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Catch up on Tivo and V+

Can someone explain why some programmes are available to watch on catch up on my Tivo box but not on my V+ box in another room?

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Re: Catch up on Tivo and V+

The catch-up services that are app based on the TiVO (eg. BBC iPlayer) give access directly to the BBC servers via the TiVO's internal internet modem. V+ boxes are now several years old, & do not have this facility, so rely on linear streams sent from Virgin's servers, which have to have the programmes uploaded onto them. Also some On Demand content is stored in MPEG4 format, which, while playable on TiVO & Samsung V+ boxes, will not play on the older Scientific Atlanta V+ or the other non recording legacy boxes, so is only made available to TiVO customers.

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Re: Catch up on Tivo and V+

The catch-up services that are app based on the TiVO (eg. BBC iPlayer) give access directly to the BBC servers via the TiVO's internal internet modem. V+ boxes are now several years old, & do not have this facility, so rely on linear streams sent from Virgin's servers, which have to have the programmes uploaded onto them. Also some On Demand content is stored in MPEG4 format, which, while playable on TiVO & Samsung V+ boxes, will not play on the older Scientific Atlanta V+ or the other non recording legacy boxes, so is only made available to TiVO customers.

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Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile


 

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Re: Catch up on Tivo and V+

Thanks nodrogd

That makes it a little more understandable. Thanks again.

 

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