Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media TV Service

Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 16-01-2021, 15:30   #526
Mad Max
cf.mega poster
 
Mad Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,265
Mad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appeal
Mad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appealMad Max has a bronzed appeal
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh View Post
Aye, lad - we had things then we donít have now - diphtheria, rickets, polio, etc., etc..

Luxury
Mad Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 17-01-2021, 08:39   #527
nialli
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Greenwich, SE10
Services: Virgin Media BB, phone, mobile and TV; Netflix; NowTV Entertainment; Qobuz
Posts: 723
nialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant futurenialli has a brilliant future
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raider999 View Post
Hardly a like for like change - presumably you are aware that you cannot record anything through NowTV?
Yes.
But I hardly record anything these days. Iíd say 90% of our viewing these days is streaming
__________________
For news and debate on Virgin Media's high definition and TiVo services visit: http://www.vmhd.blogspot.com
nialli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2021, 10:10   #528
heavyside
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 566
heavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to behold
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nialli View Post
Yes.
But I hardly record anything these days. Iíd say 90% of our viewing these days is streaming
Ditto for me. The only reason for recording programmes these days is to be able to skip forward through the commercials. This is a doddle with the 360 voice-recognition software.
heavyside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2021, 00:19   #529
awesometeeth
cf.addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Services: vip
Posts: 248
awesometeeth will become famous soon enoughawesometeeth will become famous soon enoughawesometeeth will become famous soon enough
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by heavyside View Post
Ditto for me. The only reason for recording programmes these days is to be able to skip forward through the commercials. This is a doddle with the 360 voice-recognition software.
or even the more responsive remote, with a push on the right segment it skips 30 seconds ahead instantly.

quality is far better on the channel than catch up though.
awesometeeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2021, 20:00   #530
Itshim
Do I care what you think
 
Itshim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cardiff South Wales
Age: 70
Services: V6 ,Virgin L. Phone Broadband.sky go Netflix
Posts: 2,970
Itshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appeal
Itshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appealItshim has a bronzed appeal
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Seems to me that those that changed protest to much . Can not see any real reason that warrants the change at this time. Given time and a great number of twiks I guess most will want it. Unless forced to because the V6 is down graded . Can see why lg would want us to!
__________________
No point in being pessimistic. You know it won`t work.
Itshim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2021, 20:49   #531
OLD BOY
Just shield those at risk
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Maxit TV; Now TV, Amazon, Netflix, Starzplay, Apple TV; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 11,680
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itshim View Post
Seems to me that those that changed protest to much . Can not see any real reason that warrants the change at this time. Given time and a great number of twiks I guess most will want it. Unless forced to because the V6 is down graded . Can see why lg would want us to!
I think the new UI was badly needed, the current one for the V6 is looking well past its sell by date and it is a poor comparison with Sky.

Itís just a shame that there are those downsides.
__________________
Boycott EU goods until they learn to play fair.
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2021, 23:26   #532
Raider999
cf.mega poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1,471
Raider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of lightRaider999 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLD BOY View Post
I think the new UI was badly needed, the current one for the V6 is looking well past its sell by date and it is a poor comparison with Sky.

Itís just a shame that there are those downsides.

I presume you refer to SkyQ - from what I've read on this thread it is very very similar.
Raider999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 00:12   #533
awesometeeth
cf.addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Services: vip
Posts: 248
awesometeeth will become famous soon enoughawesometeeth will become famous soon enoughawesometeeth will become famous soon enough
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itshim View Post
Seems to me that those that changed protest to much . Can not see any real reason that warrants the change at this time. Given time and a great number of twiks I guess most will want it. Unless forced to because the V6 is down graded . Can see why lg would want us to!
so basically those of us who have and use the service and talk about the positives are "protesting too much". when to be fair the only single reason i posted is because, as is so often the case, people were really painting a negative picture of things. As that wasnt the reality at all for me, kinda felt it should be balanced out so others arent unjustly put off by the moaning brigade.

for my setup its a been a nice step up, the voice control, the profiles, the light up remote (yeah i love it) and the fact it has a page dedicated to things you're half way through watching is a genuinely useful upgrade over the v6.
awesometeeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 01:43   #534
OLD BOY
Just shield those at risk
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wokingham
Services: 2 V6 boxes; Maxit TV; Now TV, Amazon, Netflix, Starzplay, Apple TV; VM broadband and landline
Posts: 11,680
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
OLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze arrayOLD BOY has a bronze array
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raider999 View Post
I presume you refer to SkyQ - from what I've read on this thread it is very very similar.
It is.
__________________
Boycott EU goods until they learn to play fair.
OLD BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 10:54   #535
cheekyangus
cf.mega poster
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,660
cheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond reputecheekyangus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by awesometeeth View Post
so basically those of us who have and use the service and talk about the positives are "protesting too much". when to be fair the only single reason i posted is because, as is so often the case, people were really painting a negative picture of things. As that wasnt the reality at all for me, kinda felt it should be balanced out so others arent unjustly put off by the moaning brigade.

for my setup its a been a nice step up, the voice control, the profiles, the light up remote (yeah i love it) and the fact it has a page dedicated to things you're half way through watching is a genuinely useful upgrade over the v6.
The Tivo and V6 also have a Partially Viewed feature.
cheekyangus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 10:56   #536
heavyside
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 566
heavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to behold
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Recently I have noticed that the red backlit on-off button (top right of the 360 remote control) will occasionally flash shortly after I use it to turn the box off. I wonder if this is a low battery warning. Has anyone else noticed this?
heavyside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 11:36   #537
bluecatt73
cf.member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Ipswich
Services: Talk Weekends, M100 Broadband, Mixit TV plus Sky Sports in HD, Netflix & YouTube Premium.
Posts: 10
bluecatt73 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by heavyside View Post
Recently I have noticed that the red backlit on-off button (top right of the 360 remote control) will occasionally flash shortly after I use it to turn the box off. I wonder if this is a low battery warning. Has anyone else noticed this?
The remote has a backlight for use in the dark. This is motion activated. I suspect this is what you are referring to.
bluecatt73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 12:07   #538
heavyside
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 566
heavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to behold
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluecatt73 View Post
The remote has a backlight for use in the dark. This is motion activated. I suspect this is what you are referring to.
No, I am familiar with the motion-activated backlight. This is after I have used the button to switch the box off. I then lay the remote down on the table and after all of the motion-activated backlights have gone out the on-off red button will flash slowly about five times once a second. I wondered if this could be some kind of warning light - probably low battery. There is nothing in the meagre instructions that came with the remote.
heavyside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 13:04   #539
BenMcr
Virgin Media Staff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester
Services: V6 x2, Maxit TV, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema. Gig1
Posts: 17,142
BenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny stars
BenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny starsBenMcr has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

If the 360 box is in standby the remote will only flash the power button. It only lights up the rest of the buttons if the 360 box is on.

So it may be that putting the remote down is still activating the lights - but only the power button.
__________________
I work for Virgin Media but all views are my own.
BenMcr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2021, 13:40   #540
heavyside
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 566
heavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to beholdheavyside is a splendid one to behold
Re: Virgin TV 360 users (Horizon)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenMcr View Post
If the 360 box is in standby the remote will only flash the power button. It only lights up the rest of the buttons if the 360 box is on.

So it may be that putting the remote down is still activating the lights - but only the power button.
FYI the box would have been in standby when I experienced the slowly flashing red on-off button.

Is there a low battery warning for the 360 boxes? I had one of my two remotes die on me yesterday evening without any warning due to flat batteries. I was wondering if I had missed any warning.
heavyside is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (1 members and 3 guests)
TimeLord2018
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:01.


Server: curium.zmnt.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.