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Topic # 98199 26-Feb-2012 15:25 Send private message

Have been looking for HD PVR and have down to DishTV 1050, Homecast HD9200. both of these 500gb hard drive and around $400.
OR Tivo.  the Tivo has 320gb hard drive and doesnt appear to be upgradeable.  Also do you have to have Tivo connected to internet as it would not be anywhere near the modem and I dont know if you can use wifi with it.  Any advice would be appreciated.




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  Reply # 586966 26-Feb-2012 15:49 Send private message

Gilco2: Have been looking for HD PVR and have down to DishTV 1050, Homecast HD9200. both of these 500gb hard drive and around $400.
OR Tivo.? the Tivo has 320gb hard drive and doesnt appear to be upgradeable.? Also do you have to have Tivo connected to internet as it would not be anywhere near the modem and I dont know if you can use wifi with it.? Any advice would be appreciated.


Tivo can be connected via wifi, it comes with a free wifi dongle thing.
You can buy an external drive for the tivo. You can also buy the homenetworking package to move shows from teh tivo to your pcs harddrive, although you probably want to do that overnight, as it can be slow depending on the size of the video.
Apparently the tivo is just $199 today with bond and bond, but you may want to phone them.,



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  Reply # 586969 26-Feb-2012 16:03 Send private message

okay thanks. Probably will go with tivo. Unfortunetly I cant go out today but can on thursday so will pick one up then.  Only bad thing i will have to pay higher price.




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  Reply # 586972 26-Feb-2012 16:09 Send private message

Gilco2: okay thanks. Probably will go with tivo. Unfortunetly I cant go out today but can on thursday so will pick one up then.? Only bad thing i will have to pay higher price.


You can buy online http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/shop/tv-home-theatre/freeview/telecom-tivo/prod114394.html

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  Reply # 586973 26-Feb-2012 16:12 Send private message

TiVo needs to be connected for the EPG and system registration/occasional updates. I personally wouldn't bother about Caspa (movie downloads), so it hardly uses anything in the way of data.

I have yet to run out of space on the 320Gb HDD, mind you we do tend to delete programs as we watch them.

Keep an eye on the specials, the $199 deals come up fairly regularly at the moment.




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  Reply # 586974 26-Feb-2012 16:12 Send private message

Bond and Bond are selling them online for $199 here-
http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/shop/tv-home-theatre/freeview/telecom-tivo/prod114394.html
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  Reply # 586980 26-Feb-2012 16:24 Send private message

Hi again, thanks for the heads up, I have bought it on line for $199 and they will email when ready to be picked up. Out of the ones I looked at apart from hard drive size the tivo seemed to be best option overall.  Hopefully I have bought the right terrestrial pvr




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  Reply # 586984 26-Feb-2012 16:35 Send private message

Gilco2: Hi again, thanks for the heads up, I have bought it on line for $199 and they will email when ready to be picked up. Out of the ones I looked at apart from hard drive size the tivo seemed to be best option overall.? Hopefully I have bought the right terrestrial pvr


I've had a couple of DOA units, but once you have got it running it is a good pvr. Not perfect, but there probably isn't a perfect PVR.



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  Reply # 586985 26-Feb-2012 16:41 Send private message

yeah thats right. Some people cant get that there is no such thing as anything being perfect  and you have to make compromises.
  Where possible I prefer to buy local.   I would probably be one to get a DOA unit.  I am known as a jinx in our family for that sort of thing.




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  Reply # 587036 26-Feb-2012 18:57 Send private message

I've got three units and had no trouble at all (knock on wood). Unfortunately when I bought one for Dad it was DOA. The replacement hasn't skipped a beat though. These things happen.

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