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Topic # 60504 27-Apr-2010 08:35 Send private message

I'm wondering why TiVo doesn't have TVNZ OnDemand content while PS3 does? Doesn't TVNZ own Hybrid TV shares?
 
This should be obvious, especially considering TiVo's poor sales and widely recognised need for additional content. If PS3 can get the upgrade, why doesn't TiVo?

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Reply # 323413 27-Apr-2010 09:34 Send private message

Maybe it has to do with TiVo being a recording device. In theory, you shouldn't be missing anything on TV in the first place :) Adding on demand would be like saying TiVo didn't know you wanted to watch that.

But it would be better than CASPA anyway.

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  Reply # 323508 27-Apr-2010 12:03 Send private message

I don't have Tivo but to start with Tivo doesn't have a web browser (one that you can type the url in), right?
I think also that tvnzondemand is flash site and videos are encoded with the wmv format. Flash is probably not on Tivo and wvm, who knows.
So, unless they work out another delivery mechanism,  you won't see it on Tivo, which is a shame.



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  Reply # 323681 27-Apr-2010 15:01 Send private message

Well you can view YouTube I believe on TiVo in the US, or at the very least - other internet content. It's software related, so they could easily make the necessary changes to the interface.

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  Reply # 323686 27-Apr-2010 15:05 Send private message

Bainn: Well you can view YouTube I believe on TiVo in the US, or at the very least - other internet content. It's software related, so they could easily make the necessary changes to the interface.


Good to know. So: why haven't they? having TvnzOnDemad would help selling, rather than not 



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  Reply # 324004 28-Apr-2010 08:32 Send private message

Agreed. I'm hoping the 'powers that be' at Hybrid and TVNZ chance across this and perhaps let us know. 

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  Reply # 324038 28-Apr-2010 09:19 Send private message

Bainn: Agreed. I'm hoping the 'powers that be' at Hybrid and TVNZ chance across this and perhaps let us know. 


It'll be interesting to see what TelstraClear's HomeMedia is capable of, if they manage to deliver it within this century.
It should be more intelligent and performant than Tivo, they say it's capable of Flash video at least. 

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  Reply # 330229 14-May-2010 21:13 Send private message

And the Tivo newsletter rubs salt into the wound - take a moment to appreciate that there's no TVNZ content on CASPA...






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  Reply # 332706 21-May-2010 00:04 Send private message

compost: And the Tivo newsletter rubs salt into the wound - take a moment to appreciate that there's no TVNZ content on CASPA...




Umm... TiVo ought to check their facts, Apple TV has had direct to TV downloads in NZ for quite a bit longer than TiVo has been out here.

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  Reply # 332754 21-May-2010 07:48 Send private message

They probably forgot Apple TV existed, like Apple themselves did.




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  Reply # 342846 18-Jun-2010 08:14 Send private message

Just recieved the Tivo newsletter to complete a survey. Here's what it said...

"We are looking to expand CASPA beyond more than movies, TV and music...oh the possibilities of SERVICES delivered through CASPA! To ensure our ideas match your needs we need your valuable feedback..."

Looks like CASPA will probably offer some additional internet content like YouTube or TVNZ Ondemand prehaps. I hope so anyway.

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  Reply # 342857 18-Jun-2010 08:45 Send private message

I completed the survey [Just for the Tivo/Caspa Slippers & the chance to win a 3D TV] and it was mainly about information services. Local services, tradespeople, traffic info, schoool and local area stuff. Although it did make mention of internet and video conferencing without the need to be on the PC.

So it does look like they have their R&D caps on and looking at what else TiVo can offer. As long as it isn't all for a price it sounds good.

I had an idea which I will open a new thread about shortly.

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