Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
217 posts

Master Geek


  #256867 18-Sep-2009 14:47
Send private message

bazzer: The EPG is going to be the same, isn't it? Where did you read that it wasn't going to be?  I thought it was only the DLC that's not available.



Correct. It looks like the EPG will be available to any Tivo owner - you just need a broadband connection.


Of course, that leads to the question if whether non-Tivo owners can get access to the EPG; there are already scripts and programs out there to convert Tivo listings to XMLTV format, so it may be possible to use this with non-Tivo PVRs.




120 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #264571 17-Oct-2009 14:46
Send private message

@old3eyes

Ditto to that. Likewise, waiting for TiVo to be announced but when they also announced exclusivity with Telecom my mind was made up as well. I wont be getting a tivo

Why would I abandon my ISP, who co-incidentally just won the TUANZ ISP of the year, just so I can get onto the Telecom/Tivo bandwagon.

This reeks of anti-competitive, monopolistic behaviour. Telecom strikes once again.

Tivo + Telcom NZ = FAIL...

About as much of a failure as their stupid new logo will be... http://twitpic.com/lpj9e

I mean like WTF my five year old can draw better squiggles than that.





M

 
 
 
 


29114 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #264585 17-Oct-2009 15:15
Send private message

martinschcnz:
This reeks of anti-competitive, monopolistic behaviour. Telecom strikes once again.



In what ways?

There is absolutely nothing stopping you using a Tivo with any ISP you want. You'll get all the core functionality which is to watch and record TV shows and get an onscreen EPG.

All you miss out on not being a Telecom customer is the Movie download service (that has a fee per movie download and has ~250 movies available). To me that's hardly a significant loss.





697 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #264618 17-Oct-2009 17:16
Send private message

And it works as well !!
They got me back back from where I was at xnet and i'm glad i came back.
I moved because of constant mail server outages and slow speeds and general outages, also of course to get tivo and dump sky :-)
95% of my viewing is free to air on sky and @ $94 a month it has to go I'm afraid...

I also didn't consider it anti-competitive, monopolistic behaviour. I thought it was a very good business plan on both their parts, tivo aligning themselves with the biggest ISP in the country. After all they are both in Business to make money and they are both going to pick the most profitable way of doing that to reach the widest audience ...

Hey, if you don't want to go to telecom stay where you are, its your choice and as above Tivo works with any ISP !

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.