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Mr J
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No idea if anyone else has any intrest in this, but it's BT's offering to the PVR market.

We got ours a wee while ago and i've finally put up my review on s-g

The very quick summary for those who can't be bothered to read it, it's pretty damn good.

oh and just so I get there before anyone else

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#1 at 13:54:59 - 24/07/2007
kalel
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The TV ad features Aaron Lennon's goal against Chelsea, which has gone a long way to persuading me to get it :)
#2 at 14:10:29 - 24/07/2007
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Sounds good. What's the current shelf price?
#3 at 14:13:26 - 24/07/2007
kalel
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"The Virgin V+ box had an interface which was bordering on hideous, yellow and black is never a good combination for menus and actually achieving anything with the box felt like a chore."

Hehe, the agency I work for designed that EPG :)

/emails link to boss
#4 at 14:16:47 - 24/07/2007
Mr J
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You have to be with BT to get one, as it connects into the Home Hub

If you are already with BT and want to add it I believe it upwards of £150 (best checking with them though) however returning customers get it thrown in

It was psoted up on amazon or somewhere at one point where you could buy it by itslef but it was quickly taken back down, however that could suggest that phillips could be releasing a stand alone verison at some point.
#5 at 14:16:48 - 24/07/2007
Mr J
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kalel said:
Hehe, the agency I work for designed that EPG :)

/emails link to boss


Umm..yeah...um

/runs
/hides
#6 at 14:17:34 - 24/07/2007
kalel
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Ginger-Messiah said:
kalel said:
Hehe, the agency I work for designed that EPG :)

/emails link to boss


Umm..yeah...um

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Heh, no worries. The reason it’s clunky is because we had to consolidate the existing UIs for NTL and Telewest into one, so it was all a bit of a botch job. If we’d have been able to do it from scratch it would have been much better, but it was a bit of an impossible task.

As for the colours, Virgin insisted on us using the brand colours, but for some reason you can’t use red on an EPG, so that left us with black and yellow. Personally I think it’s kinda cool, but I’ve not actually used it myself.
#7 at 14:21:09 - 24/07/2007
Mr J
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We found that the text changing to italics when moving between channels coupled with the black and yellow could make it quite difficult to read, unless you bumped the brightness, which then made all the programs a bit yucky.

I figured that the interface had a lot to do with making use of the existing ones.

But you know, if someone from your place wants to defend the choices with a comment on the site, i could sure as hell use the coverage :P Although maybe not as my review of the V+ box isn't the most flattering :(
#8 at 14:27:36 - 24/07/2007
kalel
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It wouldn’t really be very proper for an agency to comment on their client’s work like that I’m afrid, in fact I shouldn’t even be posting about this stuff…er.. in fact on that note I’m actually just lying anyway, I didn’t really work on this…I’m actually a bin man…yeah…ha ha. …funny joke!!

/looks around nervously
#9 at 14:31:22 - 24/07/2007
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"an unnamed insider said 'yeah, sucks balls but it was BTs fault!'"
#10 at 16:10:59 - 24/07/2007
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El_MUERkO said:"an unnamed insider said 'yeah, sucks balls but it was BTs fault!'"


All makes sense now, BT purposely made Virgin's box crappy!
#11 at 17:25:52 - 24/07/2007
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Ginger-Messiah said:
El_MUERkO said:"an unnamed insider said 'yeah, sucks balls but it was BTs fault!'"


All makes sense now, BT purposely made Virgin's box crappy!


There's a joke in there somewhere, I just don't have the skill to bring it out :(
#12 at 17:37:57 - 24/07/2007
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What about the Thomson top up tv box?

/runs
#13 at 21:41:57 - 24/07/2007

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