the video for a sky one programme on Saturday, and not have to worry that my flatmate might flick over to another non-terrestial channel, thus ruining the recording.
     
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    There was a small article in last month's Digital Home magazine that suggested that this would be coming from both NTL and Telewest next year but, unlike Sky+, when you record a program, it gets stored on a remote server rather than a hard disk and then, when you want to watch it, it effectively gets 'streamed' back to your box. This would mean that you would, potentially, get huge storage capacity rather than be limited by the size of a local hard disk.

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    Johndon - Did the artical mention anything about NTL doing dobly digital for movies like Sky+? I guess them improving the picture quality would be nice but too much to ask.

    PS - sorry for hijacking the thread
     
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    It didn't, it only mentioned the recording.

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    That would be VOD (Video On Demand), not quite the same as having the content stored on your own machine but if the system works a big plus for the cable companies.
    I am interested in how NTL could manipulate the programming that belongs to the dozens of broadcasters that are on their platform without totally new and far more flexible contracts, some how I can not see SKY letting them store and redistribute Simpsons, Enterprise, footy etc etc without huge sums of money changing hands:)
     
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    And NTHell are not excatly rolling in the $$$$ are they.
     
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    Exactly ! Sky has high profits, so they can afford to invest in products like Sky+. NTL can't.
     

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