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Topic # 71435 10-Nov-2010 11:55 Send private message

This maybe a silly question.
I am thinking of buying the TiVo machine (currently on special $360, one off payment), but hook it up to my Vodafone BB ? Can this be done, or does TiVo and Telecom has a special arrangement, that only Telecom customer can use all the features on the machine. I am interested in the movie - on - demand from Caspa, how much are the movies and TV series ? Once I download them, can I keep them on the machine, or do they magically disappear after a certain period. I understands that with Telecom, there is unmetered usage with downloading from Caspa, so how big are the caspa files ? are they mega big or fairly compact ? Last but not least, can I export the TV programe that I record in the TiVo to computer, then burn them on a DVD to keep ?
Many Thanks in advance !

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  Reply # 402748 10-Nov-2010 12:06 Send private message

The $360 one off price would only be for Telecom customers. from the sounds of it you are on Vodafone. Unless that is just your BB service. otherwise it is $499. Still a good price.

New films are $6.99 [I think] with some old ones at $4.99
TV shows are $1.99 - $2.99 an episode so it would be cheaper to buy the DVD if you are thinking of getting a whole season of a show that has more than 6 episodes.

Not sure of the film size but it is in the GBs and they are deleted a few days after you first start watching them. 3 I think. I have never used the Caspa service except for free stuff and that was only available for 3 or 4 days from first viewing.

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  Reply # 402753 10-Nov-2010 12:11 Send private message

Yes you can use Vodafone BB.

Caspa will now work with other ISP's. Check out http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/guidetodownloads/ for details.

The movies have a time limit in which to start watching them and then a time limit to finish watching them. I think it is a week to start and then 2 days to finish. Again check mytivo.co.nz for more info.

Movies are 1 - 2GB in size.

You need to buy the home networking package to be able to transfer files from and to the Tivo. A extra $129 from mytivo.co.nz.

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  Reply # 402820 10-Nov-2010 13:25 Send private message

I am pretty sure I saw Telecom advertise the TiVo at $449 in a mailbox flyer. Even if you don't use Caspa its a pretty cheap and reliable PVR.

As mentioned you have to be a Telecom customer (which I understand means phone and BB) to get the $360 price

Like others haven't bothered with the downloads yet. I think the time limits vary between movies, for example new releases have shorter timeframes to watch than older movies.

Your other questions have already been answered.




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  Reply # 403044 10-Nov-2010 19:28 Send private message

Yep, was walking past a Telecom shop where they had a poster saying "Save $50, now $449".

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  Reply # 403080 10-Nov-2010 20:26 Send private message

i got the $360 offer in the mail from telecom and i'm only a home line cusomer. the marketing piece suggests that i can get it for a special price because i'm a telecom customer. it doesnt mention that i have to be a telecom phone line *and* broadband customer at all. the $360 can also be paid off as 36 $10 installments on the phone bill which is pretty good really




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  Reply # 403096 10-Nov-2010 20:53 Send private message

You don't actually have to be a Telecom customer to get the $360 price. You just have to know a Telecom customer who will buy it on your behalf.

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  Reply # 406941 19-Nov-2010 22:39 Send private message

File sizes of movies average around 1.5GB

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  Reply # 406964 20-Nov-2010 00:14 Send private message

johcar: File sizes of movies average around 1.5GB


Was that a guess, because you are not even remotely close? 

From my "Now Playing" list

Cinderella Man 10.6GB
The Forgotten 7.08GB
The Brave One 8.2GB 

A half hour HD comedy is nearly 3GB with 10 min over-record.

Where did you get 1.5GB from?

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  Reply # 406976 20-Nov-2010 00:40 Send private message

Kiwi1971:
johcar: File sizes of movies average around 1.5GB


Was that a guess, because you are not even remotely close??

From my "Now Playing" list

Cinderella Man 10.6GB
The Forgotten 7.08GB
The Brave One 8.2GB?

A half hour HD comedy is nearly 3GB with 10 min over-record.

Where did you get 1.5GB from?

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I think he was answering an earlier question about the size of movies downloaded thru CASPA.

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  Reply # 406981 20-Nov-2010 01:01 Send private message

DeroyBoy:
I think he was answering an earlier question about the size of movies downloaded thru CASPA.


Oh right, that makes sense. I forgot the OP was talking about CASPA, I thought it was transfers.

Never mind, nothing to see here

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  Reply # 407005 20-Nov-2010 09:01 Send private message

Thanks DeroyBoy, I was indeed - should have made that a tad clearer.

And yes, kiwi1971, HD content is pretty space hungry. I transferred Chronicles of Riddick (it was transmitted in HD) to my laptop: 12GB!!!!

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  Reply # 410041 26-Nov-2010 20:16 Send private message

You have to be a Telecom Customer (landline at least) to get it at the $360 price!
Caspa is available to anyone that has Broadband but Telecom is the only provider that doesn't meter your downloads,so you download a movie and it doesn't go towards your monthly data cap!

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