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Topic # 72189 22-Nov-2010 14:33 Send private message

Hi, I read that the 14-day EPG for TiVo users is essentially sent to the unit via the internet.

What happens if the TiVo is not connecetd to the internet, is there another version of the EPG displayed similar to other PVR units?

Thanks,

R.

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  Reply # 407756 22-Nov-2010 15:57 Send private message

No, TiVo can only get EPG data from the internet, it does not receive the same type of EPG as broadcast on Freeview.
TiVo has to be connected to the internet.

Cheers,
Joseph. 

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  Reply # 407770 22-Nov-2010 16:17 Send private message

Yep, it's the same with Sony's new official PlayTV add on for the PS3.  Both PlayTV and TIVO require you to have the unit connected to the internet.  Neither show have the support of all TV channels though, with both apparently having very limited data for some channels in their EPGs.

If you have the internet though, TIVO is the best value buy for a twin tuner unit with hard drive at the moment if you are prepared to live with the EPG issues.



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  Reply # 407777 22-Nov-2010 16:32 Send private message

Thanks guys.

R.

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  Reply # 407810 22-Nov-2010 18:32 Send private message

You need to connect to Internet regularly to keep your EPG fresh...  I found out about this the hard way when my TiVo and Thompson router apparently had a long-running argument the other month...

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