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Topic # 85772 24-Jun-2011 19:39
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Another service going.

"NOTIFICATION OF SERVICE CHANGE TO CASPA ON-DEMAND

We wish to advise you that bandit.fm, from Sony Music, will no longer be available on the CASPA On-Demand service effective Monday, 27 June 2011.

Further information about this change is detailed below:

1. Your TiVo media device and all other elements of the TiVo service including CASPA On-Demand movies and TV will be unaffected and will continue to operate as usual.

2. You will no longer see or access bandit.fm from your TiVo media device.

3. Any concerts that were purchased and completely downloaded to your TiVo media device prior to 27 June 2011 will still be available to you (in accordance with the viewing rules).

4. Any current/pending bandit.fm concert downloads on your account on 27th June 2011 will be automatically cancelled and refunded."

Their movie and TV section has been going downhill for some moths now..




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  Reply # 485599 24-Jun-2011 20:19
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It's a real shame tivo is a great device.

The lack of content on caspa and no epg on prime are holding it back.

There was some talk about chain stores stocking tivo but nothings happended.

With staff reductions and now service reductions perhaps the end is near?

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  Reply # 485608 24-Jun-2011 20:42
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Surelt 'the rugby world cup' will save it....

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  Reply # 485609 24-Jun-2011 20:45
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Telecom better be prepared for a whole heap of refunds if it does fall over.




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  Reply # 485616 24-Jun-2011 21:22
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Let TiVo Looooooove you!

I have 2x TiVi and find them fantastic, as far as I am aware Caspa on demand is hosted in Australia?




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  Reply # 485627 24-Jun-2011 22:42
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scuwp: Telecom better be prepared for a whole heap of refunds if it does fall over.


I don't know if that email means too much, and it was only a few weeks ago that they sent an email to say that Auckland were getting a whole lot of new channels. I also don't  think it would close, as many people now have them, and how much infrastructure is actually required to keep it running . If it did happen to close in NZ, there would be a lot of demands for refunds, including those who purchased the expensive home networking package, which would also need to be refunded.Do telecom still have the $360 deal going for telecom customers? I was thinking of buying a second one. I don't use caspa, it's so slow and laggy, so changes to it don't bother me.

 

 

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  Reply # 485628 24-Jun-2011 22:44
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I think the brand recognition is strong enough to survive in the marketplace... just not as part of its current distribution model.

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  Reply # 485629 24-Jun-2011 22:50
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Dunnersfella: I think the brand recognition is strong enough to survive in the marketplace... just not as part of its current distribution model.


 


Yes the brand and product are both good, but the distribution has been a total fail. They should have been sold in all TV retailers, but I suspect there maybe a reason why they haven't been.

If caspa have tvnz ondemand on it, it would be a great product.

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  Reply # 485632 24-Jun-2011 22:53
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This is probably slightly offtopic, but maybe not:

Did Tivo ever really take off in New Zealand? I don't know anyone that has one, I've never even really heard mention of them IRL, only on GZ. MySkyHDfsckingI I hear about IRL all the time.

I was not living in NZ during the big launch period though, so maybe uptake was huge?

It seems to me a failed product though, in fact I'd forgotten all about TiVo in NZ over the last couple of months until I saw this topic.

Does anyone know how many users took it up?

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  Reply # 485636 24-Jun-2011 23:13
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I wouldn't read too much into it. Sony is probably moving away so they can concentrate in selling their own Qriocity service instead...




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  Reply # 485949 26-Jun-2011 07:14
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Caspa content has steadily decreased over recent months. After receiving countless messages from Tivo about all the great stuff they are going and do and then nothing happens it is hard not to lose faith with these people.




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  Reply # 485985 26-Jun-2011 11:11
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muppet: This is probably slightly offtopic, but maybe not:

Did Tivo ever really take off in New Zealand?


I know what you mean, I get blank stares when I tell people that I have TiVo with Freeview. I just say it is like a Sky Box but only for Freeview channels, they seem to understand that.

Magic TV looks like a good alternative if TiVo falls by the wayside or even Testra's freeview T-Box but sadly no suggested recordings.  I think that is where Tivo stands out for me.  The amount of times I have forgotten to record something and found it in the suggested recordings.

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  Reply # 486009 26-Jun-2011 12:18
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Kiwi1971:
muppet: This is probably slightly offtopic, but maybe not:

Did Tivo ever really take off in New Zealand?


I know what you mean, I get blank stares when I tell people that I have TiVo with Freeview. I just say it is like a Sky Box but only for Freeview channels, they seem to understand that.

Magic TV looks like a good alternative if TiVo falls by the wayside or even Testra's freeview T-Box but sadly no suggested recordings.  I think that is where Tivo stands out for me.  The amount of times I have forgotten to record something and found it in the suggested recordings.


DLS 


Does Magic TV have two tuners??




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  Reply # 486014 26-Jun-2011 12:24
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IF TiVo / Hybrid were to fall over in NZ, what would that actually mean for me as an end-user?

How much behind the scenes support is actually required?
Would the box continue to function as is without anybody in the background doing anything.

The features I expect require support is:
EPG
Caspa
Maybe suggestions?

Surely the rest of the functions could run without a company being behind them?

Now Caspa I don't care about in the slightest, If the EPG were no longer supplied by Hybrid, could the TiVo be hacked to use a different EPG that would still control recordings?

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  Reply # 486015 26-Jun-2011 12:30
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old3eyes:
Kiwi1971:
muppet: This is probably slightly offtopic, but maybe not:

Did Tivo ever really take off in New Zealand?


I know what you mean, I get blank stares when I tell people that I have TiVo with Freeview. I just say it is like a Sky Box but only for Freeview channels, they seem to understand that.

Magic TV looks like a good alternative if TiVo falls by the wayside or even Testra's freeview T-Box but sadly no suggested recordings.  I think that is where Tivo stands out for me.  The amount of times I have forgotten to record something and found it in the suggested recordings.


DLS 


Does Magic TV have two tuners??


Yes, looks good too.  Can record 2 channels and actually watch a third
http://www.magictv.co.nz/





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  Reply # 486035 26-Jun-2011 13:28
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Thanx for the link.

I notice it says "High definition: HDMI with embedded audio x1, Component Video x1" HD over component on a FV certified device, is this true?? Also there seems no way like in the TiVo to copy recording to or from a PC..




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