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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 22/07/2008
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.
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 23/02/2003 by simon hewitt.
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,... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2002 by Tamber.
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... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2002 by richkeys.
The thompson PVR10UK personal video recorder-you can now get these life changing boxes for £199.99 get 'em while they're hot!! (read more)