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TiVo To Brick All Remaining UK PVRs On June 1

February 16th, 2011 02:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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handelaar writes “Perhaps in order to ‘encourage’ existing users of UK Tivo units to change their TV service to Virgin Media, pay £149 for a new ‘Virgin TiVo’ that they won’t actually own, plus £34.50 per month in service charges, Tivo is to cancel all EPG data service to all the Tivos still in use in the country — and existing units will become basically nonfunctional at that time. The faithful aren’t amused, having stuck by the company for several years, and mostly paying £120 per annum for service until now. 50% of UK residents aren’t able to avail of this generous upgrade offer even if they want to — the cable company in question only covers about half the country.”

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