TiVo has arrived!

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

  1. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Actually, I wasn't. What I said was what I meant and what I thought it could do right now.

    Ineed; and I am happy to sit corrected :)

    That's okay then as that's all I ever mostly do with my V+

    As was my post :)
     
  2. BenJSmyth

    BenJSmyth New Member

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    I've been following this forum now for a good few months and have today decided to register. I'm on Cable Forum as BenJSmyth as well but wanted to wait till I received the call before joining a Tivo forum.

    Now I am officially a Tivo owner I thought I would. My Tivo is arriving Tuesday. Lovely jubbly :)
     
  3. Fixerman

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    Welcome Ben, and good luck with your new Tivo. Please keep us posted on your experiences.:)
     
  4. CeeBeeUK

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    He did indeed have another box... it's not working either!

    So, to recap. My box has been swapped three times, my account has been rebuilt, a new card has been issued and it still can't boot.

    No-one at the other end of his phone seems to know the problem either.

    sigh x 51 hours and counting...
     
  5. smokie

    smokie New Member

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    Remind me, is it sticking in Nearly There (or equivalent)?
    Would it boot without being attached to the network? This is sounding like something other than the box...
     
  6. CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    They now think that it is a UBR problem and, allegedly, the Senior Projects Team are looking at it and will call me back.

    This is me not holding my breath as I watch a reboot cycle for another afternoon away from my office.

    Despair rising...
     
  7. cyril

    cyril Active Member

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    My TiVos were installed and everything seems OK so far :)
    EPG is quite fast, but not as lightning fast as Windows Media Centre on a Core2duo or quad-core PC :)

    PQ and sound very good. Does take a few seconds to lock onto a new channel -is that normal for Virgin as I have never had Virgin TV before? Sky seems faster at switching channels, but this is not important as I don't channel surf or watch live TV except Bloomberg or news.

    HD on Demand and Youtube seems to work. Not had time to play much yet.
     
  8. John McE

    John McE New Member

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    Yay! We've got a game. Who Wants to be a Millionaire. And it not only boots up and responds very quickly, but is great fun.
     
  9. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    I was away when the tech installed my new box yesterday, but got in later that night was unimpressed with the quality of the image on both EPG and video.

    Gonig through the diagnostics I noted it said the HDMI was disconnected, but looking at the box, it was certainly plugged in. The old Pace box used a SCART and was onscreen labelled NTL. The HDMI input was labelled TiVo, but switching to this input, nothing was showing.

    It transpired the tech plugged in BOTH the SCART and HDMI, as a result, the SCART totally overrides the HDMI and effectively disconnects it.

    One to watch!
     
  10. Zaichik

    Zaichik New Member

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    Quick and stupid question - when the new TiVo encounters clashes on series links, does it find alternative showings itself? When this happens when you first set up a series link (the old "will record... won't record"), the message tells you to look in the TV guide for an alternative showing.
     
  11. Nikki

    Nikki New Member

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    I bought a HDMI splitter so that I could plug Tivo into both my HDTV and Slingbox (+ HDMI to component converter). Works very nicely on both simultaneously.
     
  12. tdenson

    tdenson New Member

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    Had my two Tivos installed today. Took two engineers about 2 hours, had some technical problems but all is well now. The (lady) engineer told me I was the first in the Yorkshire area with two boxes.
     
  13. passingbat

    passingbat New Member

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    Is the 'TIVO charge' 3 pounds per box or just 3 pounds?
     
  14. dmeldrum

    dmeldrum New Member

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    I had two boxes installed today also. They only arrived with one box as it hadn't occured to them that I might have ordered more than one.

    One minor niggle I've spotted already is that the remote record from the Virgin website does not ask which box you want to record it on, I need to go and find out which one is the default on my account.

    But other than that - very impressed so far. The boxes are fast and responsive, I've setup wishlists very quickly, and I like the list of actors in a particular programme together with their pictures. Plus I hadn't appreciated that Youtube was so well integrated into the EPG.
     
  15. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    The former I would have thought; ie £3 per box.
     
  16. passingbat

    passingbat New Member

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    It wouldn't surprise me if it was, but 'per box' seems too much like Sky's per box charging method such as they do for HD and imposed on Virgin.

    Hope sky's methods are not catching!
     
  17. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    Looks like a single charge on my contract, but until I see it on the bill it's impossible to tell.
     
  18. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Hanworth....
    Are you sure about this? I have HDMI to my TV and the scart to a S1 Tivo and both work as expected and the HDMI is putting out HD and/or SD upscaled if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to select Just Scan as the format option on my TV
     
  19. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Absolutely. Unless there is a required sequence to the power-up to circumvent the blocking, as with the SCART inserted AFTER the HDMI, TiVo reports the HDMI as 'Not Connected' even when the HDMI is untouched.
     
  20. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Hanworth....
    You may be right about the sequence bit as my scart was definitely put in after setup was completed. The tech who did the install couldn't understand why I wanted both scart and HDMI
     

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