You can't download boxsets as the tivos inbuilt broadband is supposedly fast enough to stream anything you want to watch
once you set up a series link it never expires and it will always find a new season provided it's still called the same thing, it doesn't for example work with american horror story, you can also set up wishlist for series you want to watch and these will work from any channel, wishlist can also record genres like horror or western or you can set it up to record a particular actor or actress you like
I have one set up called pilot and it will pick up the 1st episode of any new series no matter what channel it's on, you can also add other keyword and in the case of this wishlist you need to make them negative keywords so it won't record programs this this like chopper plane airplane balloon test, this is achieved by adding a thumbs down next to the keyword
wishlists can be very powerful if set up correctly
You can't download OD content onto Virgin boxes. The reason Sky boxes are provisioned with this feature is so that people on slower ADSL connections can watch content without persistant buffering. HFC cable works in a different way, by creating a unique linear channel on your section of cable with the content you want to watch. Similarly with iPlayer content, the TiVO has its own modem, for dowloading content, that doesn't tie up your broadband capacity.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile