My only comments on this type of post is be VERY careful. It IS breach of copyright, no ‘legal’ copies are ever available, even I can’t get one! Recording TV programmes has always been illegal, even for personal use, in theory, with the exception of SkyPlus, which actually retains the recording within the Sky system.
“Recording TV programmes has always been illegal, even for personal use” – Tosh! Its perfectly legal to record a copyrighted TV broadcast for personal use to enable it to be watched at a more convenient time (time-shifting). Sky or no Sky.
Scoop, I apologise, you are correct as regards to personal viewing, however it all depends on the interpretation of personal use and I was specifically referring to the original thread which is about DISTRIBUTING recordings of a copyright broadcast.