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US iPad app

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Pine Cladding, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 #61 of 141
    Tony Hoyle

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    Originally I believe it was just a python script, which will work fine with Linux... someone rewrote it as an exe for windows that's all. You just have to find the earlier version.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 #62 of 141
    alextegg

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    Must admit the thing it screams out for now is a streaming function :)

    I sit using it to do scheduling whilst someone is watching something else and/or to see what's been recorded/ delete recordings and I keep wanting to press the "watch this" button !

    Like the gestures on the alternative remote too :)
     
  3. Dec 28, 2011 #63 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    When I tried that my TiVo completed crashed and I had to re-boot it. But it will be a really nice way to operate it eventually.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 #64 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    Question:-
    Do I have to change to the US store for the app to up-date or will it do that from the UK store? I'm guessing that I'd have to switch to the US store.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 #65 of 141
    browellm

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    Yep, you need to switch.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2011 #66 of 141
    laurence@key2.co

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    Finally managed to get the NAS to run the Python script, PC off and the app's working perfectly. Tempting to set up remote access, so I can manage recordings during bored moments at work (like I used to with tivoweb).
     
  7. Dec 28, 2011 #67 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    I'm not sure Bonjour can easily broadcast over a WAN. I have tried it over a VPN to no avail.

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  8. Dec 29, 2011 #68 of 141
    VirginMediaPhil

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    Well, now that Christmas has given me an iPad, I'm looking forward to this new app coming out. I've used the Remote app for TiVo but because it is an iPhone app you have to scroll the remote which isn't easy. I might try this US app if they don't get our version out soon.

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  9. Dec 29, 2011 #69 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    It really is worth the effort :)

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  10. Dec 29, 2011 #70 of 141
    alextegg

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    Yup, not hard to set up, and definitely worth the effort. Won't be a big deal to switch to the VM one when it eventually comes out!
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 #71 of 141
    VirginMediaPhil

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    Well, I might as well give it a try then.

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  12. Dec 29, 2011 #72 of 141
    dwarfofpoison

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    I must admit I was a bit underwelmed by the ipad (it's just a big iphone!) but going through the rigmarole of setting up a US itunes account and downloading the US TiVo Buddy app has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. It takes the Virgin TiVo to a whole new level, TiVo's a brilliant machine as is but with this speedy HD app it's glorious (the US colours ain't a bad thing either).
     
  13. Jan 1, 2012 #73 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    Couple of questions:-
    1. Is there a stop button in this version?
    2. Under 'manage' is there a 'delete' option?
    I thank you.
    JC
     
  14. Jan 1, 2012 #74 of 141
    alextegg

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  15. Jan 1, 2012 #75 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    Thank you = I kind of thought that if there was a someone was good enough to answer they might be so good as to mention where the said functions are.
    I thank you.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2012 #76 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    Now found the delete from 'My Shows' and 'Manage' but still can't find a stop button in the button collect. Easily worked around by pausing and then telling TiVo to do something else.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2012 #77 of 141
    alextegg

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    I read your post as a pre install question sorry. Thought you just wanted confirmation of existence not advice on location :)

    I answered yes thinking from memory there was A stop button on the remote but there isn't!

    As you say, pause is a workaround :)
     
  18. Jan 2, 2012 #78 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    As somebody else noted the iPhone version is also very good - and saves me 'lugging' (LOL) the iPad out to the kitchen just in case I want to change channel or whatever while making coffee, etc. Amazing. And it really is no hardship to leave the laptop running - indeed, it always is anyway just to keep emails and face book running.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2012 #79 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    Just a quick warning - twice now I have tried to explore the gestures option and twice I have had to re-boot my TiVo. Anybody else had this experience?
     
  20. Jan 2, 2012 #80 of 141
    alextegg

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    Hadn't even thought of installing it on the iPhone as well, very useful and still usable on the smaller form factor :)
     

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