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Thomson PVR10UK TiVo

“Well its now 2010, and the Thomson tivo counts as my...”

Written on: 19/05/2010 by Browny12 (3 reviews written)

Well its now 2010, and the Thomson tivo counts as my longest owned gadget since 2002 !

This was I think the first hard disk TV recorder, in 2000

Released long before anyone had heard of SKY+, somehow it didn't catch on here in the UK, but its better than sky+ as it can record based on a keyword. And when your not using it it records stuff similar to what you like and stores it on the HDD. Oh, and it remembers all your series links forever.


Anyway just popped on here since mine died (hard… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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Thomson PVR10UK TiVo

“Bought my Tivo off ebay for just 99p BARGAIN. Been...”

Written on: 03/12/2009

Bought my Tivo off ebay for just 99p BARGAIN. Been using it for a while and i wuld say its gotta be the best PVR on the market. Fadded out of the uk for now but tivo will be back next year teamed up with Virgin media.

At the end of the day great system and still going 10 years or so on.

COME BACK SOON TIVO… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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Thomson PVR10UK TiVo

“The Rolls-Royce PVR even though it's showing its age a...”

Written on: 23/07/2008

The Rolls-Royce PVR even though it's showing its age a little. Many PVRs and even set top boxes have flaky software and/or need a reboot every now and then. My Tivo recently ran 6 months continuously. All this on a 50Mhz PowerPC processor! If you upgrade to (eg.) 400GB Samsung drive and network card you have something there's still no eqivalent of. The best set top box I've used with it is the Sony (no longer made) and Humax FOX.
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Thomson PVR10UK TiVo

“Some feel that the size is a bad point, being around...”

Written on: 13/06/2007 by diablo944 (16 reviews written)

Some feel that the size is a bad point, being around the size of an older video recorder, but it is ideal for those wanting to stack a DVD player, Xbox, Playstation, Freeview box or just about anything else on it. Despite the recorders somewhat lowly recording quality on a standard machine, the display, even on a large screen LCD is still good enough for most people. The intuitive controls and TiVo's easy setup make it a fantastic personal video recorder. Long before SKY+, TiVo was recording a… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite this being the best personal video recorder in terms of flexibility and the vast range of good points related to the EPG, Tivo have announced the end of the EPG for the series one machine (series one was the only model ever available in the UK). After June 1st 2011 the box is effectively dead as the unit relies on the daily download of the EPG data to work. So after 10 years of loyal use my Tivo and the Tivo units of many other units have been dumped by Tivo inc. It transpires that the lifetime subscription wasn't for the life of the box, but the life of the service. A service that coincidentally is being cut off at the same time as Tivo re entered the UK market via Virgin Medias new Tivo Cable boxes. For some reason that will never make sense to many of us, Tivo think that killing the series one will make us want to cancel sky subscriptions and spend a lot of money on the more expensive Virgin boxes and their monthly fees just to keep a service we already had and were happy with. Brand loyalty obviously counts for a lot, but not so much when that same company brand thinks so little of its previous generation users.
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<br/>No Tivo series one is worth a red cent from this point onwards as the countdown to its death is firmly running. From being a 2-300 pound unit 2 months ago, it is now a museum piece with only a hard drive and a few screws useful to anybody after june.
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<br/>From being a big fan of Tivo for so long, there is now nothing left for those wanting Tivo but the Virgin Media service (expensive, and not available in all areas). In this house and the family members who also Have/had tivo, we are all freeview and Sky/+ users. Despite some running sky and sky plus, Tivo was still in use controlling and recording other units for its source material. With Tivo dead we have been buying Freeview HD recorders to replace the series one. None are as good in terms of what the box EPG is like, but with no options left it is our only route forward that doesn't involve giving more money to Virgin and Tivo inc

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Thomson PVR10UK TiVo

“Purchased my Thomson PVR10UK Tivo digital video...”

Written on: 04/12/2004 by ceebee50 (1 review written)

Purchased my Thomson PVR10UK Tivo digital video recorder in 2002 and it has been the best puchase ever. Anything I want to keep for a long time or pass to friends, I just transfer to normal tape video recorder… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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“I got hold of my Tivo PVR by mistake after purchasing...”

Written on: 22/07/2004 by amckillican (1 review written)

I got hold of my Tivo PVR by mistake after purchasing a laptop. I was unable to return it so I got a credit and purchased the Thomson PVR10UK. It really does change the way you watch TV. Instead of waiting for your program or messing around with a video it just records what you like (and learns what you like). You then watch what you want when you want to! allowing me more quality time with my friends and family. An excellent purchase, couldn't be without it now… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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“I bought my Tivo back in May 2002, after changing...”

Written on: 23/02/2003 by simon hewitt. (1 review written)

I bought my Tivo back in May 2002, after changing jobs, and I started to miss my favourite programs due to the longer hours in my new position. Buying the Tivo has been the best £200 pounds I spent, because it really is a must have box, once you have got it set up and started to tell it what you like to watch or dislike. Since I got the machine, the VHS has only been used to playback a couple of films since, because the tivo leaves the VHS for dead, in terms of ease of use, flexibility, and… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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“What is Tivo? In a nutshell its a digital VCR, instead...”

Written on: 05/12/2002 by Tamber. (1 review written)

What is Tivo? In a nutshell its a digital VCR, instead of using a cassette to record programs it saves them to a hard drive (like those in your PC). There are additional features such as pausing live TV, automatic recording of programs and recording of suggested programs. The unit its self will set you back around £150, this will get you a box that can record about 20 hours of TV. If you want the advanced features like automatic recording and suggestions the subscription service is £10 a month… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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“The thompson PVR10UK personal video recorder-you can...”

Written on: 28/03/2002 by richkeys. (1 review written)

The thompson PVR10UK personal video recorder-you can now get these life changing boxes for £199.99 get 'em while they're hot!!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2011

Despite the series one boxes still being operational and faultless at this time, the launch of the new Virgin Media boxes with Tivo at their core has coincided with Tivo discontinuing the EPG broadcasts for the series one boxes. Without the EPG Tivo is no longer a viable proposition for anyone wanting a PVR. June 1st 2011 sees the end of the series one boxes.

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