Tivo box is slow because it is outdated it is getting even more frustratingly slow because updates are getting ready for the roll out of the new V6 box , it was never fit for purpose for bbc iplayer as it has grown but the tivo box has limited ability to keep up no matter how many updates . Now my bill has went up but my service has got worse I have been told in a virgin media shop that the new box will be offered to all customers free on request don,t know if that,s true if not will be leaving . So the Tivo box was a great bit of kit in it,s day but unable to keep up and all the struggling of virgin to excuse this , have seen answers on the forum about rebooting and thumbs yes will help a bit , but will it give you a service you signed up for , demand a new box or leave as what you have now is not fit for purpose .
My opinion is that even when the virgin tivo box was first released it was already underpowered back then, meaning that there was no headroom to add new features without slowing the thing to a crawl. I also have an original series 1 TiVo (non-virgin) bought in 2002 which felt more powerful than the virgin tivo on the day of its release.
If they had invested in a more powerful box right from the beginning then the current hardware would still be able to cope with the latest innovations/upgrades without now having to face the expense of replacing everyones tivo with a V6 one.
Thank you for your post, we do appreciate your patience.
The slow TiVo issue is still ongoing and work is being carried out currently to test the slowness against some progress we've been making. Whilst there is nothing official, I can see that there is some progress and that this has been made a priority to fix.
Sorry but the we have people working on it we will let you know nonsense just says to me we haven,t a clue what we are doing . It doesn,t matter how many fixes you throw at the tivo box , it doesn,t have the hardwear for it , it never did for bbc iplayer it just can,t keep up . My contracts up in March and unless virgin front up and tell people what is happening and the new boxes are rolled out free to existing customers i,m gone before I put my foot trough my TV as my supply of valium is near done .