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Why not just speak to Virgin Media and go onto their guaranteed service...
Our minimum download speed guarantee
The actual speed of your service may vary, but for new customers and existing customers who change their broadband services on or after 28th February 2019, we now provide a minimum download speed guarantee to your Virgin Media Hub. This is 50% of the advertised speed for your broadband service on the date you placed your order.
Our current advertised speeds are listed in the table above. You’ll need to keep your Hub plugged in and switched on for us to get speed information from it. The minimum download speed guarantee does not apply to outages. Virgin Broadband
So after a couple of year's seeing my broadband speeds yo-yo between 110Mbps and 5Mbps (traffic management apparently) I have decided to opt for Vodafone's guaranteed 55Mbps offering, which coupled with its 20Mbps upload speeds (thinking of streaming my Plex library while on holiday) seems a cheaper and more attractive option but we'll lose the TIVO box we've come to rely upon over the years.
I was thinking of getting a SiliconDust networked quad tuner so my other half can continue to indulge her bizarre taste for Monty Don and Salvo Montalbano on Freeview but the whole record/rewind/replay would be done via a Plex app on our Amazon Fire TV (maybe upgraded to a Nvidia Shield), with recordings being stored on a NAS device running Plex Server.
My question is am I being seduced by bleeding-edge tech and I would be better advised to just buy a Humax Freeview PVR, which would have the advantage of being there in the room with us for the kicking thereof? Or is the tech not as frightening as it sounds and capable of capturing the heart of my technophobe partner?
Thoughts and advice welcomed.
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