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noggin13,615 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I had an S1 UK Tivo for many years (hacked to get listings over broadband and with the webserver allowing you to schedule recordings over the internet) and still miss it... The UI is just second to none. In the end the lack of HD and the extra encode/decode process just killed the picture quality too much for me (even with the Mode 0 picture quality hack)

Makes Sky+ look pre-historic, even with the new HD EPG. Media Center comes close - but still isn't as good.

If only Sky had done a deal with Tivo after their initial joint-venture in launching the S1 in the UK. The Sky channel line-up (50+ HD channels) with the Tivo UI would be brilliant.
VMPhil8,745 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Well they are going to migrate everyone over to the new TiVo platform in some form or other, for example the V HD box will be upgraded to included the TiVo OS somehow, so yes, I would think that from now on the V+ box has reached the end of its lifetime.
I'd say the Samsung V+ might be able to handle the new EPG software (without the full Tivo offering), but yeah hard to see the Scientific Atlantas going much further.


The Samsung V+ was originally in the running to be upgraded to TiVo however it turned out that it can't run Flash which is what the current VM TiVo software is based on (The TiVo Premiere software from the US).

So, sorry to bump this thread, but I got my TiVo fitted yesterday. It's much faster than the V+, and I really like the HD menus/guide that now use widescreen instead of stretching 4:3. One weird thing I've noticed is that the BBC channel logos all follow the BBC One logo, with the small BBC logo followed by the large 'BBC' text. This includes News and Parliament, and even CBBC and CBeebies.

It's much faster when pausing, and the fast forward and rewind is more smooth, especially on the slowest option (to fast forward, I mean).


Worth the significant extra money?


For WishLists, a 1TB hard drive, better faster UI, and free repair thanks to me only renting the box?

Hell yeah!


The latter obviously also counts with V+ of course. I'm still not convinced that it's worth the money at the moment. When it comes down in price I'll consider getting one.


You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile
Critique3,028 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Well they are going to migrate everyone over to the new TiVo platform in some form or other, for example the V HD box will be upgraded to included the TiVo OS somehow, so yes, I would think that from now on the V+ box has reached the end of its lifetime.
I'd say the Samsung V+ might be able to handle the new EPG software (without the full Tivo offering), but yeah hard to see the Scientific Atlantas going much further.


The Samsung V+ was originally in the running to be upgraded to TiVo however it turned out that it can't run Flash which is what the current VM TiVo software is based on (The TiVo Premiere software from the US).

So, sorry to bump this thread, but I got my TiVo fitted yesterday. It's much faster than the V+, and I really like the HD menus/guide that now use widescreen instead of stretching 4:3. One weird thing I've noticed is that the BBC channel logos all follow the BBC One logo, with the small BBC logo followed by the large 'BBC' text. This includes News and Parliament, and even CBBC and CBeebies.

It's much faster when pausing, and the fast forward and rewind is more smooth, especially on the slowest option (to fast forward, I mean).


Worth the significant extra money?


For WishLists, a 1TB hard drive, better faster UI, and free repair thanks to me only renting the box?

Hell yeah!


The latter obviously also counts with V+ of course. I'm still not convinced that it's worth the money at the moment. When it comes down in price I'll consider getting one.


You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


Do we need this many quotes? The first quote is fading away and I'm having to squint to read it.
Last edited by Critique on 4 May 2011 6:32pm
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WillPS
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


If you wait long enough you'll get one for free. They can't force you to spend extra to use necessary equipment on their service.


They could just cut you off though, or artificially increase the V+ charge to make it uneconomical compared to the TiVo replacement (as they did with Analogue TV services).
VMPhil8,745 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


If you wait long enough you'll get one for free. They can't force you to spend extra to use necessary equipment on their service.


That's what I meant, there will be different boxes at different costs. The premium product is of course the 1TB, but there will also be a 500GB model coming out, and from then on there will be more (as well as the V HD boxes being upgraded over-the-cable) at different price ranges including free.
Gavin Scott8,284 posts since 23 Mar 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


If you wait long enough you'll get one for free. They can't force you to spend extra to use necessary equipment on their service.


That's what I meant, there will be different boxes at different costs. The premium product is of course the 1TB, but there will also be a 500GB model coming out, and from then on there will be more (as well as the V HD boxes being upgraded over-the-cable) at different price ranges including free.


Oh, so can they install TiVo onto my existing box then? That would suit me fine.
gottago2,679 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Well they are going to migrate everyone over to the new TiVo platform in some form or other, for example the V HD box will be upgraded to included the TiVo OS somehow, so yes, I would think that from now on the V+ box has reached the end of its lifetime.
I'd say the Samsung V+ might be able to handle the new EPG software (without the full Tivo offering), but yeah hard to see the Scientific Atlantas going much further.


The Samsung V+ was originally in the running to be upgraded to TiVo however it turned out that it can't run Flash which is what the current VM TiVo software is based on (The TiVo Premiere software from the US).

So, sorry to bump this thread, but I got my TiVo fitted yesterday. It's much faster than the V+, and I really like the HD menus/guide that now use widescreen instead of stretching 4:3. One weird thing I've noticed is that the BBC channel logos all follow the BBC One logo, with the small BBC logo followed by the large 'BBC' text. This includes News and Parliament, and even CBBC and CBeebies.

It's much faster when pausing, and the fast forward and rewind is more smooth, especially on the slowest option (to fast forward, I mean).


Worth the significant extra money?


For WishLists, a 1TB hard drive, better faster UI, and free repair thanks to me only renting the box?

Hell yeah!


The latter obviously also counts with V+ of course. I'm still not convinced that it's worth the money at the moment. When it comes down in price I'll consider getting one.


You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


Do we need this many quotes? The first quote is fading away and I'm having to squint to read it.


Yes. Yes we do.
chris4,105 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


If you wait long enough you'll get one for free. They can't force you to spend extra to use necessary equipment on their service.


That's what I meant, there will be different boxes at different costs. The premium product is of course the 1TB, but there will also be a 500GB model coming out, and from then on there will be more (as well as the V HD boxes being upgraded over-the-cable) at different price ranges including free.


Any estimates over time frames of when these will be available? Are we talking a year or two or even longer?
VMPhil8,745 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
You'll have to eventually, TiVo is going to replace every DVR and non-DVR box on the network. Smile


If you wait long enough you'll get one for free. They can't force you to spend extra to use necessary equipment on their service.


That's what I meant, there will be different boxes at different costs. The premium product is of course the 1TB, but there will also be a 500GB model coming out, and from then on there will be more (as well as the V HD boxes being upgraded over-the-cable) at different price ranges including free.


Any estimates over time frames of when these will be available? Are we talking a year or two or even longer?


Two years according to a quote from someone at Virgin Media, I believe it was on a TechRadar article.

And Gavin, yes, assuming that you have a V HD box: http://shop.virginmedia.com/digital-tv/set-top-boxes/v-hd-box.html
Square Eyes7,502 posts since 31 Mar 2001
Boo hiss at the BBC not allowing the content from the iPlayer being accessible directly from the TiVo backward EPG, instead having to go via the iPlayer app.

ITV, Ch4 & 5 content is accessible, so it's an annoyance that you have to fire up the app for the BBC content.