3 X Tivos plus spare remotes and 2 x Freeviews

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3 X Tivos plus spare remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:00 pm

I'm sad to say that my dear old mum of 85yrs of age past on recently. I got her into TiVo from almost the getgo, certainly not long after we got our first one in late 2000 as she found she couldnt drive a normal video recorder even with the so called "Video +" remember that ?

I cannot thank the altepg team enough in maintaining the service and I know mum was equally appreciative. I dropped off Altepg once Virgin stopped charging for their TiVo boxes which was around 2013/14 but mum would never have coped with the new system as she was very much stuck in her ways and liked the simple interface. I hung on to our boxes as spares in case her box died. But it just goes to show how robust these little machines are, +20yrs and they are still running.

I'd like to donate these machines to others rather than just bin them

2 x standard TiVo's
1 x networked TiVo CLAIMED
1 x Sony VTX D800U freeview boxes
1 x TiVo PSU CLAIMED
A few spare TiVo and D800U remotes and possibly one spare front panel but I cant find it at the moment

Fairly confident I may even have 2 x original boxes for two of them but will need to check the loft

I'm located on the Southcoast near Portsmouth, I often work in the West Sussex area so could also drop stuff off in that area.

Give me a shout here or via PM, they wont be binned straight away but I wont be able to hold on to them all for ever but I'll update this thread if I do have to bin them but I'd prefer not too.
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby steveroe » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:10 am

I'm sorry for your loss. It's great to hear how the service has helped an older member of society continue to enjoy TV for so long.

I'm not in a position to take any of them items, I hope someone nearer is!
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:27 am

Thanks Steve
I remember buying it for her as a Christmas present and she said to me why does she want such a complicated thing :D , with in a week she couldnt live with out it and she was always on the blower when there was the odd issue :roll:

Its not so bad these days but if there is one thing I'd say is try and get your parents into tech, mum even in her 80's was good for e-mail, skype and was pretty web savy, although I did have to tell her off on the odd occasion she e-mailed back random Russian women offering their services saying she did not want them :roll: She had laptops, and moved to tablets 15yrs ago, even when she was in hospital she was still skyping us on their free wifi :lol: which was nice that while we still went in every day she could still ping us and we could see her.

It was a sad day when I had to turn off her TiVo and reset it hopefully for a new owner.
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Pegasus » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:01 am

Your last sentence had me welling up. That must have been hard for you to do. I hope you are okay. I'm pleased your Mum had such a fun time with her TiVo. Just goes to show that older people are very capable of using tech if it has some genuine usefulness.
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:30 am

Many thanks for your kind words, yes doing the whole thumbs down thing once, twice .....pause........and the last one was quite harder than I was expecting as I knew her box was full of Dad's Army, Cathrine Cookson and other "old person" shows :lol: .

Really its you guys I should thank for all the time and effort money you put in to keep it going, being one of the original adopters I saw the whole AltEPG seed planted and then grow to this lovely large bush/tree it is now. Although as I have watched over the years the poor tree does seem to be slowy getting pruned further and further back as TiVo's expire or folks move on :(

I think much of what goes on is almost fully automated these days but I know there are still folks beavering away in the back ground keeping it all running and for those folks I salute you 8)

I'm doing OK its just a bit odd not having the person I knew as mum who was always there (Dad died when I was young) always available to talk to pick up the bits when I did stupid things or ask for advice, now to not be there ........ I'm an orphan :lol:
Luckily my wife of 20+years is a rock though 8)
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby mikemusic » Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:49 pm

Sorry to hear about your mum

Glad she had good times with Tivo
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:32 pm

PSU now claimed and gone to a restore another TiVo 8)

All other bits still available
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare PSU and remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby chris.oates » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:51 pm

A public thank you to Furbag, and also Pegasus who also offered help, for being so quick and helpful over my failed power supply. All running again.

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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:00 pm

Glad I managed to keep your TiVo running 8)
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Re: 3 X Tivos plus spare remotes and 2 x Freeviews

Postby Furbag » Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:08 am

Well its been over a year now and I've finally managed to sell my mothers property so the stash of TiVo's I kept for her at her house have returned home here now, along with a load of other stuff I need to move on.

So if anyone needs a AltEPG ready Tivo or FreeView box just shout
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