The Eagle has Landed...

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

  1. Feb 3, 2011 #61 of 211
    microbe

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    Not sure if you've covered this but what did the installation engineer do with your existing TIVO setup?
    Paranoia has me getting a freeview box to feed the oldie until I'm sure the newbie is as reliable as old faithful.
    Anyone putting money on that horse?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 #62 of 211
    hokkers999

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    and a nice day to you to :D

    Banning? - come back when you've learnt how the internet ACTUALLY works.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 #63 of 211
    M_at

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    Your existing purchased it is your existing purchased kit.

    The Virgin engineer should not touch it at all - if they do anything it would likely be direct to your TV or replacing an existing box.

    If you're concerned then remove the S1 in advance.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 #64 of 211
    cwaring

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    Knaresboroug...
    So you don't think the owners of this private forum, which you use at their pleasure, could actually disable your account and thereby stop you from using it? Perhaps it is you who needs to go and learn internet forums work :rolleyes:
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 #65 of 211
    TCM2007

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    He means that it's easy to just create a new identity.

    but even I think we should keep this thread on topic, I'm intrigued to discover how far away from the original TiVo's simplicity the latest one has got, and whether it has kept that supreme ease of use.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 #66 of 211
    OzSat

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    Any further OT posts will be removed - and posters dealt with accordingly
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 #67 of 211
    cwaring

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    Done :)

    Well from the screen-shots it looks almost identical; apart from the W/S and HD.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 #68 of 211
    TCM2007

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    Looks very different to me!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 #69 of 211
    jonphil

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    guessing smokie is too busy playing with his Tivo to post on the forum :(
    Oh well I supposed I will have my very own Tivo soon to play with :)
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 #70 of 211
    cwaring

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    Sorry. Of course they look very different. I meant in terms of the features and functions; eg you still have "Now Playing" (but called My Shows), other pages still have the same options on them, etc.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 #71 of 211
    Murk

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    Hello everyone!

    I would just like to know if the EPG is dynamic or static? Nobody from Virgin has denied or comfirmed that it will be dynamic.

    It would be really nice to stop missing ends of programmes even with padding on either end, the one fatal flaw of the V+ which still has not been fixed even after 2+ years
     
  12. Feb 4, 2011 #72 of 211
    Zaichik

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    A question for Smokie - is it true that you can only connect TiVo to a home network (to transfer content) using a cable? That would be a bit of a bugger for me because my router is in another room.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 #73 of 211
    smokie

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    Here's a few answers - been doing some testing today, and taken a few pics.

    In no particular order:

    Home network appears to be disabled right now. There is an Ethernet port which doesn't light up, and I couldn't find a new device on my network when it was plugged in. There is a light on the front of the box which looks to me like a wireless indicator - I'm sure it was on the other day (but didn't attach to my network) but today it is off. I can't see the LAN MAC anywhere in the config pages anyway.

    SCART and HD output work at the same time just fine, sorry for earlier misleading. HD is therefore available for install. (unlike V+!)

    Quick test shows if you record what you are watching then it will record the Live Buffer too.

    I posted in another thread re start up video - there isn't one!

    See pics for viewing catchup from TV guide. This sequence was taken from an item with the C next to it (which means it's available on Catch Up). It simply put you into the Catch Up menus. But a different program went directly to a screen to Play Now Not sure what was different.

    One thing they need to address is remote response time, especially responses to playing commands. For instance a Pause takes about a second to respond. Fast forward through ads then press Play, takes a second or more - and I'm not sure it skips backwards like the old S1 - bit hard to tell, what with the delayed response to button press, so until I get used to it (or they do something) skipping ads is a bit more difficult, or pausing precisely on that important frame...

    The V+ and TiVo remotes have commonality, I could do with shifting one to a different code, as for the time being (until I find a way to pipe RF from the TiVo - any ideas? - , and all V+ recordings are watched) I have V+ and TiVo side by side.

    I have an hour more playtime this morning so will try to pick up all remaining questions and any new ones.
     

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  14. Feb 4, 2011 #74 of 211
    browellm

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    If that is true, you could work around that with either homeplugs or a wireless bridge.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2011 #75 of 211
    smokie

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    Last pic of catch up when accessed thru the guide

    I *think* the guide is static.

    I am going to investigate one more question which was about saving non recording wishlists then setting up indexes into the catchup service via wishlists. Not sure I fully understand the point but will have a look.

    Any more?
     

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  16. Feb 4, 2011 #76 of 211
    Milhouse

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    Smokie, does it still have the 8-second jumpback button/feature (not when ff/rwd - although it would be a great shame if that is no longer available - but when you miss some dialogue and want to quickly replay it).
     
  17. Feb 4, 2011 #77 of 211
    smokie

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    Ummm...remind me which button that is. :) I'm not a "power user", more a tinkerer under the bonnet.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2011 #78 of 211
    Zaichik

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    Those are great suggestions - thanks! :up:

    Thanks too to Smokie for answering my question.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2011 #79 of 211
    Milhouse

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    On a S1 Tivo peanut remote, it's the button with the backward curved arrow positioned directly above the "1" numeric button.

    Edit: Found this image of the VM TiVo remote which does suggest it has the 8-second jump back feature - now located above below and to the left of the "stop" button (what's a Stop button doing on a TiVo?) :)

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 4, 2011 #80 of 211
    Northwest4u

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    Hi Smokie,

    You should find if you click on explore this show instead of goto catch up,
    It should give you the available episodes.
     

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