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Old 14-03-2017, 13:16   #16
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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IMO, Jon Bentley always seems like a Virgin "fan boy" so I don't see how you get that impression.

They still haven't reviewed Sky Q on the Gadget Show yet but now about a year later they're reviewing the V6...hmm.

Just really hating the new "old Top Gear style" of the show.
It ruined car reviews and it's now ruining gadget reviews with this "old-hat style" of reviews.
Yeah i think it was Jason that was apple biased no idea why i thought sky lol, john i find is very good and open with his reviews.
I don't like Craig Charles it feels like he is forcing it for me the camera panned to Ortis when Craig was talking and Ortis had a "wth" expression on his face, the new gal is ok i thought plus nice on the eye lol.
I don't like the new format either but will give it a chance to get used to it at least they seem to have got rid of those stupid challenges, however they've copied someone on youtube with the blender lol.
At least they are trying to make it work though.
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I do wonder if VM have decided that a 1TB box is sufficient now that you can stream the programmes you want to see later from on demand services. They may also be contemplating access to the cloud to retrieve material later and this might well be the method they want us to use for UHD recordings when they are available on schedule based channels.

I have a Sony 4K TV but have not seen any green screen issues, but maybe the later Sonys don't have this problem. It seems to me that technology is moving ahead so fast that when you change once piece of equipment, sometimes this causes a compatibility problem for your older equipment.
Not used virgin's on demand service. When I was with sky there was never anything on catchup that I wanted to watch (re-runs of live sports matches)


Are they available on virgin?
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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Don't say that, lol. I always get told I look like Jason!

He was the only thing that kept me watching as he was so enthusiatic about tech.

I still wise Suzy Perry would comeback :-)
Totally agree Jason was always enthusiastic about new tech and in my opinion always gave generally balanced reviews.

Suzi Perry , Pollyanna Woodward , Ortis Deley , Jason Bradbury and John Bentley was when it was at its best in my opinion.
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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IMO, Jon Bentley always seems like a Virgin "fan boy" so I don't see how you get that impression.

They still haven't reviewed Sky Q on the Gadget Show yet but now about a year later they're reviewing the V6...hmm.

Just really hating the new "old Top Gear style" of the show.
It ruined car reviews and it's now ruining gadget reviews with this "old-hat style" of reviews.
Don't think it was on when Q came out.
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Old 17-03-2017, 22:47   #20
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

Just watched the review and the overall opinion was "slightly disappointing for £55 a month".

Here is a roundup:

Good- improved speed. VM claim that it's 10 x faster than the old TiVo and this was accepted. Has Netflix (but not Amazon). Packages slightly cheaper than comparable Sky packages.

Could be useful- ability to record 6 channels at once for families watching diverse material. Being able to press a button on the box to locate the remote control.

Bad- Less channels, 4K content & VOD than Sky eg Broadchurch wasn't available on VM.

The Telly Tablet was particularly slated. It had a large screen and a useful stand, but a really low & tinny sound which was described as "terrible".

The actual mechanics of watching programmes wasn't good. The interface was said to be less slick than Sky Q, many shows weren't available, you can only play back off one of the two TiVos.

The actual streaming didn't work very well eg kept stopping.
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Old 17-03-2017, 23:09   #21
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

Content issues for the most part aren't connected to whether it's a Sky Q or a V6. If Sky has an exclusive deal with ITV, then there's nothing VM can do about it.
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Old 18-03-2017, 01:56   #22
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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Just watched the review and the overall opinion was "slightly disappointing for £55 a month".

Here is a roundup:

Good- improved speed. VM claim that it's 10 x faster than the old TiVo and this was accepted. Has Netflix (but not Amazon). Packages slightly cheaper than comparable Sky packages.

Could be useful- ability to record 6 channels at once for families watching diverse material. Being able to press a button on the box to locate the remote control.

Bad- Less channels, 4K content & VOD than Sky eg Broadchurch wasn't available on VM.

The Telly Tablet was particularly slated. It had a large screen and a useful stand, but a really low & tinny sound which was described as "terrible".

The actual mechanics of watching programmes wasn't good. The interface was said to be less slick than Sky Q, many shows weren't available, you can only play back off one of the two TiVos.

The actual streaming didn't work very well eg kept stopping.
Doesn't sound very balanced to me! Were they as hard on the Sky Q, which has been subject to numerous customer complaints?

I'm well pleased with my 2 V6s, which communicate with each other with no problems.

What planet are these children on? I thought that they knew something about new technology!
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

Watching the programme it would seem Jon Bentley has been using Sky Q in main room and has a hybrid LNB as he seems to have a freesat (white Sky+) in his second room.

His views seem slightly Sky-skewed as that would seem to be the box he has been using for the last few months.

It seems he has had Virgin 50Mb or 100Mb BB with a Sky Q TV package for last few months and from sounds of it he won't be switching.

Does it really take 2 installers to setup a V6 box?

6 recordings (coming soon) on Sky Q 2Tb while still watching live tv on 3 TV's and up to 4 tablets why would you choose any other service?
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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Does it really take 2 installers to setup a V6 box?
Not for the V6 itself, but two are required if cables need to be pulled.
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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Watching the programme it would seem Jon Bentley has been using Sky Q in main room and has a hybrid LNB as he seems to have a freesat (white Sky+) in his second room.

His views seem slightly Sky-skewed as that would seem to be the box he has been using for the last few months.

It seems he has had Virgin 50Mb or 100Mb BB with a Sky Q TV package for last few months and from sounds of it he won't be switching.

Does it really take 2 installers to setup a V6 box?

6 recordings (coming soon) on Sky Q 2Tb while still watching live tv on 3 TV's and up to 4 tablets why would you choose any other service?
Whereas you can already record 12 programmes at the same time with 2 V6s as well as enjoying all the Tivo features that many of us really appreciate.

I wonder how many households would actually use 7 screens at any one time to watch their telly? That's some addictive behaviour, what?
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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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I wonder how many households would actually use 7 screens at any one time to watch their telly? That's some addictive behaviour, what?
Where as recording 12 simultaneous channels isn't.
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Where as recording 12 simultaneous channels isn't.
Each to their own MM as remember the world is full of different people who have different tastes and habits and don't tend to take the same genetic clone approach to everything.
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Where as recording 12 simultaneous channels isn't.
Ha ha! As you have probably guessed, I was commenting on the statement that Sky Q had capability to record 6 programmes at the same time (coming soon), as if that was an advantage over the V6s!

And for the avoidance of doubt, I cannot ever see myself recording 12 channels at the same time, particularly having regard to a declining number of programmes worth recording these days.

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Re: Ch5's Gadget Show to Review the TiVo V6 next week(17th March)

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Ha ha! As you have probably guessed, I was commenting on the statement that Sky Q had capability to record 6 programmes at the same time (coming soon), as if that was an advantage over the V6s!

And for the avoidance of doubt, I cannot ever see myself recording 12 channels at the szme time, particularly having regard to a declining number of programmes worth recording these days.
I said earlier in the thread that the gadget show were sky fans.
What i saw i liked of the v6 tbf i think it has great potential and with correct updates etc it will be a very strong competitor for a long time.
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I said earlier in the thread that the gadget show were sky fans.
What i saw i liked of the v6 tbf i think it has great potential and with correct updates etc it will be a very strong competitor for a long time.

As an ex sky subscriber (17 years) who has recently switched to v6:-

There are far more errors reported on SkyQ.

Well used features from skyHD were omitted from SkyQ software (much to chagrin of many users)

Errors are minor on V6 when compared to those on SkyQ.

Virgin seem a bit more open with regard to admitting errors exist than sky (who often deny any such problem is known to them, do not pre-advise what problems are to be fixed in upcoming releases - or when release is happening)

Without doubt both systems are an Improvement when they work.
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