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Take A Flying Leap With Direct TV

02.11.2006 · Posted in It Articles

Funny, when you try to find a definition on the Web for Direct TV, nothing comes up that adequately describes what it is.

It’s a euphemism for Satellite TV.

However, direct TV has come a long way.

Now you can get local network channels sorted by zipcode, such as NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC.

In its basic setup the DIRECTV DVR can automatically record your favorite shows, record two shows at once, pause live TV, replay and watch in slow motion which creates your own instant replays.

Competition amongst satellite TV companies is fierce, so you should shop around to get the best deal.
Quite a few companies offer 4 room installation for free and free installation and supply of the dish when you sign up for at least a year’s worth of satellite programming.

In the UK you can get a Sky+ personal video recorder that you can send text messages to in order to program it.

In the UK this summer you will be able to watch a new Aussie TV channel from Thomas Cook TV and Enteraction.

HBO is considering the launch of a spin-off channel for the UK,.France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan. Simon Sutton, HBO International’s president, told an audience at the Oxford Media Convention that the broadcaster is mulling a move into the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy or Japan.

The UK Discovery Channel will launch high definition HD early this year offering more than 1000 hours from its library and its own programming.

Europeans trying to censor the Internet by regulating Direct TV?
Citing the Television Without Frontiers directive, which governs broadcasting rules across the EU, British Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell Jowell said that plans to introduce regulation of the Internet for the first time would damage business prospects.

Amazon.com may launch its own shopping channel.
Amazon has started or will start a weekly TV talk show with Bill Maher, and it is now being rumoured that it may launch its own TV shopping channel to be integrated with Maher’s show.
Whether you have direct TV or Cable you can now for an additional monthly charge get a TIVO Box.

What is a TIVO Box?
It is a digital TV Program recorder that can record up to 300 hours of programming.
Wow! That means you can now record 12 days and nights of TV straight.
So you can go on holidays for 12 days and not miss a thing.
It also pauses, rewinds and slow motions live TV.

TiVo can even skip repeats.

It has very elaborate search functions that can search for any movie, hockey game, or cooking show.
And here is something really fascinating:
With a Series 2 box you can access it from the Internet!

There is also a TIVO Digital Music Player which allows you to play MP3s through your home entertainment system.
And things don’t stop there.
There is a TiVo Digital Photo Viewer which allows you to store digital photos on your computer, and show them on your TV.

If you have 2 TVs the kids can watch on the floor in the living room while you watch your favorite show in the basement.
And for flying entertainment; you can download programs from your TIVO onto your computer and watch these programs on your computer on the plane.

That’s flying entertainment.
You can also transfer shows from your TIVO to DVDs and replay them on any DVD player or any new generation of portable device.

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