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Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Pine Cladding, Nov 22, 2011.
Yes - got to the replica of the remote and in the middle of the screen that supports the replica of the remote control (I'm talking iPad here and NOT iPhone)there are options for Buttons or Gestures.
I just set this up last night and it really wasn't a lot of hassle other than the switch to iTunes US taking about 15 minutes on the PC but it was also running very slow on the iPad and iPhone. The key thing is to sign out of the iTunes UK store then buy something free from the US store in order to create an account and choose the payment option of NONE, if you don't buy anything then you don't get that option. Other than that the clip on my TiVo side cable is broken on the Ethernet cable so I just had to make sure it was in properly.
The rest was really easy and I'm very impressed.
iPhone/iPod touch app supports gestures too. Quite useful as you can control TiVo without looking at the controls. I also get the TiVo crashing problem, but only with the navigation gestures, playback gestures seem to work fine.
Been reading on the other forum that a software update is coming around that disables the US tivo app (and android app and tivo commander). Presumably zeebox won't work either.
Does anyone know of a way to prevent the update?
This is the worst news since tivo pulled the plug on the series 1!
Yes, very annoying given the Virgin app is apparently not coming for some time! I could understand them doing this if there was an official alternative, until then it's just plain stupid!
You have to remember this is Virgin Media we're talking about, the company with the high speed digital network and the ability to have a world class TV service but all they are concerned about is controlling their customers. They've taken almost 20 years to even get close to the potential of their network Why stop people using apps? What advantage is there to them? Stability issues my a**e.
My iPhone App stopped working after the problems last week cant see the Tivo on the network
I quite agree, what a pointless thing to do. For me, as an original S1 user and bitterly disappointed by the appalling performance on the new Tivo, the only thing that gives me any reason to recommend Tivo to others is the iPad app. And now, they're going to take that away from me.
I am terribly annoyed by this. Although I wasn't using the US app I was using the iPhone Remote app on my iPad and worked very well, so well in fact I decided to get the pay full-screen iPad version, only for this to happen a few weeks later!
I didn't notice any stability problems at all. How annoying.
My peanut plus app is still working, can't tell about the US TiVo app as my main PC has died and the new PSU hasn't quite arrived. I've just returned after a rare night out and tried to view the message on my TiVo I saw before I left about the important update. It has gone but I suspect it will be a stability update and remove the access.
Only a lucky few have had the downgrade so far. It will be rolled out to the rest of us starting from 31 jan. We've until then to figure out a way to stop the box updating. Or of getting another workaround - any ideas?!
No way to stop the box updating short of disconnecting it from the VM network - and that is a bit self defeating.
Presumably, what happens overnight is just the reboot, not the download. So unplugging the (virgin network) cable each night won't prevent it.
No, but it would successfully stop any overnight records
So what we need is a program sitting on a pc/server to provide tivo with the 'valid authentication' that the official virgin/tivo app will. I wonder if that's possible?
Depends how they've done it. If the update has temporarily disabled remote control of the TiVo and they will do another update to re-enable it once they release their 'official' apps (most likely scenario?) then there's not much we can do
I read somewhere that they've not stopped access, just that it will require the correct authentication. Can't remember where now, but I'm pretty sure that was how a Virgin employee worded it.
There's also speculation elsewhere that they may have withdrawn the update. That's fuelled by the fact that the update message has disappeared from tivo. And I imagine a fair bit of wishful thinking!
They've blocked the ports that most of the apps used - the authentication line just sounds like CS spin to me...
I've had this update and yes the Peanut app (that I paid for) no longer works however the free US Buddy app still works.
Strange when Virgin talk about stability as not once did my box crash whilst using the Peanut app but the US Buddy app really affects stability. I just hope that it doesn't become terminal because the app is so good I've (after 9 long months) been proud enough to show off my TiVo to whoever sits in front of my TV.