Sorry for waffling but i thought id just contribute to the thread in the interests of keeping it alive. I'm quite interested in sky+, but resent the £10/month subscription after buying the hardware.
Hopefully they'll find some way to rectify that at some stage, as i think its a great idea, with few serious competitors at the moment. And Freeview in my are is patchy at best. I currently have a very low spec sky subscription (£15pcm), but will be switching t freesat when my year's contract is up.
I paid because freesat doesnt offer 2 channels that i wanted at the time, but ive experienced those channels for 10 months now, and they offer vewry little that i want to see regularly.
I agree, but my research found better reviews for the Toppy and it has the advantage that you can customise it by downloading and installing TAPs - written by other Toppy users. It will also allow watching a programme that's still recording and you can record 2 whilst watching a 3rd (providing they're on the same mux). Also the model I have has a 250G HDD (may or may not be important). For more information see click here