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  # 1767737 20-Apr-2017 09:43
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DMCM:

 

Also Tivo caches the guide, 2 weeks at a time, so is faster that other set top boxes when navigating through it (so I've been told - I only ever used a Tivo).

 

 

Thought it was only 8 days now..





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# 1767748 20-Apr-2017 09:55
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DMCM:

 

Also Tivo caches the guide, 2 weeks at a time, so is faster that other set top boxes when navigating through it (so I've been told - I only ever used a Tivo).

 

 

Thought it was only 8 days now..

 

 

 

 

Really?  I hadn't noticed.  Still wiping the tears from my eyes... cry


 
 
 
 


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  # 1767791 20-Apr-2017 11:02
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tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:
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allan:

 

 

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dont follow you. From what I gather, whats the difference between my Tivo and my Panny Freeview recorder??

 

 

 

Tivo has a grid UI, Panny doesnt. Tivo has thumbs up/down, who cares, no one uses it. To me, the grid UI is what we all want. Thats all. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bought a Panasonic BWT 760 a couple of weeks ago while on special at Harvey Norman. It has a grid UI for guide info, setting up recording etc. Has a few idiosyncrasies and not as intuitive as the Tivo, but overall it's not bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you give a pic of the grid UI?  Or @MikeB4 ?  No luck on the black screen issue?

 



@tdgeek I surrendered with the Panasonic paper weight, I negotiated a refund from Harvey Norman/ Panasonic on the grounds that the device was not durable or free from fault.

 

Good to hear Mike. Did it have a grid UI as the poster above says?  I gather that the main issue for the Tivo lovers is that Freeview devices dont have a grid UI so I was surprised by allan post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

@tdgeek The UI is much the same as the Panasonic DVD players and TV's. Simple main page which is from memory a 3 x 3 box arrangement with sub menus off that. The EPG is probably better than I have seen on TiVo, Sky, Freeview (anything is better than that) Vodafones T Box

 

and Igloo. It is fast and simple to use. The UI and EPG weren't the problem it was how the device worked and didn't work that was the issue. If you get a unit with out issue you get a good unit.

 

If I can offer some advice that will really improve the unit that is turn off FreeView Plus, that system is terrible and makes the system struggle. It can be turned off in settings.





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  # 1767798 20-Apr-2017 11:19
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old3eyes:

 

DMCM:

 

Also Tivo caches the guide, 2 weeks at a time, so is faster that other set top boxes when navigating through it (so I've been told - I only ever used a Tivo).

 

 

Thought it was only 8 days now..

 

 

 

 

8 days?? Since when? Just checked now and mine still gives 14 days for most channels (Prime only 8-9 days).


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  # 1767803 20-Apr-2017 11:28
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old3eyes:

 

DMCM:

 

Also Tivo caches the guide, 2 weeks at a time, so is faster that other set top boxes when navigating through it (so I've been told - I only ever used a Tivo).

 

 

Thought it was only 8 days now..

 

 

 

 

8 days?? Since when? Just checked now and mine still gives 14 days for most channels (Prime only 8-9 days).

 

 

Yes you're correct. With the exception of Maori and Prime  it is 14 days   though I'm sure about a year or two ago it went down to 8 days..





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mattwnz: ... Tivo facebook page, which has just referred people back to the tivo NZ webpage announcement. 

 

 

 

Ta... ya, I've been following that and knocking it with #TiVoKillingTiVos when it pops up. 





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old3eyes:

 

 

 

Yes you're correct. With the exception of Maori and Prime  it is 14 days   though I'm sure about a year or two ago it went down to 8 days..

 

 

TVNZ channels definitely have 14 days, Mediaworks channels can be a day or two short but Maori, Prime and Al Jazeera etc... are only 8 days or thereabouts.

 

Fun fact, on the strength of a positive review of Screaming Reels (send up of fishing shows with Leigh Hart and Jason Hoyte) I went to set it to record via the online Genie.  Turns out TVNZ Duke doesn't exist at all in the online EPG.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1768050 20-Apr-2017 18:15
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allan:

 

Bought a Panasonic BWT 760 a couple of weeks ago while on special at Harvey Norman. It has a grid UI for guide info, setting up recording etc. Has a few idiosyncrasies and not as intuitive as the Tivo, but overall it's not bad.

 

 

tdgeek:

 

Can you give a pic of the grid UI?  Or @MikeB4 ?  No luck on the black screen issue?

 

 

Couple of pics from the Panasonic BWT 760. Grid display from first press of the Guide button on the remote

 

 

and then a per channel view on the second press. Channels tabbed along the top in that view.

 

 

 


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  # 1768051 20-Apr-2017 18:17
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Does the EPG let you filter out things such as movies? That was one of the useful things I found with the tivo, as well as the tivo genie.


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  # 1768052 20-Apr-2017 18:29
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Does the EPG let you filter out things such as movies? That was one of the useful things I found with the tivo, as well as the tivo genie.

 

 

I haven't tried it yet, but there is keyword searching available and in addition to keywords, one of the options is "Programme Type" which has as one of the items "Movie/Drama", so I'm expecting that is a yes. I never used that option on the Tivo, so I can't really say whether it looks better or worse.

 

Online manual for Panasonic BWT 760.


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  # 1768098 20-Apr-2017 19:50
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@allan cheers for that. I thought the grid UI was only Tivo or Sky. The 760 has a black screen issue, have you seen that?


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  # 1768102 20-Apr-2017 20:05
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@allan cheers for that. I thought the grid UI was only Tivo or Sky. The 760 has a black screen issue, have you seen that?

 

 

Not yet thankfully.


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  # 1771293 27-Apr-2017 14:42
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Sorry if it's been mentioned previously already, but what about the Magic TV boxes? How are they coping up?





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This thread has gone scarily quiet!   Time is ticking down....


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DMCM: This thread has gone scarily quiet!   Time is ticking down.... 

 

I'm just enjoying my TiVo while it lasts, and will look at and test a few options in late August or early September.  Likely something home spun using a HD HomeRun or similar and a fanless HTPC.  The WAF must be very high, and the ability to rewind live TV is a must, according to SWIMBO.

 

I have heard of people throwing away perfectly good TiVo's already.





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