Write / email or phone-in and voice your displeasure ! No point complaining here - you are only preaching to the converted !
My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government
I certainly don't want to go back to telecom so it looks like Tivo is out for me as well..
ZollyMonsta: Something else to note.. Just because Prime is on DVB-T, doesn't mean it will be available on Tivo.. In fact, I have only seen TV1, TV2 and TV3 mentioned as being available on Tivo.
wiredr:ZollyMonsta: Something else to note.. Just because Prime is on DVB-T, doesn't mean it will be available on Tivo.. In fact, I have only seen TV1, TV2 and TV3 mentioned as being available on Tivo.
the tivo is a freeview aproved set top box, which means all the freeview channells will be available .
what may be under debate is the epg data . still doesnt mean you cant watch prime .
"What if I am not a Telecom customer? What do I get?
A non-Telecom broadband customer can buy a TiVo media device and they can enjoy all features of the TiVo except the broadband content and services.
This basic service includes the 14-day on-screen TV guide (Electronic Programme Guide), the ability to view the Freeview|HD® channels and core DVR features of the TiVo media device."
I guess that's why they removed some people from the beta trials.
Not happy. Already a crappy service.
Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.
Telecoms cost is something that is also turning me away from them, The top plan @ $79.95 a month for 40 gig with 2cents a meg or $20.40 a gig for overages doesn't suit us at all. We use around 50 to 60 gig a month here and xnet is only $1 a gig or $60 for that, It would be $487.95 a month for the same amount at telecom.
So where are they going to source a 14 day EPG when freeview only have 7-8 days data (and usually less than this for Prime).
wiredr: i have misky and the content on demand is at the bottom of our watch list we dont have time to watch endless movies. so to base a descision on a tiny point of the tivos features is indicating a rant at telecom not the positives of the tivo.
remember when vf gave away caller id , telecom were forced to change from a $3.0 a month charge to free . now every telco has caller id for free. by having telcom behind the tivo it will have the effect that other isp,s will want some of the action . end result every one will benifit .
a recent sky survey concluded that of a 300 odd person sample over 3/4 of the programmes watched on sky were freeview and of that sample 76% aprox watched live programming.
so it just shows that it is not the technology that sells the product but the content itself.
i my self like the fact that i can time shift one programme and watch another.
by xmas there will be at least five dual tuner pvr,s with the ability to stream content.
if only one has an arrangement for free downloads who are the other pvr suppliers going to align with ?
on thing is for sure more competition means better pricing .
Look at bigtime that is offered by Telecom - it is significantly cheaper.