December 07, 2016

Transferring recordings from your old TiVo to your new V6

There's been some confusion over this but, in a nutshell, you can't, so if you're swapping a TiVo packed with recordings for a shiny new V6 you will lose them when you hand over the box. However VM man Spiderplant does assure me that if you keep the TiVo as a second box and it's connected to the Internet you can stream those TiVo recordings through your V6.

8 comments:

Bill Marsden said...

You can transfer the settings from your old box to the V6 though.

Howard pearson said...

I've got a v6 coming this week so can I keep the other TiVo box with all my recordings on to watch in another room?

Howard pearson said...

I've got a v6 coming this week so can I keep the other TiVo box with all my recordings on to watch in another room?

Jeff Travis said...

I went to the virgin store and had a play around with the V6, the user interface is exactly the same, it`s just a lot faster.They said you can keep your old tivo but they will charge £7 a month while you still have it.
You can access content from your tivo through the V6, it`s a bit like having a computer with 2 hard drives, just select the drive that has your content on it

Howard pearson said...

Thanks for the advice

ChrisR said...

I've just installed a V6 box and had received mixed messages from the VM staff I spoke to, both in person at the VM shop and on the phone.

I've managed to get the V6 box to play the shows recorded on the TiVo by connecting both to the Virgin broadband hub using Ethernet cables. I got an error message at first (V106) but when I spoke to VM Tech Support they activated the old box for one month free of charge.

The V6 is connected to the incoming coax cable and the old TiVo is not. The TiVo box appears at the bottom of the "My Shows" list.

James, Calton said...

I'm waiting on v6 and was told TWICE that my TiVo box recordings could be transferred, wouldn't have ordered v6 otherwise. Latest call I was told no.
Mixed messages from Virgin, disgraceful.

steve robinson said...

Why haven’t they designed an upgrade route for existing customers. I have my TiVo and intent to move to a V6 at some point. VM make it difficult to time. They tell me my series links won’t move to V6 from TiVo. Grrrrr