How many UK users left?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by ColinYounger, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. EddieBaby

    EddieBaby New Member

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    Had one almost since launch, and been paying £10 since then too! D'oh!

    Although we get a 37" Samsung LCD delivered soon and I'm wondering about my options.

    Nero are selling a PC based version of the Tivo UI in the states - doesn't seem like they want to sell if over here though :-( Plus they still want to charge the sub..

    Ed
     
  2. EdGillett

    EdGillett New Member

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    498.

    Had mine since 2001 and was a monthly subber until about a year ago (muppet).

    Haven't powered it up since moving over to a Huma 9300T about 8 months ago though. Prior to that had Sky with an upgraded SkyHD box (kept Tivo running on Freeview for a backup).

    Ditched Sky and just have Freeview again now (and a free V box, but that's only cos I have the VM broadband since our ADSL signal is pants ... anywho, I digress)

    I miss my Tivo. It looks sad unplugged on the shelf upstairs. I keep delaying the dreaded time to photograph it and put it onto the bay of fleas ...

    *blip blip blip*

    It remains one of the most amazingly enduring examples of usability first and foremost that I've not seen anywhere else. Come back to the UK with a S4 (or whatever) and reclaim your bloody crown from the DVR morons Tivo!!
     
  3. chrisphilaeva

    chrisphilaeva New Member

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    499 - Me and the missus love it

    Have had a tivo for years, however recently it GSOD took a while to get it back to life!
    We had a V+ box installed during this period, but now Tivo is back up and running V+ is just used for (sparse) HD recording.

    Will keep using it as long as I can.
     
  4. globbitz

    globbitz New Member

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    500 .....but stopped my subscription (of too many years than I can remember) when Virgin Media stopped their Analogue service in November 2008. I'm now a sad owner of a V+ box - which is absolutely DIRE in the extreme.

    LONG LIVE TiVo!
     
  5. TerryN

    TerryN TiVo Evangelist

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    501
    Had it since 2001. Disk failed recently so upgraded with new disk and cachecard. Wouldn't be without it
     
  6. kitschcamp

    kitschcamp Tweaked and poked

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    Just got the inlaws a TiVo with lifetime and original discs (just replacing them for them). I've spent a day giving them lessons on how to use it :)
     
  7. Dr Spanner

    Dr Spanner New Member

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    Mine is sitting in the kids play room with a lifetime sub and a sky multiroom. The 120Gig HD that I updgraded to a few years back is on the way out and it keeps freezing so I now have two choices?

    1. Get a new HD either buy one preconfigured from ebay or try to remember how I did it myself.

    2. Stream from one of the two SKY+ HD boxes I have in other rooms to the kids playroom vi CAT5 and save the £10 a month multiroom.

    Why do I feel guilty if I choose 2?

    :)
     
  8. Calmic

    Calmic New Member

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    I've had my beloved Tivo since November 2000 - absolutely the best 600 quid I've ever spent. Since stuck a bigger disk in it, but that's all the modding I've done.

    It's lasted me this long and I haven't seen anything I'd want to swap it for, however yesterday we had some kind of power surge or something and it has gone on the blink for the first time ever. It only sporadically recognises remote control input and frequently just freezes completely. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  9. martink0646

    martink0646 New Member

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    Hi Calmic,

    Someone will be along shortly to give you a proper answer but try looking for stray sources of IR; remote control down the side of a cushion, lights, plasma screen facing the TiVo etc.

    Martin
     
  10. Calmic

    Calmic New Member

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    Thanks Martin - I've looked but can't see anything (I initially even thought they might have changed the lightbulb in a streetlight outside or something), and it wouldn't explain the lockups either...
     
  11. ash10

    ash10 New Member

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    Still going strong after six years or so - really glad I bought the lifetime subscription! :)

    Bigger disk these days, and could really do with a CacheCard... :rolleyes:
     
  12. tartan_haggis

    tartan_haggis MacTiVo

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    504 I think.

    Bought a TiVo and upgraded it a couple of years ago. Sold it when I moved house and got Sky+ HD.

    Now decided to buy TiVo again, and in fact have bought two. One has a lifetime subscription.

    Despite the lack of twin tuner recording and no HD support (in the UK), the TiVo user interface and EPG just can't be beaten. Even by the new Sky+ HD EPG.

    Bought my girlfriend a Humax Freesat HD+ box, but the UI and EPG still don't come close to TiVo.

    Looking forward to adding Cachecards to the two new boxes and getting them up and running again.
     
  13. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Welcome back to the fold Tartan Haggis. I know I would have felt like you if I had ever tried to give up my Tivo. Which is why I never gave it up in the first place.;):p

    As to the dual tuners issue isn't that why the +1 channel and BBC IPlayer were invented.:cool:
     
  14. Sep 1, 2009 #514 of 740
    Haggis440

    Haggis440 New Member

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    Had ours about 10 years, not sure exactly how many.....it was so long ago. Still as it arrived with its original 40gb of drive space (don't want to increase it as the wife will only fill it up with Eastenders). just about to add a turbonet card to do the updates over the internet.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2009 #515 of 740
    strocky

    strocky New Member

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    Buy a tivonet card and get your Tivo networked and you can get your updates via your broadband :up:
     
  16. Sep 8, 2009 #516 of 740
    big_dirk

    big_dirk uktivo.blogspot.com

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  17. Sep 8, 2009 #517 of 740
    mhopley

    mhopley New Member

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    I've Just bought another one to replace the humax box in the kids room. Couldn't stand the slow epg on the humax.

    New Tivo has lifetime sub with original 2 disk setup. I just need to get around to putting a new drive in.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2009 #518 of 740
    Ellistar

    Ellistar New Member

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    508 and 509
     
  19. worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    510 - Just set one up for the mother-in-law and she loves it.
     
  20. Jabamusic

    Jabamusic New Member

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    511, 512 and 513 - (Mine, the children's and a spare just in case!!)

    Jaba
     

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