Our Tivo box is being increasingly temperamental. It can often be slow and unresponsive (e.g. listings taking a long time to display).
Restarting can sometimes resolve the issue. Sometimes it seems to reboot itself multiple times when restarted. Occasionally we get errors about channels not being authorised. Very often the picture is jerky, i.e. not smooth. Normal live digital TV via aerial is fine. Broadband fine, and no issues found when doing diagnostics.
Couldn't get through to any helpline or find a may to contact support or fix the problem on line.
Anybody got any ideas about how to resolve this and possibly get a new box?
Sorry to see you are having major problems with your set top box. It sounds like a signal error, especially since you get messages about the channels not being authorised at times.
Have you tried signing into Service status at the top of this page? It shows any local faults and you can also run a test against the box. By doing this VM should be able to send a signal to your box and try to repair it, or hopefully send out a replacement and/or engineer.
If that doesn't work then you need to contact the Faults team on 150 from a Virgin landline, or 0345 454 1111, options 1,1 and 2 (Faults) butbest to call at 8am to avoid call queues
When calling Faults hopefully the system will recognise if you've used the online faults checker above and place you into a queue for an agent to pick up, rather than going through all the automated tests .If that doesn't resolve the problem then call back around 10 minutes later and an agent should pick the phone up.
You could also try the text messaging service. Just send a text with a description of TV Faults to 07533 051809. Your message will go into a queue and a representative will respond to you as soon as possible.It may take a few days.
If you have one of the old TIVO's you could maybe also speak to Retentions (thinking of leaving us) let them sort out the signal issues, and ask them about a free replacement to a V6, and try and negotiate a new, discounted deal at the same time.
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