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V6 to 360 change... should I?

Yoji
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Just been offered the free upgrade to change from V6 to 360.. Reading through some old posts.. many things not great... but they old posts, so how is it now in 2024 after many updated to the 360 service/software?
Really dont like that we lose all recordings... we dont watch anything live.. all recorded so we can watch/pause/FF/skip at our leisure. 
Anyway... key question (for us) which I have not seen reply to relates to the fact we have 2 x V6... the one upstairs is not connected via Co-ax/cable... is only connected to wifi.. so we cant record on it... but we can connect to the main V6 recordings.. and watch things recorded on the main downstairs V6. So if both of these V6 get converted to 360  (can the upstairs one even be converted if only connected via wifi?).. could we still watch recordings from downstairs device to the wifi only upstairs one?

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japitts
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Fundamentally TV360 is totally different software to TiVo/V6, the references to "upgrade" are marketing-led when many would argue that "conversion" is a better description. Whether it's an improvement or downgrade depends entirely on your usage.

The hardware is the same, and connectivity is identical, nothing would change there. The live TV still uses co-ax, and the internet still carries OnDemand & streaming. One major difference is with the multiroom service.

With V6, you have multiple independent boxes, each with their own recording pools which are all mutually accessible. TV360 is designed around one master-box, with additional HDD-less slaves. Thus you have one hard drive to go around the whole house, and one central recording pool visible from all boxes.

If you convert multiple V6 and thus have multiple master-boxes, you retain the hard drives and the ability to select which box records - but the recording pool is shared and visible to all. Also any service faults with additional masters would result in them being replaced with minis and the HDD being lost.

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japitts
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Fundamentally TV360 is totally different software to TiVo/V6, the references to "upgrade" are marketing-led when many would argue that "conversion" is a better description. Whether it's an improvement or downgrade depends entirely on your usage.

The hardware is the same, and connectivity is identical, nothing would change there. The live TV still uses co-ax, and the internet still carries OnDemand & streaming. One major difference is with the multiroom service.

With V6, you have multiple independent boxes, each with their own recording pools which are all mutually accessible. TV360 is designed around one master-box, with additional HDD-less slaves. Thus you have one hard drive to go around the whole house, and one central recording pool visible from all boxes.

If you convert multiple V6 and thus have multiple master-boxes, you retain the hard drives and the ability to select which box records - but the recording pool is shared and visible to all. Also any service faults with additional masters would result in them being replaced with minis and the HDD being lost.

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Tudor
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I for one are going to "upgrade" until I am forced to.


Tudor
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