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Old 19-02-2019, 11:34   #286
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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My eyes are on the expiry of the Sky/VM deal this summer. However, we've not heard anything about this yet, other than Sky's statement that Sky Atlantic will be on all major TV platforms in 2019.

The Horizon UI will replace what we have at the moment on the V6, but no date has been announced. I'm not expecting anything imminently, to be honest.
Thanks OB cant wait to see what we get from the new sky deal and cant wait to see what the horizon4 ui looks like with the tivo features bundled in :-)
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

I don't suppose there is any chance of virgin allowing the recording of red button programs in the near future?

Sky have had this feature for several years, via a subsidiary selection menu which appears when you try to record a program that has red button options.
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Old 19-02-2019, 12:34   #288
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I don't suppose there is any chance of virgin allowing the recording of red button programs in the near future?

Sky have had this feature for several years, via a subsidiary selection menu which appears when you try to record a program that has red button options.
I thought Virgin had red button channels in the 900 series on the EPG? I'll check that when I get a minute in front of the telly.
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Old 19-02-2019, 12:34   #289
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

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I don't suppose there is any chance of virgin allowing the recording of red button programs in the near future?
It would be difficult for some of them as I believe they're IP streams not broadcast DVB.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

BBC red button services had EPG slots howvever Sky/BT do not.
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BBC red button services had EPG slots howvever Sky/BT do not.
Thanks, jfman, that explains it, then.
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It would be difficult for some of them as I believe they're IP streams not broadcast DVB.
IIRC, some providers have STB's that are capable of recording IPTV.
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Old 19-02-2019, 13:14   #293
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Red Button stream 1 is in ALL EPGs - VM, Sky and BT
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Red Button stream 1 is in ALL EPGs - VM, Sky and BT
Sky/BT Sport red button services on the Virgin Media network for clarity.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

If you mean the extra sports streams which TiVo can get - then the BT box does too. Sky does not.
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If you mean the extra sports streams which TiVo can get - then the BT box does too. Sky does not.
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Championship football midweek a - 1 main game per day, all other games are on red button. These games are recordable on Sky (via a secondary menu) but as far as I am aware not on Virgin.
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I don't suppose there is any chance of virgin allowing the recording of red button programs in the near future?

Sky have had this feature for several years, via a subsidiary selection menu which appears when you try to record a program that has red button options.
Sky own the firmware on their boxes, so can change it as they see fit. I assume if the same functionality were to be added to Virgin boxes, Virgin would want Sky to pay for the upgrade to the TiVO & V6 firmware, the same as they would to upgrade an app.
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Sky own the firmware on their boxes, so can change it as they see fit. I assume if the same functionality were to be added to Virgin boxes, Virgin would want Sky to pay for the upgrade to the TiVO & V6 firmware, the same as they would to upgrade an app.
Really, I would have thought they should be improving their service out of the profits they are making from us customers.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

It only works in the Sky EPG if the broadcaster sets it up to do it - and only Sky Sports does it and then only on selected programmes.

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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

OK - I was thinking of the extra BBC sport streams which are often there.

It is usually only Sky Sports that offer this on their own boxes.

On BT Sports - every extra stream is in the BT EPG so all BT Sport red button options can be record on there.
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