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Topic # 58954 23-Mar-2010 23:31
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This is a Tivo forum, it is about one option we all have of a particular Freeview PVR, its not relative in any way to Sky.  

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Reply # 310512 24-Mar-2010 08:01
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Please keep SKY threads in the SKY forum TDGeek, this is a TIVO forum

Tongue out

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  Reply # 310514 24-Mar-2010 08:03
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LOL




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


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  Reply # 310515 24-Mar-2010 08:04
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Hmm, I am not sure what you mean? Looking at the first page it appears to be all TiVo. Though comparisons will be made between sky and TiVo for obvious reasons.

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  Reply # 310519 24-Mar-2010 08:12
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The Tivo really is quite a borning thing in NZ.

Overpriced freeview receiver
Missing EPG on some channels
Overpriced movies you can download
Full Capability if connected via Telecom Broadband only (the movies)

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  Reply # 310536 24-Mar-2010 08:38
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LennonNZ: The Tivo really is quite a borning thing in NZ.

Overpriced freeview receiver
Missing EPG on some channels
Overpriced movies you can download
Full Capability if connected via Telecom Broadband only (the movies)


And only works on terrestrial freeview which not all of NZ has




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  Reply # 310540 24-Mar-2010 08:40
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  Reply # 310551 24-Mar-2010 08:53
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OK I apologise, what I meant was that there are continual comparisons with Sky, but there is no competition with Sky they support 2 seperate audiences

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  Reply # 310555 24-Mar-2010 08:56
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Not really, they are two similar products that support different sources




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  Reply # 310564 24-Mar-2010 09:04
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Not really, they are two different products because they support different sources

The comparisons should be between Tivo and competing products,.e. Freeview PVR's.

If u wish to compare them, you wil NEVER get a comparison as some want Sky channels some dont want them, thats the end of story. Just as if some users want a 2 door car, some need a 5 door, you wont see a comparison there as each buyer is in a different market

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  Reply # 310567 24-Mar-2010 09:10
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LennonNZ: The Tivo really is quite a borning thing in NZ.

Overpriced freeview receiver
Missing EPG on some channels
Overpriced movies you can download
Full Capability if connected via Telecom Broadband only (the movies)


You missed one major feature that sky and most freeview PVR's don't have - you can play video content stored on your PC via a network connection.  Personally I find this feature very useful :-)

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  Reply # 310576 24-Mar-2010 09:21
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I don't know why this particular bee is in the OP's bonnet. You can't compare Apples and Oranges without mentioning Oranges.

As the OP also mentioned Sky in this forum, can he please have a word with himself?

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  Reply # 310578 24-Mar-2010 09:24
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tdgeek: Not really, they are two different products because they support different sources

The comparisons should be between Tivo and competing products,.e. Freeview PVR's.

If u wish to compare them, you wil NEVER get a comparison as some want Sky channels some dont want them, thats the end of story. Just as if some users want a 2 door car, some need a 5 door, you wont see a comparison there as each buyer is in a different market


Not completely true, you can have a buyer in both markets that wants to compare the two, like myself, when we get Freeview HD available in my area i will be comparing the two as i have sky and i will be wanting to decide whether to go the sky way or just get a freeview PVR system and just not get the sky channels

You need to think outside the square




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  Reply # 310583 24-Mar-2010 09:37
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i will be wanting to decide whether to go the sky way or just get a freeview PVR system and just not get the sky channels


Your decision is Sky or Free to air content, not the Tivo

If you choose FTA content then you can compare Tivo to other FTA options.

As for thinking outside the square, with due respect thats rubbish. If u want Sky content, Tivo is not an option for that very reason irregardlesss of how good or bad it is.

I actually have both, MySkyHDi in the living room, mutliroom in the bedroom, and the Tivo is in the bedroom. It gives a recording option there, HD there, and the Chinese channel that my wife enjoys.

So again my choice was not Sky or Tivo, they are seperated by content. My choice was Ticv or another Freeview PVR, I chose Tivo due to SAME content as other PVR's, but a small temporary monthly cost vs paying for another PVR up front.  

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  Reply # 310591 24-Mar-2010 09:47
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freitasm: When it works. The TiVo desktop software is a PoS (Piece of Software)...



One word "pyTivo".  Works great for me, stuff that would not transfer via Tivo Desktop works fine via pyTivo.

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