TiVo has arrived!

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

  1. Feb 15, 2011 #61 of 246
    maxwells_daemon

    maxwells_daemon New Member

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    Well my VM TiVo is here - according to the engineer, it's the first in the Oxford area (except for VM employees). Everything was set up fine, except for the remote's volume controls (the engineer thought he'd done it and I didn't have the details to hand to correct him).

    First impressions are mostly good. TV quality and menu speed are good. Some things are easier than S1, but there are some UI oddities that I'll have to get used to (or start cursing).

    The parental controls hit me on the first on-demand program I tried, and it later claimed that BBC1 (live) was an adult channel! (No, I didn't setup any adult channel settings.) The parental controls will get very annoying very fast, so let's hope they fix them soon.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 #62 of 246
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    You should be able to just enter the channel number :)
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 #63 of 246
    nbaker

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    This can be changed by using the blue button to change from SHOW (ALL) to SHOW (WATCH NOW).
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2011 #65 of 246
    warrenrb

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    Got mine. Spoke to the guy then ran off out to my meeting. He was gone (just) before I got back. Install was about 2 hrs! Thought it was supposed to be 45 mins - maybe he was milking it. ;)

    Anyways, lots of opinions and questions like everyone else. I've only played for half an hour, and then gave it over to the kids (who could care less that we have a new TiVo, but are fit to burst about getting the XL TV package...)

    A few random points so far:

    - Like others, not super keen on the tv preview on the guide, but you can pause/turn it off so that's OK
    - I take it there's no recording quality setting now? Just SD or HD digitally stored? Should be grand with the storage available to be honest
    - Setting a few season pas... sorry, SERIES LINKS seemed a bit slower than S1 TiVo, but maybe there's a bit of 'muscle memory' there, than will come in time. Question: if I don't have soft-padding any more, can I set it someone were the default recording settings are 5 mins extra? It's a bit of a rigmarole to scroll down and add this every time.
    - Can we set 'channels we receive' or does it do this automatically? Even when I only had M package, I would remove channels I didn't ever want to watch from the ones I received, to cut down on search results and simplify the listings. Can I remove channels, even if I get them?
    - Following on from that, can I remove 'on demand' stuff from the search results? First search I did for the kids was "Scooby Doo" which heralded loads of results and got them very excited. They then asked me to record "Scooby Doo 2" Movie, and when I went in, it was an On Demand programme. It would be good to remove this to avoid setting expectations too high...
    - Overall, it wasn't the fastest in the world (at times a bit slower than S1), but it wasn't awful either. Absolutely usable on the whole. I'm gonna give it a few days to do whatever it does in the background and settle in before judging this.
    - I've no HD channels available, but then I wasn't 'on' HD before this, so I guess they aren't 'activated' at VMs end. I'll give them a call - better not try and pull a fee on me for this.

    I'm guessing this forum is gonna be crazy for the next few days... :)
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 #66 of 246
    John McE

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    Just finished setting up my season passes (or whatever we're suppose to call them now!), and I see that the BBC's "Click" still records every bloody repeat of the programme, just like the old TIVO did, regardless of you what you set.

    You'd think that a show devoted to the latest tech might just be able to supply the correct guide data so that this doesn't keep happening. It's the only show I regularly watch that does this, and it is very annoying!
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 #67 of 246
    redpizza

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    I had the opposite happening to me. I had to add an Eastender SP, which I selected on 101 BBC, but it defaulted to 108 BBC1 HD (or whichever channel BBC1HD is). I was very impressed with Tivo for selecting the alternate simulcast HD rather than SD channel. Maybe I was giving Tivo too much intelligence.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 #68 of 246
    Queb

    Queb VM TiVo 08/03

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    I'm expecting this also, should be the same as a V+ box as in free .. but if they try the costs X amount to activate, just play the cooling off period come and pull the whole lot out card ;)
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 #69 of 246
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Correct.

    I assume there will be. Don't ask me where yet, though. You're the one with the damned thing infront of you :mad: ;p

    The latter.

    It'll be £49 for "HD activation". (Still better than a tenner a month like Sky charge :p)
     
  10. Feb 15, 2011 #70 of 246
    warrenrb

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    I don't think so, on the activation fee. I'm pretty sure a few people here were told it was inclusive. If it's not, there's a bloody good chance they will get it back.

    Oh, another question (for someone who actually HAS a new TiVo, Carl :p):
    In my TV settings, it says 1080p is 'unsupported' on my telly, and only allows me 1080i. My telly is, however, most definitely 1080p (my xbox runs in it).

    Is anyone else out there set to 1080p? Could it be a HDMI cable issue?
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011 #71 of 246
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Its set automatically by your package - but doesn't seem to be any ""channels I receive" page - and this makes big trouble for wishlists,
    as a wishlist will start recording lots of kids channels :(

    You can setup favourite channels and use that in the tv guide,
    but wishlists still record across all channels.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2011 #72 of 246
    smokie

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    No, I noticed the same now you mention it.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2011 #73 of 246
    nbaker

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    Well I had only the XL package with basic SD Samsung box but now with the Tivo have all of the HD channels available.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2011 #74 of 246
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yeah yeah. Thanks for that :mad: :rolleyes: :D
     
  15. Feb 15, 2011 #75 of 246
    deshepherd

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    Same for me
     
  16. Feb 15, 2011 #76 of 246
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Fairy snuff :) I sit corrected. Good to know, too. Just in case I ever get one :(
     
  17. Feb 15, 2011 #77 of 246
    mhopley

    mhopley New Member

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    I had a play with this and it only seems to output 1080p24 which my Panasonic plasma doesn't support and neither do most TVs looking at http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/540299-1080p24-24hz-tv-list.html
     
  18. Feb 15, 2011 #78 of 246
    CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    Still endlessly locked in the reboot cycle. Not a great advert for VM, let alone Tivo. 6 hours to rebuild an account, not very happy.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2011 #79 of 246
    jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    yay!!!!! Tivo installed, Broadband was giving the installer trouble the Tivo install went fine.
    Not had chance to play too much, but youtube looks really good on it :)
     
  20. Feb 15, 2011 #80 of 246
    forgotmyusername

    forgotmyusername New Member

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    If you go into Settings>Video Output>Video Output Fomat>Test Formats you should be able to override & add 1080p. I think this may be because some TVs report incorrectly.
     

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