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Isn't this depressing...

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by pauly, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. pauly

    pauly New Member

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    Old Tivos slowly disappearing out of existence.

    I've used a few PVRs now, and still nothing even comes close to my old Series 1. YouView even with 2 or 3 tuners and all these capabilities, the experience is just horrible and nothing works like it should, Tivo was just perfect. I had high hopes for the virgin tivo but thats even more painful to use it is just... depressing :(
     
  2. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Yes it's sad :( It was HD that did it; in the clamour for sharper-than-life bigger-than-elephant tv, poor wee Series 1 got left behind. "Never mind the usability, just look at the size of that picture"! Personally I have no desire for HD (too sharp) or 40" screen (too big) so I'll stick with my S1. :up:
     
  3. pauly

    pauly New Member

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    You have mode 0 anyway which is halfway there anyway.
     
  4. beastman

    beastman New Member

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    I'm not up to speed with how bad the Virgin Tivo is nowadays (I've not used it). I imagine its better now with various addons and tweaks since release? Also I realise that we all we want a freeview based UK Tivo with the option to add cable/sky but what is the consensus opinion on why the Virgin Tivo is so bad? I mean it has wish lists and the peanut etc. Is it really that bad and why?
     
  5. pauly

    pauly New Member

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    I just found it slow and cumbersome to use. And unintuitive. Prefer the Series 1 EPG, to me it was not far off perfect (removing filtered channels instead of greying out would have be my only nitpick). I haven't spent that long on it (never had the option to get one) though so maybe im being harsh.
     
  6. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    The VM TiVo has got much better and faster since release - especially since one software update turned on the second processor core..!

    3 Tuners and HD - what's not to like ? :D

    It's let down by the fact that you can't deselect unwanted channels at all
    (like channels I receive on S1 TiVo)

    - this completely destroys the functionailty of many Wishlists, a keyword wishlist will grab millions of cartoons etc...
    while the wishlist system is more advanced, you can add multiple exceptions, and combinations - it still gets swamped because of the above lacking feature.

    That said, I spend alot of time on netflix these days (also on the VM tivo)
     
  7. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Sad times...

    I sold my network cards and had a standard Tivo in the car for the tip recently.

    As I was unloading all my stuff at the tip due to a house move. I looked and tivo and kept him in the car....

    I just could not do it...

    IMO HD killed it off for me..

    With regards to functionality, nothing gets close.

    It was a life changing experience..

    Thanks mytivo.co.uk
     

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