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# 1873589 27-Sep-2017 12:03
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If you are on a budget, The Warehouse at Albany have Dish TV T2200 down from $399 to $199 at the moment.


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  # 1873592 27-Sep-2017 12:13
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baldik01:

 

If you are on a budget, The Warehouse at Albany have Dish TV T2200 down from $399 to $199 at the moment.

 

 

Looks like it's nationwide: https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/dishtv-dual-tuner-uhf-myfreeviewplus-recorder-t2200/R1995897.html  Makes me suspicious when their sale price is less than the discount!

 

Hopefully a price war will break out with the Panasonic equivalent.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1873603 27-Sep-2017 12:35
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Looks like www.dishtv.co.nz have them for $179





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  # 1873606 27-Sep-2017 12:42
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Groucho:

 

baldik01:

 

If you are on a budget, The Warehouse at Albany have Dish TV T2200 down from $399 to $199 at the moment.

 

 

Looks like it's nationwide: https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/dishtv-dual-tuner-uhf-myfreeviewplus-recorder-t2200/R1995897.html  Makes me suspicious when their sale price is less than the discount!

 

Hopefully a price war will break out with the Panasonic equivalent.

 

 

The Dish TV T2000 looks like it has a similar spec to the Pannasonic DMR-HWT260GN but does it record in HD? Just caught up on this thread today so have missed the Panasonic Prezzy card offer that expired yesterday but is it worth paying almost double to price for the Panny? Are there any other viable off-the-shelf alternatives?

 

Thanks.


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  # 1873610 27-Sep-2017 12:50
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benz1:

 

The Dish TV T2000 looks like it has a similar spec to the Pannasonic DMR-HWT260GN but does it record in HD? Just caught up on this thread today so have missed the Panasonic Prezzy card offer that expired yesterday but is it worth paying almost double to price for the Panny? Are there any other viable off-the-shelf alternatives?

 

Thanks.

 

 

Welcome.  Yes the Panasonic does HD and you're right the two units are very similarly spec'd BUT the DishTV box is a little underpowered and laggy.  In my reading of it, many have gone with the Panasonic and have said by in large is a good TiVo replacement.  It's not as good in some respects but does other things way better than TiVo did it.  Whether it's worth double the price is up to you.

 

As a side note DishTV claim the RRP on the T2000 is $449! - https://www.dishtv.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=50

 

My parents have bought the DishTV box a few weeks ago and although it does everything it says on the box it does seem quite laggy in comparison to the eight year old TiVo.  I'm most likely going with the Panasonic if I can get it for a good price.


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  # 1873624 27-Sep-2017 13:08
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robfish:

 

Looks like www.dishtv.co.nz have them for $179

 

 

Thats a smaller model 2100


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  # 1873650 27-Sep-2017 14:06
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Don't forget that good progress is being made in keeping the Tivo in play after 31st October. A PROM chip replacement is required and a new software load. If you love your Tivo, don't give up just yet. Much of the work is being done here in NZ. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  # 1873663 27-Sep-2017 14:36
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Don't forget that good progress is being made in keeping the Tivo in play after 31st October. A PROM chip replacement is required and a new software load. If you love your Tivo, don't give up just yet. Much of the work is being done here in NZ. 



Where can we find out more about this option? (Apologies if it's been discussed here, I lost track after the first few hundred posts.)

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  # 1873666 27-Sep-2017 14:46
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Spong:

 

Don't forget that good progress is being made in keeping the Tivo in play after 31st October. A PROM chip replacement is required and a new software load. If you love your Tivo, don't give up just yet. Much of the work is being done here in NZ. 

 



Where can we find out more about this option? (Apologies if it's been discussed here, I lost track after the first few hundred posts.)

 

 

 

This long thread should tell you all you need to know. https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2613609

 

If you go to about page 13 onwards, you'll see things are getting close. I've received a few new PROM chips to mod my Tivo and few friends ones, and the first test software load is close to being available. 

 

An excellent link is Dr Tivo who can send you a new modified PROM. Check his Saving Tivo link.   http://kingey1971.wixsite.com/tivorepairs

 

 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  # 1873881 27-Sep-2017 22:03
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Well, I just bought the dish TV 2200 today from the warehouse for $199 on special.

 

It works fine, np so far, The live pause work ok, it pauses when you hit pause and ff rewinds fine :)

 

It beats the panny live pause hands down ! that one drove me crazy too many screens and too slow to pause.

 

The enhanced EPG is fine as well, takes a sec to load but all epg's do apart from the tivo. Its a weekly epg as well.

 

I setup a couple of series links as well np. Just a matter of clicking on record and series link.

 

I like the media options too. It found my network media server ok and played movies from it fine.

 

This might be a replacement for my tivo yet, or at least one to use while I get the tivo modded.

 

I'll see how it goes over the next couple of days and report back.


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  # 1874055 28-Sep-2017 11:56
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cafeg:

 

Well, I just bought the dish TV 2200 today from the warehouse for $199 on special.

 

It works fine, np so far, The live pause work ok, it pauses when you hit pause and ff rewinds fine :)

 

It beats the panny live pause hands down ! that one drove me crazy too many screens and too slow to pause.

 

The enhanced EPG is fine as well, takes a sec to load but all epg's do apart from the tivo. Its a weekly epg as well.

 

I setup a couple of series links as well np. Just a matter of clicking on record and series link.

 

I like the media options too. It found my network media server ok and played movies from it fine.

 

This might be a replacement for my tivo yet, or at least one to use while I get the tivo modded.

 

I'll see how it goes over the next couple of days and report back.

 

 

If you have both DishTV T2200 and the Panasonic DMR-HWT260 I think we'd all really appreciate your honest feedback comparing the two.  From all the reading I've done the Panny has some issues with pausing live TV but the DishTV who I know two households who have one seems quite laggy.  I am comparing the lag to TiVo which I know isn't a fair comparison.  I haven't seen a Panny running to compare.


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  # 1874090 28-Sep-2017 13:19
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We picked up the Panasonic one yesterday. Definitely feeling peoples feedback about the pause. Slow as hell but it’s stoll usable. Everything else is really quick and easy to use, very parent friendly hahaha. Plus you can stream from your mobile/tablet via the box (ie play recordings and watch live terrestrial tv) which is super helpful. I’ve used a dish STB without the built in HDD which seemed okay. Not as fast or intuitive but usable none the less.

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  # 1874175 28-Sep-2017 15:10
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 I dont have the panny anymore sorry, took it back to the shop for a refund.

 

But remembering back they are both the same speed for doing things.

 

The dish TV you have to make sure the remote is pointed directly at the box which some would think makes it laggy.

 

but if you do that its fast no lag, EPG is slow to load as all freeview ones are, and you can either use the freeview one or their own enhanced EPG or the freeview+ one -  I think the panny does that as well.

 

Compared to the panny the live pause is instant, the panny you have to click all sorts of screen buttons to do this which I hated.

 

The T2200 does something almost the same as the tivo also which I like, If you turn on auto live pause in the settings it records everything automatically on the current channnel for up to 3 hours, so when you push pause, its there instantly. As soon as you change channels it starts doing the same to the other channel. Half like Tivo I guess as Tivo records both channels for 30 mins.

 

The T2200 doesnt have any external programs like Netflix on it though but I have all those on my TV so its ok

 

In summary I like the T2200 better than the panny. I couldn't like the panny, it seemed frustrating especially on pause.

 

 


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  # 1874181 28-Sep-2017 15:15
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The dish TV you have to make sure the remote is pointed directly at the box which some would think makes it laggy.

 

 

You are the only person I've come across who has had both units for direct comparison so thanks for that.  My father made exactly the same comment about the IR being quite sensitive compared to the TiVo remote which could be pointed anywhere and still work.


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  # 1874205 28-Sep-2017 15:24
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The Dish T2200 thread is full of issues, have you checked that thread? Are the various issues all sorted now?


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