I have recently upgraded my Virgin cable to a V+ box. Previously I had been using a Tivo to control my old Cable and Wireless Pace box using a red eye type of adaptor. This old Pace box has now been "dumped" (at least I will be returning it to Virgin if they want it). I now have a Samsung cable box as well as the V+ box. Rather than not use the Tivo at all, I had thought about using the Tivo to just record and pause live TV. I can't use any of the other functions because I have nothing to control the Samsun box and there is no phone point near the Tivo. I should add that the this configuration will only be used very infrequently so it is not while spending any money on it. Can anyone advise me of what exactly I can do with the Tivo though. At the moment there is still program data there because I only unplugged the box last week. Also, how long is the "live TV" buffer and can I save what is in the buffer? Any advice or suggestions welcome. I have added my name to the the Virgin V+/Tivo petition; I only wished something would come of this.