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Topic # 92081 26-Oct-2011 10:01 Send private message

IM NOT GOIN TO MISS YOU TIVO. you have been replaced 3 times and nearly drove me around the bend
now your channel line up is broken and hybrid tv can't fix you until january. SO

I've got a refund for all my payments for a year and half and got sky

HALF PRICE FOR !2 months !!!!!

Ohhhh only thing i will miss is sending the avi files to the tivo from the pc

I can still do that in my bedroom thou as someone kindy gave me their tivo unit
so by tivo... 

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  Reply # 537609 26-Oct-2011 10:13 Send private message

I, in contrast have had no issues whatsoever since launch, apart from intermittant picture loss for a while that I traced to a surge protector aerial connection.

Used to put avi files onto it early on but later used a PS3 then a dedicated media player that did a much better job.

The only thing I would replace it with now would be a Telstra Freeview-only T-Box. Although I would miss the TiVo suggestions.
Having had Sky for a year or so through Telstra previously, for me it really is just loads more channels of cr*p I don't need to watch. I would just end up watching for the sake of watching.

Currently with TiVo and the net, I only watch things I plan to watch [suggestions aside] rather than getting stuck in the trap of flicking through dozens of channels looking for something to watch and trying to get my money's worth by watching National Geographic or the History Channel for hours on end at the weekend.
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  Reply # 537629 26-Oct-2011 10:30 Send private message

Yeah I've also had a great run with Tivo. No channel issues at all. The only annoyance being the lack of EPG for Prime - WAF not good.

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  Reply # 537654 26-Oct-2011 11:17 Send private message

aaron11: IM NOT GOIN TO MISS YOU TIVO. you have been replaced 3 times and nearly drove me around the bend
now your channel line up is broken and hybrid tv can't fix you until january. SO

I've got a refund for all my payments for a year and half and got sky

HALF PRICE FOR !2 months !!!!!

Ohhhh only thing i will miss is sending the avi files to the tivo from the pc

I can still do that in my bedroom thou as someone kindy gave me their tivo unit
so by tivo... 


Sky is 44% owned by Rupert Murdoch who - arguably - is responsible (through his war-mongering media outlets) for more deaths than Osama Bin Laden....and who has seriously damaged media, media credibility, politics and political life and public awareness everywhere his media operate.

Fox News anyone? The (UK) Sun?  He turns merely ignorant people into functionally stupid people - for profit. 

I don't knowingly give him any money.




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Reply # 537668 26-Oct-2011 11:55 Send private message

Well tivo is an over priced piece of junk fit for a door stopper

Did have good features thou.. nevermind i still got the free one in my room i was given and hopefully i can keep my home networking package and use that in the room with the second tivo

cant wait for all the docos on tivo

Tivo has gone bust here so dunno what will happen with it later 

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  Reply # 537687 26-Oct-2011 12:52 Send private message

aaron11: Well tivo is an over priced piece of junk fit for a door stopper

Did have good features thou.. nevermind i still got the free one in my room i was given and hopefully i can keep my home networking package and use that in the room with the second tivo

cant wait for all the docos on tivo

Tivo has gone bust here so dunno what will happen with it later 


What do you mean gone bust?  Mine is working just fine thanks.  Far better that the no-name brands, at a great price, and I don't need to shell out $$$ every month for old repeated rubbish.  




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  Reply # 537690 26-Oct-2011 12:58 Send private message

Gone bust as in telecom will no longer be selling them
for the price they are very over rated I think and i dont mind paying 5.50 a week for sky with all the repeats tv is rubbish here !!!!
 

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  Reply # 537695 26-Oct-2011 13:06 Send private message

aaron11: IM NOT GOIN TO MISS YOU TIVO. you have been replaced 3 times and nearly drove me around the bend
now your channel line up is broken and hybrid tv can't fix you until january.

It is a shame Hybrid did such a bad job modifying the S3 TiVoHD for DVB-T in Aus/NZ. TiVo is by far the best PVR - when it works. I live in hope that one day the bugs will all be fixed - starting with same channel back-to-back programs tying up both tuners! Perhaps I should get off my butt and hack it so I can install EndPadPlus.

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  Reply # 537696 26-Oct-2011 13:08 Send private message

aaron11: Gone bust as in telecom will no longer be selling them ?


Where did you hear that rumor??

http://www.telecom.co.nz/tv




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  Reply # 537702 26-Oct-2011 13:18 Send private message

Skolink: TiVo is by far the best PVR - when it works.


completely disagree with this, i owned a tivo for 3 months.  the interface was completely rubbish and ugly as sin, made mysky hdi look good. out of the following pvrs i have used
- WMC7
- WMC 2005
- MediaPortal
- GBPVR
- NextPVR
- MythTV
- SageTV
- Eye TV
- For the Record + XBMC
- TIVO
- MySky HDi
 
the best looking interface: WMC7 or XBMC
the easiest to use (for average user): WMC7
the most reliable: gbpvr/nextpvr
the easiest to setup would: WMC7 (mysky requires not setup, so err that might be easiest)
most feature rich: XBMC or MediaPortal

sure tivo is pretty easy to use, but i wouldnt say the easiest, the menus are pretty clunky.  setup isnt that bad, but wmc7 has a pretty sweet wizard setup.   so tivo is a good pvr, but dont agree with best, not even in the top 5 (well not the NZ version)

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  Reply # 537718 26-Oct-2011 13:31 Send private message

A lot probably comes down to personal preference - I thought XBMC was ugly as and unintuitive...

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  Reply # 537723 26-Oct-2011 13:38 Send private message

allan: A lot probably comes down to personal preference - I thought XBMC was ugly as and unintuitive...

yeah but when? xbmc has changed a lot over the years.  now days its pretty good, can do everything with a remote and no config files or windows config app.   mediaportal and wmc7 are pretty intuitive due to the MCE remote, push "recordings" and you get your recordings, same with "guide", "live tv" and the green button takes you to the home/main menu.  xbmc doesnt have those featurs (other than home) so that could be a factor.  but MP needs a config app, WMC7 doesnt which is nice.

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  Reply # 537772 26-Oct-2011 15:03 Send private message

Thanks for the list Reven, I have always assumed PC based solutions would have a very low WAF, and so have not investigated for a few years. I admit I forgive the TiVoHD some of its faults knowing how good it should be (since we also have a Series 1 TiVo). There is still the issue of cost, size, noise, and power consumption of a PC based solution.
That reminds me, I must update XBMC on the XBox...although I have discovered it cannot handle Full HD video...(and the TiVoHD media player functionality is a hassle).
TiVo has the sexiest remote though (or am I wrong on that too?).

I realise we are getting off topic but...would a PC based solution completely combine the functionality of my XBMC XBox, TiVoHD, Analoge TiVo (with Prime EPG), Dreambox (with 'educational' addons), and laptop with Skype? I want to mount the TV on the wall, but the prospect of running so many cables puts me off.

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  Reply # 537774 26-Oct-2011 15:04 Send private message

aaron11: Gone bust as in telecom will no longer be selling them
for the price they are very over rated I think and i dont mind paying 5.50 a week for sky with all the repeats tv is rubbish here !!!!
?


Don't know where you got that information from as they are clearly advertised on the telecom website.

Tivo is great, and far better value than sky, as there is no ongoing fees, and you can copy to a PC to watch. The only thing you don't get is sport.

I noticed the OP did title this bye bye tivo, but they are still going to use one in their bedroom, so it is not really 'bye bye'.

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  Reply # 537777 26-Oct-2011 15:08 Send private message

reven:
Skolink: TiVo is by far the best PVR -?when it works.


completely disagree with this, i owned a tivo for 3 months. ?the interface was completely rubbish and ugly as sin, made mysky hdi look good. out of the following pvrs i have used
- WMC7
- WMC 2005
- MediaPortal
- GBPVR
- NextPVR
- MythTV
- SageTV
- Eye TV
- For the Record + XBMC
- TIVO
- MySky HDi
?
the best looking interface: WMC7 or XBMC
the easiest to use (for average user): WMC7
the most reliable: gbpvr/nextpvr
the easiest to setup would: WMC7 (mysky requires not setup, so err that might be easiest)
most feature rich: XBMC or MediaPortal

sure tivo is pretty easy to use, but i wouldnt say the easiest, the menus are pretty clunky. ?setup isnt that bad, but wmc7 has a pretty sweet wizard setup. ? so tivo is a good pvr, but dont agree with best, not even in the top 5 (well not the NZ version)


I think they were meaning standalone PVR boxes, rather than media PCs. I agree that the tivo interface isn't the most pretty or feature rich, but it does what it does reasonably well, and for the price at the time when they were discounted to $380, they were great value. It is also not as laggy as other PVRs I have seen.

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  Reply # 537784 26-Oct-2011 15:27 Send private message

aaron11: Well tivo is an over priced piece of junk fit for a door stopper



I wouldn't say $349 was over priced.

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