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#41631 21-Sep-2009 00:40
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I am a little annoyed
Who would have guessed that Telecom would be 'The Only' tivo reseller

From the NBR article:
"TiVo devices will only be available from Telecom as it is Hybrid Television's officially reseller. The devices will be available through Telecom stores and through the internet.

Hybrid Television CEO Robbee Minicola said: "The partnership between Hybrid TV and Telecom is an outstanding result for the consumer. We are pleased to have New Zealand's largest telecommunications provider support our efforts in supplying unmetered broadband entertainment to the TiVo media device.""

I find it very hard to see how Telecom being the only reseller in NZ is beneficial to the consumer. I would have liked to see Tivo sold in Dick Smith like it is at Best Buy in the U.S. That way other ISP's also have the option of making tivo data free to their users.

Right now as i understand it, i need to have a telecom broadband plan which costs me an extra $45 a month compared to slingshot for the amount of data i use, just to have a tivo? No thanks.

Hopefully they appear on trademe and slingshot / orcon can make the data free for their users.

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  #257270 21-Sep-2009 00:42
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OOOOh i just worked out how they can make it free for their users.

Slingshot or Orcon could get a Telecom Broadband 3gb plan on one of the lines to their head offices, then use one of their caching boxes and route all tivo traffic through it. lol.

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  #257275 21-Sep-2009 06:38
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You do realise that a Tivo will work with any ISP? The only requirement for a Telecom ADSL connection is for the VOD features?

There is nothing stopping you walking into a Telecom store and using it on Orcon as a PVR with a full EPG.

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