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Reply # 587145 26-Feb-2012 23:32 Send private message

As I said purchased it today (DOA), will take it back tomorrow, so if it isn't swapped over immeditately there will be trouble ...

I can't see how you can sell equipment that is plain dead.

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  Reply # 587146 26-Feb-2012 23:38 Send private message

robbyV: As I said purchased it today (DOA), will take it back tomorrow, so if it isn't swapped over immeditately there will be trouble ...

I can't see how you can sell equipment that is plain dead.


You would think so yes...but if it was an iphone purchased from telecom, they have to send it away first to be tested, even if it is DOA. So for some things, companies won't swap a DOA device on the spot. But with the tivo, you should be fine if they have stock in, also depends on the staff member you are dealing with, as some don't have a clue.

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  Reply # 588455 29-Feb-2012 17:55 Send private message

Damn missed the $199 sale for the second time!
Not advertised in brochures or on pricespy making it harder

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  Reply # 588491 29-Feb-2012 19:18 Send private message

Gemini: Damn missed the $199 sale for the second time!
Not advertised in brochures or on pricespy making it harder


Subscribe to this thread. Next time it happens, most likely someone will mention it here.  
 

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  Reply # 588496 29-Feb-2012 19:24 Send private message

I think it might have been the 3rd time they've been on special

They must be trying to get rid of them, must be a good chance they'll be on sale again

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  Reply # 588581 29-Feb-2012 21:55 Send private message

nathan: I think it might have been the 3rd time they've been on special
They must be trying to get rid of them, must be a good chance they'll be on sale again


When Dad bought his in Dunedin at B+B the last time they were on special, the pile of TiVos had other appliances stacked on top on display. The guy wasn't enthusiastic about selling one. I'd be surprised if they restocked once this lot are gone.

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  Reply # 588590 29-Feb-2012 22:03 Send private message

Skolink:
nathan: I think it might have been the 3rd time they've been on special
They must be trying to get rid of them, must be a good chance they'll be on sale again


When Dad bought his in Dunedin at B+B the last time they were on special, the pile of TiVos had other appliances stacked on top on display. The guy wasn't enthusiastic about selling one. I'd be surprised if they restocked once this lot are gone.


They are on special so the sales guys commission will be bugger all so no wonder they aren't enthusiastic.



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  Reply # 588600 29-Feb-2012 22:15 Send private message

New model is coming out I believe, so getting rid of old stock. I am guessing these were all the units Telecom couldn't sell.




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  Reply # 588602 29-Feb-2012 22:16 Send private message

scuwp: New model is coming out I believe, so getting rid of old stock. I am guessing these were all the units Telecom couldn't sell.


I am sure the new ones though won't be $199

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  Reply # 588605 29-Feb-2012 22:26 Send private message

mattwnz:
scuwp: New model is coming out I believe, so getting rid of old stock.


I am sure the new ones though won't be $199


Yeah regardless of what's coming, at $199 the price is right.  There will always be something else coming, but right now there's nothing else that can touch it at this price.

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  Reply # 589122 1-Mar-2012 23:35 Send private message

I fired mine up tonight for the first time, just in case it was dead but it all went through fine.

It's quite a convoluted setup process, in that you have to register online and that account doesn't get formalised until after some time (meaning some features of the unit don't work straight away). There are quite a few steps to go through, and quite a lot of information you're required to hand over.

The main thing that struct me is how professional the literature is. Everything is very nicely packaged and you get the wifi usb dongle as well. Having had lots of budget devices, and some that were freeview approved too, it was quite refreshing to have everything packaged so well.

Sure is ugly though! Fan is quiet but it looks like it's actually a VCR. Made in Mexico, Nov 2009, so that's kinda getting on a bit. With a web scheduling facility this is all looking very good for $200!

I just need to work out how to best configure the harmony remote for this, given getting to the 'standby' section is a bit long winded through the menu system. Or do I just opt to not even bother given nothing really changes in standby mode?!

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  Reply # 589138 1-Mar-2012 23:55 Send private message

No real benefit in putting it into standby. Just leave it running as you would with MySky. 

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  Reply # 589141 2-Mar-2012 00:12 Send private message

Jaxson: I fired mine up tonight for the first time, just in case it was dead but it all went through fine.

It's quite a convoluted setup process, in that you have to register online and that account doesn't get formalised until after some time (meaning some features of the unit don't work straight away). There are quite a few steps to go through, and quite a lot of information you're required to hand over.

The main thing that struct me is how professional the literature is. Everything is very nicely packaged and you get the wifi usb dongle as well. Having had lots of budget devices, and some that were freeview approved too, it was quite refreshing to have everything packaged so well.

Sure is ugly though! Fan is quiet but it looks like it's actually a VCR. Made in Mexico, Nov 2009, so that's kinda getting on a bit. With a web scheduling facility this is all looking very good for $200!

I just need to work out how to best configure the harmony remote for this, given getting to the 'standby' section is a bit long winded through the menu system. Or do I just opt to not even bother given nothing really changes in standby mode?!


I don't think it is that ugly, it is sort of a small pc anyway. It is better looking than 80% of PC cases on the market.. It is well built, and looks nice in a dark cabinet with the lights on.

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  Reply # 589169 2-Mar-2012 07:51 Send private message

I don;t think it's ugly. As I said on Twitter to someone who don't agree with this thread, it's functional, comes with a web scheduling tool, mobile web site for remote management. No other DVR has this - and not at this price.




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  Reply # 589200 2-Mar-2012 09:10 Send private message

freitasm:  it's functional, comes with a web scheduling tool, mobile web site for remote management. No other DVR has this - and not at this price.


Not disagreeing with you in any way. 

It's just a comparatively big unit for this sort of thing.  Ugly is maybe a stretch, just that's the comments friends have made.  It's similar in style to a VCR, as contrasted to say the Magic TV box, which is a bit smaller with rounded edges etc.  

Lets not get hung up on that one aspect though.  Everything else I think is honestly stunning for the price.  You get a wifi adaptor included, a web tool and a bespoke remote rather than some generic unit that appears with every bog standard satellite unit or a dvd player from the supermarket etc.  I like the info it displays on the front too and how it is capable of supplying the native broadcast resolution to the TV as well if you desire etc.   

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