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Topic # 102610 18-May-2012 09:50 Send private message

This is an old post from sbiddle in 2009.

Did this end up becoming a reality?

"Tivo's potentially killer functionality is on-demand content. Want last weeks's Shortland St? Simply download it. TVNZ have a huge back catalogue that they obviously believe offers a significant business model.

MySky has this capability but at present Sky aren't using it - they have yet to go down the internet connectivity path with their boxes and offer an on-demand backend and internet based scheduling. I'm sure their plans will be being ramped up now."

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  Reply # 627268 18-May-2012 11:43 Send private message

Unfortunately not. We live in hope.

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  Reply # 627303 18-May-2012 12:53 Send private message

I think tvnz has given up on it, as they are now in bed with sky tv, with the igloo device. In my opinion the tivo is a better device though, and had far more potential for that sort of thing with caspa.

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  Reply # 627306 18-May-2012 12:58 Send private message

Actually if you have a TiVo why do you need Ondemand??




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  Reply # 627313 18-May-2012 13:04 Send private message

old3eyes: Actually if you have a TiVo why do you need Ondemand??


In theory you are quite right.

But sometimes I don't get my s#@t together and remember to plan things I want to watch/record and then realise when it is too late.

A classic is the news - I don't watch or record it, but sometimes the family/friends will say 'oh did you see such and such on the news'.

I guess with the wonderful TV1 +1 coming that will solve that problem as well:)

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  Reply # 627361 18-May-2012 14:49 Send private message

old3eyes: Actually if you have a TiVo why do you need Ondemand??


I ask my wife that question sometimes, and I usually get the angry answer that the TiVo didn't record it, despite having been programmed to, or there were three overlapping shows.

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  Reply # 627363 18-May-2012 14:55 Send private message

old3eyes: Actually if you have a TiVo why do you need Ondemand??


Because the tivo only has two tuners to record on. The advantage of on demand for tvnz, is that people can't skip the adverts, which they can with the tivo, so you would think they would have done something to keep the advertisers happy in that respect..

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  Reply # 627384 18-May-2012 15:41 Send private message

Yeah freeview satellite comes on just two muxes, so twin tuner recorders can technically record everything. Freeview UHF/terrestrial comes on three muxes, so you'd need a twin tuner unit to match what you can do on satellite.

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