Re: PVR vs catch-up
I abandoned iplayer when the last set of "improvements" removed the ability to series link recordings.
Now use get_iplayer & web pvr manager along with task scheduler to download the programs and play with the viewer of your choice (vlc etc)
so you can get images in FF & RWD along with a time line.
it doesn't crash whenever its paused.
it doesn't leave you watching the spinny thing for 5mins whenever you try to do anything with it.