Get the Tivo OS onto Virgin Media's 'V+ Box' DVR

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by cwaring, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Jun 19, 2007 #1 of 109
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    This is a petition to get Virgin Media seriously considering licencing the Tivo OS from Tivo, Inc. for use on their V+ Box DVR as this would add an enourmous amount of useful functionality to the product, including (among other things) Season Passes, Wishlists and remote scheduling.

    More info: http://www.virginmediainfo.co.uk/tivopetition.shtml
    Sign the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/tivo4vplus

    Apparently, VM have already "had meetings" with Tivo, Inc. Hopefully we can persuade them ;):D

    (No, I'm not that optomistic. We'd need the support of the entire customer base to really stand a chance, but that's never going to happen. Still, I can say I tried ;))
     
  2. Jun 19, 2007 #2 of 109
    healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    We don't even have cable in my town and there are no plans in the foreseeable future but I have signed just because Tivo on any platform in the UK will bode well for the future!
     
  3. Jun 19, 2007 #3 of 109
    Raisltin Majere

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    I can't get cable. However, I could take a five minute walk from my home in any direction and be in (ex) telewest area. I'm in rented accommodation and would move to the next street for a series 3 :)
     
  4. Jun 19, 2007 #4 of 109
    BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    Signed. Worth a shot anyway. Thanks Carl. :)
     
  5. Jun 19, 2007 #5 of 109
    martink0646

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    Carl,

    I think you've done a good job on the intro. I have signed & added a comment to the effect that I am a Sky customer but would sign up with Virgin immediately. Assuming they upgrade the Anolog cable here at the mo!!!

    Martin
     
  6. Jun 19, 2007 #6 of 109
    6022tivo

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    Carl.

    I am sadly moving into a non cabled area, they have cable about 100 yards down the road??

    Are the cable people planning any expansion at all do you know???
     
  7. Jun 19, 2007 #7 of 109
    CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    signed - and good luck :)
     
  8. Jun 19, 2007 #8 of 109
    cwaring

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    No idea, sorry.

    Thanks to all the signees so far :)
     
  9. Jun 19, 2007 #9 of 109
    DeadKenny

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    Problem is though I have a cable socket in my house I truly hate them (Virgin, formerly NTL, formerly CableTel. Same lot throughout who've changed names and bought other companies along the way).

    I really couldn't stand to have them screw things up yet again costing me a small fortune, just for the possibility of TiVo.

    Oh well, may sign anyway but I can't see me ever getting it if by some miracle it happens (surely they're way too far down the road with their own solution now anyway though?).

    6022tivo - as for expansion, cable companies are mainly looking at IPTV solutions over ADSL to expand. They will never get cable everywhere and most councils won't let them dig up the roads to do it anyway. Mind you if they say it's not cabled but you are near a cabled area you might want to pester them, especially if it's a former NTL area as it's possible their records are wrong (they flat refused to believe my address was cabled even though my neighbours all had it. They just had the wrong records but effectively told me to get lost. Foolishly I persisted and got cable and then my problems began... but that's another story).
     
  10. Jun 19, 2007 #10 of 109
    cwaring

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    Well, like I said earlier, can't win 'em all :p
     
  11. Jun 20, 2007 #11 of 109
    davisa

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    Great idea.

    Signed.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2007 #12 of 109
    leejordan

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    I have signed too.

    How will Virgin get to know about this Petition?

    Lee.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2007 #13 of 109
    blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Signed, news item added to my website here, and all customers emailed :)
     
  14. Jun 20, 2007 #14 of 109
    katman

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    Signed..... just need them to cable my street now !!!!
     
  15. Jun 20, 2007 #15 of 109
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well, their Media Relations department have already been informed that I intended to start the petition. I will, of course, be letting them (and probably some others too!) have the final figures as well as progress reports.

    Nice one, BL. Thanks! (Except that I don't have the V+ Box :))

    Well yeah. That would help I suppose :p
     
  16. Jun 20, 2007 #16 of 109
    foxy VW

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    Do you have to make a donation before you can sign the petition?
    Roy
     
  17. Jun 20, 2007 #17 of 109
    6022tivo

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    No, it askes you afterwards.
     
  18. Jun 20, 2007 #18 of 109
    healeydave

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    Bloody hell, i went back to check to see how the petition was doing and it was on 2 pages at 89, no-where near enough to be taken seriously I suspect yet but not bad going in a short period of time. It even went up to 92 whilst I was looking.

    I think we need to get the link posted in as many places as possible.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2007 #19 of 109
    healeydave

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    Okay, just added it as a sticky to all my forums.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2007 #20 of 109
    ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    What about a posting in the other place?
     

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