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Topic # 67978 12-Sep-2010 13:35
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So i got the unit yesterday, and ive done some hunting around, and i understand i need a (MAK) Media Access Key to watch my other stuff on the tivo and vica versa.

Which i cannot see,( and yes i looked in the right place) so i assume i have to purchase.


Is that really all the 129.00 value will give me just a key so i watch on Plex, desktop pc etc, and other networked devices.? 

And if that is the case, does anyone know of any cheaper ways of getting it, only seems a bit pricey considering the unit only cost me 360.00  (as per this post http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=67856)




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  Reply # 379021 12-Sep-2010 14:28
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Yes.. you will need the MAK is you want to to transfer data off/on via the network. The only place to get it from is Tivo and yes its $129.00. There is no way around it.




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  Reply # 379027 12-Sep-2010 14:43
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LennonNZ: Yes.. you will need the MAK is you want to to transfer data off/on via the network. The only place to get it from is Tivo and yes its $129.00. There is no way around it.




Thanks, and Sigh. guess ill have to crack open the wallet. 




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  Reply # 379660 14-Sep-2010 13:40
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Will the TiVo play other content? eg MKVs and AVIs from your home network. If so, then the TiVo +MAK for $489 (assuming you are a Telecom landline customer) is pretty good value IMO.

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  Reply # 383799 23-Sep-2010 21:56
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Hi,

If you get the home networking package, can the Desktop plus software that you get be installed on more than one computer or is it restricted to a single PC? I guess the player needs the MAK, but I would like to be able to transfer content to/from more than one PC on our lan

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  Reply # 383890 24-Sep-2010 08:01
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trig42: Will the TiVo play other content? eg MKVs and AVIs from your home network.

Yes, the PC software transcodes the MKVs and AVIs into a format that Tivo can play and then sends it over the network.

jeffreyh: Hi,

If you get the home networking package, can the Desktop plus software that you get be installed on more than one computer or is it restricted to a single PC? I guess the player needs the MAK, but I would like to be able to transfer content to/from more than one PC on our lan

I believe the license is only for a single PC, but I don't think there is a mechanism to prevent it being installed on mulitple PCs.  A better option is to install PyTivo onto each PC instead of the Tivo Desktop software - it is faster and you avoid any licensing issues

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  Reply # 383908 24-Sep-2010 08:50
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The MAK basically enables the functions on the Tivo to enable you to copy to/from the TiVo so you can use as many PC's you like to connect to it. (of if you have 2 Tivo's you can transfer between them) (if you have 2 tivos and a MAK for each)

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  Reply # 383937 24-Sep-2010 09:55
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I just bought one of these on the $360 deal, and pretty impressed with it, but not so happy about paying $129 for the MAK at this stage. Have there been special deals on this?

Currently running 11.3-01-2-663 firmware. Is this the latest, or will something newer find it's way down in the next week or so?

I'm also thinking of upgrading the HDD to 1TB as per info on the net. Are there any problems with doing this to the NZ units? (apart from voiding warranty)

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  Reply # 383948 24-Sep-2010 10:12
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I upgraded a beta unit I got off Trade Me to 1TB and had no problems at all. The green WD drive I got from Ascent worked perfectly and is ever so quiet :)

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  Reply # 383954 24-Sep-2010 10:23
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Does anyone know whether or not you have to pay again to get a MAK for second or subsequent units?

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  Reply # 383957 24-Sep-2010 10:29
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yes.. each tivo needs a seperate MAK.. its just a key based on each tivo's serial number which enables web access to the box

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  Reply # 383959 24-Sep-2010 10:35
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I realise each unit needs it's own MAK, but do you need to pay just to get the MAK if you already have TiVo Desktop working with an existing unit? $129 just for a MAK?

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  Reply # 383975 24-Sep-2010 11:09
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Yes, you are paying for the MAK not Tivo desktop.

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  Reply # 383983 24-Sep-2010 11:18
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graemeh: I upgraded a beta unit I got off Trade Me to 1TB and had no problems at all. The green WD drive I got from Ascent worked perfectly and is ever so quiet :)


Was this the internal drive? and was it much problem?

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  Reply # 383997 24-Sep-2010 11:43
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Oh well they're not getting any more money out of me. Will stick with one unit and find an alternative. If the EPG issue was sorted then I wouldn't mind so much.

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  Reply # 384022 24-Sep-2010 12:56
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Spong: I just bought one of these on the $360 deal, and pretty impressed with it, but not so happy about paying $129 for the MAK at this stage. Have there been special deals on this?

Currently running 11.3-01-2-663 firmware. Is this the latest, or will something newer find it's way down in the next week or so?

I'm also thinking of upgrading the HDD to 1TB as per info on the net. Are there any problems with doing this to the NZ units? (apart from voiding warranty)



I bought one as well last weekend and it did a software update on Tuesday. I'm not at home at present so can't say what the latest version is..




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