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nwtv20038,143 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
[quote="VirginMediaPhil" pid="706199"]
It's been stated several times the TiVo software will eventually roll out onto the V HD Box. Smile


I'm looking forward to that, I've had the V HD box for about a year now and it's the best VM box I've used, although I'm sure TiVo is a great piece of kit, I don't spend as much time watching and recording TV as I used to, so it's a great little DVR-less box.
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Dave676 posts since 30 Aug 2001
BBC World
Does anyone here have one of the new Tivo boxes?

Am planning on phoning Virgin and having a re-gig of my package but not sure if Tivo would be a benefit.

Have had a look on Digital Spy and Cable Forum but it seems that the place is full of lovers and haters and no one seems all that balanced (not surprised but a little unhelpful)!

Is it worth an extra 3 a month?
Gavin Scott8,284 posts since 23 Mar 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I'm going to call to cancel at least some part of the service. I'm paying 71 a month for 20MB and XL telly, and there's a campaign running on TV suggesting 30MB + telly for less than half that. Outrageous. That said I have multi-room in 3 rooms, but that's only a tenner of the cost.

Nah - they can stick their TiVo up their head-end.
Stuart6,871 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I'm paying 71 a month for 20MB and XL telly, and there's a campaign running on TV suggesting 30MB + telly for less than half that. Outrageous. That said I have multi-room in 3 rooms, but that's only a tenner of the cost.

Nah - they can stick their TiVo up their head-end.

That seems a very high monthly cost, Gav.

I have the TV/Broadband/Phone package from Sky, which rarely comes to more than 45 a month with call charges outisde the 'freebie' allowance.

I am about to add the HD Pack (for another 10.25 per month), but only because that means I can get the bigger 1TB box for 49 if I keep the pack for 12 months.

The only major advantage I can see of Virgin would be your 30MB broadband. Mine offers 'up to 20MB', but the line can only handle up to 8MB: which seems to do for my purposes. However, I can envisage that being insufficient for a family sharing a single broadband connection on WiFi.
Gavin Scott8,284 posts since 23 Mar 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I'm paying 71 a month for 20MB and XL telly, and there's a campaign running on TV suggesting 30MB + telly for less than half that. Outrageous. That said I have multi-room in 3 rooms, but that's only a tenner of the cost.

Nah - they can stick their TiVo up their head-end.

That seems a very high monthly cost, Gav.


Quite honestly, I'd be better off with a crack habit.

I'm just not a fan of sky, and I don't plan on paying BT to come and fit a telephone line. Time for a bit of hard ball negotiation, or at the very least they can up my broadband to 50MB for the price I'm paying.

Though heaven only knows what I'd do with all that bandwidth.

Oh yes, and a TiVo box too.

We will see.
Square Eyes7,327 posts since 31 Mar 2001
So, as an early adopter of Tivo, I get an e-mail today from Virgin Media telling me they are crediting me with a 50 refund as they've dropped the price of Tivo to coincide with their TV ad campaign.

Credit where it's due and all that. Very Happy