Tiscali launches its own PVR — is it "amazing"?

Digital set-top boxes

ticali.gifWith visions of “that’s amazing” broadband adverts running around my head, I’m reporting on Tiscali’s venture into the world of PVR. The Tiscali+ PVR offers all the usual functionality, with a modest 160GB hard drive, access to on-demand films, BBC iPlayer and 4oD content, plus the possibility of catch-up content from ITV and Channel 5 in due course.

It has three built-in digital tuners, so you can record two programmes while watching a third — that beats the BT Vision box and many other dual-tuner standalone PVRs, though of course you need to find three programmes worth watching at the same time to take advantage of that (this is Freeview, you know).

It connects up to the phone line, presumably to ensure that you really are a Tiscali customer, and for downloading on-demand content.

The box itself costs a subsidised £50, and new customers will need to sign up to a 12-month contract.

(Via Web User)

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Andy Merrett
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