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Old 20-03-2012, 14:21   #121
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Carl given what I understand to be your reasons for loving the TiVo, pot & kettle come to mind.


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Old 20-03-2012, 14:28   #122
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The latter is for the terminally lazy?
Doing other things while waiting for a live event to start and not wanting to have to clock-watch is lazy? You certainly have a strange dictionary, Carl.
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The latter is for the terminally lazy?
Perhaps l should put my Inspector Gadget arms on then.
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Old 20-03-2012, 14:37   #124
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The latter is for the terminally lazy?
Surely your great love of The TiVo stems from how it does things for you. Does that not suggest laziness. ergo-pot calling the kettle black( Do I need to explain that to you as well)
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Doing other things while waiting for a live event to start and not wanting to have to clock-watch is lazy? You certainly have a strange dictionary, Carl.
You didn't get the "" sarcasm then?

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Surely your great love of The TiVo stems from how it does things for you. Does that not suggest laziness.
Not at all. It's time-saving, not laziness.
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Old 20-03-2012, 15:29   #126
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You didn't get the "" sarcasm then?

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Not at all. It's time-saving, not laziness.
Back to semantics again
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Old 20-03-2012, 15:56   #127
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Proven here

Not only Den seems no others had this issue my parents had despite me connecting to the VM network the EPG data was still incorrect
http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/35401477-post153.html
Are you trying to say that this has never happend with the Sky box?

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No argument with this statement from me, other than mine loses network connection a lot, along with BB. However I have been told & therefore accept the problem is outside my boundaries.
That sounds more like a BB issue, rather than a Tivo one. So call CS and try and get your BB issue sorted.

It's just like your car won't run properly if you fill it with contaminated petrol.

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And as has been pointed out, that requires manual intervention to select the recording and watch it, and rewind if required. How is that comparable to and automated service that changes channel at the start of the programme? If I wanted to just record stuff and manually view the in-progress recording I could have done that on my V+ as well. Guess what? That's not what I wanted. I wanted to be able to leave another channel (a music channel for example) on in the background and have my box automatically tune to ESPN America when the live baseball starts so I can get on with other things an listen to the nice music and be able to hear when the game starts because the box has tuned to it. So just because it's not a big issue to you doesn't mean that it isn't for those of us who have made great use of reminders in the past and would like the functionality on our TiVo boxes.
So aren't you capable of manually switching channels, and have to get a box to do it for you???
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Old 20-03-2012, 16:06   #128
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That sounds more like a BB issue, rather than a Tivo one. So call CS and try and get your BB issue sorted.

It's just like your car won't run properly if you fill it with contaminated petrol.

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They do sort out the BB issue & its to them I report the problems . I am sure you are right & I have never blamed the Tivo box as such.However the problems seem to have started around the time I had TiVo installed. Perhaps its just a coincidence
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Are you trying to say that this has never happend with the Sky box?
Yeah Sky frequently get EPG data wrong on one of their flagship channels stick to selling beds
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Yeah Sky frequently get EPG data wrong on one of their flagship channels stick to selling beds
Yes they often get it wrong....don't forget I had one for many years, until last December. So I have a great deal of experience of the Sky+HD box.

You also need to remember that if it is Sky channels that you are talking about, then the program guide probably comes direct from Sky anyway.
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Yeah Sky frequently get EPG data wrong on one of their flagship channels stick to selling beds
Steady on old chap as Tim was only pointing out that there are EPG errors on the Sky EPG guide and for people to deny that is like saying don't have turkeys for Christmas.
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Back to semantics again
This from the King of Semantics! My irony-o-meter just exploded.
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This from the King of Semantics! My irony-o-meter just exploded.
I am not complaining just drawing attention to it..
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Steady on old chap as Tim was only pointing out that there are EPG errors on the Sky EPG guide and for people to deny that is like saying don't have turkeys for Christmas.
I most vehemently agree TIVO is a superb piece of kit with many useful features , don't forget it's first trump card over Sky is its mammoth 3 tuners something that's unique to VM in the UK pay TV market , it also has an excellent search feature and never ending series links again beating the competition. You really need not compare it to the Sky+HD box as the two are completely different services and as you rightly say Sky+HD is indeed not perfect , people will choose what best suits them meaning channels , other services not just on a STB.

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I most vehemently agree TIVO is a superb piece of kit with many useful features , don't forget it's first trump card over Sky is its mammoth 3 tuners something that's unique to VM in the UK pay TV market , it also has an excellent search feature and never ending series links again beating the competition. You really need not compare it to the Sky+HD box as the two are completely different services and as you rightly say Sky+HD is indeed not perfect , people will choose what best suits them meaning channels , other services not just on a STB.
As eloquent as usual and l could not have put it better myself.
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