Update around the corner...

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

  1. Major dude

    Major dude Member

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    Carl,

    How did you turn the PIN protection off?
     
  2. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Home / Help & Settings / Parental Controls / Request PIN to watch recordings / Off

    ...and regain your sanity. Not seen a PIN screen since!
     
  3. Major dude

    Major dude Member

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    Thanks Mike,

    Brill!!
     
  4. SPR

    SPR New Member

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    Love TiVo commando.
    Missed the TiVoWeb ability to play a specific programme - have it back now :)

    Box started rebooting constantly every time I tried to watch something a couple of days before I got the update. Update seems to have cured that too!
     
  5. Brangdon

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    Is it live now? This is the first time I've heard that mentioned.
     
  6. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    I read somewhere that you could type the TiVo IP address into a web browser and it would load up a homepage of sorts, but I can't find the post. 'mikerr' confirmed it I think, either that or I was reading it wrong.

    Does anybody know how to do this? Since entering the 192 IP doesn't do anything.
     
  7. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    Oh I understand now, put https before. Is the login not 'tivo'? I tried that with my MAK and it didn't work.

    Oh nevermind, it's working now, but taking a while to load, and the images are broken.

    EDIT: Just found the actual topic. I didn't search enough!
     
  8. laurence@key2.co

    laurence@key2.co Loz

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    Has anyone managed to do anything useful https-ing into TiVo? The ui looks very limited and takes ages to load. I was hoping I could use it to stream to a PC on my home network, manage recordings or something.
    All I can do is see a list of what recordings I have.
     
  9. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I'm longing for TivoWeb-like functionality. Not everyone can afford an iProduct :(
     
  10. mike0151

    mike0151 A Friend of Dot

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    I had my VM TiVo replaced today. Since the update, it had been rebooting a lot. The engineer had a nifty piece of kit with him that connected up to the box and ran diagnostics. He said he was the only one in the area with that kit.

    Interestingly, it showed that all 3 tuners were faulty but the HDD was OK. I had 2 recordings on there that when played, would cause the box to reboot.

    He said that they were hoping to get some means to recover recordings and upload them to the new boxes. I hope that happens as I had over 30% full of films and other stuff to be watched when I had time.
     
  11. Fixerman

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    I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.:cool:
     
  12. SPR

    SPR New Member

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    I too have an engineer coming this week as pretty much every recording I have causes a reboot - as does VoD.

    When I asked about my recordings if they swap the box, I was told there is now the ability for engineers to transfer the recordings to the new box provided by the software upgrade.

    Here's hoping...
     
  13. CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    My box is rebooting too. VM really need to acknowledge this problem...
     
  14. SPR

    SPR New Member

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    I think they have. There was no Problem Determination, just an - I'll send an engineer out to you; oh & how about £15 refund for your trouble.
     
  15. Qu1nt

    Qu1nt New Member

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    It seems you're not alone, there certainly are a lot of unhappy people over on the help & support forum
     
  16. royfox

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    I seem to be having other s/w issues since the update.

    1. When i delete recordings it is totally hit or miss if they actually delete. Some have a cross by them but don't delete, eventually the cross disappears and it is just as normal in the recorded program list. Some delete fine.. The selection of which do and which don't is totally random.

    2. I have about 80 season passes. Since the update, if I delete a SP, once deleted the page returns to the number 1 season pass position every time.. bit of a pain if I need to delete a few passes deep into the list.

    3. Some of the BBC catch up links just don't work

    4. Pre update. If I paused live tv or even a recording. You could remove the time bar by pressing the left arrow key. Now this function doesn't work

    5. My be a coincidence, but since the update Tivo has lost internet connection about 5 times.. not once did this happen pre update.

    6. Stop and delete a recording not working at all

    Pre update I had none of the above issues....
    On the plus side.. The UI is faster.. but for me, thats about it in terms of improvements i can see..
     
  17. VirginMediaPhil

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    I've just realised that they've gotten rid of the old HD Catch-up BBC iPlayer service through the On Demand. Unless you actually choose the programme from the guide and press green, all the links in the catch-up section take you to the iPlayer app.

    I dislike this because the HD on iPlayer is not of broadcast quality, whereas the VOD service was.
     
  18. hornist

    hornist New Member

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    I concur with royfox's no 1. I've been having the same problem.
    I've not tried the other ones, so can't comment.
    I've already posted about a display bug in the Discovery Bar.

    All in all these things make me feel this release hasn't been tested very well. These behaviours are pretty obvious.
     
  19. Zaichik

    Zaichik New Member

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    Hell on Earth
    Thank goodness - no more bloody aspect switching problems through SCART! :)

    Of all the little glitches pre-update, this was the one that was driving me insane.
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    LOL! Yeah. It SCART-switched correctly now too. Now I just need to get my Harmony to delay switching the Tivo on for 5 seconds or so whilst the TV switches on :(
     

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