Just got a TIVO - fantastic!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Darren Lewis, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Darren Lewis

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    I decided last weekend that I'd buy a TIVO. They're not very well known over here in the UK, but a lot of people have been praising them.

    I've had it a week and it's one of the best additions to my home theater setup. I was always forgetting to set the VCR and now I don't have to worry.

    I like to keep the recordings for a while so I think that the 40Gb drive is going to get full pretty quick. I know that you can upgrade the drive, but I want to wait until it's out of the warranty period before I mess with it too much.

    Do many people archive their recordings to VCR, or just erase them. Given the ease of TIVO and the instant playback I'm not sure I could ever go back to VCR.

    VHS is dead, long live TIVO!
     
  2. Mark_E_Smith

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    At first I backed them up to tape, at least the ones I wanted to keep. However I found that the tapes just get dusty.[​IMG] So the only time I save to vcr is when someone wants to see a specific show.
    By the way, welecome to the TiVolution !!!
     
  3. Michael D. Bunting

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    By far - my TiVo's (2) were the best purchase I made in 2001.

    Simply amazing technology!
     
  4. Darren Lewis

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    I can't believe that the marketing of TIVO is so poor in the UK. The shop where I bought mine from (a pretty big chain) had it hidden away on a top shelf. The guy in the shop didn't have a clue about it - thought I was a bit strange for buying one [​IMG]
     
  5. Gerard Martin

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    Darren
    If you haven,t yet, go over to
    www.avsforum.com scroll down to
    Tivo Community Forums, you will find
    some interesting TiVo information.
    Regards.
     
  6. Tony G

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    Darren,

    Just curious...does the program guide function in the UK, or does the Tivo just work like a VCR, with manual recording?

    Tony
     
  7. Steve Owen

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    Gerard, the link directly to the TiVo forum is http://www.tivocommunity.com
    -Steve
    (owner of a Sony SAT-T60 DirecTV/TiVo combo box upgraded with an additional 80G HDD for total of 108 Hrs of recording time)
     
  8. Darren Lewis

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    Thanks for the links. I'd joined TIVO Community Forums to ask some questions before buying one.

    Tony G - Yes the program guide is fully functional in the UK. Every night (about 1am) it dials a freephone number to download its info and any software updates.
     

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