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.

hbk



94 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 57519 16-Feb-2010 12:33
Send private message

Hi,

Does the NZ Tivo have an option for streaming web videos from Revision3 etc? It it does which menu is it under? And would it come under unmetered traffic if you have Telecom broadband?

Cheers!

Create new topic
53 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 299489 16-Feb-2010 13:12
Send private message

The unmetered data applies to the CASPA content only - ie if you downloaded a movie off itunes for instance, you'd pay for the movie and the data used would chew into your cap. So Revision would use your data.
I can't see how the Tivo box would access other sites directly so anything other than CASPA stuff would need to come down the pipes to your PC first and then be streamed from there to the Tivo.

149 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 299509 16-Feb-2010 14:41
Send private message

Well in the States you can watch You Tube on your TiVo http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/on-demand/watch-youtube/index.html however in the NZ TiVo OS it's not a feature we have, I'm actually not sure why, probably becuase they'd rather push their own CASPA service.

The only un-metered content is content the is sourced from CASPA, anything else pulled across the wire is chargeable.

As far as other applications to do web streaming I'd recommend having a search for TiVO HME applications on google and see what you come up with. I haven't played around with a lot of them yet, but it's worth a nudge if you're interested.

2355 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Trusted

  Reply # 299512 16-Feb-2010 14:51
Send private message

At the moment the NZ/AU Tivo's can't played "streamed" videos from streambaby (and as you said have no Youtube capability built in) for example as no one has worked it out yet.. I would try pretty hard as I've had dealings with streaming video for quite a while.. but alas.. $1000 for "testing" is a little too much for me at the moment.

hbk



94 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 299519 16-Feb-2010 15:22
Send private message

Cheers guys. It was the US Tivo site I was reading about streaming web videos, Revision3, etc.

Guess I'll go for a W7 MC box instead. Tivo here seems a little too limited for the price.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

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



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.