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Ultimate Geek


  # 1923620 22-Dec-2017 11:26
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Riddle me this Tivofiles...

 

I am heading to the beach with no internet.

 

I do have a Tivo that will come for the ride..pausing live TV and recording manually will still work.

 

BUT..if I took the Tivo WiFi with me and linked it to the mobile phone to download data..what would the download do to my phone.

 

I use it mainly for receiving not placing calls so there is mobile data to spare..

 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1923629 22-Dec-2017 11:41
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Maxcat:

 

Riddle me this Tivofiles...

 

I am heading to the beach with no internet.

 

I do have a Tivo that will come for the ride..pausing live TV and recording manually will still work.

 

BUT..if I took the Tivo WiFi with me and linked it to the mobile phone to download data..what would the download do to my phone.

 

I use it mainly for receiving not placing calls so there is mobile data to spare..

 

 

 

 

 

 

It uses bugger all data.  This is how my Tivo worked for the first 6-8 months when I had no internet at home (many, many years ago)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1923634 22-Dec-2017 11:55
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The bugger all data I seem to recall is only 1-2MB/day.  Again going back quite some time I remember we were away for a few days when technically no data was being used at home and found in our ISP's daily logging over that time was around that which also included other devices also polling the net.

 

The only rider to that is if there's an OS update or patch released it'll obviously spike traffic used of an unknown quantity.


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  # 1923671 22-Dec-2017 13:17
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The EPG data already loaded means TiVo will last 6-7 days without Internet before it starts complaining, unlike most people these days

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  # 1924242 23-Dec-2017 19:57
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sweet308:
Spong:

 

Latest OzTivo stats from Thurs 21st December. Aussie being left behind in our dust :-)

 

 

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1226 units seen (+16 since yesterday), 1037 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 601 TSN's seen (+0.7% in 24hrs), 515 active (No change) in the last 7 days
> NZ 618 TSN's seen (+1.8% in 24hrs), 517 active (+1.4%) in the last 7 days

 



I'm kind of curious to know what the 7 units are that don't count as either an AU or NZ TSN.

 

 

 

Here's the answer as provided by the Kiwi Geek who wrote the stats program.

 

"These units will not be setup completely yet: the NZ and AU stats count only the active 006/007 headends. There is a period where this occurs (ie unit has contacted emulator, but has not gone through the entire setup process)"





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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  # 1925315 26-Dec-2017 13:33
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What a shame the Australians were offered a discount to the Fetch Box if they traded in their tivos.  Going by the stats of tivos modded in Australia it appears a huge number of tivo owners must've taken up that offer.  I wonder what happen to all those perfectly good tivos that were traded in.  Talk about a throw away society we are forced to live in today.  I still have my Technics Stereo Unit with the tuner AMP, tape deck, record player and is in perfect working condition.  My Gentle Annie washing machine lasted over 20yrs, still have some kitchen appliances that are hitting 30yrs.  I suppose that nearly everything is manufactured in China and using the cheapest materials possible is what we are expected to get now. 


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Master Geek


  # 1925488 26-Dec-2017 19:32
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Perhaps Kiwis are more DIY types. Remember the Mitre10 advertisement, "Mate you're dreamin'".


 
 
 
 


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  # 1925508 26-Dec-2017 20:14
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Today i just bought a new 65" Samsung TV.

 

The Tivo still puts out as good or better picture than the TV's freeveiw HD channels when connected to the same Terrestrial Antenna!

 

I thought i would start to notice a difference with that size screen, and Tivo being older tech now...


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1925561 27-Dec-2017 02:29
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tussockcreek:

 

Today i just bought a new 65" Samsung TV.

 

The Tivo still puts out as good or better picture than the TV's freeveiw HD channels when connected to the same Terrestrial Antenna!

 

I thought i would start to notice a difference with that size screen, and Tivo being older tech now...

 

 

Why would you expect any difference in the picture?  It is a digital signal - it should display the same no matter what equipment you use, unless you delierately tell it to alter the picture from what was transmitted.


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  # 1925571 27-Dec-2017 07:44
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Because of upscaling of non HD stuff.


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  # 1925584 27-Dec-2017 08:52
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tussockcreek:

 

Because of upscaling of non HD stuff.

 

 

 

 

THREE/TVNZ do this themselves in the broadcast.  It's not done by the TiVo.





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  # 1925631 27-Dec-2017 11:05
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Ah, thought tivo did it like my other Satellite UltraPlus.

 

 

 

But then why do some channels/programs advertise as HD and others do not?


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  # 1928206 2-Jan-2018 21:30
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Hi All
I have read this thread with great interest. It seems that my TIVO can perhaps be re-animated with some replacement chips to give it the previous EPG and other capabilities it had before service was cut. Is that correct? If so, I would very much appreciate my unit being modified to be able to do that. How do I go about getting this done - happy to pay a reasonable cost to do this. I am in Auckland by by the way.

I have a T2200, but its certainly no TIVO.

Thanks in advance.


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  # 1928209 2-Jan-2018 21:43
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Steve66: Hi All
I have read this thread with great interest. It seems that my TIVO can perhaps be re-animated with some replacement chips to give it the previous EPG and other capabilities it had before service was cut. Is that correct? If so, I would very much appreciate my unit being modified to be able to do that. How do I go about getting this done - happy to pay a reasonable cost to do this. I am in Auckland by by the way.

I have a T2200, but its certainly no TIVO.

Thanks in advance.



There is another thread with a list of providers who are doing the upgrades

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  # 1928210 2-Jan-2018 21:44
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Steve66: Hi All
I have read this thread with great interest. It seems that my TIVO can perhaps be re-animated with some replacement chips to give it the previous EPG and other capabilities it had before service was cut. Is that correct? If so, I would very much appreciate my unit being modified to be able to do that. How do I go about getting this done - happy to pay a reasonable cost to do this. I am in Auckland by by the way.

I have a T2200, but its certainly no TIVO.

Thanks in advance.

 

I'm in Auckland on the North Shore and have modified 160+ Tivos for very happy owners so far, having been involved with this from the beginning. I'm also in daily contact with the developers, helping with testing and minor fixes to the guide data. Currently I can give a 1-2 day turnaround and provide a full service including hard disk upgrades etc. 

 

There's also a  thread here with a list of NZ modders. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=225648

 

I've also just sent you a PM with full details. I know what you mean about the T2200. If I had a dollar for every T2200 and Panasonic owner who's been thoroughly disappointed with their purchase, and have moved back to a modified Tivo, I'd be on holiday! Saving people's Tivos has been a very gratifying experience. 

 

 





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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