Virgin Media TiVo Reviews
Product Type: Cisco set top boxes
Description:Manufacturer: Cisco / Type: DVR
Newest Review: ... than an hour. The only disappointment I had was that I was not shown how to use the box and was just left with a booklet and ... more
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Customer Virgin Media TiVo Reviews (20)
by - written on 15/11/11 (Very useful, 188 readings)
About 6 months ago we decided to have Virgin Media's Tivo box installed. My parents have had Sky Plus for years and I've always liked the idea of being able to record and pause television shows, but with our basic Virgin box we had none of these features. Virgin offered us a deal of £49.99 for installation of the new box (normally £99.99 including activation) and £3 a month for the service. I wasn't particularly happy about paying extra for my partner convinced me that it would save us money in the long term because we wouldn't need to go out as much! === The box and set up === Set up was relatively painless after the two week wait for a technician ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/10/11 (Very useful, 83 readings)
The TiVo brand, launched in 1999, is massive in North America's competitive DVR (Digital Video Recorder, also known as PVR - Personal Video Recorder) market, but is by far the number one choice for consumers in the States. So it was only logical that TiVo try to extend their brand into other markets, and at the turn of the millennium, TiVo signed an exclusive agreement with BSkyB (Sky, to you and I) to change the way people watched TV in the UK. But, instead of changing our lives, TiVo failed to make a significant impact, subsequently being dropped by BSkyB two years later. Reasons vary depending on who you talk to as to why TiVo "failed" in the UK. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/02/12, updated on 05/02/12 (Very useful, 63 readings)
This TiVo experience is a game of two halves. It as great product - one I can not live without, but the provider - Virgin Media have provided a sub-par customer service experience. If I wasn't sure that the TiVo box was hands down much better than the Sky+ box, I would switch based on my personal experiences with Virgin Media. A few years ago I switched form Sky to Virgin Media, I liked the prospect of faster broadband and the Ondemand service (more on that later) is great. Switching wasn't a problem - Sky was OK, but Virgin seemed to offer more. After a couple of years with Virgin Media, it was time for a renewal - I thought I'd ask them what ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/10/13 (Very useful, 18 readings)
When I moved into my new build house last year, we were told that no satellite dishes were allowed without prior planning permission from our local council and that our property had already been fitted with the correct sockets for Virgin Media to be installed. As a previous Sky customer I was a tad disheartened but upon hearing a few friends enthusing about the pros of the TiVo, I decided to go for a package that included this box. We have the VIP package which at £100 a month is expensive but my partner insists on having Sky Sports and Sky Movies which obviously ups the premium, but there are definitely cheaper options available so do not let this deter you. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/12 (Very useful, 117 readings)
We swapped from Sky to Virgin Tivo when we moved house and so far I like it. Ok so the TiVo box looks very smart. It is black and about as big as a sky box or a play station 3. The buttons are small and there are lights at the front. It is not an ugly looking bit of equipment. The remote is quite big and standard to be honest. They basically look like the picture above. The actual TiVo you can get different sized hard drives depending on how much you record. We went for the 1 terabyte one as we do tend to record a lot. This is great space as at the moment I have two films, thirty of Lotties programmes and then forty half hour episodes and around twenty ... Read the complete review
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