Gentlemen (and ladies).. Start your engines please

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by royfox, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Hardware delays? Do we know who is making the box? Obviously it's neither Virgin nor Tivo.
     
  2. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I agree, I gave up trying to explain to some people how Tivo worked years ago, normally it wasn't until they actually saw it used did they actually understand.
    For some people Tivo maybe just too much and I image lots of people who will eventually get Tivo would never use at least half the features because they either don't understand them or just think it would be too complicated to setup.
     
  3. Milhouse

    Milhouse New Member

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    My emphasis, highlighting your contradiction - in one post you suggest a lot of development has taken place on new hardware, while in another you condescendingly suggest it's nothing more than a skinning effort.

    If you're going to troll, at least be consistent (otherwise you end up looking a prize knob).
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Indeed. I was just going to make a similar point; ie that it's neither new hardware nor new software.

    And as for Pete77
    You think this is the initial testing of the product? Seriously? :rolleyes:
     
  5. hokkers999

    hokkers999 New Member

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    It's a Cisco box, the exact model number was given on here the other day.
     
  6. Pete77

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    Initial testing of the product with real customers is what I meant. Obviously it was no doubt tested a lot internally before that began happening.
     
  7. hokkers999

    hokkers999 New Member

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    If you are going to quote me then get them in the correct order :rolleyes:

    The first quote was made a week (?) ago, the second AFTER it was revealed it was new Cisco h/w.

    Personal insults again? Clearly you know you have lost the argument. A sure sign of desperation.
     
  8. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Has Fred signed up for it? he had lots of experience at beta testing software.
     
  9. mike0151

    mike0151 A Friend of Dot

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    Under the non-disclosure agreement, Fred cannot reply hahaha
     
  10. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Try telling that to a VM member of staff who posted on the open Virgin forum asking questions about Tivo.
    I test software for a company and have to sign a NDA for every new test, sometimes it can be so hard to not tell people about fancy new things. :(
    Not been beta testing Tivo BTW :(
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No. If anything, that was the 500 staff last month. They were, apparently, 'real customers'; ie had to pay for it, etc.

    This is the released product :)

    The order is and was irrelevant to the point being made.

    Except it has been known for certainly more than the last week that Cisco were producing the new box. In fact, Cisco have been involved with VM since back in 2009. They also produce VM's standard HD box; onto which a version of the Tivo software will, eventually (according to VM themselves) be downloaded.

    So, basically, you're completely and utterly wrong; again. You're just going to have to live with it :)
     
  12. BobBlueUK

    BobBlueUK TiVo Nutter

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    Spam reported
     
  13. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Annoying though they can sometimes be I'm sure that's an unjustified description of Carl's posts.;):D
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Jeez. I go off to wash the floors and play some NeedForSpeed while they dry and I miss all the action :( :p
     
  15. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Here's the deal - after getting my call at 1540 today.

    Usual price in parenthesis; 'Purchase'* £149.00 (£199.00)
    Installation Price £0.00 (£40.00)
    For those already on the XL package, the additional cost will be £3 per month. If you already have a V+ and wish to retain this, this will incur a charge of £5 per month (£8 total)

    There is a 12 month minimum term on TV services.

    The discounts above are all that are available - and reflect the cost of whether you Pre Registered on VM's site, Are an S1 user, or on Roy's list. Only one discount will apply, they are not cumulative.

    The call arrives from 0800 052 0980

    Finally, they require a card payment on the phone to clinch the deal - it is NOT added to your account.

    *It isn't a purchase, but a facility/activation fee. The box will not be yours.
     
  16. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    At last! Information! :D

    First off, did you go for it?

    Not an *amazing* offer, but better than nothing I suppose. Good to have some mulling time ahead of my own call. Thanks for the info.
     
  17. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    I don't use plastic! I use electronic banking and they won't take a payment direct to my account. So I'll need to borrow one. Talk about financial exclusion! They're calling me back tomorrow.

    By then I can work out whether the £5pm for the extra box I'm already paying (standard V Box) can be swapped for my existing V+ at no extra... in which case, I'll go for it.
     
  18. andyc_uk

    andyc_uk New Member

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    I signed up ... installation 19th Feb. Woo yay!
     
  19. AENG

    AENG New Member

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    My deal (a non-VM customer) seems identical to Raymond's. I've agreed installation 18 Feb. Initial payment was via debit card, subsequent ones will be by DD (it's more controllable that way).

    Alan
     
  20. nbaker

    nbaker New Member

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    Damn they tried to call me at 16:30 at work till 5:00pm, hope they call back later.

    Was hoping for a slightly better deal but still grateful for this discount:up:
     

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