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A major advantage of the Promise TV system is its ease of use and guaranteed capture of wanted programmes — potentially even before the viewer knows they want to see them.
Dominic Ludlam, the software designer, has eschewed the grid system so common in other electronic programme guides (EPGs) for a simple timeline or content grouped by type.
Here, part of the list of the hundreds of films that had been broadcast in the week prior to ZDNet UK's visit is shown. Because it's unlikely the viewer would care when the film was broadcast, the time isn't shown. With news or sport, however, that information is displayed.
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