Bye Bye Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by chrisd, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. chrisd

    chrisd London, England

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    Last night I finally pulled the power lead out of my lovely TiVo.
    Since getting SKY HD it just wasn't worth sticking with both formats, and so with a heavy heart I decided that unfortunately TiVo had to go....no matter how bad the SKY+ is, I need the dual tuners and high def.

    Gonna miss you buddy. <cry> <cry> <cry>.
     
  2. RWILTS

    RWILTS New Member

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    We will now hold a minute of silence....
     
  3. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Can I stop being silent now? Has the hooter gone and I didn't hear it?
     
  4. chrisd

    chrisd London, England

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    No, it is a very sad day, so I expect you all to honor my Tivo with some respect.

    That damn SKY and their pesky HD. :eek:
     
  5. SJC

    SJC New Member

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    So how much do you want for it Chrisd?
     
  6. RWILTS

    RWILTS New Member

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    The minute silence normal lasts 60 seconds :)
     
  7. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Ah - but I'm not wearing a watch. You know what happens when you ASSUME... :D
     
  8. CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    one hippopotamus
    two hippopotamus... :D
     
  9. chrisd

    chrisd London, England

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    I don't think I can let it go. It would feel like selling part of the family. No, I think a home in the attic is much more suitable :)
     
  10. RWILTS

    RWILTS New Member

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    What other members of your family have you stored in the attic?
     
  11. philipcosson

    philipcosson New Member

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    How many tivos in the attic? My cuckoo goes by the name of "Virgin Media V+" and It is absolute junk.

    I can't bring myself to get rid of the tivo

    Philip
     
  12. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Sorry, but I think "absolute junk" is an overstatement. Yes, it's not as good as Tivo but then nothing ever will be. The V+ is a very good, albeit not Tivo, system.

    Should my Tivo ever die on me, and I mean completely and irrecoverably (and assuming I couldn't get another Tivo) I'd certainly be happy to get a V+.
     
  13. Pete77

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    How about a version of Windows Media Player that can handle encrypted channels without the current Dragon CAM messing around.

    Of course that would necessitate Ofcom taking acting to stop Sky's currently restricted practices in terms of its failure to provide a CAM that can be used by other manufacturers.

    So Ofcom being as useless as it is this is about as likely as hell freezing over....... :eek: :mad: :thumbsdown:
     
  14. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Hmmm this sounds rather like having a dead family member stuffed and put in a glass cabinet.

    Surely it would give you more joy to think or your little Tivo still giving pleasure in another home than sitting there moribund, dead and cold in the loft.

    Can I take it that your Tivo probably did not have a Lifetime Sub as surely otherwise giving it to your mother or brother or using it with Freeview in another room or whatever would make more sense.
     
  15. alextegg

    alextegg Tall Member

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    Sounds more likely he doesn't have complete confidence in his Sky HD solution ;)
     
  16. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    That's not the impression I gained.

    He seems to have been parallel running Tivo and Sky HD as a result of which he has finally taken a decision to consign Tivo to history.

    I think it goes without saying me must be paying a monthly sub on his Tivo rather than having a Lifetime Sub.
     
  17. chrisd

    chrisd London, England

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    Well Pete, you're wrong again. :D

    My TiVo does have lifetime subscription, and as alex says I really don't like the SKY+, but as TiVo can't handle HD then I have no choice but to use the SKY+.

    In a perfect world (well, not even a perfect world, hell they have it in the States) all I need is a HD TiVo and I'd be happy. I love my little TiVo box but it cannot fully work with the SKY input so it has to go.
     
  18. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    OK but that being so then why not sell the Tivo with the Lifetime Sub on Ebay for £130 upwards and give someone else the pleasure of the Tivo experience rather than leaving your Lifetime Subbed Tivo in the loft until the moment when Tivo finally end the UK Tivo service and your loft based Tivo is then worth nothing.
     
  19. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Will never happen
     
  20. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    It definitely will if Tivo Inc is ever bought out by Newscorp (Sky)
     

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