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    BBC News - BBC Plans To Launch BBC One +1

    Link: BBC News - BBC plans to launch BBC One +1

    Good news for fans of any program carried by BBC1 [Doctor Who anyone?] but no launch date yet...

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    Never quite got the point of these channels.

    I've got youview at home now and its great for catching up on anything you miss.

    Shame its GUI is so slow though.

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    I love the plus 1 channels. I am always finding a good program that is half way through that I want to watch NOW. With the plus 1 channels I only have to wait a short time for it to come around again

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I love the plus 1 channels. I am always finding a good program that is half way through that I want to watch NOW. With the plus 1 channels I only have to wait a short time for it to come around again
    Agree with @witch on that one Although Sky+ and its catchup features are very handy at that as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I love the plus 1 channels. I am always finding a good program that is half way through that I want to watch NOW. With the plus 1 channels I only have to wait a short time for it to come around again
    Though, that doesn't help when you find something nearly finished on a +1 channel...

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    +1 channels plus a Roku box - gets me iPlayer on the TV and connects to my Netflix account - pretty much covers the minimal TV I watch. Took me abotu twenty minutes to work out how to set the PVR the other day, it's been so long since I used it...

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    Iplayer, 4od and demand 5 on my xbox, Virgin media XL package and recording feature on my box.... I dont really need +1 channels plus its so rare for me to just watch tv. always watch programmes after they actually air.

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    I would like to see all +1 channels closed and the bandwidth used to increase the strength of the existing channels, so the signal doesn't break up when it rains. Signal breakup wasn't a problem when we had proper analogue TV. I see +1 as being I don't watch The X Factor and I can not watch it again an hour later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    +1 channels plus a Roku box - gets me iPlayer on the TV and connects to my Netflix account - pretty much covers the minimal TV I watch. Took me abotu twenty minutes to work out how to set the PVR the other day, it's been so long since I used it...
    Same. Just bought a Roku box for myself. Netflix, Twitch TV (unofficial app), iPlayer and Plex and that's about all I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    I would like to see all +1 channels closed and the bandwidth used to increase the strength of the existing channels, so the signal doesn't break up when it rains. Signal breakup wasn't a problem when we had proper analogue TV. I see +1 as being I don't watch The X Factor and I can not watch it again an hour later.
    I agree, completely unnecessary with today's on demand services.

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    But a lot of people don't have an on demand service only BBC have a decent free on demand service.

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    +1 is good for channels which might not be on the catchup services, such as ITV3 and ITV4.

    I think the BBC on-demand is the most comprehensive of all British channels, so I can't see it being of much interest.

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    Don't watch live telly anymore ('cept the Breakfast news before work). The PS3 has all the ondemand streaming services I need. Love the freedom of not being tied to the schedule. I've always viewed +1 channels as the biggest waste of airwaves broadcasters have devised since QVC.

    More interesting, for me, was the personal iPlayer announcement they made at the same time. 30days instead of 7days availability, more personalisation, watch programs before they are broadcast, programs made for ondemand rather than live broadcast. That's the future. They just need to follow 4OD's example and start getting a decent back catalogue on line and I'd be happy.

    EDIT: better use of license payers money, than another +1 channel, would be to leave the airspace free and invest in 4G tchnology to help rural users get usable broadband speeds to take advantage of iPlayer.
    Last edited by tmcd35; 8th October 2013 at 03:54 PM.

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    I have a Tivo, so all the stuff it thinks I like is already recorded for me!
    Problem is I find it hard to find the time to watch 240 episodes of Storage Hunters and 145 Cake Boss before the next episodes are recorded for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    I would like to see all +1 channels closed and the bandwidth used to increase the strength of the existing channels, so the signal doesn't break up when it rains. Signal breakup wasn't a problem when we had proper analogue TV. I see +1 as being I don't watch The X Factor and I can not watch it again an hour later.
    I've never had an issue when it rains?

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