TiVo archive

  • Family tries to piece life together after losing all their saved DVR content [video]
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    Family tries to piece life together after losing all their saved DVR content [video]

    By 30 March 2014

    The Onion is out with a hard-hitting report on Saturday, detailing the Talbott family who tragically lost years worth of movies and television shows taped to their DVR. "You hear stories about people who mismanage their device settings, but you never...

  • TiVo strongly denies rumours suggesting it's leaving the hardware business
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    TiVo strongly denies rumours suggesting it's leaving the hardware business

    By 23 January 2014

    TiVo, the maker of DVR boxes whose subscriber count has been dropping, has recently laid off the majority of its hardware team to focus on cloud and software products, according to Wired. The company is said to be keeping two engineers to focus on support...

  • TiVo network DVR to store TV shows in the cloud rather than set-top boxes
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    TiVo network DVR to store TV shows in the cloud rather than set-top boxes

    By 7 January 2014

    Gone are the days of storing television shows to a TiVo box with a built-in hard drive, because the company has just embraced cloud and announced network DVR. TiVo's network DVR will come as no surprise to many, because the company has already shown interest...

  • Netflix arrives on Virgin Media TiVo: Free for six months if you start Premiere or VIP Collection
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    Netflix arrives on Virgin Media TiVo: Free for six months if you start Premiere or VIP Collection

    By 12 November 2013

    In its bid to take over the world Netflix has made its way on to yet another box for your telly. This time it’s Virgin Media’s turn. But the big V is not content with just adding Netflix, it also wants to give it away free for six months. People signing-up...

  • New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013
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    New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

    By 4 December 2012

    The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities. Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets...

  • TiVo Stream hits US on 6 September, coming to UK?
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    TiVo Stream hits US on 6 September, coming to UK?

    By 29 August 2012

    TiVo is about to launch its TiVo Stream box in the US, a device that allows subscribers to its service to stream HD recordings or live TV from their main set-top-box to iOS devices: the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. An Android application is also "in the...

  • The Dark Knight Rises comes to Virgin Media in app form
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    The Dark Knight Rises comes to Virgin Media in app form

    By 19 July 2012

    To coincide with the much-anticipated film, Virgin Media has released its The Dark Knight Rises app for its TiVo live TV and catch-up service. Batman fans will be able to watch trailers and clips from all three films of the Bat trilogy that stars Christian...

  • Best Android apps for TV and movie fans
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    Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

    By 14 March 2012

    One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality screen to hand makes your Android device a perfect choice for those who love television and...

  • Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo
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    Virgin Media adds Sky Sports red button services to TiVo

    By 2 March 2012

    Television service provider Virgin Media has officially added Red Button interactive services to its TiVo box experience, with Sky Sports being the first to benefit from the feature. From today, Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD customers will be able to access...

  • Best home entertainment device 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards
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    Best home entertainment device 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards

    By 25 November 2011

    Home entertainment can mean a few different things as our nominees for the best home entertainment device 2011 reveal. We’re talking audio, video, radio; amp, dock, set-top box and even games console too - and that makes for an incredibly competitive...

  • Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders
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    Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 11 November 2011

    Innovation is key to keeping technology interesting. It is a risky business coming up with something that goes against the grain or changes the way the average consumer views electronics but getting it right can result in serious big bucks as we saw with...

  • Virgin Media installing one TiVo every minute
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    Virgin Media installing one TiVo every minute

    By 27 October 2011

    The TiVo team over at Virgin Media is engaging in some serious fist pumping and back slapping, and why the heck not? After all, the cable giant has just announced that, in the first 3 months of the mass availability of the service, its engineers have...

  • Virgin Media claims we're a demanding TV audience
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    Virgin Media claims we're a demanding TV audience

    By 4 August 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that since introducing its super-duper TiVo powered box, the way in which its customers view TV shows is changing. The change in telly habits is, according to some interesting facts that the cable giant has released, leading...

  • Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)
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    Best Buy Insignia TiVo TV is TiVo without the TiVo (box)

    By 1 August 2011

    As we have seen in the UK, with a tie-in with Virgin Media, TiVo has relatively recently altered its market strategy to include licensing its software and user interface to other manufacturers. And now Best Buy is the latest to join forces with the television...

  • Virgin Media TiVo TV Guide App starts recording
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    Virgin Media TiVo TV Guide App starts recording

    By 15 July 2011

    Virgin Media, fresh from teasing us with a screen grab from its iPad TiVo app last month, has announced the arrival of the Virgin Media TV Guide into the Android Market - "the perfect companion to its cutting edge new TV service powered by TiVo". Coming...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Virgin Media TV Guide review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Virgin Media TV Guide review (Android)

    By 11 July 2011

    Virgin Media continues to extend its reach into new ways of consuming and controlling media, first Spotify and now remote control for your TiVo box. The release of the currently Android only (although expect an iOS version) Virgin Media TV Guide app brings...

  • Virgin Media teams up with Spotify in music streaming deal
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    Virgin Media teams up with Spotify in music streaming deal

    By 6 July 2011

    It looks like Virgin Media has finally come good on its pact with Spotify, announcing that it will bring music streaming to its TiVo box and other services.  Virgin media hasn't come clean on pricing yet, there will however be both Spotify unlimited...

  • Virgin Media TiVo iPad app in all its glory
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    Virgin Media TiVo iPad app in all its glory

    By 29 June 2011

    Virgin Media has released the first screenshot of its forthcoming TiVo iPad app, and apart from the colour scheme it's looking very much like the US TiVo application currently available on the Stateside iTunes App Store. The company has yet to make a...

  • The next big thing... TV that watches you
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    The next big thing... TV that watches you

    By 1 June 2011

    Japanese broadcasting giant NHK has been tinkering with some future tech again, and has come up with a new idea that could revolutionise television viewing; a TV that watches its viewers. Much like Virgin Media's TiVo boxes, and a few other intelligent...

  • Virgin Media offers 500GB TiVo boxes to existing customers
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    Virgin Media offers 500GB TiVo boxes to existing customers

    By 12 May 2011

    Just as we told you it would back in April, Virgin Media has announced that the 500GB version of its TiVo box will be available to existing TV package subscribers. The 500GB TiVo variety will cost viewers £49.95 plus installation charges, and it will...

  • Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on
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    Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    One of the many exciting features about the Virgin Media TiVo box (or Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box, to give it it's full name) is its ability to run Flash based applications, housed in their own section on the menu system. And those who have had...

  • Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with
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    Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with

    By 8 March 2011

    It’s got fans across the globe, but the programme guide feed that powers the older generation of TiVo boxes in the UK will officially cease on 1 June this year. Originally sold to BSkyB customers at the turn of the century, the clever PVR capable of...

  • Sky to Tivo: Our TV products are superior across all dimensions
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    Sky to Tivo: Our TV products are superior across all dimensions

    By 20 December 2010

    Sky’s director of TV Product Development, Brian Lenz, has implied that Virgin Media’s Tivo service, when it launches in January, will give the satellite broadcast little to be worried about. When asked what he thought of the social aspects of the...

  • Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo unveiled and in-depth hands-on
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    Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo unveiled and in-depth hands-on

    By 1 December 2010

    Virgin Media has finally shown off its brand spanking new TiVo-powered set-top-box, and revealed that pre-registration has opened on its website. It also revealed that boxes will be starting to roll-out later this month (December), although the vast majority...

  • Virgin Media TiVo first UI pictures
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    Virgin Media TiVo first UI pictures

    By 26 November 2010

    Virgin Media has released the first official TiVo screenshots, showing off the slick looking graphical interface of the new system. As you can see, the traditional Virgin Media colours are still on board, but it doesn't look a whole lot different to the...