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  Reply # 352415 16-Jul-2010 18:07 Send private message

Cheers-- see my next post.

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  Reply # 352419 16-Jul-2010 18:23 Send private message

I've flicked off a very polite and fair email to Maori Televisions contact us. I do hope they reconsider it. I've actually found myself watching television on a few occasions and I suspect if I knew what was on their channel I'd watch more.



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  Reply # 357146 27-Jul-2010 15:01 Send private message

Meant to say I wrote on the 13th-- its still so disappointing! anyone else miss watching MaoriTv?

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  Reply # 358156 29-Jul-2010 10:23 Send private message

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  Reply # 363040 4-Aug-2010 15:06 Send private message

Have Prime & Maori TV come to the party with FreeView or is the limitation TiVo only? I can see them on my FreeView recorder, but not sure if it's now visible for everyone.

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  Reply # 363043 4-Aug-2010 15:10 Send private message

Its TiVo only, Both Channels programming info are present on the 7day Freeview EPG, - but Tivo does not use this and delivers a separate one via Broadband- - which lacks Prime and Maori TV

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  Reply # 363045 4-Aug-2010 15:12 Send private message

ah, now I understand (looks like not buying TiVo was not such a bad decision after all).

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  Reply # 365406 9-Aug-2010 14:14 Send private message

Couldn't care less about maori TV not having an EPG - wouldn't watch it even if it did.

However, not having an EPG is damn inconvenient: True Blood, Survivors, Top Gear, Qi, Stargate etc...

Prime TV is showing better programs than it used to, but more often than not I miss them (and, please note, SkyTV, the advertisers) because it's not immediately apparent what is on.

So I usually have to rely on my unreliable memory....

Actually the advertising argument is irrelevant - anyone with a MySky unit or a TiVo will fast forward through the ads anyway (if they're timeslipping, that is - and if they're not, what the point of owning a device like that?)


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  Reply # 365414 9-Aug-2010 14:32 Send private message

johcar: Couldn't care less about maori TV not having an EPG - wouldn't watch it even if it did.



They do have some good international [subbed] films on there sometimes mixed in with?the filler.?Not being?Maori or a Maori speaker, the channel?is 90% irrelevant to me but it would be nice to at least have the films included in the TiVo upcoming films list. Undecided

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  Reply # 365417 9-Aug-2010 14:37 Send private message

My feeling is that there is strength in numbers-- if Maori TV would just give us an EPG, maybe Prime would too!



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  Reply # 365422 9-Aug-2010 14:40 Send private message

johcar: Couldn't care less about maori TV not having an EPG - wouldn't watch it even if it did.

However, not having an EPG is damn inconvenient: True Blood, Survivors, Top Gear, Qi, Stargate etc...

Prime TV is showing better programs than it used to, but more often than not I miss them (and, please note, SkyTV, the advertisers) because it's not immediately apparent what is on.

So I usually have to rely on my unreliable memory....

Actually the advertising argument is irrelevant - anyone with a MySky unit or a TiVo will fast forward through the ads anyway (if they're timeslipping, that is - and if they're not, what the point of owning a device like that?)



Joh-- have you called Prime? Might help...


Prime and Maori TV are missing - Currently we do not have programme listing information for Prime or Maori TV. You can still watch their shows and manually record by time and channel using TiVo, but you won't be able to schedule recordings of their programming using the On Screen Guide. We'd love to offer Prime and Maori Television listings and we encourage viewers who feel the same way to contact the channel and tell them what they're missing out on. Help us get these channel listings, contact this broadcaster: (MAORI TV) phone (09) 539 7000              (09) 539 7000      [email protected] / (PRIME) phone 0800 759 759          0800 759 759   

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  Reply # 367187 13-Aug-2010 14:23 Send private message

@ meremaiden - no I haven't called Prime. I was on the Test Team for TiVo and I know from their Forum that a lot of testers contacted Prime (at least in the early days) to complain and they just got the brush off with a standard response.

That said, time has passed and I know that TiVo is doing passably well, so it might be time to give it another go....

I know I can manually record Prime and/or Maori TV programmes, but it's more of an effort to find out what's on and when than other channels, and after they've been recorded, they're not easily individually identifiable in the Now Playing list.

In short, it's a PITA.



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  Reply # 367191 13-Aug-2010 14:25 Send private message

I completely agree! I've been onto Prime and Maori TV -- I still think its such bad business to not give us an EPG-- I wish there was some media attention to it!

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  Reply # 370575 21-Aug-2010 09:07 Send private message

Maybe it has more to do with Maori TV being persuaded by Sky to withold Maori EPG to justify SKY's own position.




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Reply # 370584 21-Aug-2010 09:34 Send private message

I've not had any response from Maori TV.  Might be time to send a strongly worded letter to the appropriate Minister of Parliament. 

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