Have had Tivo for over a year now and it is absolutely vile. It is slow, unresponsive, records what it wants, and god forbid you press the red button by mistake. It is also a paid to stop recording a series or hunt one down.
I still have the old box upstairs thanks to multiroom and it is like a Ferrari vs Lada when compared to Tivo. Is there anyway i can get rid of this and replace it with the last (v+box HD).
My contract runs out with Virgin in august and if nothing can be done i think i'll be dropping the tv like a bad habit, which is a shame as i really like the company and the broadband they offer.
I can sympathise with you flashback2006 - my Tivo too is very sluggish. I did wonder about reverting back at one point, but customer services said that all TV packages are now TiVo as standard
According to an engineer I spoke to, they still carry V+HD boxes in the vans to replace customers still on an old package, however these can only be installed in the event of a current V+HD fault. Looks like you may have to put up with it or even leave VM for your TV service
You can always swap your boxes over (put the V+ where the TiVO is installed). As above, the V+ is now only supplied as a fault replacement, as all boxes are now multiple refurb jobs, & the fail on install rate is fairly high.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile