Well it's really "not just for the epg" is it though, really. It's the compiling of the the meta-data that makes all the features (SP, WL, Suggestions) work. I had a TVDrive for a while (the V+ Box when it was just Telewest) and there were only two things I liked about it over my Tivo; the 'record two things at once" and the direct bitstream recording. I still prefer my TivoJPHCCFC said:...i cant justify paying 10 pounds a month just for the epg!
tenwiseman,tenwiseman said:There is a little eBay buying issue to be aware of.
Some eBay sellers are selling 'lifetime subscription' which has not been transferred properly via TiVo CS to them, and hence it won't be transferred to you.
See "What happens if I give away or sell my DVR?" in the FAQ on TiVo's UK website.
If you have one of these boxes, EPG updates works OK apparently - but TiVo can't do any maintenance on your machine - say if you need a new s/w version or a fix.
I'm affected in this way, but crossing that line when my TiVo breaks will be, say, interesting, and will probably require the use of my other properly lifetime subscribed TiVo to hack in any updates.
Yeah, some eBay deals are cheap for a reason ...
Tivo CS are being nice transferring ownership and subs accross different machines/people - they don't have to allow it. In fact the process of transferring names involves you first cancelling the lifetime, then them recreating it in the new name...tivo said:Definition of Lifetime Service: If you paid a Lifetime Service fee for your recorder, the TiVo service is guaranteed for the lifetime of that Recorder, even if you give it to a friend or family member. The TiVo service will be provided to that particular Recorder and therefore, cannot be transferred to any other you may purchase.
No. As tewiseman says, TiVo CS don't care in whose name the account is unless you need them to 'do something' with the machine - eg. the 2.5.5a bugfix or transferring the sub to another machine.Pete77 said:In summary these machines can be used satisfactorily if one avoids calling Tivo