Virgin opens kimono, flashes box
Glimpse of stocking filler
There are no more details to add to what Virgin Media announced earlier this month, but the cableco this week posted a tease snap of its upcoming 1TB Tivo-designed DVR.
Here it is:
Virgin and TiVo announced a year ago that they were going to bring the DVR pioneer's technology to the UK. When it arrives - and Virgin is saying no more than "soon" - it will handle HD and 3D content from the cable company.
Virgin said the box will connect to its fibre-optic network, and will be capable of pulling in internet TV streams on on-demand services directly, without going through your broadband router.
When Virgin spills the beans, we'll tell you. Its Tivo page is here. ®
What sort of a ponce has to make sure all their AV kit is the same colour?
@Fibre optic network
> hybrid fibre-coax network<
I think you are splitting hairs there a bit. Its fibre to street cabinet level, which means the co-ax part is still very short and is capable of supplying more than enough bandwidth for today's requirements. I think its a long time before FTTH is really a requirement.
Of course, if its just the principle you are talking about ... then I guess you are correct
@Malcolm 1, @Grease Monkey
Black _was_ the new silver, after silver was the new black. But black has been the new silver for too long now to still be the new silver, thus the only thing that can be the new silver is the old black, which is silver. Trust me when I say that next year is the year that silver will again be the new silver (and still not the year of Linux).
PS Although white was briefly the new black (or was it the new silver?), there is no way that the new black will be white any time soon. The new white will just be white, also known as the old white and "not the new black". Don't get me started on gold. It hasn't even been the new white. In fact, I think that is what made the old "new black" the "old black" again and let silver be the "new black".
The same kind of ponce that has matching dining chairs, and who wears shoes of the same colour as each other. My AV kit is a feature in my lounge, and as such, I don't want it looking like the bargain bin corner in Curry's.
(in all seriousness, my OCD levels probably need dialing down a bit - but it wouldn't be OCD then now, would it?)
Choice would be nice though....
Virgin will announce that they are going to cable your area approximately five minutes after BT announce they are going to deploy Infinity into your area.
Fibre optic network
So you have to have fibre to the house for this particular box? or do they mean:
"Virgin said the box will connect to its hybrid fibre-coax network which we are managing to sell to the masses as a fully fibre-optic network"