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Topic # 92554 1-Nov-2011 14:38 Send private message

Hi there,

Thinking of buying a Tivo, could someone confirm if this has to be connected to the modem through ethernet cable all the time or just to receive updates and programming schedules etc?
problem I have is modem is in a different location approx 14 mtrs from where the device will be located.
Is this workable? do not wish to have cable constantly running and or replumbed.

Thanks

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  Reply # 539943 1-Nov-2011 14:46 Send private message

The ethernet cable does not have to be connected all the time, just for EPG (and the occasional software) update. You could plug it in, and use the menus to force a 'daily call' every couple of days. Not a practical solution though.
Wireless network adaptors are available https://shop.mytivo.com.au/online/au/tivo-wireless-adaptor probably at Telecom shop too, which would be my recommendation. Not ideal for transferring shows/movies, but you may not bother with that feature.

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  Reply # 539945 1-Nov-2011 14:50 Send private message

They all include a TIVO wireless adapter, fancy looking one.

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  Reply # 539964 1-Nov-2011 16:35 Send private message

Unless you are downloading shows from Caspa, then just use the included wi-fi adaptor and connect to your home network. It connects every day or so to download the program guide and any updates. Don't even know its there.





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  Reply # 539965 1-Nov-2011 16:39 Send private message

scuwp: Unless you are downloading shows from Caspa, then just use the included wi-fi adaptor and connect to your home network. It connects every day or so to download the program guide and any updates. Don't even know its there.



There aren't too many things on casdpa these days, so I don't think they will end up doing much of that at the moment.

The only thing the OP needs to be aware of with tivo ,is that there are no EPG for prime and maori. Apparently Maori will soon be on it. It can be annoying when recording things on prime, or not actually knowing what programs are on prime.



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  Reply # 539969 1-Nov-2011 16:42 Send private message

Thanks for the details re wireless, was aware of that, on hardwired broadband as cannot get wireless coverage  at present location.
Cheers John

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  Reply # 539981 1-Nov-2011 17:17 Send private message

John47: Thanks for the details re wireless, was aware of that, on hardwired broadband as cannot get wireless coverage? at present location.
Cheers John


No you just need to get a wireless router, which then connects to your hardwired braodband, which will give you wifi. You existing one may already have it, as most now have it built in. You don't need a wireless broadband connection.

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  Reply # 539983 1-Nov-2011 17:27 Send private message

John47

Another translation.

By wireless we mean a wireless modem IN your home, not wireless such as Whoosh, or Mobile Broadband



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  Reply # 540030 1-Nov-2011 19:56 Send private message

ok I'm dumb, thanks for that, have a Linky's which I believe can be used for either.
cheers.

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  Reply # 540033 1-Nov-2011 20:02 Send private message

John47: ok I'm dumb, thanks for that, have a Linky's which I believe can be used for either.
cheers.


Didn't mean it like that John. I'm in the industry, and wireless carries too many meanings unfortunately. Even my long passed away Nana used to tell me about listening to the wireless! (Thats an old radio)

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  Reply # 540088 1-Nov-2011 21:43 Send private message

John. Tivo is an out dated over price peice of door stopper that wont last.
Either their hard drives go or you have problems with the sound or picture going off
There is NO SUPPORT in new zealand and hybrid take days to get back to you.

Telecom are winding down their sales, and will be selling sky


Have you though about a freeview hard drive recorder??

As for the casper there is harly any thing on there worth watching to pay for 

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  Reply # 540331 2-Nov-2011 13:56 Send private message

aaron11: Have you though about a freeview hard drive recorder??

TiVo is a Freeview hard drive recorder. It simply has an enhanced EPG rather than the over-the-air EPG.

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