Yes. I have finally admitted it. The BBC 'Integrated Media Player' (and there's me thinking it stood for interactive but never mind) is turning out to be not as helpful as I initially thought.
Programmes really do keep expiring on me. Apparently Waking the Dead was a good tv series. I missed it all, even though it was set up to record every episode. How did I miss it? Because I happened to party just a bit too hard, two weekends on the trot, and paid the price by the 7 day expiry rearing it's ugly head.
I am sure the BBC's intention is not for people to speed watch programmes for fear of expiry? Now honestly, what is the point ot all this excitement?
I was watching the Sky+ demo last week on my tv (not because I was bored or anything but due to a re set on the digi box) and it makes much more sense for me to buy one of these than to mess around with the BBC iMP, because at least then I wouldn't miss those BBC programmes..EVER. (There is no expiry on recorded material).
Seems to me that a lot of other people might decide to give more business to Sky (and similar companies) rather than have the uncertainty of the iMP.
Song to self: Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me (Sunday gone actually, but it's a good little song that one;-))