TiVo has arrived!

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by nocomp, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 #41 of 246

    CeeBeeUK New Member

    Mar 18, 2005



    and http://www.virginmedia.com/tivo/tv_remote_code_list.pdf

    For the codes :up:

    Still waiting for my box to work, plugged in at 8:10. :(
  2. Feb 15, 2011 #42 of 246

    cwaring VM Tivo User

    Feb 11, 2002
    I assume it's because they wanted everything in one place. Seems like a good idea to me, to be honest :)

    Now you're just boasting :p

    Or record one and watch one. Correct.

    Well the V+ can only record two at once; but you can also watch either live or recorded as well. Surely the Tivo will be the same?
  3. Feb 15, 2011 #43 of 246

    Queb VM TiVo 08/03

    Mar 22, 2002
    Whats happening with it ?
  4. Feb 15, 2011 #44 of 246

    Steve5424 New Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    All the screens with the small video window are HD but all the deeper settings menus are still SD. That is currently the same for TiVo series 4 users in the USA. Not sure if TiVo have plans to update them anytime soon.
  5. Feb 15, 2011 #45 of 246

    CeeBeeUK New Member

    Mar 18, 2005


    My account is configured wrong, apparently.:confused:

    The engineer tried swapping the box, spent about three hours phoning various departments and the upshot seems to be that something at the other end is wrong.

    They are, allegedly, 're-building' my account which can take 2+ hours and then the box should connect automatically.

    It has been cycling through 'Just a few more minutes...' and rebooting since about 9:10 this morning, with various interruptions for debug mode checks.

    The engineer left at 11:00 because of all the delayed call she had outstanding.

    Not his fault, he did a bang up job. It's a shame that the head office end seem to have ballsed it up.
  6. Feb 15, 2011 #46 of 246

    redpizza New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Yeah - not quite a smooth implementation job. I've noticed that as well. You also get the old blue tive screen occaisonally.

    Noticed quite a few things, as well as managing to break it within 20 minutes - somehow managed to get a red polo mint rotating in the middel of the screen and Tivo refused all commands - had to power off at mains.

    This 2 tuner thing is a pain in the ar£e. If you record channel 101 and 102 then you have to watch one of them. If you cancel channel 101 recording and then press "live TV" it takes you to channel 102 and if you try and change channel it says it will cancel the recording. In order to get to the "spare" tuner you have to go back into the UI and the tv guide and select a channel from there. You are then back onto the spare channel tuner and can use the channel up button.

    How do you set the TV volume and mute buttons on the peanut? There is no option in Tivo from what I can see (it was there in S1 I seem to remember).

    If the tv guide if you are browsing the higher channels (say the movies on 401 and up) and you select a program on channel 401, when you return you are back at the top of the channel list at channels 0 - 106. You then have to scroll all the way through again to channels 401....

    Not sure how you can return to the previous menu from a couple of places. In the TV guide for instance, the left arrow takes you backwards in time, whilst the back button takes you back a day. I think you have to press Home and go back a couple of menus.

    You don't get the little live tv screen showing you the channel you are on, if you are on a channel that you unlocked with a pin (ie a movie). Actually, it's not showing Sky Sports and that's not a pin channel so not sure why you sometimes don't get the live tv in the top right.

    You can't use the "Explore this show" to get the list of actors, Youtube clips, etc from the TV guide if the program is either currently broadcasting (as pressing OK changes channel to the program) or if the program is a series link (as pressing OK then takes you to amend the record option and there is no "Explore..." option).

    There are a few other niggles around the place (including when you go to a pin protected show and instead of just asking for the pin number it displays that the program is pin protected and press OK to enter the pin - just an additional screen to have to go through).

    Overall, I think it will be great but this is software release 0.92 not release 1.0. The lack of the third tuner is going to be a pain and I can see the family complaining and also stopping the wrong recording to watch live TV, but hey let's stop bitching - we got a new Tivo!
  7. Feb 15, 2011 #47 of 246

    jonphil New Member

    Aug 7, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    No sign of the people who need to install the cable yet. I should have been up and running this morning but currently have nothing. :(

    Don't think I'll find the 2 tuner thing too much of an issue because as it is Tivo will work just like the SkyHD box it's replacing.
  8. Feb 15, 2011 #48 of 246

    CeeBeeUK New Member

    Mar 18, 2005
    See my post up there ^^^ :D
  9. Feb 15, 2011 #49 of 246

    redpizza New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    You also have to ring Virgin CS to transfer the Sky HD channels from your old V+ box to the Tivo (if you are keeping the V+ box and had the £7 extra HD channels). Only took about 10/15 minutes for the HD channels to appear on the Tivo.
  10. Feb 15, 2011 #50 of 246
    Major dude

    Major dude Member

    Oct 28, 2002
    That's good news, so there is a way at the moment of recording two channels and watching a third one live.

    Mind you it is something I would never do but nice to know about all the same
  11. Feb 15, 2011 #51 of 246

    hornist New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Paris, France
    Got mine too (Trowbridge, Wilts) and started playing with it. I'll have a proper go before posting any real comments, but just a few immediate reactions:

    • Feels and sounds more TiVo-like than I expected from the pictures I had seen.
    • Text entry in the search was very slow. Cursor and sounds were lagging quite a few button presses behind the remote, which made entry error prone
    • Looks like quite powerful search features - almost getting close to 'regular expressions' if you know what they are (but not as logical)
    • Parental controls a pain already - and I'm not a parent (well, that's why they are a pain)
    • Not sure how HD recording works. Searched a show (Human Planet) which came up with a HD symbol against it in the search list, but then took me to channel 101 (BBC1 normal) to record
    • TV window in the corner of menus became irritating, because it's there on some screens and not others, so when you're jumping around menus a lot the sound is very on-off-on-off

    More when I've had a proper play.
  12. Feb 15, 2011 #52 of 246
    John McE

    John McE New Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Thanks for that CeebeeUK, am about to go off and try it.

    I had thought all along that for the moment we'd only be able to record ONE programme at a time, so am happy to find that isn't the case.

    Have also just tried to set a recording from my computer... and will see if it has worked!
  13. Feb 15, 2011 #53 of 246

    jonphil New Member

    Aug 7, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    Not happy, first engineer left promising cable would get installed to the house by another team and to call him if it's not been done by 2pm.
    2pm been and gone, no sign of cable people and first engineer isn't even answering his mobile now.
    So far I'm really not happy. I don't have many leave days left from work and so far I feel like I've just wasted a day sat around.
  14. Feb 15, 2011 #54 of 246

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

    Feb 15, 2001
    Oxfordshire, UK
    V+ does this as well - it is the Sky branded channels which are blocked in the mini-screen.
  15. Feb 15, 2011 #55 of 246

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

    Jun 2, 2005
    Lancashire, UK
    It can be turned off totally in settings->video window
  16. Feb 15, 2011 #56 of 246

    smokie New Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    And, I think, by pressing Slow - per session
  17. Feb 15, 2011 #57 of 246

    PeteM New Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Well, I'm up and running for about 2 hours now, and first impressions are very favourable :).

    I was particularly impressed that I can pause live TV (woohoo :cool:!), go to YouTube, search and load a video clip, play it, pause it and all the usual trick play stuff, then return to live TV with the buffer still intact :up:!

    Also (apologies if this has been posted before) these menu items hold some intriguing possibilities should VM choose to enable the ethernet port:


  18. Feb 15, 2011 #58 of 246

    nektar New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Just had mine installed this morning. Very impressed indeed. It's going to take some getting used to and the remote will take some time to learn.
    I was told the 3rd tuner goes live on 01/03/11. Very disappointed my old Tivo stops working on 01/06/11 - I wonder if I could sell it on eBay next week!
  19. Feb 15, 2011 #59 of 246

    deshepherd New Member

    Nov 30, 2000
    Bristol, UK
    My installer apologized for the "random sound effects" when he demo-ed and said he'd turned them off on his TiVo .... I explained that they seemed to be exactly the same as on the S1 TiVo and I'd expecct nothing else!

    When you select a program I think it comes up on the first channel associated with it ... and as HD channels tend to be higher numbers than SD you'll end up on the SD version. You need to then going to "upcoming showings" and scroll down that to find the HD version. For BBC1 progrs you'll then have the added "fun" of BBC1, BBC1-HD, several regional variants of BBC1 + probably BBC-HD all showing the same program ... then if its something like "top gear" add in several thousand showings per day on Dave, DaveJaVu etc as well!
  20. Feb 15, 2011 #60 of 246

    tdenson New Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Never been quite sure why this is such a big deal, as surely most people with a Tivo would have a Freeview TV. Now I know it's not the full channel line up but I would have thought good enough to resolve a live conflict.

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