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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by ColinYounger, Jan 16, 2009.
Unplugged mine over the weekend so I guess the number needs to come down by one
But not for long - have bought a Mac Mini to sit under the telly, running Plex at the moment to serve up archived material and photos, etc.
Trying out an eyeTV freesat tuner on my main computer. It's able to receive BBC HD as well as all the freesat channels. Works really well and recorded programmes can be streamed to the Mac Mini to watch on the big TV with no extra work.
EyeTV have an iPhone app that will let me stream live and recorded TV to my phone anywhere I can get a wifi connection, as well as select programmes to record, etc.
I think I'll be getting a second unit to sit under the TV and I will be retiring the Tivo and Sky freesat box at the same time.
Are Tivos still worth anything on ebay I wonder?
I'm guessing that, with the news re Virgin Media, this figure will be dropping rapidly towards the end of next year?
I hope so. Will have two to shift, hopefully before the end of 2010
I have just bought one on ebay, mainly to play with although if the tivo virgin thing happens soon il get that and get rid of this one.
my question is where do i start? it has a lifetime sub, its not been delivered yet. what software/ hardware will i need to make this usable on virgin?
i really appreciate the help, bit of a gadget girl so not a complete noob if i need to make some mods.
Depends which STB you have. If it's a new one like the Samsung then you won't need to do anything and it should work "out of the box" using the front ir blaster. (You set this when you go through the Guided Setup.
If you have one of the older Pace boxes then you might - though more probably will - need one of the 'cable dongles' which you can get off ebay.
ok, so i shouldn't start downloading lots of software and stuff ready for it then, i just have to be patient :/ not good at patience thing, dyin for xmas already lol. thanks for the advice im sure ul be giving me lots more useful info once it arrives, i hope they ship it quickly!
i know its only got a 40gb hdd so i imagine its an unmodded one. was more bothered about the lifetime sub.
its not a V+ box no, actually i use a dm800 for the virgin channels hoping dreambox works ok with it will hav to check that out. i truly love the dreambox but the epg only does one day on cable which really is poor.
I wasn't meaning "is it V+ or not". I never even assumed it was a V+. There are at least three or four different standard cable boxes in use on VM's network. At least two Pace models and a couple of Samsungs I believe. Which one you have determines whether or not you will need the digital dongle
As for which hacks to get. I have a turbonet card, tivoweb, endpad, autospace and channel logos. Unless you're technically minded, you might prefer to buy a new hard drive with all the main hacks already installed. There are a good few sites to choose from. In no particular order...
i would ideally like to get it on either wlan or lan, tivoweb would be great. i am happy to do the hacks myself if its easy if risky then i can pay.
i think its a pace box il have to check that. was hoping i could try pick up a cheap network card on ebay or something?
if i buy a 500gb hdd myself how hard would it be to set up with the mode0 etc? £89 seems steep compared to £36 for the drive elsewhere.
Did someone say "off topic"?
Depends how technically-minded you are and how closely you can follow instructions You will also need a PC with two spare IDE channels and a CD Drive.
I don't know. I didn't hear anything
Still going strong, my best buy ever, apart for my wife, who cost me 7shillings and sixpence (37 pence) licence, 50yrs ago, bargain.
What happened, why such a big page
I assume that 9 was supposed to be a or something; maybe
Isn't using a Dreambox on a Virgin cable against their T & C's and may be theft of a service.
If it's not supplied my VM themselves, then yes.
only used for free chans i just prefer being able to stream to it etc
There are no 'free channels' on Virgin Media
Please can you take this off topic discussion into a new thread!