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Master Geek


# 48499 14-Nov-2009 17:07
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I understand that TiVo in New Zealand does not include an Electronic Program Guide for Prime or Maori TV.  Is it possible to manually setup the TiVo for recording a program or series on these channels?

I live in central Auckland and generally have poor analog TV reception on VHF and UHF.  I do have good Freeview HD reception.  Freeview HD / TiVo offer great picture quality but the TiVo would disappoint if I could not record programs with that quality.

Alternatively perhaps I could use the TiVo HDMI output to my TV and TiVo composite or S-video output to the Line 1 input of my Sony DVD/HDD recorder.  Does the TiVo allow/provide simultaneous HDMI and analog outputs?

Thanks for your assistance.  I want to purchase a TiVo but no Prime or Maori recording would be a big drawback in my situation.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 273051 14-Nov-2009 17:45
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Yes you can record prime and MTV but only in time blocks not from EPG.





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  # 273062 14-Nov-2009 18:40
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Yes it can output on two different video signals at one time.

 
 
 
 


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  # 273099 14-Nov-2009 22:08
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thefatmould: Yes you can record prime and MTV but only in time blocks not from EPG.


Not strictly true. You are only talking about selecting time blocks from the epg where it has no programme info.
The OP would be better off going into the manual recording section to specify exact start and end times.

This would be a useful feature on the TiVo Genie page also, as the remote is awful for entering data.

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  # 273156 15-Nov-2009 09:20
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Thank you for your responses. If I understand correctly it is possible to manually specify start and end times for recording Prime or Maori TV. Alternatively I could select EPGless time blocks as long as I knew date and time required.

The ability to use two different video outputs at the same time would also suit my needs.

Thank you for your responses. When I went into the Queen Street Telecom store they were not able to demonstrate recording on Prime or Maori and told me use of the HDMI output would disable all other video outputs.

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  # 273508 16-Nov-2009 14:09
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mail2mm: When I went into the Queen Street Telecom store they were not able to demonstrate recording on Prime or Maori and told me use of the HDMI output would disable all other video outputs.


Mind boggling.

Find Programs: Record by Time or Channel: Set Up Manual Recording

Then you are into the familiar dumb interface you would expect to see on an analog PVR or VCR.

AFAIK Tivo has no title editing so you can't name the title. You need to remember the channel, date and time to identify the program. In the list of recordings you can see "Manual, Help us get ths EPG,..." and the date of recording. If you have made more than one recording on a non-EPG channel on a particular day then you will have to select each one individually to get more info.




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  # 273520 16-Nov-2009 14:36
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mail2mm: When I went into the Queen Street Telecom store they were not able to demonstrate recording on Prime or Maori and told me use of the HDMI output would disable all other video outputs.


I am using HDMI / toslink / composite video outputs all at once.



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  # 273995 17-Nov-2009 19:07
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My thanks for the Manual Recording tips and actual experience of using multiple outputs simultaneously.

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