TiVo displays "Important message"

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  1. qwiki

    qwiki 8 R/C's and counting

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    Just pressed the Tivo button and rather than going to the menu, I got the following:-

    Cool! :cool:
    Things are happening.
     
  2. qwiki

    qwiki 8 R/C's and counting

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    Also appears as a regular message under 'TiVo messages'
     
  3. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Not for Tivos in non-cable areas they're not. :(
     
  4. Muttley1900

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    True, but as one of those people not in a cabled area, I have to admit to still being excited about the VM/Tivo arrangement and mainly as Tivo is coming back and very interested to see how it all plays out for those of you who can get it.

    I'll just sit in hope that there will be an alternative for us non cabled area people at some point.

    J.
     
  5. deshepherd

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    This sounds like a generic message to all TiVo users ... is there a "special" message pending for those of us who signed up on RoyFox's list here ... do we need to sign up on this web page as well?
     
  6. jonphil

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    got my message, though registered on that site on Friday. Just waiting on my phone call now. :)
     
  7. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Doubt it. Too much work to send a specific message to only those units whose numbers match the list. I assume anyway :)[/QUOTE]
     
  8. childe

    childe Tivoer since 11/2000

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    I have not received this message on my Tivo. Is this because I have already registered with Roy Fox and both virgin Tivo sites? Or have they just lost my records?

    Coincidentally, and just before seeing this thread, I just called Virgin on a different matter and asked them for any news on my new Tivo. The lady I was put through to said no installs would be before March. And no mention of any special offer. I'm hoping she was just misinformed.
     
  9. jonphil

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    Sounds to be misinformed, as the message clearly says S1 owners are going to get a very special offer :)
    Suppose the install date could be correct though as depending on demand and such and how many engineers per area are fully trained at launch.
     
  10. m1ke

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    >TV package and a brand new TiVo box at a very special price.
    Find out more and be one of the first to get this offer at
    virginmedia.com/tivoupgrade

    ....so you go online, and guess what, the service still is not actually available yet. its just another sign up for information screen (that we've all already done)

    quite frankly i am getting very ******* off with virgin, they should either bring out the the new Tivo or not, give is an upgrade offer, or dont, just do something! instead of all this 'ooh you got heare early' marketing crap (from the previous virgin tivo page).

    I love my S1 tivo and would like to ditch Sky, but this has gone on too long now, if they dont bring the new box out in the next week or two i will very very reluctantly be upgrading to sky hd instead.
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    To be fair to VM, that's all they've actually done so far. The actual marketing of the product hasn't happened at all yet. :)
     
  12. m1ke

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    ...thats my point

    they have been marketing this for ages now, promising the service last year, lots of press releases, lots of sign up for information...

    ..and

    its still not here.....
     
  13. jonphil

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    anyone else notice the message has an expiry date of the 4th? may not mean anything but is that when this offer will close / we have had phone calls.

    in ref to waiting and delays i remember Sky advertising the HD boxes on tv for months even though they didn't actually have any. even a year after the box was on sale i still had to sign up on a waiting list before i actually got the box.

    the only thing with vm is the fact they haven't given any launch dates at all.
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No they haven't.

    Technically that did happen; though it was 500 employees, but they did have to pay for it just like customers.

    Two is not my definiton of "a lot" :)

    There's one form. Two if "ours" (ie for S1 owners) is different.

    Which is, of course, annoying. :(
     
  15. m1ke

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    >>Two is not my definiton of "a lot" :)

    i agree if there were only two but if you actually count the press releases refering to Tivo there were 10 in the last year :)
     
  16. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No I don't. I'm only counting those that have been specifically about Tivo and mention it in the title of the PR.

    Erm... wrong.

    One
    Two

    That's it.

    Yes, there has been a lot of press coverage and people talking to the press, but there has only been two official Press Releases. Unless they forgot to put them all on the website I suppose :D
     
  17. TCM2007

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    You're both wrong, I count four, but two are the same so three.
     
  18. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    One in 2009 and one (repeated) in 2010. What's the other one?
     
  19. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Well, I can confirm the message reported as being sent to Tivo users was just that. My son (who uses his with Sky, as he's not in a cabled area) got the message as well - and hadn't registered on the Virgin site.

    So it would appear this is a generic offering to all S1 users who can sign up to Virgin Media. I start to get bored with 'special price' promises - especially when after Roy's sterling (unpaid) work, we're all in the same boat regardless.

    Time, as they say - will tell!
     
  20. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    Well, knowing VM's usual pricing strategy we may be in a seperate boat VM have reserved for people who are really really keen to get the new VM-TiVo and thus don't need to be offered much of an incentive to sign up! This would be consistent with the way they offer rates to new subscribers that are below the price people who've been with them for years have to pay.
     

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