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Topic # 147275 14-Jun-2014 12:56
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This is probably a silly question, but I had to ask.

 

1st off here's a good link for some TIVO parts that work in NZ

 

http://www.weaknees.com/australia-new-zealand-tivo.php?gclid=CNCg4-eM-L4CFUsAvAodKncAfA

 

But while I was on that site I noticed a link 

 

http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-dvrs.php

 

That has all the latest TIVO's which look amazing, they can record up to 6 channels at once, BUT they are from the US.

 

My question is there a way using good ole KIWI ingenuity to make them work in NZ? I figured if anyone knew, it would be in this forum.

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  Reply # 1065527 14-Jun-2014 14:01
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The guys who run the site you linked to are possibly the best people to ask.  I would be interested to hear their response.  One of the difficulties that you might come across is that in the US I think the TiVo is a subscription service while in NZ unusually it was a 'pay once' deal.  I'm not sure about how TiVo was charged in the rest of the world.

You could try sending a PM to GZ member DanHybrid.  He won't be able to give you an 'official' answer (i.e. ZERO WARRANTY on his thoughts) but he might be able to give a personal opinion.

I absolutely LOVE our Tivo and bought an unused spare off TM for my cave.

I've heard very good things about some of the latest Panasonic PVRs that also allow booking of recordings online and (the bit that tickles my fancy) allow streaming of recordings to tablets.  I WOULD RATHER HAVE A TIVO product that did this because of the awesome experience I have had so far.




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  Reply # 1065529 14-Jun-2014 14:06
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Nope sorry they won't work.

Different Tuners, different software.



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  Reply # 1065543 14-Jun-2014 14:12
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Is it not possible to take a tuner and software out of an old one and put it in a new one?

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  Reply # 1065548 14-Jun-2014 14:30
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Johnboy1234: Is it not possible to take a tuner and software out of an old one and put it in a new one?

No, it isn't.

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  Reply # 1065582 14-Jun-2014 15:19
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As Dan says. No chance. Nice thought, but not going to happen.

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  Reply # 1065586 14-Jun-2014 15:23
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Dan.  Any  new  TiVos for AU / NZ on the pipeline??




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  Reply # 1065618 14-Jun-2014 16:19
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old3eyes: Dan.  Any  new  TiVos for AU / NZ on the pipeline??


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  Reply # 1065669 14-Jun-2014 18:16
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That's very sad cry

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  Reply # 1065680 14-Jun-2014 18:58
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Indeed  cry

 

In that case TiVo Dan will soon be out of a job  




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  Reply # 1067881 17-Jun-2014 20:52
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 I've heard very good things about some of the latest Panasonic PVRs that also allow booking of recordings online and (the bit that tickles my fancy) allow streaming of recordings to tablets.  I WOULD RATHER HAVE A TIVO product that did this because of the awesome experience I have had so far.


I stream to my Sony tablet and iPhone 4 using one of these Belkins available at JB Hi-Fi (comes with built-in virtual Tivo remote)

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1372781



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  Reply # 1068191 18-Jun-2014 09:53
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Maxcat: I stream to my Sony tablet and iPhone 4 using one of these Belkins available at JB Hi-Fi (comes with built-in virtual Tivo remote)

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1372781


That sounds really interesting.  A quick look at the product page suggests to me it only streams what is currently being displayed (i.e. you can't have the Mrs watching TiVo in the lounge and stream a different TiVo recording using the Belkin device).  Is that correct?  If so that would be useful but not the ultimate solution.




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  Reply # 1068197 18-Jun-2014 10:00
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The solution is a 2nd Tivo.

The Belkin or Slingbox is simply putting your Tivo display wherever you are. My son watches NZ news on the spare dedicated Tivo in Brisbane through the Belkin App on his Android tablet.

As long as Tivo is basically crippled in NZ the only solution we have is a workaround. We'll never see the multi-tuner Tivo or the App or the Tivo Stream device.

Your choice is a Belkin@TV or a Slingbox. Same thing - same outcome - stream around the house and stream around the world but just through a third party device.

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  Reply # 1068275 18-Jun-2014 10:58
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Have you tried Tivo Desktop? You can set it to automatically transcode and upload shows to your mobile device.

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  Reply # 1068293 18-Jun-2014 11:20
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Maxcat: I stream to my Sony tablet and iPhone 4 using one of these Belkins available at JB Hi-Fi (comes with built-in virtual Tivo remote)  http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1372781

The solution is a 2nd Tivo.   The Belkin or Slingbox is simply putting your Tivo display wherever you are.


OK these Belkin boxes are not a cheap solution, but I have a second TiVo in the cave which could easily be coupled with this.  WiFi out there is a bit patchy but I can run a Cat5 cable easily.  Thanks for the tip.

Skolink: Have you tried Tivo Desktop? You can set it to automatically transcode and upload shows to your mobile device.

I have TiVo Desktop - overpriced IMHO but useful for me.  Maximum transcoding resolution is 640x480 if I remember correctly.

Has anyone any suggestions on software to use to stream shows from the TiVo Desktop computer?




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  Reply # 1068312 18-Jun-2014 11:48
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Brand new they are not cheap - but the first Belkin@TV I paid $60 old stock boxed on TradeMe.

These Belkin@TV boxes also record (Slingbox does not).

So stream whatever is on your Tivo and it can then be recorded and stored on PC, tablet or iPhone.

I haven't bothered with Tivo desktop as Belkin or Slingbox fits my needs.


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