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Topic # 41590 19-Sep-2009 09:02 Send private message

After a quick look around the net, it appears that the aussie Tivo's have 160GB harddrives, and I cannot find any info about the NZ ones.  Anybody know what size ours have? 

Personally, I wouldn't get one unless it had (or could expand to) 500Gb+




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  Reply # 256972 19-Sep-2009 09:56 Send private message

The NZ one will be 160GB and you will be able to purchase an extended harddrive along the lines of these...

https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories.do






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  Reply # 256986 19-Sep-2009 11:02 Send private message

Jughead: The NZ one will be 160GB



LOLOL!

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  Reply # 257002 19-Sep-2009 12:02 Send private message

Can we please post TiVo discussions in our TiVo forum - do not use the Telecom forum for TiVo discussions.




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  Reply # 257005 19-Sep-2009 12:11 Send private message

Jughead: The NZ one will be 160GB

So that's about 26 hours of TV3 programming - not much, is it?

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  Reply # 257101 19-Sep-2009 21:40 Send private message

Deev8: So that's about 26 hours of TV3 programming - not much, is it?


Depends how much TV you watch.  I think 26 hours is a lot for the average mum + dad user.




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  Reply # 257244 20-Sep-2009 20:40 Send private message

The bottom end Tivo's come with a 160GB HDD but it is very very easy to swap them out with anything you want. I had one when living in the US just 6 months ago with a 1TB HDD. Took only 2-3 hrs to re-image and put everything back together.

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  Reply # 257281 21-Sep-2009 08:19 Send private message

Note: the faq's state TiVO will be launched with at least 160Gb. I wonder what that really means. As above, simple swap out of the hardrive really simple, however warranty gone as a result!




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  Reply # 258295 25-Sep-2009 11:35 Send private message

That pretty much kills Tivo as an option for me - Homecast or MagicTV here I come!

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  Reply # 258704 27-Sep-2009 13:19 Send private message

I would imagine "at least 160GB" means the cheapest option you will be able to purchase comes with a a 160GB HDD. I'm sure closer to launch they'll be more specific on option availability, well, reasonably sure anyway.

The accessories page made me laugh. They're pushing HD with Tivo yet are trying to sell wireless G networking gear. Wireless G just won't cope, especially if anyone else in the house is trying to use it for internet connectivity. If they want to push wireless they should be pushing N. This is why I said "reasonably"...

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  Reply # 258852 28-Sep-2009 07:41 Send private message

The downloaded content plays off the TiVo and apparently with a 10 minute buffer. I suppose you could choose to download the entire movie before playing it back. But, yes wireless G would be a struggle to stream across.

The wireless option as a far as I can see is simply a USB stick. So why not buy your own Wireless N Stick?




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  Reply # 261486 6-Oct-2009 00:57 Send private message

Why not buy a wireless N stick ? You shouldn't have to that's why, this is supposed to be a 'top of the line' consumer product. the layman that purchases these units wants them to work from the get go, not stuff around with add ons and accessories.

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  Reply # 261758 6-Oct-2009 16:34 Send private message

Long time reader, first time poster....

Wilstar: Why not buy a wireless N stick ? You shouldn't have to that's why, this is supposed to be a 'top of the line' consumer product. the layman that purchases these units wants them to work from the get go, not stuff around with add ons and accessories.


Adding accessories means people pay extra. They're a hidden cost, and there's loads of examples in the entertainment console product catalogue. They sell you one control, so you buy another - but then you need an adapter for that, etc, etc.

Personally I believe 160 GBs is way too low considering the overall price of the product.

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  Reply # 261760 6-Oct-2009 16:42 Send private message

Bainn- exactly it's a bit of a joke. Some people want to keep stuff longer term. If PC companies releasing modestly priced HTPCs then there will be no need for Tivo

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  Reply # 268283 29-Oct-2009 21:10 Send private message

Paulthagerous: After a quick look around the net, it appears that the aussie Tivo's have 160GB harddrives, and I cannot find any info about the NZ ones.  Anybody know what size ours have? 

Personally, I wouldn't get one unless it had (or could expand to) 500Gb+


TiVo will launch in New Zealand with a 320 GB drive. A 1TB TiVo Expander Drive (external, eSATA) will also be available.





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