Sky Broadband

  hallc 14:49 04 Mar 2006
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Hi All
I am in the middle of downloading sky to my pc, I`m looking for some feed back on the good/bad aspects to this, it seems quite a large download
I run win xp with aol as isp.
C

  MidgetMan 15:57 04 Mar 2006

I did install it but found that the files were taking so long to come down, this is because it is in fact a peer to peer programme so the files are being seeded by other users and not form a central server. This is a fact that sky try to not make blatant, it is only by reading the very fine print that it becomes obvious. I uninstalled it ( a very hard job in its self.

You also have the issue of drm, the films you download can only be watched for I think 30 days then lock, they also cannot be moved to disc for future watching.

All in all I was not happy with, if I wanted my pc to be used as in effect a seed server I would use bit torrent etc, it is also a pain to get rid, slows the pc down, uses your download limit and bandwidth etc (it still works in the background to seed even though the programme is closed.

I would do a little more research before you install it, there are a number of forums on the net that deal with this programme (google them).

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