Product Type: Sky TV channels
Newest Review: ... plus 1 channel. So you can just record the later version of the programmes. Our Sky package also includes Sky multiroom, Sky+ HD, Sky broa... more
You don't need it, but you will miss it
Sky Plus (Sky+)
Member Name: brokenbricks
Sky Plus (Sky+)
Advantages: Never miss shows
I only got a Sky+ box as I decided to take out a full Phone/Net/TV package, and the Sky+ option ended up cheaper than a standard box. I never thought I had the need to be able to pause TV to make a coffee or record an episode of 24 I was going to miss from the office - to be honest, I still don't. But, after saying that, it's fantastic!
I have recorded virtually everything on Sky Atlantic using the series link feature (records every episode from a series, unsurprisingly) which I find a useful feature as you can watch several episodes at once whilst fast-forwarding the adverts. You can pause live TV, and also rewind live TV up until the point you started watching the channel (max 30 minutes).
The remote record feature is genius, either from any internet enabled PC or my iPhone I can record a show with just a few clicks.
There is also a vast library of shows and movies that can be downloaded to the box, at no extra cost (you must have a subscription to that channel however). A 2 hour HD movie was available for me to watch after about 15 minutes.
Overall it's a great service from Sky, provided at minimal extra cost (or none, if taking a full package), which is extremely easy to use (as long as you're not an idiot like me and turn the box off at the wall and wonder why nothing had been recorded). No one NEEDS to pause live TV or watch The Sopranos whenever they want, but it is handy!
Summary: Great service, but probably wouldn't pay for it.