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  # 1968627 6-Mar-2018 00:54
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NZRobin: Well done to all the team working on keeping these Tivo's going.

I have one TiVo that was still going and one that wont boot up, but one might be worth resurrecting when a program recording conflict occurs on the Panasonic.You never know I might learn to love it again.
With the new software does the TiVo still take an age to boot up? And does it still have to be recording constantly, aka live pause or does the new software allow it to go back to sleep after a recording like the Panasonic?
What sort of price to rechip/convert? I live in Brown's bay on the shore.

I've pretty much moved on now with the Panasonic but still learning some of the more quirky controls.
I like that it has a proper screen saver
I like that i can edit a recorded programme right there on the screen
I like that i can give recorded programs new headers and lock programs so they can't be deleted accidentally.
I like that I can watch You tube Lightbox and Netflix with a button push.
I like that I can add a usb flash drive or hdd as separate content.
I especially like that i can set the recorder to go to sleep at the end of a recording and wake up at the beginning of the next one rather than recording something twenty four hours a day seven days a week increasing power consumption and wear and tear.
And I like that it has a on-off switch right there on the front instead of scrambling around at the back hoping I'm pulling out the correct plug.
And I like that I don't have to go away and make tea and toast when turned on even from a complete reboot.

I don't like that i have to push the info button twice to see how far I'm though the program when fast forwarding.
I don't like that I have to push a ok button to start playing prerecorded content rather than the play button.
I especially don't like that the remote doesn't have a mute button, honestly.
And I especially don't like having a limit on the number of programs that can be set to record
But l can work with most of these.

Robin

 

I'm located in Mairangi Bay and have modified well over 200x Tivos so far, having been involved with this project from the beginning. I'll send you a PM with full details of the process and costs, and my busness Hillcrest Electronics Ltd. The original software has not been radically changed at all, so the boot time is similar, although a new 1TB or 2TB hard disk (which around 60% of clients choose as an upgrade) does speed things up a little. I don't understand why you'd want to reboot your Tivo regularly. There's normally no reason to. It does record the previous 30 mins continuously, and this is a  feature very much loved by most Tivo owners for reasons I won't go into here. Wear and tear hasn't really been an issue as these machines are still going strong after being manufactured in 2009. It's interesting that you like your Panasonic. I bought one around 9 months ago, before the Tivo project was finished and I absolutely hate the ergonomics of it. Live Pause just isn't logical and having to escape from it is just plain stupid. My experience of Tivo owners has been that modifying their Tivo to work with the new community EPG is second only to saving the life of their third born child. 





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  # 1968636 6-Mar-2018 06:43
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old3eyes: The lack of the first run feature stuffed me up for the first week after I got mine upgraded until I discovered that it didn't work.

 

I was aware that the first-run feature may not work so was not using it but I have used first-run for a few programmes just to see what happens and it actually worked fine.  Perhaps it sometimes works but not reliably.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1968867 6-Mar-2018 12:59
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Any idea when the multi room viewing feature will be up and running again.  I can still transfer programs from the playlists to Tivo Desktop on my computer but not able to yet transfer playlists between the tivos. 


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  # 1968964 6-Mar-2018 14:50
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Spong:

 

I don't understand why you'd want to reboot your Tivo regularly. There's normally no reason to. It does record the previous 30 mins continuously, and this is a  feature very much loved by most Tivo owners for reasons I won't go into here. Wear and tear hasn't really been an issue as these machines are still going strong after being manufactured in 2009.

 

 

I agree, the continuous record is an excellent function.  Am picking NZRobin's query is about a quasi 'eco' mode?  Other STB's allow the live record buffer to be disabled allowing the HDD to spin down using less power and extending drive life and/or the unit sleep when not actively recording.  Am picking if it were available in TiVo it would be under-utilised as you suggest but would be good to have the option for the hours on end each day of it sitting idle.


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  # 1968978 6-Mar-2018 15:09
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Frenzyshadow:

 

old3eyes: The lack of the first run feature stuffed me up for the first week after I got mine upgraded until I discovered that it didn't work.

 

I was aware that the first-run feature may not work so was not using it but I have used first-run for a few programmes just to see what happens and it actually worked fine.  Perhaps it sometimes works but not reliably.

 

 

Thanx .  I'll go and change one of mt programs and see what happens. 





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Old3eyes


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  # 1970088 6-Mar-2018 18:35
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Spong:

 

 

 

I'm located in Mairangi Bay and have modified well over 200x Tivos so far, having been involved with this project from the beginning. I'll send you a PM with full details of the process and costs, and my busness Hillcrest Electronics Ltd. The original software has not been radically changed at all, so the boot time is similar, although a new 1TB or 2TB hard disk (which around 60% of clients choose as an upgrade) does speed things up a little. I don't understand why you'd want to reboot your Tivo regularly. There's normally no reason to. It does record the previous 30 mins continuously, and this is a  feature very much loved by most Tivo owners for reasons I won't go into here. Wear and tear hasn't really been an issue as these machines are still going strong after being manufactured in 2009. It's interesting that you like your Panasonic. I bought one around 9 months ago, before the Tivo project was finished and I absolutely hate the ergonomics of it. Live Pause just isn't logical and having to escape from it is just plain stupid. My experience of Tivo owners has been that modifying their Tivo to work with the new community EPG is second only to saving the life of their third born child. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that i'll go have a look>

 

Why, on Grouchos post

 

Robin


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  # 1970098 6-Mar-2018 18:46
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Groucho:

 

Spong:

 

I don't understand why you'd want to reboot your Tivo regularly. There's normally no reason to. It does record the previous 30 mins continuously, and this is a  feature very much loved by most Tivo owners for reasons I won't go into here. Wear and tear hasn't really been an issue as these machines are still going strong after being manufactured in 2009.

 

 

I agree, the continuous record is an excellent function.  Am picking NZRobin's query is about a quasi 'eco' mode?  Other STB's allow the live record buffer to be disabled allowing the HDD to spin down using less power and extending drive life and/or the unit sleep when not actively recording.  Am picking if it were available in TiVo it would be under-utilised as you suggest but would be good to have the option for the hours on end each day of it sitting idle.

 

 

 

 

 

I guess that we (me and she) probably didn't use that feature as much as others because because we tend to record all the programs we wanted to watch rather than watch them live (hate the ads) so having the Tivo going twenty four hours a day just seemed well.... wastful. I guess its the same thinking as I dont tend to leave my computer fully on instead of into sleep or hibernated mode and I use that a lot more. But I can certainly understand others might love it. I guess it just depends on each individuals viewing habits.

 

One good thing about pre-recording what we watch is that we dont suffer from the Panasonic screen blackout syndrome :-)

 

 

 

Robin


 
 
 
 


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  # 1981031 21-Mar-2018 14:53
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Here are the latest stats for Modified Tivo connections to the OzTivo mothership as of yesterday 20/03/18. 

 

*1964 units seen (+3 since yesterday), 1599 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 937 TSN's seen (+0.1% in 24hrs), 768 active (+0.4%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 1015 TSN's seen (+0.2% in 24hrs), 830 active (+0.7%) in the last 7 days

 

 

 





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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  # 1981291 22-Mar-2018 00:30
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I see Panasonic has released some new recorders. I wonder if they're any good yet?

 

Also the rumours about Fetch finally coming to NZ are interesting. I guess it's a case of watch-this-space. 

 

In the meantime, my trust TiVo chugs on...


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  # 1981329 22-Mar-2018 08:58
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old3eyes:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

old3eyes: The lack of the first run feature stuffed me up for the first week after I got mine upgraded until I discovered that it didn't work.

 

I was aware that the first-run feature may not work so was not using it but I have used first-run for a few programmes just to see what happens and it actually worked fine.  Perhaps it sometimes works but not reliably.

 

 

Thanx .  I'll go and change one of mt programs and see what happens. 

 

 

Changed  it to First Run only but it still recorded all episodes new and repeats so I assume  the people doing the EPG  don't flag  new and repeats. 





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  # 1984350 27-Mar-2018 15:26
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I've been hanging on to my unmodded Tivo and still using it, programming it to record manually, knowing that eventually the power would be cut and it would no longer be usable.  Today the power cut for all of Napier, so I was sad thinking that today's the day my Tivo dies.  But I just checked, and it's still working.  Our power definitely went out for about an hour.  But Tivo seems to be running exactly as before.  Recording and playing back and everything.  How could this be?


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  # 1984366 27-Mar-2018 15:48
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Castle:

 

I've been hanging on to my unmodded Tivo and still using it, programming it to record manually, knowing that eventually the power would be cut and it would no longer be usable.  Today the power cut for all of Napier, so I was sad thinking that today's the day my Tivo dies.  But I just checked, and it's still working.  Our power definitely went out for about an hour.  But Tivo seems to be running exactly as before.  Recording and playing back and everything.  How could this be?

 

 

Why would it not start up again??  I know that some electronic components will fail after being turned off and cooled down but I guess it wasn't your TiVos turn to die today.. 





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  # 1984409 27-Mar-2018 16:34
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old3eyes:

 

Why would it not start up again??  I know that some electronic components will fail after being turned off and cooled down but I guess it wasn't your TiVos turn to die today.. 

 

 

I was under the impression that once the Tivo service ended if your Tivo device needed to restart it wouldn't be able to, as during start up it needs to connect to the service.  I must have imagined that.


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  # 1984417 27-Mar-2018 16:45
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Castle:

 

old3eyes:

 

Why would it not start up again??  I know that some electronic components will fail after being turned off and cooled down but I guess it wasn't your TiVos turn to die today.. 

 

 

I was under the impression that once the Tivo service ended if your Tivo device needed to restart it wouldn't be able to, as during start up it needs to connect to the service.  I must have imagined that.

 

 

 

 

If you do a clear and delete that's when it stops as it tries calling home, to a home that no longer exists


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  # 1984510 27-Mar-2018 21:15
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gregmcc:

 

Castle:

 

old3eyes:

 

Why would it not start up again??  I know that some electronic components will fail after being turned off and cooled down but I guess it wasn't your TiVos turn to die today.. 

 

 

I was under the impression that once the Tivo service ended if your Tivo device needed to restart it wouldn't be able to, as during start up it needs to connect to the service.  I must have imagined that.

 

 

 

 

If you do a clear and delete that's when it stops as it tries calling home, to a home that no longer exists

 

 

Greg is 100% correct. Why not make life easier on yourself and have your Tivo modified, then you can use it as it was intended with a nice new EPG?  You could then even do a clear and delete if you really wanted, and it wouldn't be bricked. There are several of us setup to do so, and happy to help. 





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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