Well an engineer came out last week and changed my V+ box for a new one. I lost all my recorded programmes and had to search and set all my series again. Tonight the new box failed again with same problem. Engineer booked again for Friday as Im not available Thursday. So I have no tv again upstairs which is where I watch tv as other box permanently on sports! My recordings wont happen and another new box will mean again setting all my recordings. So I am left scouring and paying for whatwver Amazon tv have to offer until Friday 😠
Engineer gone. Box not fixed or replaced. The only options are to have ANOTHER V+ box which I know are refurbished as you dont make/sell them anymore or upgrade to Tivo costing me £50+ initially then extra £5 a month for sonething I dont need. I have already had 1 refurb after my original box failed, I put up with 2 weeks of non recordings constantly resetting before called Virgin. The replacement failed within days, same error again leaving me with a service im paying for but not getting again. Why would I want another refurb, it will fail again and i will go through this again. When he tried to book me in for tivo date offered is April! So now paying for V+ for nothing. I have been with Virgin since NTL. Cant believe being forced to pay more for something I dont want just so they can maintain the service I am paying for already.
Ok, if we count my original V+ box as number 1 fail I am now on no.3 fail within 3 weeks with another technician booked for Monday! He will probaly change the box again, I will reset all my series recordings again! All this time I am paying for these failed boxes to sit at home while I watch tv via amazon and chromecast. Getting a joke now and not a funny one.
The situation with V+ boxes is not likely to get any better. My advice would be to phone Retentions (150 option 4 then 5) & see if they can offer you a better deal. You could save money, TiVO's are now issued as standard with new contracts, & most are also offered as self-install which has a charge of between £5 - £20, as opposed to a £50 for a manned install.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile
Thank you for advice. I already have one tivo and also another basic box along with the V+ box I begrudge paying for something I dont need/want just for them to provide the service I am paying for. We have XL tv package with telephone and fastest broadband, pay them a large amount of money already and I have been told 4 times on the phone it will be fixed, 3 technician visits which means 3 time slots I have to be available and about to go round again. Infuriating. Been a customer since NTL!