Reading the Whirlpool forums on this topic, some enthusiasts look to be working on a way to get the EPG onto these box, by using a mod. But this potentially means that other boxes in other markets could also do this, and those markets maybe paying a monthly subscription. So you have to wonder why Tivo aren't looking at preventing that need, by just providing the EPG. Wouldn't that actually be cheaper for them? It doesnt' look like they want to engage in any conversation with the NZ market, based on the comments on their facebook page. They have posted that there are options, and then pasted a link to the OZ Tivo page which does have an option of another box and voucher, but NZ don't have any options.
It would be interesting to know who owns the customer database once hybrid closes, does this then go back to Tivo?