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Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by EdGillett, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Won't a US Tivo Premiere remote probably also be compatible with a new Virgin Tivo?

    So I can see a great import and sales opportunity there for both www.tivocentral.co.uk and www.tivoland.com , especially if there was also a lightie up keys remote like the ones Tivoheaven used to import with a Tivoguy key on it that would also work the Virgin Tivo.
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I'm after the one with the QWERTY keyboard; if I could ever afford one :(
     
  3. hokkers999

    hokkers999 New Member

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    If you have any intention of even attempting to use the "internet" via the Tivo you'll need one.
     
  4. pengbo

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    Anyone know of someone you can contact at Virgin other than the usual customer services who can answer why I can't get cable despite being in a cable area and my mate around the corner can?

    Have a S1 Tivo and have for last 8 years and would love the new version.
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Maybe. However, it will more be used for entering Wishlists and the like :)
    Send an outline of the situation to "cablemystreet AT virginmedia DOT co DOT uk". They are the ones who can advise. I know they are actively looking for 'fill in' areas.
     
  6. Fizz

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    They have not replied to either of my emails I have sent over the last 3 months
     
  7. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well that's my standard reply when people ask :) I will try to find out if it's still monitored for you. Or you could just tweet @virginmedia yourself you're on Twitter.
     
  8. Muttley1900

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    They've been very good at responding to my questions over the last 6 months - First in Sept 2010 and the last one a week or so ago.
     
  9. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well that answers the "are they still there" question, if nothing else :D
     
  10. Milhouse

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    I'm officially in an old analogue network area and have had it confirmed they have no plans to upgrade that network to digital (and despite being able to receive digital cable TV perfectly in my property they refuse to let me subscribe). What amazes me is how anyone genuinely believes they will "fill in" a new area when they are incapable of upgrading their services in areas they already cover.

    No offence Carl but I believe this "fill in" dialogue with VM is just a scam to keep people on the hook.
     
  11. martink0646

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    Hi Millhouse,

    Up to last May I lived in an analogue Virgin area. I made repeated calls to find out about when the upgrade to digital would be plus speaking to people at roadshows at shopping centres & the answer I always got was "no timescale for upgrade but not in the forseeable future" I moved to a non-Virgin area (close but in the country) on May 1st & when I picked up some mail the next week I had a flyer, addressed to me announcing....yep you guessed it - Upgrade to digital grrrrr.

    So it could happen at anytime, not comforting but at least you know asking the question is pointless & the waste of a perfectly good phone call.

    Martin
     
  12. Milhouse

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    Hi Martin - in the forlorn hope that something may actually happen I sent "Cable my street" another email on Sunday asking for an update as the last communication I had with them was dated Feb 2010. I'm not holding my breath though. :)
     
  13. Pete77

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    I would suggest if you want to have any chance at all of a high level response that might actually influence their current network planning then you need to contact their CEO, Neil Berkett as listed at www.connectotel.com/marcus/ceoemail.html

    Code:
    neil.berkett@virginmedia.co.uk
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I have to say that the more I read the User Manual, the more impressed I am.

    Series Link Options
    Start recording
    Adjust the recording to start either a little earlier, or a little later, than the official start time.
    (My emphasis)

    Stop recording
    Does the show sometimes run over its official time? Adjust the recording to stop a little later, or start a bit later if you prefer.

    Recording with Overlap Protection ™
    If Overlap Protection is turned off, when two shows overlap by a few minutes on the same tuner, the lower priority recording is cancelled. With Overlap Protection turned on, your TiVo box cuts the lower priority recording by a few minutes (up to 5) to allow both shows to record.

    For repeated recordings, Overlap Protection uses the Manage My Series Links menu to learn which shows have higher or lower priorities. One-off recordings receive the highest priority, while TiVo Suggestions always have the lowest. When you set a new recording, your TiVo box will let you know of any recording clashes and give you options to resolve it, including cutting short the lower priority show.

    There's show groupings and an undelete too.

    (Yes, I am aware that hacks for the S1 made some these things possible, but I'm still liking it :))
     
  15. TCM2007

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    Some? All!
     
  16. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No. Endpad couldn't delay the start of the second of two a back-to-back recordings, could it?
     
  17. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Yes, if you set up negative padding.
     
  18. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Fairy snuff. Who cares anyway. IT'S A NEW TIVO :D
     
  19. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    My 'instant email on updates' subscription to these threads is fairly killing my productivity this afternoon.
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    LOL! Sorry mate.
     

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