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Tivo Box is the future!
Virgin Media TiVo
Member Name: BlackDynamite
Virgin Media TiVo
Advantages: Easy to use, good price, great features
When I moved into my new home, I decided to treat myself and get Tivo. Having always had Sky at my parents, this was quite a culture shock. The main reason for me choosing Virgin Media was the far superior fibre broadband. The benefit I wasn't expecting was the fact that my new TV provider would be so good.
I am on the highest TV package, but don't get sports or movie channels. For my TV, broadband and phone I pay £68 per month but for the service I receive, I am extremely happy with this.
I originally got £140 cash back by signing up through a cash back site and also only paid £40 a month for the first 6 months, so financially, this was a great deal.
The Tivo box comes with the on demand / catch up facility, although normally the programs I want to watch aren't available, but my girlfriend always seems to have something ready to watch on demand.
The hard drive allows for 250 hours of recordings. One thing I will say is it is a bit clunky to delete programs so after you have watched something, delete it otherwise you will have a backlog of things taking up precious disk space.
You can watch and record 3 programs at the same time, which is always great because when you live with somebody who loves X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and other programs (rubbish in my view), this is a great benefit.
There are also many "apps" that can be downloaded such as YouTube. Having YouTube on your TV is fantastic when entertaining guests at home.
EASE OF USE
Moving from Sky to Virgin Media, I was expecting some teething problems, and to find it harder to use and for it to take me a few weeks to get used to it. How wrong was I! Immediately, I picked up the remote an instinctively knew where to navigate to and what to press to do what I wanted.
I couldn't be happier with my Tivo box, it has some great features, it is easy to use and hasn't skipped a beat. 10/10
Summary: I'd rate it 10/10 if I could, change to Tivo today!