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Good: Its TIVO
Bad: Poss price issue
Comment: Im on XL with VM and have the sports and movies package SO i really really hope they don't ask me to pay Â£200+ for it.
Good: watch, what & when we like
Comment: I hope that VM give it to XL customers for free because we are paying through the nose already for are TV monthly, so they are getting are monthly money plus adverts that's alot off money please give it to us on XL packages cheers kai
Comment: I have access to billing suggestions that VM are asking a select amount of randomly selected customers in a feedback forum. She is under non disclosure, so won't give anything I shouldn't away.
One thing I do want to correct. VM is not intending to have this for the big clients on L and XL only. It mentions pricing plans with M customers too.
Just like now, I have M TV package with Â£5 rental on the HD box, which is inclusive if i spent another 20 quid on packages.
Comment: Want, but not paying that my much!
Good: Interface, increased capacity - a new era for UK viewers
Bad: Likely to be a wee bit buggy at launch maybe?
Comment: Comments on the pricing are premature: Virgin hasn't released pricing for existing customers yet and the rumours are that to top tier (VIP) customers it will be free
Comment: Finally, it's back!
Good: Speed, flexibility, intuitive interface, future-proofing
Bad: cost... I've paid for TiVo already.
Comment: I owned a TiVo for years and only got rid of it when I changed to a HD setup. I have used Sky, Virgin and Sony PS3 media programs and they are all without exception rubbish when compared to the TiVo system. The 'unique' feature people go on about - the thumbs up/down buttons - was the one I never used. The simplicity and power of the interface was reason enough to love it - its ability to search for programs with just a few button presses for example. The ability to stream web content and install new apps make it cutting edge for me.
I paid Â£200 to be a lifetime TiVo subscriber and don't think I'll see that again - hence half a star off. But I am willing to pay it again to rent the box (face it, renting has always been the norm with Sky and Virgin - even On TV, the precursor of Freeview, asked for the boxes back when they went bust!) The Humax DVR costs a darn sight more than the V-TiVo with fewer features. I think they've priced it just right.
I just wish there was some way in the UK of buying up old TV series to view again - say like Dexter S1 (without going through iTunes). But I believe it will come and when it does that this box will be able to cope with it.
Good: The box and interface are awesome, gives app for watching youtube and other feeds.
Bad: The cost of the box will be rip off as they still take the box back from at the end of your contract.
Comment: Personally I would like the box as it own broadband so no hassle with your home broadband. Has two tuners and one coming next year. Will be a great product if wasn't for the price which will just rip through the heart and minds of the people.
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