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FS: UK TiVO PVR with Lifetime Subscription and Bush SD Freesat Box (record Freesat!!)

Stelph Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months agoFeedback:31 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Hi, as mentioned I am selling my UK TiVO. It is in excellent working condition and comes with the Lifetime subscription to the TiVO service (usually £200) which basically means the TiVo will update itself with an up to date epg.

Essentially the TiVO is a smart PVR, so it not only records the programmes that you select to record and pauses live TV, it also learns what you like to watch and will suggest and record programmes that it thinks you will like.

Read up more about the TiVo here:
http://www.uk.tivo.com/4.0.asp
http://www.uk.tivo.com/0.0.asp

Can be used on its own with analogue TV input or hooked up with a sepertate set top box (Sky, freeview, freesat) to view or record TV. The TiVo comes retail boxed with all cables (power cable, Scart, IR blaster and sticky pads for use with a set top box, remote).

I am looking for £80 delivered

I am also selling a bush SD Freesat Box - BFSAT02SD - retail boxed and very good condition with scart, power cable and Remote

I am looking for £35 delivered

Buy both together for an excellent way of recording Satallite TV without a monthly subscription (Sky+) and for under £100 (Freesat HDR costs +£200)
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months agoFeedback:31 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Picture of the TiVO
http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/stelph82/Tivo.jpg
#2
Just in case anyone wonders, TIVO has a far superior user interface than Sky Plus. Such a shame that Sky bought the rights to Tivo in this country and promptly closed it. I have one of these (unused in the loft now) but it is so much better that Sky Plus.

£80 is a bargain - I have seen these sell (with lifetime subscription) for over £200 on ebay
#3
Hi, can offer £25.00 inc for the SD freesat box as I recently picked up an HD Freesat box in PC World for £49
#4
voyager7
Hi, can offer £25.00 inc for the SD freesat box as I recently picked up an HD Freesat box in PC World for £49


Hi, thanks for the offer but ill hang on for my asking price
#5
How big is the hard drive is it the original one?
#6
Bobef90
How big is the hard drive is it the original one?


Sorry, yes I should have mentioned, it is the original 40GB Hard Drive, although if you open the drive up you can replace the drive for any IDE drive (or even get an IDE to SATA converter) providing you copy across the TiVO information on the Hard Drive or buy a prepared drive from online

You an read up about it upgrading a TiVO here:

http://www.tivoheaven.co.uk/index.htm?referrer=google&adgroup=drives
#7
Do you have to connect this to the phone line for it to work?
#8
smicer07
Do you have to connect this to the phone line for it to work?


If the Tivo doesn't have a network card installed then yes, you plug it into the phone line and it makes regular calls back to Tivo HQ to get it's data.

However, put a network card in, and then it can work off your home broadband, and make calls that way. Plus, you can then connect to your tivo remotely and set recordings, view the tv guide and so much more... Oh how I miss my Tivo. Such a shame you can't get a HD one over here.

And while you are installing the network card, put in a bigger hard drive - essential really these days.
#9
So you plug a wireless adapter into the USB port? I assume this model has USB?
#10
smicer07
So you plug a wireless adapter into the USB port? I assume this model has USB?


No.

You open up the tivo and install a network card that has an ethernet port. Then you either run a cable from the tivo to your router, or use a wireless card.
#11
Is this a series 1 box?
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smicer07
Is this a series 1 box?


Series 1 and only, here in the UK.

(sorry OP, I seem to be answering all the questions on your thread :-D)
#13
Babbabooey
Series 1 and only, here in the UK.

(sorry OP, I seem to be answering all the questions on your thread :-D)


Hi, no problem, thanks for helping answering questions! I have added some rep.

No, this does not come with a network card but as mentioned it connects to the phoneline and calls back to TiVO on a freephone number so it does not cost anything, and it can be set to call late at night for no interruptions
#14
smicer07
Is this a series 1 box?


Yep, series one, but only the series 1 box works in the UK, if someone tries to sell you a series 2 or 3 box for use in the UK, dont buy it as it wont work properly!
#15
will the tivo take a sky card and record two channels ?
#16
kronas
will the tivo take a sky card and record two channels ?


You dont use a sky card with the Tivo, you connect the Tivo to the sky box and it will then control the sky box. No it cant record two channels, tho it is very good at highlighting conflicts in recordings so you can resolve the issue

Explanation of plugging the Tivo int your STB here:

http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/sky.php
#17
Bump!
#18
Hi, does the freesat box come with any warranty/receipt etc? Thanks.
#19
Any lower on the Tivo?
#20
ahabc86
Hi, does the freesat box come with any warranty/receipt etc? Thanks.


Hi, no I'm not aware of any warranty, will check
#21
bassman_uk
Any lower on the Tivo?


You're welcome to make an offer ;)
#22
Morning bump!
#23
Stelph
You're welcome to make an offer ;)


give me an idea of how much you are looking at, as I wouldn't offer near the asking price
#24
bassman_uk
give me an idea of how much you are looking at, as I wouldn't offer near the asking price


I would be willing to drop the price of the Tivo to £75 including postage, as postage for this is pretty high, and they usually go for more than that on ebay (and thats not including postage)
#25
bassman_uk
give me an idea of how much you are looking at, as I wouldn't offer near the asking price


Also I note you are in Warwickshire, I am based in Maidenhead and so if you were close enough to collect I could knock the postage off the price
#26
I couldn't go more than £50, sorry
#27
Although I don't use it anymore. I love my tivo. Only about a year ago a lifetime tivo would get over £200 on ebay.

Sad to see one here for £75...

Good luck in the sale mate. I have 2 lifetimes and I don't think I could let them go. They changed my life...
#28
I have another question. I would use this in my front room, but the phone line is in another room. Does this need to be plugged in to the phone line all the time, or could I just update it via the phone line then use it in the front room?
#29
smicer07
I have another question. I would use this in my front room, but the phone line is in another room. Does this need to be plugged in to the phone line all the time, or could I just update it via the phone line then use it in the front room?


I think you could as you can go into the settings and have the TiVO to update on request (i.e. when you have plugged in the phone line), tho that might be a bit of a faff IMO.

Alternativly you could get a wireless phone line extender, somthing like this:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=97658&C=SO&U=strat15

(might be cheaper somewhere else mind)
#30
bassman_uk
I couldn't go more than £50, sorry


That is much too low I am afraid, sorry
#31
Hmm I'm interested in this but don't think I can stretch that high. 60 delivered?
#32
Thanks for the offer but I don't want to drop the price any lower really I'm afraid, £75 delivered is a reasonable price for a TiVO with lifetime subscription according to sales on ebay
#33
OK I'll have a little think about it.
#34
Hmm, do you know how often I'd have to update the TV listings? Is it every week? How far in advance do the updates go?
#35
smicer07
Hmm, do you know how often I'd have to update the TV listings? Is it every week? How far in advance do the updates go?


According to the TiVO website you get 14 days of epg each time it calls in:

http://www.uk.tivo.com/3.2.asp#13
#36
Hiroki
So just to get an idea of how this works do you set up the freesat box to the tivo via scart and then to the tv via scart?

Also can you buy the ethernet cards for the uk tivo?

Finally do you take paypal?


You set up the freesat box first (scan channels ect) then you set up the TiVo so that it knows where u live and what box you are using ect, there's a guide online and included in the box, and a helpline number to call TiVo if u get stuck, but you shouldn't do really!

Yep, you can buy the cards in the uk, check google. Or eBay where they pop up quite often.

Yep paypal gift is great

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