Summary: I think virgin media and TiVo is great i did have the V+HD box before and it was rubbish but the virgin TV service on its own is good but virgin TV and TiVo is great. And the benefits of having cable and not satellite is cable will not get interference from the weather or loss of signal so for me cable for virgin media and the TiVo box is the best all i would change is to have more HD/SD TV channels.
Pros: Wide variety of content at a good price and it does everything form YouTube to
Cons: The TiVo box can be a little slow at times and not that many HD channels
Summary: Start with the basics, the controller is uncomfortable to use, the wrong buttons are highlighted and its overly bulky. The tivo itself is slow to respond, the navigation menus are way too complicated, it can take up to a full minute just to change channels. The suggestions it supposedly makes to match your own tastes are ridiculous, for instance I gave 'America's Next Top Model' 3 thumbs down and the tivo box suggested pretty much every other model and reality show on...
Summary: Very disappointed with the Tivo box. The meta data, (thumbs up and thumbs down), does not seem to work efficiently and comes up with totally inappropriate suggestions, even after spending hours putting in thumbs up or down to customise what you like to watch on TV, which is extremely frustrating.
Summary: Had to do a Tivo reset last night, which took a while. Even the remote control is badly shaped and slippy, so dropped many times and hard to use with one hand. Getting my V+HD box back end of February. Not much argument from Virgin, as though they are getting many complaints and are going back to the drawing board.
Pros: Not much that stands out
Cons: The fact that it stopped working last night, with every channel there but on on for 40secs before freezing.
Summary: As has been said, no channel indicator on screen, Page down facility on Guide, buttons too small and too many. On the VH+ Box you could watch a programme whilst it was recording i.e. programme starts at 5.15, I get in at 5.25, on the old box I could view it right away instead of waiting for it to finish. The Tivo should have been an upgrade with all the old options and then the Tivo options on top.
Summary: We have just upgraded to 500mb Tivo box from a basic VM box - free box, free install, £3 a month extra subscription. Likes: Considering what we had and what we have now its a marvellous piece of kit. Series link is dead handy - and there is a lot of program info. as well. We now have some HD channels with a couple more channels (HD as well) we did not have with the old box. We have a 46" Samsung and the picture quality with Tivo is good, much better than the old box.
Summary: I got the Tivo about 6 weeks ago and have returned it free of charge today, and I have installed my old V+ box which I had I kept. The best thing about it is that it does have a good HD size, but thats it. I was disppointed not to be able to see on the box which channel I was watching, having used the V+ box for years I really did miss it.