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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by ColinYounger, Jan 16, 2009.
That sounds a bit like buying life insurance as a guarantee never to die
I would wait for when the 2TB model is launched with the three tuners properly sorted out and is available to all levels of Virgin Media tv susbcriber.
How many TiVos are still in the same state (unopened, same drives) as purchased ?
No. It's a CISCO box with TIVO software. VM have had nothing to do with it.
Has Tivo ever deactivated the Lifetime Sub of anyone who took steps to stop their device becoming Unfit For Purpose by maintaining their consumable hard drive component in the same way as one would change a car's oil and oil filter or replace its brake pads?
I would argue it was an Unfair Contract Term not to allow customers to maintain these consumable device components whilst retaining Lifetime service.
No Life Insurance does not guarantee that you will never die - it guarantees to pay out when you die.
If Life insurance failed to pay out to my estate when I die - i would be extremely upset and haunt the persons responsible.
It was said very much tongue in cheek for a bit of fun, something that has been missing from the forum recently with Doom & Gloom on the up despite years of waiting for something new.
Reminds me of being told of all the Microsoft O/S from WIN95 onwards being better than before and some people having to keep it because their PC wasn't suitable for the upgrade and then after a while Microsoft informing them that they no longer support that version.
Yes, and you specifically ARE allowed to - so long as you use a TiVo approved service agent to do so.
That's pretty much it. I guess the software of the same vintage is Windows Me - anyone still using that?
There have actually been a few on fleece-u-bay recently that appeared to be virgin ('scuse the pun). My sticky label is still intact & the Fireball still revolves so I could probably make it look as though it had never been touched.
p.s. Mine's still got the cellophane on the front!
I have two like this.
No one is still using it because it was rubbish and unreliable. Loads of people are still using Windows XP because it was a better operating system than Windows Vista that followed it and the Microsoft customer price for upgrading to Windows 7 is a ripoff. It only makes sense to get Windows 7 if you replace your computer.
To who ?
I know a number of people who are using older versions of windows, including ME, 98 and 95. In fact my mother in law uses windows 95 and office 95 because it does what she wants. She doesn't use the Internet and uses it for word processing, account and printing.
Not everyone will, can or have the means to upgrade for the sake of it.
In fact the very large blue chip company I work for is only just moving one part from of it's PC base from windows 2000 to Vista and has no intention to move the other large part of it's PC base from XP in the near future.
Don't worry, Pete has all the Standard Opinions (Old Tech is Better, New Stuff is Rip-Off Section).
Windows 7 is clearly a decent operating system and I would have no hesitation in getting it with a new computer. Its just that Microsoft's retail pricing strategy assumes that anyone desperate to upgrade their existing operating system is prepared to be ripped off. XP is interesting as it spanned many years of sale and due to that is still receiving the same level of work by Microsoft to keep it operating reliably by way of updates as Windows 7. As and when that stops happening it will be time for a new PC and operating system.
Anyone still running Windows 95 or 98 and using the internet with it is out of their head as its just not suited for modern internet use, it might be ok for a bit of word processing. Windows 2000 is not that different from Windows XP and still a viable operating system to be using in my opinion.
You ignore that I do early adopt some technologies that made an immediate genuine difference to me like DTT/OnDigital on day one as I couldn't have my own satellite dish and only had four television channels and I was a fairly early adopter of the Tivo PVR even if I waited a couple of years longer than some of you chaps for the same reasons of greatly increased program choice (which does matter to me much more than having the latest screen technology). Your opinion on the value of each new bit of technology is also affected by your financial situation. Mine is not as good as it was. Some companies like Sky, Apple and TomTom have a cynical model of constantly milking the existing customer for more and more money without a great deal of obvious end user benefit. When you have less money you become more wary of such ripoffs.
When a product is still working after 20 years and the new ones are virtually no different like my Neff Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher or oven then why waste money and pollute the environment replacing something that works perfectly well? And for all that I would love a fridge/freezer that gave me a precise current digital temperature readout on the front door and graph of its internal temperature in different seasons of the year etc but nobody makes one as its considered that fridge/freezers are bought by women who only care about their appearance and not their technology functions.
Women are mainly only suckers for wasting lots of money on constant new models of wearing apparel that they don't actually need just as guys constantly upgrade a perfectly good PC or smartphone when they didn't need to.
Sounds like my wife. She has had her dishwasher 35 years now (since she was 19) and I am 66 now
Pete, it's the way you characterize any company that dares to try to sell you an improved product or get money out of you in any way as a rip off which makes you opinions such comedy.
Two years after launch when they had already stopped the manufacture of the units is hardly 'early adopting' by any stretching of the definition. In fact if the S1 TiVo wasn't such a long lived product & lived by normal technology product cycles rules you wouldn't only have been late you would have been buying an obselete machine!!