TiVo availability from 4th April

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  1. Apr 5, 2011 #1 of 50
    mikerr

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    Public launch date given as 4th April in VM's "electric!" magazine
    and it has 2 double page spreads on TiVo:

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    ..and the centrefold:

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    ..that was yesterday but it's not on their website pricelist or phone system for ordering yet :confused:
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 #2 of 50
    VirginMediaPhil

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    Could you scan it in?

    I signed up for Electric a few years ago but only ever received one issue.
     
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    mikerr

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    Your wish is my command ;)

    Now scanned them in and linked them to the pics above.
     
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    cwaring

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    VirginMediaPhil

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    Ha, thanks a lot! :D
     
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    mikerr

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    Ernie_C

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    I guess the online version doesn't have info on TiVo because it has changed.

    General Release is apparently now 18 April with pre-registered customers allowed to order the week before in w/c 11 April.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 #8 of 50
    mikerr

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    Hmm so latest news/rumours are:


    • 18th April public release date (pre-reg from 11th)
    • VIP50 & 100 customers get the £3 tivo fee waived
    • Install fee of £40 waived for existing customers ordering in April.
    • A cheaper 500GB HDD version available for £90 ?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 #9 of 50
    swythan

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    Does anyone know the situation is for those of us that aren't (yet) VM customers?

    I "registered my interest" on 2nd March, but I've not heard anything since the email they sent me that day. Should I have?

    Last week their Twitter people said I "should hear something soon", whatever that means.

    James
     
  10. mikerr

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    Those who got the "dean" email should get an email today with a code to ring and order their TiVo with.

    Note: don't bother ringing unless you have a unique code given to you...

    Apparently full release will be next week (18th) when everyone will be able to order.
     
  11. Furball

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    Well I do think this is the first chink in the beardy armour, got a e-mail from Beardy and in small print at the bottom.....

    mmmmmm does make me wonder how many folks have told beardy to poke his £149 TiVo up his botty :D

    I suspect even the above price will drop soon as well, makes me glad I didnt pay the "premium" for that so special offer they fleeced folks with earlier for :mad:
    Amuses me, considering the dam things not even been actually released to the public to any degree yet.


    Furball
     
  12. louis wu

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    Sorry to disillusion you but it was said weeks ago in a different forum that they would be releasing a cheaper box with a smaller hard drive. Seems to be part of their strategy. The prices will drop too as they always do. A 1tb Sky box started out at £300 and is currently around £200 I think. No doubt they will be giving those away to before too very long. Waiting is always best but if everybody did that their would be no innovation.
     
  13. Furball

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    Must admit I've been out of the loop for a while now so quite likely it has been mentioned else where ;)

    I dont mind being an innovator, but I dont like being taken for a mug :p

    Beardy made it "look" like us old series 1 owners were being given a "special deal" when actually it was all a load of bull, but then, did I expect anything less :rolleyes:

    Furball
     
  14. louis wu

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    I never had an S1 but I guess if I had I might be feeling hard done by as well.
     
  15. Furball

    Furball Totally TiVo

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    Made worse by the fact they are killing off the EPG for the Series 1 :mad:, I'd have forgiven them if the EPG had remained for a year or so.

    Anyhow the alt EPG looks to be coming on nicely and this type of chat is now getting way off topic ;)

    I would gladly have paid for the new Beardy TiVo but the amount they wanted was a) far too much and b) now looks to be nothing like the special deal they made out it was.

    Considering we were going to be their ambassadors, spread the word of the TiVo and all that, I just think they should played the game and not just cheated :thumbsdown:


    Furball
     
  16. cwaring

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    Other than 500 staff, 2000 Giveaways and Former S1 owners, you mean? :rolleyes: Oh, and Mr Branson has had as much to do with the Tivo as with any other part of Virgin Media. That is to say NOTHING WHATSOEVER :rolleyes:
     
  17. mikerr

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    Well today is the 18th "Public Launch Day", so everybody should be able to order TiVo today ? (1TB model, on XL)

    The website hasn't been updated yet.
     
  18. Ernie_C

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    Perhaps there's been a slight delay caused by the heavy uptake by pre-registered customers?
     
  19. Stav777

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    No need to wait for the (never gonna happen) call from Tivo team.
    Just ordered my install by calling 150.
    So much for pre-registering on Dec 1st.....
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well you could have waited. As mentioned elsewhere they had around 70k pre-reg's. A lot more than they planned for so is it really any wonder that things are taking longer than expected.

    Oh, and that's not me "sticking up for VM"; just mentioning a possible explanation for the delay.
     

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