500GB now available

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by JaybirdUK, May 11, 2011.

  1. JaybirdUK

    JaybirdUK New Member

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    Ive just managed to order the 500GB VM TiVo for £49.99 activation and £40 install.

    Despite it showing available for existing customers on their website it took a couple of attempts with VM India before they would believe me the 500GB is out!

    Would have preferred the 1TB box but the jump in price is a step too far for me considering the cost of component differences.

    Existing customers can have 500GB now, new customers from July according to this link
     
  2. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    At first I felt a bit annoyed that this one was going to be so much cheaper and that I could have done fine with 500GB but I'm not convinced now.

    Ok, I'm only showing as having used ~15% of my 1TB but... that doesn't include suggestions. I can well imagine if I had the 500GB box, after a while I wouldn't have enough space for suggestions.
     
  3. smokie

    smokie New Member

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    Is there any additional monthly fee for this? Do you have to be on XL?

    Or can I order it as a straight swap for V+, with just initial costs?


    EDIT: Just read the link, £3 pm. Don't see that you have to be on XL.

    EDIT EDIT: XL £3 pm, others £8 pm.

    Just ignore me :)
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yeah. To clarify:

    M: Not avail
    M+/L: £8 pm
    XL: £3 pm
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Does M even exist anymore?
     
  6. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Only as a legacy package and possibly a last resort 'special offer'.
     
  7. william44

    william44 New Member

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    Anyone tried asking VM if they can downgrade from 1TB XL for 500GB M+ before the end of the contract?
    That's the one I would have taken had it been available at the time I signed up.
     
  8. JaybirdUK

    JaybirdUK New Member

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    Why would you do that? I don't see them refunding you any of the 'activation fee' and the monthly subs are the same. Unless of course you want to drop to a M+/L package?

    Be content and feel superior with your 1TB box :)
     
  9. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    Only one reason - you can't afford the TV XL charges.
     
  10. william44

    william44 New Member

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    It would be cheaper to take the smaller TV pkg. I only went to XL to get Tivo. I wouldn't miss the extra channels.
     
  11. ericd121

    ericd121 Crown Topper

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    If I were able to receive VM digital cable, I'd opt for two 500GB TiVos on the M+ package.

    6 Tuners
    1TB of space
    50 quid saving on the activation fee
    £18 a month saving on the TV package
    less £16 a month for the two TiVos
    (as opposed to £3 for one on the XL package).

    Result:- a saving of a fiver a month, great flexibility and fewer channels to wade through.
     
  12. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Moving down to M+ would actually make many of my wishlists actually work again,
    since we have no way of restricting channels they operate on (no channels I receive menu).

    IMO VM wishlists are currently broken as any non specific keyword or genre wishlist will be swamped with kids programmes at the expense of others.

    XL has 21 kids channels, M+ only has 3
     
  13. william44

    william44 New Member

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    Will you be able to keep the 1TB TIVO but move down to M+ at the end of the initial contract? Anyone actually had that confirmed?
     
  14. Cableguy1927

    Cableguy1927 New Member

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    Can you expand more on this? Would help to know what you have set. Perhaps you can create a new topic as this thread is for the 500Gb box.
     
  15. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  17. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes. That's the 1TB box, not the 500GB:)
     
  18. amarkr

    amarkr New Member

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    Sorry, was just answering William44 question about downgrading package at end of contract if they have 1TB box.
     
  19. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No problem. You could have quoted him though, to avoid confusion ;)
     
  20. william44

    william44 New Member

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    Thanks for that. Just called them. Now on M+ with my 1TB TIVO and saving £13 a month. Only went to XL to get the TIVO in the first place.
     

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