IceTV provides a seven day TV guide subscription service for compatible recorders, which allows you to highlight the free-to-air program you would like to record and then set it, either at home, or remotely via a Internet using the IceTV PIMP.
And the PIMP also adds extra record padding - boosting the standard four minutes up to 60 minutes so you don't miss the start of end of a show, the company says.
Once recorded, your TV programs appear in your library under their title, episode name and description, rather than just a date and time.
If your Vista media centre PC has two tuners you can also record two programs at once while watching a third pre-recorded program direct from your PC's hard drive.
IceTV's Vista version currently only supports the 32-Bit version of Vista, support for 64-Bit Vista will be coming shortly in a future update, the company says.