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Topic # 58737 18-Mar-2010 09:26
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Caspa should be a place where TiVo really should shine but it currently fails to deliver. From my persepective these are the current failings of Caspa.

  • Poor content - there is bugger all to watch.

  • Expensive - the cost to view is just too high for questionable material.

  • Poor interface - I have a 32 inch tv and find it really hard to see the content. Also it is pretty unresponsive when scrolling through material and takes ages to move through the material. The way material is organised could be improved. Maybe text only rather than using thumbnails which are hard to see anyway.

  • Unreliable - often I have selected programs to download and they never turn up. Generally I just give up.

Far more work needs to be done with Caspa in order for it to become a key Tivo feature.


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  Reply # 308643 18-Mar-2010 10:22
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You never said if your TV was HD or old school 32"
I think there is an auto?display setting that would improve the image, it was mentioned in another thread where someone was having problems viewing it on a 32" old school TV.

I hardly look at CASPA anymore, it is too painfully slow. also I think $5 to view a film that you could buy for $5 or les in a bargain bin is a bit steep. Also I think that $3 an episode for sometimes very old TV shows is outrageous. $70+ to watch season 1 of Heroes?
I think not. $1 per episode would be about right but then I can hire the whole series from the Library for $8

Maybe they could offer multiple download discounts for films, buy one get one half price or something. Two for $10. Like a real video shop.


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  Reply # 308646 18-Mar-2010 10:33
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Kiwi1971: You never said if your TV was HD or old school 32"
I think there is an auto?display setting that would improve the image, it was mentioned in another thread where someone was having problems viewing it on a 32" old school TV.


It's a late model Sony V series Bravia with HD.


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  Reply # 308651 18-Mar-2010 10:39
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And don't forget it's only on telecom.  Unmetered or not it should be available on other ISPs...

This is one of a very, very few, places of legal downloads in New Zealand (I said downloads, not streaming).

It could be something very good....

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  Reply # 308713 18-Mar-2010 12:38
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Wouldn't it be more fruitful to direct your misgivings about CASPA to Tivo NZ directly, rather than just on the forums ? You just end up agreeing with one another, and that's where it stops.
The more grumblings they get, the more notice they may possibly take.

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

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