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V6 but keep Tivo

I'm about to upgrade to a V6 box.

Can I keep my existing Tivo box?

I would like to use them both in my home ... would keeping the Tivo cost a monthly fee?

Thanks, in advance, if anyone can guide me on this.

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For current bundles any new additional outlet (whether TiVo or V6) since September last year is £7.50 a month. However the total change for older bundles may be different (could be less as well as more) as other changes may be needed when adding a TiVo or V6 box.

This is actually simpler than it was before when it used to be £6.50 when adding a V HD box or £11.50 when adding a TiVo box.

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KingerUK wrote:

Thanks for your reply, yes, I did call them but my order 'didn't exist'.

I've had 2 confirmation emails that they are, indeed, going to visit to install new V6 box so, not sure why support couldn't find my order.

You are right, though, that contacting them over the phone is the best idea as I was told that, as I've been with them for over 8 years, I can get 'better prices'.

I think I'll go for 2x V6 boxes on the multi-room platform and keep the existing Tivo while I copy the recorded programmes (75% full on drive) to the new V6 that will be in the main room.  Apparently, you can transfer the contents of one box to another when using V6 technology, which is gong to be very useful.

 


You can't copy recordings from any box though you can transfer series links and wishlists from box to box.

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You have misunderstood.

You can't copy recordings between boxes.

You can watch recordings from one box on the TV connected to another box.

All boxes, both TiVos and V6s, must be connected to co-ax and your home network.

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V6 does not have to be near your Superhub.

Direct Ethernet connection is indeed the best but powerlines and strong wifi can also be used.


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Keeping the tivo would add £5 per month to your bill, providing you're not on any discounts you may lose by changing your package






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Actually I'm sure it's £7.50 a month extra to keep the TiVo when adding the V6.
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BenMcr wrote:
Actually I'm sure it's £7.50 a month extra to keep the TiVo when adding the V6.

I thought it was £7.50 if you changed a V+ to a V6 while keeping a Tivo, but Virgins pricing is confusing 






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Best option is to give them a ring.

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For current bundles any new additional outlet (whether TiVo or V6) since September last year is £7.50 a month. However the total change for older bundles may be different (could be less as well as more) as other changes may be needed when adding a TiVo or V6 box.

This is actually simpler than it was before when it used to be £6.50 when adding a V HD box or £11.50 when adding a TiVo box.

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Thanks for your reply, yes, I did call them but my order 'didn't exist'.

I've had 2 confirmation emails that they are, indeed, going to visit to install new V6 box so, not sure why support couldn't find my order.

You are right, though, that contacting them over the phone is the best idea as I was told that, as I've been with them for over 8 years, I can get 'better prices'.

I think I'll go for 2x V6 boxes on the multi-room platform and keep the existing Tivo while I copy the recorded programmes (75% full on drive) to the new V6 that will be in the main room.  Apparently, you can transfer the contents of one box to another when using V6 technology, which is gong to be very useful.

 

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KingerUK wrote:

Thanks for your reply, yes, I did call them but my order 'didn't exist'.

I've had 2 confirmation emails that they are, indeed, going to visit to install new V6 box so, not sure why support couldn't find my order.

You are right, though, that contacting them over the phone is the best idea as I was told that, as I've been with them for over 8 years, I can get 'better prices'.

I think I'll go for 2x V6 boxes on the multi-room platform and keep the existing Tivo while I copy the recorded programmes (75% full on drive) to the new V6 that will be in the main room.  Apparently, you can transfer the contents of one box to another when using V6 technology, which is gong to be very useful.

 


You can't copy recordings from any box though you can transfer series links and wishlists from box to box.

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You have misunderstood.

You can't copy recordings between boxes.

You can watch recordings from one box on the TV connected to another box.

All boxes, both TiVos and V6s, must be connected to co-ax and your home network.

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£11.50 per month for the Tivo as a multiroom.  Just called support.  I can't have 2x V6 boxes AND the Tivo as then I'd have to have all 3 charged to my account so, it's 1x V6 and 1x Tivo box, then, once all recordings have been viewed, I can swap out the Tivo for the 2nd V6.

Also, I note that the router must be next to the V6, it can't be using wi-fi, it needs Ethernet connection.  Something I didn't realise.

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