Monday, July 25, 2005

Every TV show at your fingertips

Cory Doctorow writes about a remarkable PVR from Promise TV that:
[grabs] the entire broadcast TV multiplex -- all the channels being broadcast in the UK -- slices them up according to the free, over-the-air electronic programming guide, and stores an entire month's worth.

Why program a TiVo to get certain shows for you when you can record every single show on the air, all at once, and then use recommendations, search, a grid, or any other means you care to name to figure out which of those thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of programming you want to watch.
Clever idea. Massive drives are getting cheap enough that recording every show broadcast is a real possibility.

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