The Eagle has Landed...

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by smokie, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 #181 of 211
    Major dude

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    Okay, so now I know what to expect a three tuner unit with a record capability on two tuners plus a tuner for live viewing after the software upgrade.

    Now what about this record clipping business on HD channels when recording two channels?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2011 #182 of 211
    TCM2007

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    I would think you will be able to record with all three once its enabled.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 #183 of 211
    Major dude

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    That was what I had hoped for as I never watch live TV if I can avoid it.
    All those ads, just hope we can get a proper 30 second hack to work as per TiVo Premiere.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 #184 of 211
    louis wu

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    That would be good but the V+ can only record on two whilst you watch a live broadcast on the third. Would be a big advantage over V+ and Sky + if you could record on all three but I doubt they will do it.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 #185 of 211
    Major dude

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    Thinking about the attitude of albeit one salesperson in the VM shop, he dissed the TiVo as it was less capable in it's current form than the V+ box. I just hope the attitude changes when he has TiVos to sell, otherwise it will dissuade a lot of potential customers.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 #186 of 211
    Major dude

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    I think I have discovered a function that is described on the VM TiVo I saw as 'clipping' and is shown in the VM manual as 'overlap protection'. TiVo premiere has clipping that you can enable or not and so did this VM TiVo on display.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 #187 of 211
    smokie

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    Just had a call from Stephen @ VM asking how I was getting on with my TiVo and offering me some basic training in TiVo capabilities, which he was happy to skip as I know (mostly) what I'm doing. He had my service issues to hand, so I didn't have much to tell him except I thought the lack of the third tuner was a downer (he said should be in by main release late March) also lack of network which he thought wouldn't be too far off either, and USB support whicch he sounded a little less confident about.

    I have a feeling that my presence here might also be noted on my record, as I said I've been on forums and he said TiVo forum, by which he probably meant here... Maybe I'm being stalked :)
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 #188 of 211
    big_dirk

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    very likely
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 #189 of 211
    jonphil

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    Sounds good about network support. Surprised about the USB as from what I have read if they plan to release the qwerty keyboard remote that's bluetooth that works through a dongle in the USB port I think? Unless the bluetooth has been build in.

    Has anyone been able to find the actual Hardware specs of the Tivo box (not the US premiere).

    Virgin really do need to make use of all Tivo features to give people something with ditching the SkyHD boxes for. As my partner is a teacher we used to find it really useful to record programs on Tivo and then export them for use in a lesson. With the Sky box it's not that easy.
    Tivo2go is a killer feature with most people owning ipods / smartphones which are able to play most video formats and people would love being able to take their fav programs with them on a long journey.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 #190 of 211
    jonphil

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    smokie / big_dirk. have either of you tried out the advanced wishlists as mentioned on Tivo's own website.
    I can't see any mention of it on Virgin's site, maybe they thought trying to explain you can exclude certain programs or keywords in a wishlist would be too complicated for some people.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2011 #191 of 211
    Major dude

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    Couple of further observations on the display VM shop TiVo, the my show button on the remote did not seem to work. The overlap protection feature may be useful. The early corrie episode seems to overun so you could at least record something after it now.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 #192 of 211
    big_dirk

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    I'm not sure I have access to TiVo's website?I have only set recordings from the Virgin TiVo minisite (which is very cool and works well btw)
     
  13. Feb 9, 2011 #193 of 211
    Brangdon

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    Does V+ have the 30 minute buffer, pause live TV etc? I'd have thought, if you are doing all that then you are in fact recording and so the hardware is capable of the bandwidth etc, and there's no good reason not to allow that recording to be stored and named.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 #194 of 211
    Brangdon

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    I was asked if I'd been on the forums. I don't know if they ask everyone that, or if they checked my name before they called me. Probably the former, part of them figuring out how hard they need to sell it.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2011 #195 of 211
    jonphil

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    Sorry, thought this had been linked too somewhere else on the forum.

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/199/kw/wishlists

    Talks about how you can filter out certain programs, so you can set Jennifer Aniston excluding 'friends' so you don't get every single repeat of Friends recorded.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2011 #196 of 211
    big_dirk

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    sorry I thought you meant have I tried entering the wishlist on the website. I havn't set an advanced wishlist up actually no, I just set up a simple one. Maybe I could do a new video of setting up a wishlist?! I'm getting quite fond of making videos and playing with youtube! My wife isn't though.

    btw how cool are advanced wishlists? V powerful.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2011 #197 of 211
    Moe UK

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    Thanks for the video and the link on your blog to the Tivo site, it says Tivo's that have Youtube playback can only play H246 encoded files so that will rule out 4oD and 5 on Demand.

    sound like extreamly poor training he should know that there is update coming that will fix that and even if there wasn't one, the things that this box can do make it far superior to the V+.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2011 #198 of 211
    jonphil

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    Sounds to me more like the staff member just wanted to make a quick sale on a standard V+ box rather than have someone leave the store without a sale.
    I'm just guessing that they maybe on commision type sales similar to a mobile phone shop?
    If so he would have no interest in trying to sell something which isn't actually available yet.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2011 #199 of 211
    big_dirk

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    4OD and 5OD will be accessible through a different interface than YouTube though, I feel a video test coming on!!
     
  20. Feb 9, 2011 #200 of 211
    Moe UK

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    I know VM have it in their TV On Demand and catch up but that has limited content, the stuff available legally on Youtube is far more comprehensive.
     

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