Sky+ users can record TV via mobile phone

Darren Murph
D. Murph|07.12.06

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Sky+ users can record TV via mobile phone
Ever got stuck in traffic or got called into a meeting that forced you to miss that crucial episode of your favorite show? Own a cell phone? Sky+ is on a mission to persuade you that just having a mobile could solve all your TV recording dilemmas, as if this hasn't been conceived before. Touting itself as the first company to allow TV recording commands to be sent via SMS, mobile internet, or online, Sky steps up once again. The free "Remote record" software lets you access a listings guide on your 2.5G, 3G, or GPRS-enabled phone and communicates the record commands to your Sky+ box. If you don't have a data plan, you're still covered, as SMS messages accomplish the same task. Up to 8 handsets can control a single Sky+ box, and they've integrated the service into all of their HD boxes, too. The company claims the trifecta of inputs is a "world's first," but later mentions the online portion is "coming soon." This is good news for UK users, but Sky+ should probably climb down a few rungs and realize this isn't exactly groundbreaking.
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