New Tivo Message this morning

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Fatbloke, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    I'm struggling to think of anyone for whom Sky+, FreeSat or Freeview+ wouldn't be a viable alternative. I guess if you live somewhere where Freeview is not yet available and you can't have a satellite dish - a small group at best.
     
  2. sad_tivo_man

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    I'm not saying that they are not viable alternatives but for everyone. Some people (myself included) have no wish to get involved with Sky. Nor do we wish to have a satellite dish plonked on our building...nor the upheavl in getting it all plumbed in. Others live in Listed Buildings...and Conservation Officers take a very dim view of satellite dishes on Grade II listed buildings.

    Even if you can, why force people to spend money that they probably haven't got. Or have to use a lousy user interface?
     
  3. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Freeview + then.
     
  4. PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    But the point isn't whether or how to receive content it's whether the "alternatives" have half the brains that TiVo has

    Wishlists spring to mind immediately

    Can sky+ do those? I think not

    The whole point of a TiVo PVR is that you can safely let IT decide what to record
     
  5. sad_tivo_man

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    What difficulty are you having in understanding "Even if you can, why force people to spend money that they probably haven't got. Or have to use a lousy user interface?".
     
  6. TCM2007

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    The context was "what happens when the service stops" - answer, you move to a different system. New system has pros and cons cf TiVo. World continues to spin.

    If the service stops, then you are indeed forced to change.
     
  7. spitfires

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    Freeview not available on the South Coast. :eek: (officially ;) )
     
  8. FJSRiDER

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    I expect Freesat is.
     
  9. spitfires

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    Yes probably - Conservation Area though so dishes are < ahem> frowned upon ;)
     
  10. FJSRiDER

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    Yes, my aged mother lives in Bruton, Somerset which is exactly like that. Also not served very well by Freeview (the Bruton repeater carries a limited number of channels). Simple to mount the dish on a pole behind the house rather than bolt it on the front though.
     
  11. TCM2007

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    I also live in the Bruton conservation area, I'd advise checking if she can get Mendip; I can despite what the postcode checker says!
     
  12. FJSRiDER

    FJSRiDER New Member

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    :up:

    Patwell Street - she can't get anything very well!
     
  13. TCM2007

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    Ah, my car radio cuts out on Patwell Street!
     
  14. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Doo doo, doo doo, "You've now entered the twilight zone."
     
  15. TCM2007

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    You've been to Bruton then.
     
  16. johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    A long time ago, there was discussion like this and one chap said that if the EPG stops from one source, he'd host another EPG - somehow.

    Is it possible to get a different EPG?
     
  17. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Oh, right.

    Not right now seeing as the official one is still going.
     
  18. ramtops

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    Me too. Telecomms here is utter shite.
     

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