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  # 273271 15-Nov-2009 17:12
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kiwipearls: Tivo can't record Sky :-(

I know there is a way, but apparently it is very complicated.

I can't see how with no imputs or the option to record anything other than channels it picks up.

Are yout thinking of TiVo in the US? I know from the beginning they could record satellite or cable, it had [or at least, used to have] an attached IR device which would change the satellite receiver to a specific channel at a pre-programmed time and the TiVo would start recording, presumeably through an input.

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  # 274871 21-Nov-2009 00:06
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If you have a scheduled recording AND you are watching the same channel, the TiVo box will blank the TV picture for (say) 2-3 seconds.




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  # 274876 21-Nov-2009 00:49
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Kiwi1971:
kiwipearls: Tivo can't record Sky :-(

I know there is a way, but apparently it is very complicated.

I can't see how with no imputs or the option to record anything other than channels it picks up.

Are yout thinking of TiVo in the US? I know from the beginning they could record satellite or cable, it had [or at least, used to have] an attached IR device which would change the satellite receiver to a specific channel at a pre-programmed time and the TiVo would start recording, presumeably through an input.

Damon


I read ages ago that it could be possible with a minor hack or something.  This was when I was investigating a Media PC/MySky/ or Tivo Option.

At this stage due to Tivo not having Sky channels I won't even consider it.  Although I do know it is probably slightly superior to Mysky.

But majority of our tvprogramming is on sky.

I also like the Tivo to PC features and the ability to watch whatever you want from tivo from any TV in the house (if you have the thingys for it) (sorry way to late to be thinking technical terminology after a few drinks lol)




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# 274898 21-Nov-2009 08:25
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Price

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  # 276119 25-Nov-2009 10:53
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Lack of decent movies? Adds on tv and promotional material is misleading, all the movies are old/out dated.

Nothing is actually recent which was a hit at the cinemas. I.e. Transformers, The Dark Knight, Twilight, probably heaps more examples... they just arn't there.

It's all movies which didn't make it to the cinemas, and if they did... they were low budget ones which were unsucessful at the cinemas anyhow.

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  # 276123 25-Nov-2009 11:04
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The Watchmen was on there shortly after the DVD release. I understand that did some good bank at the box office. The Dark Knight is quite old now, you can get the DVD pretty cheap.

I was hoping that the on-demand portion would be more like catch up episodes for free, not trying to flog us whole TV series at a premium. Personally I can't see me ever buying anything through Caspa. They want the equivalent of the DVD purchase price for a download that you can't keep. $2.95 per episode! Jebus Chrisco!

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  # 276478 26-Nov-2009 11:27
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WHat da ya mean price?

Tivo is 900 bucks one off cost.

The zinwell recorder costs $1000 and is a joke comparitively.

Mysky hdi costs $600, but you gotta pay 80bucks a month or more.


 
 
 
 


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  # 276479 26-Nov-2009 11:32
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wreck90: WHat da ya mean price?

The zinwell recorder costs $1000 and is a joke comparitively.



The Zinwell twin tuner can be had for $799 at JB HiFi but the TiVo for an extra $100 with all it offers, hells yeah!!  Online remote scheduling, playing Dixv off the PC etc.

Unless you mean a Zinwell with a much bigger HDD, then maybe those are closer to a grand.

Expensive, I guess compared with what you pay overseas for these things, but compared to similarly spec'd machines in NZ ...no. You get so much more for an extra $100 or so.

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  # 280466 8-Dec-2009 18:18
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How long it takes to start up/reboot. Utterly pathetic!

Thankfully this is hardly a regular requirement as it stays on 24/7.




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  # 281071 10-Dec-2009 01:15
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The inability to skip ads on tv in the 30 second blocks. Kind of totally kills the appeal.

The fact my 90 dollar box can dump .ts streams straight to flash drive which I can just plug into a pc and grab the content.

The hideously slow speed of caspa in the Telecom shop makes big time look like fibre put me off somewhat, the girl was very helpful though.



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  # 281087 10-Dec-2009 07:16
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I have gotten very good at the 3 arrow fast forward. And it does jump back a suitable amount when you press play again. I can usually get it to start playing again, right at the end of the ad break. Although sometimes it doesn't always register when I press play and I hae to rewind slightly.

Transferring programmes off to my PC is ok through the LAN network. It is annoying to me that it is so hard to conert the .tivo files to any useful format.

I brought my original popcornhour back from the UK with me but pretty much use it only as a NAS drive since I got the PS3 which does a much better job of streaming media. The PCH was always jerky on panning shots which drove me crazy.

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  # 284724 22-Dec-2009 22:06
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No PRIME EPG :( Bit gutted intially when I went to do a series record.

Common SKY! Stop complaining you have a headache. Put out!



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  # 284761 23-Dec-2009 07:56
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One thing I would like is to be able to make my own groups and put recordings into these.

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  # 284828 23-Dec-2009 13:09
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OK, so there is no EPG for Prime, but I wish I could type a manual label for a repeated time recording on Prime, currently everything I record on Prime gets lumped under "Contact Prime to get this EPG data"

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  # 284844 23-Dec-2009 14:38
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freitasm: TiVo Desktop... It won't allow TiVo folder to be a network share or mapped drive. Bad if you have tons of content on a server.

Why don't you install Tivo Desktop directly on WHS?




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