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Amithras
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Will I ever be able to watch my recordings on ipad

The original marketing for the Virgin Tivo service included (or at least alluded to) being able to watch your recordings on a ipad or mobile. We still are unable to do this.

 

Sky have just announced their next generation set top box, which not only lets you do this by streaming, but also lets you download to the device to watch 'offline'. The Tivo has been able to do this for some time, even allowing use of a PC/MAC to 'sideload' recordings to the ipod video. Will we ever see this type of functionality available on the VIrgin Tivo? 

 

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Nope, it's upload isn't fast enough and the broadcasters won't allow it in the most part






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I'm having the same trouble they haven't even updated the app from last April. TiVo is awful slow, sky is looking appealing now
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adrianm758
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dannylau - Unless you're sitting there as the CTO / head of broadcaster licensing / or in a similar position to know at VM I'm afraid that's pure speculation on your part.

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adrianm758 wrote:

dannylau - Unless you're sitting there as the CTO / head of broadcaster licensing / or in a similar position to know at VM I'm afraid that's pure speculation on your part.


The bit about the upload speed isn't






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It uploads/streams to the devices via your wifi network. So upload speed wouldn't be an issue. 


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m0j00 wrote:

It uploads/streams to the devices via your wifi network. So upload speed wouldn't be an issue. 


Tivo doesn't have wi-fi






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No, but its connected to your home network and could be shared via wifi to other devices if they were permitted to do so.


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1. The hardware is capable, and this has been a feature of Tivo boxes since late 2000's 

2. The TV Channel licensing must be possible as it is a feature of the new sky boxes

3. If the Tivo is connected to the superhub, then network speed shouldnt be an issue.

4. the Tivo has its own 10Mbps connection to the internet (which virgin could increase if they wanted)

 

It seems to me that Virgin just don't have the appetite to improve their service and step into 21c.

I think they are being left behind by Sky and BT now.

 

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Amithras wrote:

1. The hardware is capable, and this has been a feature of Tivo boxes since late 2000's 


No, it actually isn't. Virgin Media TiVo is based off the original TiVo Premiere which needs extra hardware called 'TiVo Stream'. This isn't part of Virgin Media's service.

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