I spoke to one of the agents at virgin and they're basically telling me that from January all v box customers will be force migrated to a tivo box and the v box will no longer work.
Obviously Virgin is a big company so what one agent says is not necessary true. Anybody heard about this?
The way this affects me is that I wanted to keep my vbox. Fair enough if it breaks down i accept it would be impossible to fix since its now no longer supported but it may last many years. I don't see any reason why it can't continue to receive the signal and continue being used?
The only other thing they mentioned is that the tivo and boxes have codes which are assigned to them. This would be one obstacle which prevents me from continuing to use the vbox because all the TV packages being sold are for tivo boxes, so apparently yoy can't just buy a TV bundle with tivo and swap the tivo box for the vbox.
The new tivo is double the size of the old box it's like an old vcr especially with the noisy hard drive inside it which never stops making noises even when not watching TV. Haven't they heard of solid state? It's hardly new technology. Plus I've had sound and video not being synchronised from the minute I switch it on and the whole thing is too complicated to operate. I don't even need half the features on the tivo so it's all just a waste. A simple small silent box like v box is all I needed.
What BenMCr says is the right answer (as always LOL)
What Cybmole asks is the right question.
Your comparing legacy equipment with the last but one equipment. The "big" (in some cases noisy) TiVo is NEARLY the old kit as V6 launches soon. Its a better box than the TiVo and far better than the V HD boxes of yore.
So if your offered an upgrade to THAT , id take their arm off. Smaller, quieter and faster