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Topic # 33978 15-May-2009 05:07 Send private message

I have a Tivo box I got back in 2004/2005 in the states, we are moving down to NZ at the end of the year, do you think it will work and is it worth it?

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  Reply # 214954 15-May-2009 08:32 Send private message

Certainly won't work with DTT freeview, and is unlikely to work with PAL analog, not really worth bringing home if you plan to use it as a receiver/pvr

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  Reply # 214960 15-May-2009 09:08 Send private message

Hi ksusa..

If it's a Series 1 Tivo.. yes it will work, if you load a NZ (Oztivo) image onto it's hard disk.
The unit will then run in PAL mode. You can use a SD set top box (Sky TV, Freeview or TCL Cable) into it via the composite or Svideo jacks. You can also have full EPG via a group of enthusiasts on the net.
Grab a Turbonet card and throw into the unit (or use the built in dial up modem) and do a bit of tweaking and you're away.

I had two Series 1 tivo's imported from the USA at one stage. Only just sold my last remaining Tivo about a week ago.


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  Reply # 214969 15-May-2009 09:30 Send private message

As said above, it will work, but not without modifications and third party EPG software. TIVO is officially launching in New Zealand later this year, with a Freeview HD (H.264 compatble) box, plus other broadband services - an out of the box experience...





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  Reply # 214976 15-May-2009 09:42 Send private message

freitasm: As said above, it will work, but not without modifications and third party EPG software.



Note - that's assuming that it is a series 1 Tivo. 2004/2005 is probably a Series 2 or later, so, will probably not work.

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