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Thompson Tivo Museum

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by jeremy Parsons, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    Another long time member who defected to VM Tivo due to moving to a HD 50 inch TV.

    Can you believe its been 3.5 years since I lasted logged in!

    I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help produce something similar to Jasons Macintosh Museum youtube videos which described the Macintosh through the years. Without this TiVo 1 will become relegated to a forgotten few as it was really was a TV revolution at the time and way ahead of the market in the UK. When I purchased my first TiVo for £199 (just when the dropped the price from £400) it blew my mind.

    I quickly bought another when the dropped to £99. They were then in daily use for a number of years (10+) due to nothing really replacing it.

    As a suggestion we would cover

    Us Series 1 - > leading to the Thompson Tivo and the history
    The Mod's that Tridge made famous
    Disk upgrades
    Turbocard
    Cachecard
    tivoweb
    1TB hard disk upgrades etc


    Interestingly enough I still have 3 Tivo's in storage with two of them being 1TB Cachecard models.

    I am aware we are living on borrowed time ideally I would want to restore one to the demo mode they played in the shop if anyone can help with an original image and provide an iso I could restore that would not go amiss.

    If this already exists please point me at the videos.

    Just looking at the preview reminded me of the spec of my tivos :)
     
  2. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    It appears I have 4 tivos , I must have kept one for spares as its missing a fan , I am looking for an original quantum fireball (working ideally) and the quickstart guide , it appears I have the original manual , the phono leads and a scart cable.
     
  3. BenedictFindlay

    BenedictFindlay New Member

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    I have a completely untouched Tivo Series 1, with 40Gb hard drive. It was so good from day one that I never modified it all, but loved it for years.

    The remote control is badly broken, but the rest of it is in working order.

    I am very happy to donate it to a good cause, completely for free (plus £5 posting).

    Do let me know.
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    The first (only) UK TV ads:



    and sky's wierd effort:

    note the wrong url at the end...

    Far better was the later demo clip:

     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  5. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    So sad to see the end of the UK Tivo...

    However, this makes me smile..

    https://youtu.be/04cmOsRBFrY

     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015

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