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  # 380199 15-Sep-2010 15:38
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My only issue is that everything I am downloading is increasing my broadband usage, I have called telecom and they are looking in to it...


It took mine probably about a week after I registered it for the before I noticed a change to my usage, that is looking at the on-line usage meter. 

Just picked up my second unit this arvo for the family room, at that price there is no competition.





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  # 380200 15-Sep-2010 15:40

DeroyBoy:
tardtasticx: 

DeroyBoy:
tardtasticx: Few more questions. How do I topup my Caspa Wallet? And we downloaded some free short films and it didnt download it. It said on tivo support that we should wait an hour. Why so long? Will it do this every time?

If you have registered a credit card to your account it will prompt you on screen to topup when required. 
The first time I used caspa it took ages before I could start watching but now it only takes a few minutes. 


Yeh we only downloaded a free one. Guess thats why it didn't show up. How long do you have to view the movie? Can you view it as many times as you want withen a certain time frame? We usually get a movie out on saturday so if its gonna take this long for its first purchase I might pay for it at like noon or something and hopefully its ready by night to watch. 


Generally you have a week to start watching it, but once you start watching it you can view as often as you like for the 2 days before it is deleted. there are exemptions to this but it tells you when you download.

I just purchased a tv show and it was ready to start viewing in less than 2 minutes.


My only issue is that everything I am downloading is increasing my broadband usage, I have called telecom and they are looking in to it...


 

I am not with telecom for my braodband, so wouldn't be downloading much. However I believe caspa now works with all ISPs, and not just telecom. I may switch to telecom, if I can get a good broadband deal, but they haven't offered me any deal that is better than the ISP I am currently with. It would be great if Caspa worked with TVNZ ondemand for free, so you could download prgrmas, lik you can on the playstation, and no datafees if you are with orcon.

 
 
 
 


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  # 380208 15-Sep-2010 15:47
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If it wasn't for the lack of EPG on Prime etc, I'd be getting a second unit myself. Not a bad price at all.

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  # 380251 15-Sep-2010 17:31
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BigHammer: If it wasn't for the lack of EPG on Prime etc, I'd be getting a second unit myself. Not a bad price at all.


+1

and yes CASPA does work with all ISPs now but Telecom is the only one who doesn't charge you for the traffic.

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  # 380261 15-Sep-2010 18:05
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Well its been more than 24 hours since we set up the TiVo, Registered it and got a CASPA Wallet or whatever. We still can't buy stuff and the free short movie we downloaded last night still won't download.




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  # 380271 15-Sep-2010 18:46
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tardtasticx: Well its been more than 24 hours since we set up the TiVo, Registered it and got a CASPA Wallet or whatever. We still can't buy stuff and the free short movie we downloaded last night still won't download.



Have you restarted it at all. Mine started working only a couple hours after registration, after a restart. 

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  # 380273 15-Sep-2010 18:48
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Oh no we havent restarted. will try now then




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  # 380275 15-Sep-2010 18:52
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tardtasticx: Oh no we havent restarted. will try now then


Mine took ages to restart and I think it installed an update. 

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  # 380284 15-Sep-2010 19:16
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DeroyBoy:
tardtasticx: Oh no we havent restarted. will try now then


Mine took ages to restart and I think it installed an update. 


God damn thats annoying. Said welcome, then about 5 minutes before we saw the tivo guy and the message saying a few minutes. after we got to that screen it was another 10 minutes or so. And now on the front it shows 1080 and 760something rather than just 1080. And we still can't download stuff. 




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  # 380348 15-Sep-2010 22:01
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0800 mytivo :)

Are your EPGs all downloaded and uptodate?

took me around 30 hours before all that was setup for me for some reason, seemed excessive.

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  # 380356 15-Sep-2010 22:11
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Yeh I'll give it till tomorrow then, bit late to call now. By then it would be more than enough time. Just on a side note, who else thinks the Tivo unit itself looks like a VCR player? hahahaha




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  # 380484 16-Sep-2010 08:54
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tardtasticx:
DeroyBoy:
tardtasticx: Oh no we havent restarted. will try now then


Mine took ages to restart and I think it installed an update. 


God damn thats annoying. Said welcome, then about 5 minutes before we saw the tivo guy and the message saying a few minutes. after we got to that screen it was another 10 minutes or so. And now on the front it shows 1080 and 760something rather than just 1080. And we still can't download stuff. 


Indeed TiVo does take a LONG time to boot, but you should not normally need to in normal operation. I think I've once done a forced reboot during prime time, since november last year.
Did you know your TiVo will periodically reboot itself overnight when not in use? 

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Joseph.
 

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  # 380576 16-Sep-2010 11:45
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"Looks like a VCR"

Oh yes that thing's a beast. Mine is hidden inside a cabinet with just enough showing for the remote to work.

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  # 380584 16-Sep-2010 12:05

bazzer:
robbyp: Does it say what sort of warrenty it comes with. I would think that if you are paying $10 per month for 3 years, that they would cover any fault within that period. It maybe a good reason to pay it off monthly.


I wouldn't say that was normal for any kind of financing arrangement.  If you bought something from harvery Norman and paid it off over 3 years would you expect different warranty coverage to someone who paid outright?


 

It is totally different because the 'financier' in this case is telecom, which is the same company you are buying it from. When buying from HN, you use a third party.

Therefore if it fails after 2 years 6 months, you have more leverage on telecom on getting it repaired by them. It would however be covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act for at least 3 years, possbily up to 5, considerings is regular retail price.

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  # 380677 16-Sep-2010 14:52
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robbyp:
bazzer:
robbyp: Does it say what sort of warrenty it comes with. I would think that if you are paying $10 per month for 3 years, that they would cover any fault within that period. It maybe a good reason to pay it off monthly.


I wouldn't say that was normal for any kind of financing arrangement.  If you bought something from harvery Norman and paid it off over 3 years would you expect different warranty coverage to someone who paid outright?


 

It is totally different because the 'financier' in this case is telecom, which is the same company you are buying it from. When buying from HN, you use a third party.

Therefore if it fails after 2 years 6 months, you have more leverage on telecom on getting it repaired by them. It would however be covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act for at least 3 years, possbily up to 5, considerings is regular retail price.


I would also argue that any product which is able to be financed should last longer than the finance period.  The financier is relying on being able to sell the product if you don't pay so there is no way they would finance something for a longer term than it's expected life.

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