1st June 2011

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

  1. scoopuk

    scoopuk TiVo from week 1

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    Well you'll just have to hope won't you? Clearly none of us can rely on a continuing service from Tivo any more. Why would we trust them again?
     
  2. sad_tivo_man

    sad_tivo_man New Member

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    Following the exhortation in Joshua J's/TiVo Incs posts to email bskybsupport@tivo.com I did just that and asked what my upgrade path was seeing as how I am not on cable.

    This is the auto-response....


    If you are contacting TiVo regarding a technical support question, an agent will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

    If you are contacting TiVo with questions about the future of your Series1 service in the UK, please visit tivo.com/UKSeries1<http://www.tivo.com/UKSeries1> for information.

    If you are interested in taking advantage of the special offer that Virgin Media is extending to current UK Series1 subscribers who are in the Virgin Media service area, please go to virginmedia.com/tivoupgrade<http://www.virginmedia.com/tivoupgrade>.

    Thank you,

    TiVo Customer Support


    Which kind of takes one back to square one by simply re-iterating what TiVo Inc have already kindly told us which is to go forth and multiply.

    I note that in the TiVo blog that Joshua has not seen fit to answer all the questions re lack of upgrade path. Now, there's a surprise.
     
  3. cashew1970

    cashew1970 New Member

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    Well I tried that.... as i did have a sky+ box , but it died... the sky wanted £200 for a standard sky+ box, or i could have a Sky+HD box for free, with £15 self installation (i already have the twin feeds) and £10.25 a monrh for a years commit.

    So that is the way i have gone..... my only viable alternative... :-(

    Sad, Sad days

    Martin
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    I've got a feeling that Tribune Media Services charges them more if they serve up the data to more subscribers, which would give them an incentive to get rid of non-revenue producing subscribers.

    Other than financial and the pain of saying goodbye to a faithful friend. : - )

    But, yeah, we've got it a lot better over here.
     
  5. Pete77

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    I have just received the below email as a result of my registration on Virgin's general Tivo website rather than one of the special ones only available to current Tivo S1 owners.

    It does seem to me that the June Tivo S1 cutoff is particularly premature given that Virgin undoubtedly will not have installed a Tivo with anybody who wants to have one by that date if they failed to act in time and get themselves on one of the special Virgin S1 Tivo lists.

     
  6. katman

    katman New Member

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    I currently have two SKY+ boxes one of which is connected to the Tivo. Its only becuase of Tivo that I didnt miss House restarting last week. It recorded it for me, the SKY+ boxes having dropped the series links because it took a break for Christmas.

    Im going to ring SKY to reduce my package as I am currently paying over £50 per month and see what incentives they offer me to stay as I am. Would be nice if I could get an HD box from them but somehow I doubt it.
     
  7. PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    Yeah, I got one of these yesterday too - shame there is no contact information to call/mail to say "I WANT ONE BUT YOU WON'T/CAN'T GIVE ME ONE - I have no CABLE!!!" so why can't I keep what I have now??
     
  8. PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    Also, the Tivo announcement about this here says

    Anyone know what "under certain circumstances" means??
     
  9. katman

    katman New Member

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    I would guess it means that Tivo already knows the channel exists, therefore which input to switch to, and that YOU know the details of when the program is on.
     
  10. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    And you don't need to rerun guided setup - at which point I believe your are up a creek without a paddle because you need the phone call to complete.
     
  11. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Some of the TivoWebPlus 2.1 modules for channel manipulation should I believe make it possible to revise channel numbers to align with current actual EPG patterns. Even new +1 channels and the like could be created by cannibalising useless FTA channels of the likes of Sumo Tv or My Channel on the Sky platform, not to mention all the 900 range channels.

    Hard drive failure could presumably only be recovered by restoring a complete image of the Tivo hard drive in its last known good state if the Tivo was unable to call in. Is there any way to accomplish this through the Cachecard and my local home network and router? I assume not and that I would have to pull the drive to accomplish this.

    I do already have backups of the hack directory using Filezilla
     
  12. alan_semple

    alan_semple New Member

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    Also known as "Boat Anchor Mode", because that's what it's as usefull as when the Guide data runs out.

    FWIW
    Slighty better than Sky+ which disables manual recording without either a valid Sky subscription or paying Sky £10 a month for FTA recording.

    I am not sure if Sky still activate "£10 FTA record" for Sky+ customers who cancel their contract now.


    BTW
    Re: The "exclusive to Sky customers" part of the Tivo statement.

    I purchased my Tivo through a discount offered by NTL.
    but it was probably just processed through an alternate Sky/Tivo CS number.

    Alan
     
  13. BlackPrince

    BlackPrince Reincarnated user

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    How so?
     
  14. ramtops

    ramtops New Member

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    Waves!
     
  15. BlackPrince

    BlackPrince Reincarnated user

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    Does one have to have Virgin cable to be able to use the new TiVos, or is there someone way of hooking up the new boxes to ignore the cable input and just use terrestrial channels?
     
  16. dmd

    dmd Apprentice hacker

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    It appears that I will have received service for a lifetime plus a free 6 months. That's a real bargain! :mad:
     
  17. alek

    alek New Member

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    I haven't had anything free from them.

    I paid a tenner a month for years and then bought a lifetime sub. Which I understood to be the life of the box.

    I don't feel too badly done by, on the other hand I would have been happy to continue as it was.

    However I am the kind of person who sees everything as an opportunity rather than a disaster.

    Reading the input at Tivoland I expect we will come out of this with a better system than before at minmal cost.

    Alek
     
  18. sad_tivo_man

    sad_tivo_man New Member

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    And who's fault was that, that they have non-revenue producing subscribers? Certainly not ours but TiVo Inc who appear to have made no effort to set up an alternative. Clearly once the VirginMedia deal was signed, the writing was on the wall as far as the BSkyB support was concerned.

    But TiVo...if they cared about their loyal customer base ....could (and still can) provide an alternative service. I don't think that it has anything to do with VirginMedia the fact that TiVo are not supporting us any more but purely a decision inside TiVo Inc.

    Which means that the chances of them doing the same to US customers is quite possible.
     
  19. alextegg

    alextegg Tall Member

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    I'm with you ! :D
     
  20. steveroe

    steveroe Must do some work...

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    :rolleyes:

    You need to have Virgin cable.
     

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