Without an external HDD no it's no better. Add a drive and you gain a single recording option and pause etc. Sky boxes loose all recording capability if you cancel the sub.
Would this be any better than a sky+ hd box with a cancelled sky account?
I concur. Had to buy a freeview box as a result!
Regulators should have ensured equality of access, especially for those with no terrestrial broadcast. But they are so out of touch that they only regulate on equal access to SD broadcast...No wonder the likes of Netflix are wooing people away.
Sounds great, but many of us have no access to terrestrial broadcasts.