Remote record via iphone

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Stuartrossd, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Stuartrossd

    Stuartrossd New Member

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    I can set a remote record via my lap top on virgins tv guide page but when I try to do it via the iPhone it tells me I do not have an active TiVo box. Anyone else had this issue? Or has anyone successfully set a remote recording via iPhone?
     
  2. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    It's a known problem - everybody has some problem.

    Only RR via Web works - although that is down this morning.
     
  3. JonnyF

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    Ok, So being a bit of an IT Geek , I couldn't let the Iphone and Virgins Remote Record beat me so heres what I have discovered.

    Its not all that common knowledge that other Browsers exist for the Iphone, but they do - You can install Opera and that (for me) is a better browser than Safari (on Iphone) However , don't get too carried away cos this doesn't work with remote Record either but there is certainly one browser that does;

    SkyFire

    Skyfire also gives you access to Flash , yeah , its true flash.

    But for us Tivoites it also means that we can use the Virgins TV Guide and this allows Remote record to work just fine.
    Skyfire is more of an application than a browser as the content is hosted by them and then transferred to your Iphone by way of screen-shots , but the website explains that better than me, so please read that if you have any concerns .

    The Downside - The app costs , but I think its worth it for the functionality it brings and its discounted at the moment - I think its £1.79 on the Appstore.

    There are probably other browsers you could try , you could wait for Virgin to create an Iphone App but for now but Skyfire is something that I hope will fit the bill for you.

    Jon
     
  4. bengeo

    bengeo New Member

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    Just tried Skyfire and I still get the same ' you don't seem to have a tivo box' message that I get with Safari. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  5. JonnyF

    JonnyF New Member

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    Andy, Thats a bit odd - And this definitely works on your PC?

    Are you using Wifi or 3G - I was on wifi (provided by Virgin Cable) when I tested this this morning, so I'll try via wifi and then just 3G to see if that makes any difference.

    Jon
     
  6. JonnyF

    JonnyF New Member

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    Just been doing some more testing and my Cell Network round here is appalling, that said I did eventually get to the page and I did get the "you don't seem to have a tivo box" message whilst on 3G.

    Back on Wifi and it works fine , If anyone else can provide some more feedback on what networks works and what don't using Skyfire then we can provide some solid advice on how this can and can't work.

    Jon
     
  7. Zaichik

    Zaichik New Member

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    Hell on Earth
    I thought I should note at this point that the problem also afflicts Android phone users.
     
  8. JonnyF

    JonnyF New Member

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    I also have access to an android device so I'll check that too today and report back in that device type.
    Jon
     
  9. spj20016

    spj20016 New Member

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    And also with the Blackberry.
     
  10. MonTheFish

    MonTheFish New Member

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    Weird....works on my iPad over 3G and wifi.
     
  11. bengeo

    bengeo New Member

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    I tried again this evening and it seems to work fine on wifi and 3G.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  12. mightybees

    mightybees New Member

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    Does remote recording allow you to add buffers?
     
  13. bengeo

    bengeo New Member

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    Not now.
     
  14. the4dudleys

    the4dudleys New Member

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    I have had great success with my laptop but nothing with iphone using Safari or Skyfire.
    From my iphone cannot even get the same page layout as the one on my laptop. Even changed the settings in Skyfire to setup the screen as a desk top :confused:
     
  15. brightonjohn

    brightonjohn New Member

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    Just managed to set a recording up using my iPad at work. Can anybody else verify that this now works for them?
     
  16. spj20016

    spj20016 New Member

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    I set a few remote records yesterday on my Blackberry, so i think they must have fixed the problem.
     
  17. jaykay74

    jaykay74 New Member

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    It's still not working on my iPod Touch.
     
  18. spj20016

    spj20016 New Member

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    I tried to set some recordings using my blackberry today, got message saying recordings had been sent but no recording requests have been received by my Tivo. So it looks like there are still problems.
     
  19. Adder

    Adder New Member

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    Still not working on my iPhone.
     
  20. Plaiter

    Plaiter New Member

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    Remote recording requests on the iphone no longer say you have not got an active tivo box.
    I can actually send a recording request.
    Unfortunately this does not appear on my tivo box.
    Web recording on the main site looks to be down again “technical glitch”.
     

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