TiVo has arrived!

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

  1. nbaker

    nbaker New Member

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    Awesome, many thanks :up:
     
  2. nbaker

    nbaker New Member

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    Many thanks. :)
     
  3. WooLLsterQ

    WooLLsterQ VM Engineer

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    Search function code is 1999 for AV FYI.
     
  4. CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    Still waiting for my account to be sorted. Eventually got though to the TIVO team and they promised to call me back...

    Why am I not surprised they didn't?

    sign * 10 hours of waiting.
     
  5. fysmd

    fysmd Loves TiVo

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    Got mine installed first thing this morning. Engineer said it's his first TiVo install despite being trained over two weeks ago.
    Took a little over 30mins to get up n running but noticed loss of guide data twice within the hour following it firing into life. Was v slow initially but seems much more responsive now that I've left it alone for a few hours ;)

    Been able to select 1080p (pass through only) - What does that mean?

    Most of this evening spent curing VM (not particularly) "Broad" band...
    Had 100M service installed this morning too and managed to get 60+ meg early morning. Down to below 3 now and not at all impressed!

    Right off to start thumbing and season passing (I KNOW!, it's not called that anymore but I still eat Marathons thank-you-very-much!)

    Got web record sorted out (not sure I'll use this) but annoyed that I can't find an iPad app........
     
  6. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  7. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    I suspect that means it passes through the original resolution unmolested (which is always 1080i in the UK) rather than attempting to scale/deinterlace it to 1080p.
     
  8. Technix

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    So is the TiVo meant to be buffering in standby? It's driving me nuts with the humming! Is there any way to switch it off?

    Remote tip: pressing down standby for a few seconds will turn your TV to standby too. Anyone know if it can change AV input?
     
  9. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    That's what s1 TiVos did. So it always had the last 30 minutes, so you could come in and rewind to the start of whatever was on the live channel.
     
  10. Technix

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    Thanks, I thought it might have been a fault. I would have like the option to turn it off though, the HDD's been working all day, it deserves a rest.

    Remote tips: as well as holding down Standby to turn off your TV, you can hold down Text to change AV channels.
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Some people's S1 Tivo still have the original drive(s) in them and have been constantly buffering LiveTV for the last ten years.

    So I wouldn't worry too much about it :)
     
  12. jonphil

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    New HDD are designed to be run 24/7 and switching them off and on can actually cause more damage to the drives.

    People who have managed to force 1080p, how?
    When I go into the settings 1080p is grayed out and disabled and even the test only comes back with 1080i ?
    No problem as it's not like any channels in the UK actually broadcast 1080p.

    On a side note my other half commented on how the HD channels actually look better quality than what we got with Sky?
     
  13. Technix

    Technix New Member

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    Looks like I'm going to have to get used to it then. Has anyone got any suggestion to reduce the noise? I've done the blu-tack thing but it's still as noisy (well, noisier than the Samsung V+ was).
     
  14. swanny

    swanny New Member

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    TiVo installed just finished. Having a play and it is great to see old familiar features.

    One issue so far - its asking for the parental code when I try to watch Sky News or BBC News 24!!! Can I turn this off?
     
  15. mike0151

    mike0151 A Friend of Dot

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    VM TiVo installed, engineer departed about 10:15. He said it was his first install and his next would probably be his own.
    Despite his training being 2 or 3 weeks ago, he'd either not been told or had forgotten a few things, e.g. he thought that in the guide, you had to go up/down one entry at a time, which I thought would soon become a PITA. However, I soon discovered that Ch up/down works fine. I think he expected the red/green buttons to work as they did with the old guide.

    I WILL definitely get VERY annoyed with being asked for the parental control pin at ridiculous times, e.g. during an ad break on ITV1 HD I went into the guide, on pressing TV it asked me to press OK to override the PC as the "program" had no PC status, when I did, it then asked for the pin. GRRRRR
     
  16. AdamInKent

    AdamInKent New Member

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    I've also just had mine installed. This stopped happening for me once TiVo had finished downloading and organising data.
     
  17. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    My engineer pointed out it would happen until the guide data had fully been processed which could take a few hours.
    Sure enough early evening more and more guide data appeared.
     
  18. AdamInKent

    AdamInKent New Member

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    I've just had my TiVo installed, in Medway. It sounds like the installers had a small amount of training a few months ago and have not really had a chance to get to know the new boxes (maybe the soft roll out is part of the training!) There seems to be some confusion over the third tuner. My installer and his manager were both under the impression that the TiVo's are currently only able to record on one channel and watch another. (But as we all know, it can record on two.) Hopefully, by the time the boxes are rolled out to TiVo virgins, the installers will be more experienced.
     
  19. swanny

    swanny New Member

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    Cheers for the info on pin code guys.

    Just did an online recording and it worked perfectly. :)
     

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