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  Reply # 623598 11-May-2012 16:35 Send private message

MurrayM:
KiwiNZ: It's a pity the Magic TV offering is currently not available it does look like a reasonable product.


I've got the older Magic TV box and it was the best purchase I ever made. I can't be more happy with it, does everything I want and I've never had a problem with it.


I have been looking at the Specs and features, they do seem to be very good




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  Reply # 623618 11-May-2012 17:34 Send private message

KiwiNZ:
MurrayM:
KiwiNZ: It's a pity the Magic TV offering is currently not available it does look like a reasonable product.


I've got the older Magic TV box and it was the best purchase I ever made. I can't be more happy with it, does everything I want and I've never had a problem with it.


I have been looking at the Specs and features, they do seem to be very good


Caspa is just one way to buy movies, but other devices have their own apps. eg Sony Tvs have quickflix, apple tv has the itunes store etc. Caspas problem is content, and it is possibily a rights issue, as to why they don't have a big amount of content on it. I just think of caspa as a bonus, but you don't need to use it. Other PVRs don't have anything like caspa anyway. The tivo is a good device.

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  Reply # 623719 11-May-2012 20:26 Send private message

I went from a Magic TV 3600 to a Tivo - best move I made. Specs wise the Magic TV is better but for usability and especially the Guide the Tivo wins hands down.

Freeview MHEG-5 EPG - Yuck!

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  Reply # 623788 11-May-2012 22:02 Send private message

Yeah the native Magic TV EPG is actually great, but it has to be dumped in favor of the MHEG5 offering here in NZ.




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  Reply # 623935 12-May-2012 11:35 Send private message

Mythtv.

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  Reply # 623939 12-May-2012 11:41 Send private message

steve2222:
ajw: Perhaps somebody could give you some feedback on these set top boxes.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Transonic-UHF-Freeview-Set-Top-Box-TC2884STB?SKU=1538182


I have one of these and it is excellent - especially for the price.

There is a specific thread on here somewhere about this device.


I would give it a "tolerable for the price" rating.

remote is ugly as, remote sensor on the box is rather insensitive like most of the cheap chinese pieces of gear (why cant stuff be as good as the mysky one?) - The UHF passthru seems to have some noise added to it and its locked up a couple of times with the picture and audio still working but the remote having no effect on the box, or the front channel buttons.




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  Reply # 623980 12-May-2012 13:01 Send private message

Jaxson: Yeah the native Magic TV EPG is actually great, but it has to be dumped in favor of the MHEG5 offering here in NZ.





Looks somewhat similar to the tivo epg, but perhaps more features and prettier.

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  Reply # 623989 12-May-2012 13:39 Send private message

richms:
steve2222:
ajw: Perhaps somebody could give you some feedback on these set top boxes.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Transonic-UHF-Freeview-Set-Top-Box-TC2884STB?SKU=1538182


I have one of these and it is excellent - especially for the price.

There is a specific thread on here somewhere about this device.


I would give it a "tolerable for the price" rating.

remote is ugly as, remote sensor on the box is rather insensitive like most of the cheap chinese pieces of gear (why cant stuff be as good as the mysky one?) - The UHF passthru seems to have some noise added to it and its locked up a couple of times with the picture and audio still working but the remote having no effect on the box, or the front channel buttons.


I should have said that I am using a Logitech universal remote with mine so I cannot comment on the 'out of the box one'.

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  Reply # 624089 12-May-2012 18:49 Send private message

Thanks for all the advice etc, I decided on TiVo and purchased two today, got an awesome price.




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  Reply # 624095 12-May-2012 19:06 Send private message

KiwiNZ: Thanks for all the advice etc, I decided on TiVo and purchased two today, got an awesome price.


Great.  Let us know what you think.  Two of them.  One a spare ??Wink




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  Reply # 624098 12-May-2012 19:40 Send private message

One for my sister and one for me.  Early Xmas for her





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  Reply # 624115 12-May-2012 20:13 Send private message

I like the Panasonic BluRay recorders - being able to rip to disc can be quite handy, but personally, I prefer copying shows over my network to my Mac.
The new ones can have an external HDD added to increase the storage, and the analogue inputs are sweet for copying shows from MySky...
Pricey, but they have dropped in price too, which is good.

I'll be interested to see how Samsung's BluRay recorder works out for 2012? Reliability / lack of functionality dogged them for 2011, so 'version 2' may well be better?

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  Reply # 624133 12-May-2012 20:56 Send private message

The DMR-BWT720 is the new model. Does it have the same recordings over network ability via DLNA as the previous models?

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  Reply # 624141 12-May-2012 21:11 Send private message

Noooooooo idea.
It's going to take someone here to buy one and find out for us... *hint hint*

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