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Topic # 93465 22-Nov-2011 09:12 Send private message

I see in the junk mail that arrived this morning that Bond and Bond and Noel Leemings are selling the TiVo at $299. Looks like at last they have broken the shackles of Telecom and we may see more being sold to the great unwashed out there..




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  Reply # 548249 22-Nov-2011 09:18 Send private message

Nothing on their websites yet.




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Reply # 548264 22-Nov-2011 09:43 Send private message

old3eyes: ...and we may see more being sold to the great unwashed out there..


So, I can't buy one then? I foolishly showered again today.

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  Reply # 548277 22-Nov-2011 10:10 Send private message

old3eyes: I see in the junk mail that arrived this morning that Bond and Bond and Noel Leemings are selling the TiVo at $299. Looks like at last they have broken the shackles of Telecom and we may see more being sold to the great unwashed out there..


Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, we don't get circulars (or watch TV ads).

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  Reply # 548279 22-Nov-2011 10:12 Send private message

That's great. Really sad that TiVo stuffed up marketing from the start, with Telecom not helping.

Until today people believe they can only have a TiVo if they have Telecom broadband service *sigh*.





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  Reply # 548287 22-Nov-2011 10:19 Send private message

freitasm: That's great. Really sad that TiVo stuffed up marketing from the start, with Telecom not helping.

Until today people believe they can only have a TiVo if they have Telecom broadband service *sigh*.



Yes lets hope the B&B an NL sales team are better informed than Telecom staff, TiVo doesn't really have a DVD drive.

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  Reply # 548302 22-Nov-2011 10:36 Send private message

What company is driving this though and is there local support?

Last I heard (or this may be Zinwell) they had pulled out of NZ and were 'supporting' via Australia?

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  Reply # 548309 22-Nov-2011 10:45 Send private message

Ohhh! I need another unit. That is an extremely competitive price too!

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  Reply # 548444 22-Nov-2011 14:20 Send private message

old3eyes: I see in the junk mail that arrived this morning that Bond and Bond and Noel Leemings are selling the TiVo at $299. Looks like at last they have broken the shackles of Telecom and we may see more being sold to the great unwashed out there..


And according to a Telecom flyer we got in the mailbox the other day Telecom are giving them away for free if you switch to Telecom from another service provider.
That's probably a quality indicator just like their Thomson modem I've just had to replace with a decent brand due to its instabilty. Second one I've had die on me in 2 years.

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  Reply # 548463 22-Nov-2011 14:41 Send private message

B1GGLZ That's probably a quality indicator just like their Thomson modem I've just had to replace with a decent brand due to its instabilty. Second one I've had die on me in 2 years.


TiVo IMO and IME is far superior product and far more stable platform than the raft of near no-name PVR's available today.  At $299 it's a steal and no other PVR will even come close.  At this price I may even grab TiVo #3 for the sons room.  Awesome Christmas prezzie I reckon.  




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  Reply # 548471 22-Nov-2011 14:56 Send private message

I see all the second hand tivo sellers on trademe now letting out a big sigh and dropping the prices on their Tivo auctions. :)




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  Reply # 548490 22-Nov-2011 15:19 Send private message

Great to see. Although it isn't the best PVR, it is easy to use and I don't think there is anything that matches it at that price point. Hopefully it will mean that there will be some pressure to get prime and maori epg listings on it, which I think is affecting it's uptake.

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  Reply # 548493 22-Nov-2011 15:24 Send private message

Hmm Is this warning new?

http://www.mytivo.co.nz/buyersbeware/





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  Reply # 548501 22-Nov-2011 15:37 Send private message

Oh thats Defiantly new to me... Interesting....
 

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  Reply # 548503 22-Nov-2011 15:40 Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Hmm Is this warning new?

http://www.mytivo.co.nz/buyersbeware/



That is an old warning. But they will need to change that, if they now have more resellers.

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  Reply # 548560 22-Nov-2011 17:30 Send private message

The sign in the Bond & Bond on Queen St advertises it as a Telecom Tivo.




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