First visit in 7 years.......

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by whiteswan, May 31, 2011.

  1. whiteswan

    whiteswan New Member

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    According to the data when I logged in I last logged into this forum On 4 - 4 - 2004 !

    Glad to see it still remembered me.

    Having Virgin Media TIVO installed tomorrow afternoon - will be interesting to compare to my original Thomson TIVO UK box (pvr 101??(

    Dave, Oldham UK.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2011 #2 of 19
    Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    I hadn't visited this forum for a good few years either until a few months ago :)

    You'll get a lot of different opinions here.

    There are angry S1 users who can't/won't go with Virgin Media, there are people who have tried and seem to hate the new TiVo and there are a fair few like me who feel it is a decent (if not perfect) replacement for the S1.

    Enjoy the arguing!
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 #3 of 19
    jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    I just hope you dont find it's 'exactly' the same :D

    I've never had a Tivo until now but some aspect seem very dated so you might recognise them
     
  4. Jun 1, 2011 #4 of 19
    Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    A lot of it is actually damn close to identical. That's a good thing though! :)
     
  5. Jun 1, 2011 #5 of 19
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I'm actually glad it is.

    Thus proving the old adage "if it ain't broke...." :)
     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 #6 of 19
    jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I love the new Tivo, the advanced wishlists are a definate plus.
    For example I have one for Dawn French -Vicor so it only shows me shows other than Vicor of Dibley :)
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 #7 of 19
    Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    I never really got on with wish lists. Don't actually have any on my new TiVo.

    May have to look again if you can exclude....
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 #8 of 19
    jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Yeah you just press the thumbs down on anything you want to exclude from the search.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2011 #9 of 19
    OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Wishlists are often better and easier to use.

    Do a wishlist for Doctor Who and it'll pick up repeats on different channels if the first airing clashes.

    They also pick up programmes incorrectly listing as a different series - like the current issue with Doctor Who.

    A wishlist will also pick up channel changes - like a programme's new series being moved from BBC2 to BBC1.
     
  10. BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    You might want to use Dawn French -Vicar
    Otherwise it's going to have to be very clever to exclude Vicar of Dibley.
    /PedantHat
     
  11. whiteswan

    whiteswan New Member

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    started another thread..............First and ongoing impressions - its been installed !

    Dave
     
  12. kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    I've never used exclusion wishlists - how does that work? I assume it will pick up anything with Dawn French except if it also contains the word Vicar? Is that correct? If its that easy I'll go ahead and put some exclusions in my existing wishlists.

    Are there any other fancy things you can do with wishlists?
     
  13. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    I have to say that I never used Wishlists before on my S1 - I only used SPs. I am a recent convert since I found out how to set on for F1 that would catch the BBC shows no matter what channel.

    I suspect what's happened here is that the proliferation of +1 and repeat channels has suddenly made me aware of what I've missed over the years and now that advanced wishlists are in your face rather than a backdoor hack has made it more intuitive.
     
  14. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  15. kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    Thanks. I've now added some exclusions. Saves a bit of todo list pruning :D
     
  16. jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    You should it's great feature

    or Thumbs up if you want to include other things It puts in brackets

    i have one (planets) (space) (universe) from 'science' section which as you might imagine finds a lot of space related stuff for me
     
  17. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Now if we could just exclude all kids programmes/channels like we used to be able to do on the old one...
     
  18. whiteswan

    whiteswan New Member

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    Hi

    wheres my thread "First and ongoing impressions" gone?

    Dave
     
  19. Karnak

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