what will I lose

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by markham, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. markham

    markham New Member

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    I know from previous threads that Sky plus is considered inferior to Tivo but what exactly will I lose if I switch.
     
  2. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Self respect :p
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Wishlists, suggestions and any real form of keyword search.

    Detailed program information is restricted too , e.g no program description unless you go to the full EPG. You can't see it in now/next.
     
  4. Pugwash

    Pugwash New Member

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    Network access, web interface and a plain silver box.
     
  5. Lysander

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    Reliability?
     
  6. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    A lot of money each month!!!!!!! :eek:
     
  7. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    The will to live? :p
     
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  9. boringgit

    boringgit New Member

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    In fairness you will also loose almost all of the conflicts (that's what a dual tuner gives you!)

    You will loose bad channel changes and the fact that it records the raw data means you will loose a small drop in quality.

    As previously mentioned though - you really will miss things like decent wishlists and season passes - wait until Christmas with the 2-3 week gap in lots of big series - lots if not most of your series links will just die.

    Also, record only new episodes and keep a maximum of - neither of these exist on Sky+
     
  10. JudyB

    JudyB New Member

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    Not unless they change the conditions again. At present Sky+ subscription is free if you subcribe to Sky, so there is only the initial outlay.

    What we are considering is getting a Sky+ box, but only recording from Sky+ when there is a conflict which we can't manage with TiVo. We have previously used our old OnDigital box with a video recorder to handle this, but the quality is very poor compared with Tivo.

    So, if you use the Tivo to control the Sky+ then you don't lose anything. The only downside is the limitation that you can't watch a Sky+ recording if Tivo wants to record something for you, but I think we should be able to live with that!

    There is a separate thread which discusses controlling a Sky+ box from a Tivo.
     

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