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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by spitfires, May 28, 2011.
Some poor guy on a IBM PC XT keyboard logging into each account one by one setting them to closed
SQLStmt = "UPDATE Tivos SET AccountStatus=8 WHERE TivoServiceNumber LIKE '023%'"
The London 2012 Ticketing Office also still seems to only use an XT computer for their credit card payment processing........
That seems to suggest there is a process involved in shutting down the service, not a simple flip of the switch. Besides Tivo has never been able to meet deadlines they've announced. They've been announcing the release of a DirecTivo unit in the US for 2 years now and it's still nowhere in sight.
But now that Virgin Media has generated all the Tivo Premiere sales from the Virgin Media S1 customer base that they're ever going to get then why spend money on doing something that won't actually generate new revenue and may result in a Class Action law suit in a US court from a group of British S1 Tivo owners.
They can always justify it by sending out a System Message saying "Tivo has listened to customer feedback from its most loyal British customers and has decided to "reach out" to everyone who does not live in a Virgin Media Cable cabled area by continuing to provide UK S1 service for at least another three years"...............
I would have have thought that there was a much stronger legal case for someone who has paid £199.00 + subs because they had been told that something was going to end when in fact it didn't over someone claiming against TiVo for loss of lifetime?
There you go with your logical thinking.
I know if I'd gone out and bought a £300 Humax because Tivo said they were stopping the service but then they didn't in fact stop it, I would be suing Tivo for my wasted £300!
If you paid monthly subs then your only possible claim is for your now worthless hardware but as that is more than five years old I doubt you can argue it is no longer Fit For The Purpose. A Lifetime subscriber has a much better case for arguing that given the lifetime of the average tv or domestic fridge that he interpreted Lifetime Service as being good for 20 years.
Because a hard drive based PVR is exactly like a fridge, isn't it ?
Perhaps its more like a tv without a screen.
Either way its still a household electrical device.
Good luck returning that 19 year old TV for a 5% refund.
I can't even get 5% of what I paid for a Sony 32" CRT TV bought about 10 years ago. Even for free I get asked "can you deliver" therefore it is still in my garage.
Anybody interested in it for free PM me.
Can you deliver it?
Can't even lift it on my own
I seem to recall that ferries across the Irish Sea are almost as unreasonably expensive as those from the Spanish mainland to the Balearic Islands. And the latter now cost £400 to £500 return for a car and just one driver during the summer months
I still have my Toshiba 36" 'flat screen' CRT (that I bought 10 years ago for £1,400 ). Have moved house with it twice now at significant effort - it weighs 250lbs
Can definitely see the attraction of an LCD or Plasma, but really can't bring myself to just dump a perfectly functioning telly (with a great picture)...
back on topic . . . . . .
That System message has now disappeared from my TiVo yet it's still dialling up and getting updates
Did we dream the last 6 months and is Bobby Ewing going to walk out of a shower holding a brand new TiVo S1 service?
Well no but this does all smack of someone at TiVo dithering for a day or 3 while not having the guts to pull the plug
I think it's just Tivo Inc. being nice guys (as per usual) and just keeping it going for a few extra days. They know customer inertia means despite all the messages over the last 4 months many people will not actually do anything about it until 1st June arrives and then run around panicking about the imminent switch-off
Also avoids any arguments about what they meant by "1st June" seeing as they didn't specify a time or even a timezone!