Update around the corner...

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by mikerr, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 #61 of 176
    Brangdon

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    It's arrived here last night, too. I'm in the Nottingham area. The first indication was a little TiVo man on the homepage, to the left of the clock.

    I can confirm the PIN requests can be disabled, and the SD quality improved. The tip about cycling through video output formats with Cursor Up, no longer seems to work. The Apps are now grouped into categories, so the Apps & Games top-level menu now has a sensible-looking submenu on the right (fixes one of the Gadget Show complaints!)
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 #62 of 176
    laurence@key2.co

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    Can't wait to get home and see if my box has updated.
    Any word on when we might get the ipad app? Or whether there are any remote apps that will work with it after update?
    Reminds me of when we got the big update on the S1 boxes. Can't remember what they added now, but I do remember it was worth waiting for.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 #63 of 176
    alextegg

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    Hoorah !!!! :D:D:D:D

    Hope they get the iPad app out soon.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 #64 of 176
    Tony Hoyle

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    It it's like the US Tivos..

    Username 'tivo'
    Password is your media access key (IIRC that's on one of the menus somewhere).

    Can't do much though unless you speak XML :p
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 #65 of 176
    sjp

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    i'm a little left of you in Sutton, Croydon is down for the 23rd - i'm guessing that means Tuesday night into Wednesday.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 #66 of 176
    Brangdon

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    Apparently the TiVo side is enabled, and the third party Android version works now. It doesn't for me because my TiVo isn't on my home network.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 #67 of 176
    apwheeler

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    I downloaded the app "peanut remote & Keyboard for Tivo DVR" from the app store for free. This allows me to control my TiVo now :D
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 #68 of 176
    beeswax

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    Hit the Tivo Underground section of this forum, in particular the "Discovering the ipad interface" thread. It's a long, intersting discussion on how this works and how they utilised the SSL certificate from an older version of the app to get chatty with the TiVo box.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 #69 of 176
    AdamInKent

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    I also got it last night (in Medway, Kent). I'm glad too to see a spot-lit TiVo guy in the Home and My Shows pages and the interface feels snappier. On the downside, it now seems to want to output everything in 720p :-| I've had to disable that resolution in the video settings to persuade it to output HD TV in 1080i. Has anyone else found this?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 #70 of 176
    cwaring

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    I'm really hoping they come up with something like the old TivoWeb but I also have a feeling there's no chance :(
     
  11. Nov 18, 2011 #71 of 176
    sjp

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    guessing you haven't been affected by the HDMI handshake / not sticking to 1080i resolution issues in the past - the fix for the latter was to ensure only 1080i was selected.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2011 #72 of 176
    Brangdon

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    Yes - although I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it. :eek:
     
  13. Nov 19, 2011 #73 of 176
    royfox

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    Boy do i feel left out.. Why is it all the excitement only ever happens when I'm abroad?

    Oh well.. back to the UK on Wednesday...... looking forward to the update..

    Has the Guide UI been changed? To make it more like S1???

    Roy
     
  14. Nov 19, 2011 #74 of 176
    sbiller

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  15. Nov 19, 2011 #75 of 176
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    That tivo guy is in 15.1 too - but only on the TV Guide page, not on the Home or other pages.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2011 #76 of 176
    VirginMediaPhil

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    Thank goodness they didn't update the VM logo, the new one is horrid with an oversized 'Virgin' logo.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2011 #77 of 176
    apwheeler

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    Need to make my posts 5. You will see why in next post :D
     
  18. Nov 20, 2011 #78 of 176
    apwheeler

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    If anyone is interested I have created a simple TiVo net remote for Windows 7 which works with the VM TiVo (except for the coloured buttons as I cannot find the code for those yet).

    Feel free to give it a try, have not managed to test it on anything other than my laptop, so let me know how you get on.

    Basically a picture of a Vm Tivo remote which you can click on the buttons to send to Tivo.

    You can also type on the keyboard to send text to search boxes such as when searching all tv. Typing numbers sends the Number to the TiVo.

    Software here http://www.andypwheeler.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/VMTivoNetRemoteV0.01.zip

    Let me know how you get on. Plenty of improvements can be made after reading up on what can be sent.

    Andy.
     
  19. Nov 20, 2011 #79 of 176
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    There are some real smart-ars..... erm... really clever people on this forum :D
     
  20. Nov 20, 2011 #80 of 176
    TIVO_YORK99

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    Thanks Andy, it looks good - nice clear remote. I've not got the 15.2 update yet so I can't use it until Thursday.

    Are you going to post it on the official Virgin forum?, I'm sure people would appreciate it there as well.

    I can post it there for you if you want - obviously with full credit to you.
     

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