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kenat79
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Cisco Tivo Box

I upgraded my Tivo 500gb box (Samsung) to a 1TB Box on Saturday and noticed it was a Cisco version - was made a couple of years ago (date underneath) but the difference is amazing. It goes between menus quickly, loads up iPlayer in about 5 seconds and even Netflix loads relatively fast - so does this mean the current Samsung models are under spec processor/disk access/memory (do they have an ram?).

Maybe Virgin should go back to Cisco for their supplier?

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Superuser
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Re: Cisco Tivo Box

No, you just have a completely empty TiVo.

For example, you have no Thumbs set - the current workaround to performance issues is to clear Thumbs.

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Boris1612
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Re: Cisco Tivo Box

I transferred all my settings from a Samsung tivo to the Cisco and the Cisco is way faster full stop.
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Re: Cisco Tivo Box


Boris1612 wrote:
I transferred all my settings from a Samsung tivo to the Cisco and the Cisco is way faster full stop.

I agree. In my experience with several Tivos, the Ciscos were always better performers that the Samsungs. When I had my V6 installed in January I ensured that the engineer took away my Samsung and left my Cisco.

Unfortunately my Cisco died a couple of weeks ago and was replaced by a Samsung. Even empty it is noticeably slower than the Cisco.

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machineghost
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Re: Cisco Tivo Box

I have 6 year old Cisco and it is terrible... slow as a virgin snail
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Switch off the mains at the back of the set and reboot (Takes 3.5 minutes to restore after switching on again). That will speed it up a bit but it might revert back to snail pace after a few days. I get the impression the box was faster when I had less programs stored on it.

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