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Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by TIVO_YORK99, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    and it is fab!

    Only took about twenty minutes to install and get up and working.

    I've been a Tivo owner since 2000 but haven't really used it since 2005. As far as I'm concerned this is what we've been waiting for.

    It is far better than I thought it would be - everyone seems to say it is really slow?, to me it is very fast. Does it get slower as I've recorded more things?

    I've not really played with the apps yet - though the engineer put Harry Potter on while Tivo downloaded the programmes and it was pretty impressive.

    All in all, I'm really happy - I'm very happy with the cost as well, its very good value now as I already had broadband and phone with Virgin.

    Think I may become a bigger TiVangelist than Carl!

    I do have a question though - I found Torchwood on On Demand, but when I try to watch the first episode I can't seem to find out how to play it. I just see a Back button and that's it. Any ideas?
     
  2. Karnak

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    I've never found it as quick as the S1. For example 'My Shows' always takes a few seconds to appear. Haven't noticed it get noticeably slower as it fills up though.

    This could be something to do with the BBC throwing their toys out of the pram over on demand content and having it pulled from the guide etc. Try looking through the BBC iPlayer app.
     
  3. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    repeated forced dialups, and sufficient time to fully index (the wait an hour after the indexing time updates in sys info still stands), should get your epg data up to speed.

    once you're fully epg'd you should be able to see all that's there to see.

    i'd wander over to the VM Tivo forum, just don't get worried - the vast majority of tivi are doing fine though there are a couple of annoyances, the lack of reminders NOT being one of them :)

    all said and done, it is what i've/we've been waiting for - enjoy
     
  4. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    The VM forum is rather militant with nasty twats complaining about reminders and the lack of 'red button'. They're all so terribly unhappy with TiVo, wish it was just a V+ with a bigger hard drive but for some inexplicable reason have failed to take VM up on their 28 day 'no quibble' money back guarantee.

    Not a nice place all in all.
     
  5. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    As it is at the moment, it is just as fast as any series 1 that I've used.

    I'm certainly a happy chappy at the moment - I don't think I'd realise how much I loved the tivo interface and the boop boop's.

    I did have a Humax Foxsat which was good (recording the programmes exactly as they start was great), but the menus were very clunky and slow compared to Tivo.
     
  6. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    and there are even people who complain about the 'boops' at the VM forum! :)
     
  7. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    I've just been having a read of the forum, people seriously moan about anything!

    Tivo is by far the best PVR there ever has been, and this is a great update to the original machines.
     
  8. dannylau

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    People moan because it doesn't work exactly the same way as the V+, so it makes you wonder why they didn't just keep the V+
     
  9. TIVO_YORK99

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    Just tried Remote Record - works great, I like the layout of it as well.

    Haven't found anything I don't like about the box yet, and its still going pretty fast.
     
  10. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    There's an android app for remote record (if you're that way inclined) that works quite well.
     
  11. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    Yes, I downloaded that. It is a bit slow on my phone though as its a San Francisco. No search either which is a shame.
     
  12. Karnak

    Karnak 'Local'

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    Yes... The San Fran is a nice little phone but it is a bit slow. To be honest the app itself isn't the quickest on a fast phone so it might not just be yours.

    A search would be nice too but it's still a good start imo.
     
  13. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    So did my installer ... apologized for the "random" sounds ... so I explained that to me it was making exactly the right sounds for a TiVo - I think it was around then that he realized that I knew what a TiVo was and that he could dispense with the initial "this is how it works" demo!
     
  14. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    My installer told me I had to read the manual that he gave me when he first came in. He said that if I didn't read it he wasn't allowed to show me how it works.

    Was a good bloke though, he was a bit sick that he didn't live in a VM area himself.
     
  15. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I can't believe some of the crap that these installers come up with :(
     
  16. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    I don't think its a bad thing though. I know what users are like, you set it up for them and leave, five minutes later they're on the phone complaining about you because it isn't working properly :eek:

    He was pretty reluctant to leave without setting up the remote to control the TV but I explained I only use Logitech remotes anyway.

    I'm so glad that I went ahead with it though, I can't say how happy I am with it. I don't think I was expecting that much after all the criticism its had. To be honest there is hardly anything wrong with it, only very minor things (maybe I'm just easily pleased).

    The catchup/on demand could be better, but no doubt with software updates it will get improved.

    How did you get your free one Carl? (not in anyway getting at you, I know it seems like everyone's against you at the moment). Is it because of your Virgin site?, if so I think its deserved and a nice gesture by Virgin.
     
  17. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well yeah. Of course there's that. But perhaps they could have have said "you read the manual whilst I explain each section in more detail", or something like that.

    (I assume the OP wasn't paraphrasing rather than being verbatim.)

    Which is precisely why I "defend" it so much.

    I wish :D I guess you didn't see my original explanation at the time; so, basically, I attended the Sofa Event along with six or seven others and we all got a "free Tivo and no subs for a year" deal.
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Did you invent that particular pluralization of TiVo yourself, or has it been around for awhile and I just haven't seen it?
     
  19. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    The former :) ie yes, he made it up. Not bad though ;)
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    I was sure I had asked the question of sjp.
     

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