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1st June 2011

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by microbe, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 14, 2011 #1 of 625
    microbe

    microbe New Member

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    New system message just seen, Ta ta TIVO S1 from 1st June 2011.
    Time to get busy on the alternate EPG date source then.

    www.tivo.com/ukseries1, sadly inaccurate info and only thinks tivo supported by BSKYB in UK.

    Very, very sad news.
    Paul
     
  2. Feb 14, 2011 #2 of 625
    Fred Smith

    Fred Smith Still learning

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    Reading,...
    Full message:

    "On 1 June 2011, TiVo will be discontinuing the service for Series1 TiVo
    Recorders in the UK. Your current service will continue to be provided until
    that time at no charge. For further information, go to tivo.com/UKSeries1."

    Please rate this article.

    Given it a double thumbs down as it is clearly wrong in it's content.

    Time to start 'rolling our own' with or without the forums agreement?

    As above sad, but I supposed to expected. Will kill sales of subbed units on Ebay very soon.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2011 #3 of 625
    TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Plenty of notice to get things sorted out, for those who want to.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 #4 of 625
    Muttley1900

    Muttley1900 New Member

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    Very sad, but as others have suggested in various other threads very probable, if not inevitable with the deal with VM etc.

    As you say, 3 1/2 months notice to quit is quite a bit of time. So time to start seeing what else is out there.

    I can't say I'm happy with this, but i'm not bitter either, as I think Tivo have done well to have carried on supporting a product circa 11 years old that has not being actively sold for the last 8 or 9 years.

    Oh well, time to look at alternatives (as VM is not an option where i live), and I suppose with a new modern box, of whatever description, is going to be somewhat smaller than the old Thomson Tivo, so some benefit there.

    J.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 #5 of 625
    ptruman

    ptruman New Member

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    Ditto that - it marks the "likely lifespan" for any unhacked unit, or units which people don't want to play with too much.

    Mine will likely hit eBay (with all the provisos of the upcoming changes) once the S3 is here and I'm sure it works!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 #6 of 625
    steveroe

    steveroe Must do some work...

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    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    A sad day.

    Time to start looking at Freeview+ boxes (no cable or sky here).
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 #7 of 625
    CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    RG4,...
    Extremely disappointing. :(
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 #8 of 625
    katman

    katman New Member

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    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    :thumbsdown:



    Very sad day indeed :(
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 #9 of 625
    Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    Indeed, but better than April 1st.

    Still no real Tivo alternatives in my area other than DIY setups with Windows Media Center.

    I guess their resale value will now be rock bottom?

    Automan.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2011 #10 of 625
    smatson

    smatson New Member

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    Very sad, time for the bin 5 x tivos ?
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011 #11 of 625
    redddevil

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    So what did the term 'Lifetime subscription' actually mean then?
    I and my Tivos are all still alive after all.
    Not having the option of VM even if I wanted to this is a real kick in the teeth.
    Surely they could provide data via internet at least...
     
  12. Feb 15, 2011 #12 of 625
    katman

    katman New Member

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    Only to people who have hacked their Tivos and fitted a network card. Many of the still working Series 1 machines (mine included) still dial up with a daily call :(
     
  13. Feb 15, 2011 #13 of 625
    warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    Worst. Valentines message. Ever.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2011 #14 of 625
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    'tis possible over dialup too - but you'd need to use a different drive image, or buy a preconfigured drive with it already setup...
     
  15. Feb 15, 2011 #15 of 625
    Bablefish

    Bablefish New Member

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    So what exactly does lifetime mean.
    My tivo is still going strong and in not even close to comming to the end of its life.

    Surely Tivo can't just switch us off!


    As I'm in a virgin area, I'll happily take a new box in exchange!
     
  16. Feb 15, 2011 #16 of 625
    AMc

    AMc New Member

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  17. Feb 15, 2011 #17 of 625
    jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I'm getting a new Tivo, but as my Series 1 is still going strong and recording things in the bedroom I'm very sad to see this end.
    Hopefully someone will easily be able to provide TV guide data for networked Tivo's :)

    *edit - so is it only the phone number ending and we will still get data via the internet?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2011 #18 of 625
    PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    I just sent this message to bskyb-support@tivo.com


    I'd like to ask everyone affected by this to do the same - send a polite, but disappointed, message to Tivo bemoaning what they have done to us

    It'll probably not change anything, but you never know - if we don't complain nothing will happen for sure
     
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  20. Feb 15, 2011 #20 of 625
    PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    I guess we won't know until June 2nd :)

    But I imagine they do mean that the provision of guide data will cease as of June 1st
     

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