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

  1. okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Just wait till they tell you that because of the recent price hikes on the Stena HSS, your 'free installation' fee is actually £100!
     
  2. LaupSavea

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    It's a shame that VM haven't segmented their market and offered those of us who are happy with their TIVO and Freeview an equivalent package for which we would pay a monthly subscription that would cover VM's costs plus some profit margin. This group of customers would 1) probably pay for the upgrade to their machine 2) Are Mavens or early adopters who are comfortable with the TIVO OS and influence others 3) Would have the infrastructure that would let them easily upgrade when they get to see other channels which will no doubt be advertised by VM. This would be win, win.

    The alternative is that few of this group would be willing to pay for XL TV as they do not want premium channels and so, VM gets no revenue at all and no eyeballs from this group at all - which is lose, lose.
     
  3. hokkers999

    hokkers999 New Member

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    Wow that's really helpful isn't it, get a programme with the first 5 minutes missing. :D
     
  4. ruperte

    ruperte New Member

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    Well come the 3rd tuner being enabled, it's not likely to happen very much anyway
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Exactly. It's also a nice feature to have "just in case". Plus, on digital channels, progs don't always start exactly on time :)
     
  6. Pete77

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    Surely you mean they don't always start and stop on time on the five digital channels still also broadcast on analogue.

    I had the Australian Open tennis final (featuring Andy Murray) scheduled to record on my Tivo on Sunday morning but yet again the bastard BBC changed the broadcast channel from BBC Two to BBC One at the last moment and swapped all programs being shown between the two channels. Apparently they still think its 1971 and everyone is watching live tv and anyhow how many people do they really think would be watching tv at 8.30am on Sunday morning who had not got up specially for the tennis final.:mad:

    Net result if I hadn't got up on time for the start I would have been recording politics programs and not the tennis.

    Is that a situation which the new Virgin Tivo would handle i.e. does it cater with last minute changes in the BBC EPG as I believe Freeview + and Freesat + do?
     
  7. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    I dont think any system handles channel switches well. There a chance MC7 might, but never tried it!
     
  8. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    I have one - it's Bluetooth, so I'll let you all know if it works when I get the new TiVo.

    Roll on the 15th for the install!
     
  9. Pete77

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    Then why do the imbeciles who run the BBC's scheduling still do it despite numerous previous complaint to them on this topic from myself and loads of other viewers.

    People who want the Sunday morning politics shows will tune in to them anyway as they are a dedicated bunch. Therefore if the BBC really think that a few more people getting up and switching on their tv at 10am bleary eyed will stay watching the BBC because their telly or Sky box starts up on BBC1 (don't most of them actually now turn back on to the channel they were last on when they were switched off rather than always reverting to channel 1 or channel 101) and if they find Andy Murray in a tennis final they will keep watching then why don't they just schedule the Australian Open tennis final for BBC One from the outset.

    As the Australian Open tennis final could have been a program of up to six hours screwing up everyone's scheduled recordings on Sky+, V+ Freview+ etc for six hours it seems a quite unforgivable and quite unnecessary thing to do when it is purely in a tawdry attempt to grab higher viewing figures. Were they a commercial channel with advertising their obsession with this topic might make some sense but for the BBC it makes no sense at all.:eek::mad::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    Also our viewing enjoyment of the Australian Open final was regularly spoiled by announcements aimed at those who were wanting to view the originally scheduled programs on BBC One telling them that they were now showing over on BBC Two. It really does defy belief that the BBC are still allowed to get away with this nonsense as well as not having programs available to view on the Iplayer from the second they start broadcasting rather than only an hour after broadcast (I never know if that is an hour from when they started screening or when the program finished broadcasting).:(:(:(
     
  10. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Thanks Mike. Look forward to it.

    EDIT:

    That said, my Harmony 525 just died and they've given me 50% off a new one so was thinking about one of these.

    However, I know that the new Tivo remote will control my telly okay, but the way it (ie my TV) works, any other remote will only switch it off and not on; which is most annoying :(

    So I might just get that Harmony remote and one of these. (It'll store out the way until I need it!)
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 #651 of 666
    laurence@key2.co

    laurence@key2.co Loz

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    Carl,
    Logitech did that for me when one of mine died. That code works on your whole order, so buy up any remotes you think you might need way into the future!
    When I realised that I could do that, I got a harmony 1 for the kitchen, bedroom and lounge. And a ps3 Bluetooth adapter, and a 555 for my parents.
    I realise now that I should have given the family a remote each for Christmas!
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 #652 of 666
    RichardJH

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    Shame we could have swapped recordings as I ended up with a recording of another British (Scottish) tennis hopeful losing again and I wanted the Politics programs.

    Still never mind BBC Iplayer helped out with my dilemma unfortunately not with Andy Murrays
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 #653 of 666
    RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Carl is the 50% off by code or personal offer from Logitech. One of my H655's is reaching the end of its life and I am considering a replacement and 50% of always helps the budget
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 #654 of 666
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    A nice idea, but I can barely afford the one right now as I have a Tivo to buy too remember ;)

    Both :) It's by code but it's only for me; as far as I know.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 #655 of 666
    RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Carl PM sent
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 #656 of 666
    spitfires

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    I suspect the new box is so closely inetgrated with on-demand services that it would look silly (i.e. either not work at all or have big holes in menus, etc) trying to run with basic free tele'.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 #657 of 666
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Answered.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 #658 of 666
    martink0646

    martink0646 New Member

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    Pete,

    I would (& will) generally agree with you on this matter:eek:;) but they actually did have a reason to do it this time. It was due to be shown on BBC2 & BBCHD but in switching it to BBC1 it would then be shown on SD & HD automatically (BBC1HD) without having to use up the BBCHD feed. How did I know this? I was at my parents on Saturday night/Sunday morning & he has freeview & BBCHD from a Pace box I had left over. Come Sunday morning, switch to BBCHD & nothing but kids programs!

    Martin
     
  19. Feb 2, 2011 #659 of 666
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Mine didn't :( I tried adding something else and the discount disappeared!
     
  20. Feb 6, 2011 #660 of 666
    Milhouse

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    A week has gone by and no reply to my email sent to "@cablemystreet" - as suspected, it's just a waste of time. Virgin will expand their network as and when they see fit and no amount of emails to false hope scams such as "@cablemystreet" will change that.

    May fire off an email to Berkett, what the hell.
     

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