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The Eagle has Landed...

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by smokie, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 #161 of 211
    John McE

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    Thanks smokie and big_dirk for your replies. I presume it was big_dirk's video that I saw. Of course Virgin would say they are hoping to get it running faster, but I wonder if they actually will?

    Instant response is an important point of why people so enjoy using their existing TIVOs, and if it's a choice between speed and a whole load of info. about other programs cluttering up the screen (that I am not generally interested in), I'd go for speed every time.

    7 days to go until I get my hands on one... oh boy, is time dragging at the moment!
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 #162 of 211
    Steve5424

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    Honestly it's not as slow as it seems in that video. It will get faster though as the software gets updated over time.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2011 #163 of 211
    Moe UK

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    For those lucky enough to have their Tivo's already can you post a video of the Youtube app or answer the following:

    Can you select the different quality settings in a youtube video?

    Are you able to watch the 4oD or 5 on demand shows from youtube?
     
  4. Feb 8, 2011 #164 of 211
    jonphil

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    I'd love to know that too, with so much Youtube content now available in HD it would be nice to have the option to select the higher quality streams.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 #165 of 211
    The Wishlist

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    Thank you big_dirk. :):up: ....that's by far the most popular post of the week on my TiVo Blog. I just hope VM speed things up a tad.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2011 #166 of 211
    big_dirk

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    I'll do another video for you of that ;) just creating my first 'blog' now!
     
  7. Feb 8, 2011 #167 of 211
    big_dirk

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    Moe, Not sure but you'll be able to watch 4oD and 5 od stuff anyway even if its not through youtube, you can either search the on demand stuff int he menu or skiip back by 7 days through the EPG and it has an icon of what stuff is available on demand, then just click to watch. It's pretty cool.

    I took this video on my blog to show you the youtube but besides the fact it didn't work, I thought it may be worth uploading the video to show a very slow response I encountered!
     
  8. Feb 8, 2011 #168 of 211
    The Wishlist

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    :eek:

    Erm.....lets hope Virgin speed that up, big time.

    I've added a post and created a link to your blog, nice work. :up:
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 #169 of 211
    big_dirk

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    I'm hearing some people on the web saying that VM are going to speed it up, and some people saying the CPU they've chosen is simply too slow. Hopefully that video doesn't worry people too much as that is probably the longest I've had to wait for a response from a button press since I've had the box.

    One thing I've realised I've not yet done is reboot the thing. I'm not expecting that to help, however. As I'm assuming its linux under the hood which doesn't really help to reboot unlike Windows.

    Another problem I have forgotten to mention is that since I had the TiVo, my V HD (also Cisco) box upstairs has stopped receiving any channels bar free ones.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 #170 of 211
    smokie

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    Localised problem, don't have it here... It did happen once before when they "attended to" one of the V+ boxes. I think they changed services on the wrong card initially, then put it right on the broken one but forgot to re-instate on the one they'd messed up
     
  11. Feb 9, 2011 #171 of 211
    big_dirk

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    hopefully it'lll just be a quick call to 151 then! (famous last words!)

    how are you finding the speed of the interface, time taken to get from a broadcast to Home screen mate? Have you seen the video I took on my blog last night?
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 #172 of 211
    smokie

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    Yep, had a look at your video. Must admit I'm not the main telly watcher in the house, and we have kept the V+ box while we run down the recordings on it, so not much watching being done through TiVo, although hopefully it's recording stuff.

    I've only really noticed slow responses when watching catch up - seems pretty good the rest of the time - menus are quick enough and response is fine in recordings or live tv, as far as I can tell.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2011 #173 of 211
    deshepherd

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    Done a little research ... the TiVo Premiere has dual MIPS processors running at 400MHz ... but at launch TiVo software was not stable running on two cores so they restricted it to single core with a promise that the second would be enabled by a software update ... and it appears this software update may not have happened yet - which makes the "third tuner coming via software update" promise a little worrying.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 #174 of 211
    smokie

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    I have been thinking about this - I'm paying £3 extra for a non-fully functional box, might ask them for a refund. Fat chance though!
     
  15. Feb 9, 2011 #175 of 211
    deshepherd

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    Don't you have a 28 day "cooling off" period? ... so you've about 3 more weeks to tell "no thanks - can I have my old box back please"
     
  16. Feb 9, 2011 #176 of 211
    Steve5424

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    Why does it make it worrying? The VM TiVo isn't the same as TiVo Premiere.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2011 #177 of 211
    Major dude

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    I was in my local VM shop and they had a TiVo on display. Also the sales assistant had done some training.
    The bad news is that he said it will only record two programmes at the same time or one programme and live TV unlike V+ that will record two programmes and allow live viewing of a third. I thought that cannot be right, so later on I managed to have a play and sure enough once I had started two recording on two channels it would not channel change without stopping one of the recordings. Also when I tried to record two HD channels a message come up about clipping a recording and then it crashed. Rebooting took an age with no video.
    The good news is that response was quick to access most screens as far as I could judge.
    I had expected to be able to record two programmes and to view a third live until the software update and then record on all three tuners.

    Can you check this out Smokie or Big_dirk as I am a little worried?
     
  18. Feb 9, 2011 #178 of 211
    TCM2007

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    I thought it was advertised as dual tuner until the software update to enable the third? Which is what you describe.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2011 #179 of 211
    passingbat

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    It was. It was advertised right from launch that it would initially have 2 tuners. The 3rd will come via software update in March. I don't believe the 3rd tuner records?
     
  20. Feb 9, 2011 #180 of 211
    OzSat

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    It was about the only definate thing we know about it in advance.
     

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