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# 42411 4-Oct-2009 20:47
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Uhh.. Call me dense, but, I have absolutely no idea what Channels will be avaliable on Tivo other than 1, 2, and 3.

If its only going to be free CH's, then why should I choose this over Freeview?


Somone please help my understanding!





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  # 261023 4-Oct-2009 20:54
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It is the Freeview HD channels + on demand content (paid movies etc) according to their website:
http://www.mytivo.co.nz




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  # 261028 4-Oct-2009 21:37
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robjg63: It is the Freeview HD channels + on demand content (paid movies etc) according to their website:
http://www.mytivo.co.nz


.. is that it?






 
 
 
 


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  # 261030 4-Oct-2009 21:56
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You would buy it over freeview for its PVR abilities, more comparable to mysky without the sky content.

 

Adding to that comment, sky released some stats recently on mysky that shows 90% (off the top of my head) of the content recorded is free to air content



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  # 261031 4-Oct-2009 22:03
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itxtme: You would buy it over freeview for its PVR abilities, more comparable to mysky without the sky content.


Yeah alright, fair comment.


itxtme: Adding to that comment, sky released some stats recently on mysky that shows 90% (off the top of my head) of the content recorded is free to air content


Oh I would love to see those statistics.

How can that be, if Sky is the only one with this content avaliable at a cost? (speaking of Discovery Channel + CI + whatever else)

Free to air (in my books) means I can see it if I purchased a TV, or a freeview box.

Not if I subscribe to Sky TV for $70 a month.





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  # 261037 4-Oct-2009 22:50
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What they are saying is that of the content mysky users record, 90% of that is the channels that are available free to air. If this data is correct TIVo would be a more valuable option for all these people as they dont record the sky channels anyway!

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  # 261146 5-Oct-2009 13:11
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Sure it was free to air, rather than non-subscribed content ? Subscribed meaning Movies, Sports, Arts, Country etc.
If it was FTA, then imagine all those horrid reality programs being recorded ... shudder ....




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  # 261193 5-Oct-2009 13:41
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Aaroona:
itxtme: You would buy it over freeview for its PVR abilities, more comparable to mysky without the sky content.


Yeah alright, fair comment.


itxtme: Adding to that comment, sky released some stats recently on mysky that shows 90% (off the top of my head) of the content recorded is free to air content


Oh I would love to see those statistics.

How can that be, if Sky is the only one with this content avaliable at a cost? (speaking of Discovery Channel + CI + whatever else)

I would take that to mean that most of what Sky broadcasts is rubbish that no-one watches but are forced to pay for as part of the inflexible take-it or leave-it package system they employ.

 
 
 
 


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Dratsab:
Aaroona:
itxtme: You would buy it over freeview for its PVR abilities, more comparable to mysky without the sky content.


Yeah alright, fair comment.


itxtme: Adding to that comment, sky released some stats recently on mysky that shows 90% (off the top of my head) of the content recorded is free to air content


Oh I would love to see those statistics.

How can that be, if Sky is the only one with this content avaliable at a cost? (speaking of Discovery Channel + CI + whatever else)

I would take that to mean that most of what Sky broadcasts is rubbish that no-one watches but are forced to pay for as part of the inflexible take-it or leave-it package system they employ.


sounds about right.

Anecdotally, I looked through my MySky hardrive last night, which is over 80% full and almost everything on there is recorded from a FTA channel.

2 movies I recorded ages ago and am yet to watch, and a few episodes of 'location location location' from Living that my wife records are the exception. Everything else, over 15 recordings, is either TV1,2,3 Prime or C4.  All my series link things are from FTA too.

I pay over $80pcm for sky right now (basic+sports+myskyhdi+HD Ticket) and when TiVo comes out I will definitely be jacking in Sky.  The only thing I will be missing out on is the Sport,  but if I'm saving $50 a month ($80 pcm after 2 years when I own the box) from that then I don't really mind too much. 
I can handle delayed coverage AB games for that kind of saving.
Heck, if Maori TV (a FTA channel) gets the world Cup 2011 live coverage then I really will be laughing. ( http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10601298 )


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