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Topic # 67938 11-Sep-2010 02:59
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Hmm...  So, how long has Tivo been fully FreeviewHD compatible with Prime and Maori on EPG. $750, might get one!

 

http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/tivoisfreeview/compatible/

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  Reply # 378720 11-Sep-2010 06:47
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The TiVo website isn't loading for me so can't check that one out.  The Prime/Maori EPG isn't showing on mine yet.  Will look into that!  Cheers

BTW I suggest you visit the Telecom website or store before paying the TiVo website price. They did have it at $499 last week. 




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Reply # 378722 11-Sep-2010 07:13
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Can't see the Prime or Maori TV EPG either. I don't think the 'EPG situation' has changed.




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  Reply # 378726 11-Sep-2010 07:55
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NZRobin: Hmm...  So, how long has Tivo been fully FreeviewHD compatible with Prime and Maori on EPG. $750, might get one!

 

http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/tivoisfreeview/compatible/


It's always been compatible with Prime and Maori.

Having an EPG however is a totally different issue - you see the channel but still have to manually record content.


Now you don't have to buy the newspaper just to see what's on TV! With the push of a button, your TiVo® media device displays up to 14 days of TV programming for most Freeview|HD® channels.






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  Reply # 378855 11-Sep-2010 21:28
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Well I haven't taken too much notice about the Tivo till now so perhaps I've completly misunderstood but I thought that if it says it fully Freeview approved then that would include the EPG.

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  Reply # 378860 11-Sep-2010 21:49
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NZRobin: Well I haven't taken too much notice about the Tivo till now so perhaps I've completly misunderstood but I thought that if it says it fully Freeview approved then that would include the EPG.


The Tivo is not a Freeview approved device, and has never claimed to be. "Compatible" and "approved" are not the same thing.



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  Reply # 378949 12-Sep-2010 11:51
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Of course, your right! Thanks.

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  Reply # 382747 21-Sep-2010 16:04
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http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/tivois/fourteendayepg/

States that Maori and Prime are not on the EPG. I took Telecom up on their latest offer, $360 incl GST over 36 months interest free. Signed up online and the unit - brand new including a wifi adaptor - arrived the next day by courier. All too easy.Cool The EPG displays Maori TV and Prime but does not tell you what the programmes are. So just shows times with a blank for the show.

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  Reply # 382847 21-Sep-2010 19:26
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kwacka: http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/tivois/fourteendayepg/


States that Maori and Prime are not on the EPG. I took Telecom up on their latest offer, $360 incl GST over 36 months interest free. Signed up online and the unit - brand new including a wifi adaptor - arrived the next day by courier. All too easy.Cool The EPG displays Maori TV and Prime but does not tell you what the programmes are. So just shows times with a blank for the show.


It's a pity that Prime at least is not on the EPG.  There are several programs on Prime that I watch so I had to do the old fashioned  method of setting a Chanel, start time and endtime.  Same applies to BBC overnite.   There's no individual entries so Click had to be done the same way..






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  Reply # 383134 22-Sep-2010 12:42
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I asked Sky why Primes EPG is not on the TiVo. Here's their cop out answer

"Will Prime's listings be available on TiVo's EPG?

Prime's listings are not available on TiVo's EPG (electronic programming guide) as at this time TiVo does not measure ratings data. This information is important for a free-to-air broadcaster as the ratings are needed to put a value on PRIME's TV commercials.

We expect that this feature could be available in 2012 when we will review this decision at that time."

So you mean that all other STBs, TVs and MySky fone home with the ratings data??




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  Reply # 383141 22-Sep-2010 13:01
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old3eyes: I asked Sky why Primes EPG is not on the TiVo. Here's their cop out answer

"Will Prime's listings be available on TiVo's EPG?

Prime's listings are not available on TiVo's EPG (electronic programming guide) as at this time TiVo does not measure ratings data. This information is important for a free-to-air broadcaster as the ratings are needed to put a value on PRIME's TV commercials.

We expect that this feature could be available in 2012 when we will review this decision at that time."


This is just  double speak. How do they measure audience on Freeview|HD then, seeing that none of their receiver/recorders require an Internet connection and in principle work exactly like the TiVO?




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  Reply # 383242 22-Sep-2010 16:20
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freitasm:
old3eyes: I asked Sky why Primes EPG is not on the TiVo. Here's their cop out answer

"Will Prime's listings be available on TiVo's EPG?

Prime's listings are not available on TiVo's EPG (electronic programming guide) as at this time TiVo does not measure ratings data. This information is important for a free-to-air broadcaster as the ratings are needed to put a value on PRIME's TV commercials.

We expect that this feature could be available in 2012 when we will review this decision at that time."


This is just  double speak. How do they measure audience on Freeview|HD then, seeing that none of their receiver/recorders require an Internet connection and in principle work exactly like the TiVO?



Exactly.  Your 100% correct..




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  Reply # 383284 22-Sep-2010 18:01
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Just as well Sky don't get feedback on my ad watching on Prime because my HTPC is set to jump the 4 minutes of ads in each break Laughing.
They don't even get data from the MySky or Digital boxes because neither are connected to a phone line.  Might be different when Sky-online starts.
Since Sky failed to 'strangle TiVo at birth', all it can do now is put a brick on its head to stop it growing too fast.




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