Mike King

Digiguide is an electronic TV Guide, which sits on your PC. It provides all the TV programme details you need, helps you to find the programmes you are interested in, and, best of all, it tells you when they are on.

The download is fast - approximately five minutes at 56Kbytes - and the installation is standard. On first running Digiguide you customise the program by choosing which channels to include in your personalised TV guide. You can select from approximately 120 TV channels, which include all the terrestrial and most of the Sky and cable channels. Then set up your interest categories, for instance highlight all films in red or all gardening programs in green. Instruct Digiguide to "get new listings" and it downloads your selected TV channel schedules for the next couple of weeks from the Internet. This takes about a couple of minutes.

Now go to "planner view" to see your TV schedule.

If you need reminding of when a particular programme is on, click "remind me" on the programme and Digiguide gives you a visual reminder a few minutes before it is on. Digiguide will speak to you as well - "Tomorrow's World is on in 5 minutes." A new feature in the latest version is that if you have a TV card on your system, Digiguide can automatically start your TV program for you.

There are many more useful features to explore, which make this a very helpful program if you want to be selective about your TV viewing, but don't like to miss programmes - Digiguide will even ring your mobile phone to let you know a programme is starting.

Product: Digiguide v3.1
Company: GipsyMedia
Home Page: www.gipsymedia.com/
Download Page: www.digiguide.co.uk
Download Size: 1Mbyte
System Requirements: Windows 95 or 98, Windows NT 3.51 or 4, or Windows 2000

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This was first published in June 2000


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