Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Riggleby

88 posts

Master Geek


#208847 2-Mar-2017 03:41
Send private message

Important service announcement: TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017

 

We are sad to report that we have reached the end of our TiVo license and the TiVo Service is coming to an end in New Zealand on 31 October 2017.

 

The TiVo Service is what delivers electronic programming guide data to your TiVo device each day, so without it, there will be no electronic programming guide and TiVo recording features such as Season Pass and WishList will stop working. For more information on what will and will not work after 31 October see “What does this mean for you and your TiVo after 31 October?”. Your TiVo device will have extremely limited functionality and we discourage customers from using it after 31 October.

 

We are glad that when the time comes, you will have been able to enjoy your TiVo device for at least 5 years. We are sure you will find plenty of home entertainment alternatives out there, and are contacting you now to make sure you have plenty of time to upgrade your technology by 31 October 2017 and to help make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.

 

Please think of the environment and dispose of your TiVo device at your local e-cycling facility.

 

For further information on the end of the TiVo Service, please visit www.mytivo.co.nz

 

We wish you all the best and thank you for your support over the years.

 

Just had this come through to me via e-mail... Have had this unit since launch day in 2009, so is going to be weird switching to something else. Anyone got suggestions for an alternative? I've got zero clue on what is out there in the market since I've had this for so long.

 

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ... | 68
GeekGuy
540 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1728586 2-Mar-2017 04:01
Send private message

... while in Oz they get a $100 discount of the RRP for a Fetch TV device.


Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Trend Micro provides enhanced protection against viruses, malware, ransomware and spyware and more for your connected devices.
DjShadow
3852 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted

  #1728587 2-Mar-2017 04:02
Send private message

Maybe something like this? http://www.panasonic.com/nz/consumer/tvs-home-theatre-and-audio/blu-ray-dvd/blu-ray-recorders/dmr-bwt760.html

 

Only records freeview but can play Netflix through it


hebegb
75 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #1728588 2-Mar-2017 05:28
Send private message

I have 2 to replace. Its will be hard to find something as good, I fear. Must be something out there after all these years.




They see me rollin, they hatin!



dickytim
2514 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1728590 2-Mar-2017 06:07
Send private message

Well that seals it then, I am going to have to upgrade my TV card to a 4 channel.

 

A bit gutted really as I love the Tivo, it does everything I want and is easy enough for someone non-techy to use.

 

It is a real shame it didn't fly.


BarTender
3419 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1728591 2-Mar-2017 06:07
Send private message

I wonder if they would support or tolerate a community edition hack? Much like the TiVo 1.




and


johcar
103 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #1728593 2-Mar-2017 06:26
Send private message

Can anyone advise whether MagicTV is a suitable replacement for my much loved TiVo? On paper, the specs and features seem to match the TiVo....

scuwp
3581 posts

Uber Geek


  #1728596 2-Mar-2017 06:52
Send private message

Better put mine on TM fast before this gets out!

But seriously the writing has been on the wall for some time. It's been a good run for a decent electronic box. Shame there's not a hack to get the regular EPG. A lot of content is now on-line so have been wondering if a recorder is even necessary now, but we do use the time shift regularly so probably look at a Panasonic box. Too many I know have had issues with Magic and Dish options.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman





peng1nz
25 posts

Geek


  #1728598 2-Mar-2017 06:59
Send private message

That is disappointing. We have two Tivo boxes networked and it has been a great entertainment system.

 

Does anyone know if it will be possible to re-use the Tivo hardware with some alternative software?  With a Broadcom CPU, twin tuners, HDD and ethernet there must be something that can be done?  Unless Tivo have somehow locked down the system?


Stu

Stu
Hammered
6623 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1728607 2-Mar-2017 07:28
Send private message

I guess we're going to have to start replacing ours in the very near future, rather than waiting until later. It's going to take a while to replace the four TiVo boxes here!




It’s not that I’m agoraphobic, it’s just not safe to go out anymore.

 

Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

Referral Links: Sharesies Backblaze 

 

 


tripp
3671 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1728609 2-Mar-2017 07:38
Send private message

scuwp: Better put mine on TM fast before this gets out!

But seriously the writing has been on the wall for some time. It's been a good run for a decent electronic box. Shame there's not a hack to get the regular EPG. A lot of content is now on-line so have been wondering if a recorder is even necessary now, but we do use the time shift regularly so probably look at a Panasonic box. Too many I know have had issues with Magic and Dish options.

 

 

 

I really hope you are joking about putting it on trademe "before it gets out" what a cr***y thing to do.


surfisup1000
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #1728610 2-Mar-2017 07:42
Send private message

hebegb: I have 2 to replace. Its will be hard to find something as good, I fear. Must be something out there after all these years.

 

Only the mysky has the required epg data feed which allows all the great features. 

 

This is terrible news. 

 

 


minimoke
749 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1728611 2-Mar-2017 07:43
Send private message

Well, Im in mourning. 2 Tivos here and I have really enjoyed them. I cant imagine going back to the old days of having to manually programme in a recording.


surfisup1000
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #1728612 2-Mar-2017 07:43
Send private message

tripp:

 

 

 

I really hope you are joking about putting it on trademe "before it gets out" what a cr***y thing to do.

 

 

The 'but seriously' part gives it away don't you think haha.

 

 


tdgeek
26459 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1728614 2-Mar-2017 07:46
Send private message

minimoke:

 

Well, Im in mourning. 2 Tivos here and I have really enjoyed them. I cant imagine going back to the old days of having to manually programme in a recording.

 

 

My wife loves it, but a modern FV recorder is the same, especially with FV Plus is a great step ahead. I hate the Tivo Ui colours. Garrish


surfisup1000
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #1728615 2-Mar-2017 07:48
Send private message

johcar: Can anyone advise whether MagicTV is a suitable replacement for my much loved TiVo? On paper, the specs and features seem to match the TiVo....

 

Given the lack of an external epg feed, i don't see that it can be as good. 

 

The over the air epg feed seems inadequate to provide the tivo / mysky type functionality. 


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ... | 68
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48


NCR Delivers Services to Run Bank of New Zealand ATM Network
Posted 30-Jul-2022 11:06


New HP Portfolio Supports New Era of Hybrid Work
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:14


Harman Kardon Launches Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:10


Nanogirl Labs Launches Creator Project
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:05


Marvel Snap Launches as an Action Collectible Card Game
Posted 26-Jul-2022 17:46


Jabra Talk 65 Review
Posted 26-Jul-2022 17:31


Huawei Watch D Review
Posted 26-Jul-2022 17:26


Huawei Introduces Watch Fit 2
Posted 14-Jul-2022 17:06









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac