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Okay, well that's a lie and I wouldn't recommend that, but TiVo is great entertainment! 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 ... Read review

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Upgrade to TiVo and you need never leave your house again! Review with images

AdvantagesRecord your favourite films and shows, pause and rewind TV, wish list of future films/shows

DisadvantagesExpense and annoyance of installation, takes a while to load up

"...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 ..." Read review
15.11.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

America's TiVo hits British shores... again.

AdvantagesRecording of three programmes, easy to use interface, now completely affordable.

DisadvantagesOnly available to Virgin Media cable customers, poor physical design, no reminder function yet.

"...were contacted by the newest-kid-on-the-block Virgin Media in late 2009 to have another bash and to work together. Along with Cisco, TiVo developed this exclusive box, the CT8685DVB, released in December 2010 with a massive £200 activation fee, £49 installation fee and extra £3 a month on top of your TV service. Boasting three tuners for recording, the TiVo experience is definitely a serious competitor to the hugely successful Sky+HD product currently ..." Read review
15.01.2013

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Never Miss Your Programmes Again!

AdvantagesMore hard drive space, loads of new features.

DisadvantagesYou may find you dont have enough time to watch everything!

"...and provided by the company Virgin Media as an upgrade to their V+ Box. TiVo has been around for ages but their partnership with Virgin Media to provide their services to Virgin Media customers is a fairly new one. ==Price and Availability== The TiVo box is available to Virgin Media customers whether they are new ones or existing ones. The Virgin Media website is currently offering free installation to new customers but without this offer installation ..." Read review
23.08.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

TiVo the DRV promising 3 recordings - but at what expense?

AdvantagesGood apps

DisadvantagesFrequent crashing/annoying recording habits/NO CLOCK!

"...times over the year since Virgin first introduced their new black box particularly as several family members already had it and we had seen it in operation at their homes. We ummed and arhed for months on whether to get TiVo because we received several letters from Virgin offering us a 6 month special deal with half price box, but the normal rental price was always higher than what we already paid them for a service that we considered relatively poor ..." Read review
05.10.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Needed!

AdvantagesSlow mo option, recording improvements, apps

DisadvantagesNone

"...anyone who hasn't had a Virgin media controller before. The buttons are the same apart from the slow mo addition and V+ changed to 'My Shows' When I say the same I mean they all do the same thing but they are in different places. Can't say the layout is worse or better to me it's just different. The box looks well made though I won't be testing its durability anytime soon! The controller has had it's fair drops already and it seems durable the last ..." Read review
27.07.2013

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

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