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  Reply # 539445 31-Oct-2011 09:50
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OH wow i didnt know that old eyes I though I was saying power lol



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Reply # 539717 31-Oct-2011 20:56
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Found out whats happening
telecom giving out free tivos you stay on your same plan and everything

But you have to take 12 month contract

shows us how useless our tivos are if they giving them away 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 539720 31-Oct-2011 20:58
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They're a fine not so little PVR. I paid $920 on 2nd day of sale.




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  Reply # 539736 31-Oct-2011 21:54
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wow well years ago i paid $700 dollars for a video recorder and that was when they come down in price so .... you had any probs with your tivo

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  Reply # 539737 31-Oct-2011 21:58
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old3eyes:
mattwnz:
aaron11: Yes well I aint waitin another 6 months for ?the next one to fail again then have no warranty
They only give a month warranty after the 12 months is up

Ohh i can't wait to have all these extra channels

mind you i got my tivo in the bedoroom so hopefully that dont die lol

Telecom told me it was one of their biggest stuff ups selling them
hence they are selling sky in jan?


You are still covered by the CGA after the warranty runs out anyway. These sorts of things should last 3 years minimum, especially as they are valued at around the $800 mark,


Big problem with TiVos is their hard disks failing as you can't put them on standby as they are always recording the last 30 minutes of the last channel you watched. If there was a true standby these things would last way longer..


Isn't that the whole point of a PVR?  Pause live TV and all that.  Personally I want it to keep going all the time, I have recordings set all over the place anyway...hardly ever watch live TV any more.

I am just pleased I do not have to shell out $100+ every month for sky just to watch 99% of the same old rubbish that has been on free to air TV for years.  Sure there's the odd blockbuster movie but I get a lot of blue ray disks for that price.  If your into sport though...yeah well thats fair enough.



     




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  Reply # 539740 31-Oct-2011 22:02
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aaron11: wow well years ago i paid $700 dollars for a video recorder and that was when they come down in price so .... you had any probs with your tivo


Random reboots have subsided and the unmetered broadband, while Telecom's router's couldn't differentiate data, made it worth it, 300 GB one month.




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  Reply # 539753 31-Oct-2011 23:03
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scuwp:
old3eyes:
mattwnz:
aaron11: Yes well I aint waitin another 6 months for ?the next one to fail again then have no warranty
They only give a month warranty after the 12 months is up

Ohh i can't wait to have all these extra channels

mind you i got my tivo in the bedoroom so hopefully that dont die lol

Telecom told me it was one of their biggest stuff ups selling them
hence they are selling sky in jan?


You are still covered by the CGA after the warranty runs out anyway. These sorts of things should last 3 years minimum, especially as they are valued at around the $800 mark,


Big problem with TiVos is their hard disks failing as you can't put them on standby as they are always recording the last 30 minutes of the last channel you watched. If there was a true standby these things would last way longer..


Isn't that the whole point of a PVR?  Pause live TV and all that.  Personally I want it to keep going all the time, I have recordings set all over the place anyway...hardly ever watch live TV any more.

I am just pleased I do not have to shell out $100+ every month for sky just to watch 99% of the same old rubbish that has been on free to air TV for years.  Sure there's the odd blockbuster movie but I get a lot of blue ray disks for that price.  If your into sport though...yeah well thats fair enough.



     


$99 bucks??? My sky is 23 a month for 12 months then its about 40
and there is tons and tons to watch that aint been on tv before. some of it has but there is heaps of educational stuff on sky

Having had both and still having both
Sky beats tivo hands down 



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aaron11: wow well years ago i paid $700 dollars for a video recorder and that was when they come down in price so .... you had any probs with your tivo


Random reboots have subsided and the unmetered broadband, while Telecom's router's couldn't differentiate data, made it worth it, 300 GB one month.


Oh yes that was great when it was unmetered lol 

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  Reply # 539792 1-Nov-2011 08:32
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 $99 bucks??? My sky is 23 a month for 12 months then its about 40
and there is tons and tons to watch that aint been on tv before. some of it has but there is heaps of educational stuff on sky

Having had both and still having both
Sky beats tivo hands down 


I would expect nothing less as one is a paid service the other is free.  You must be on a great deal as everyone I know that has sky tells me the basics are around $45.  You then pay for everything else.  It's kinda like buying a car then having to pay extra for wheels, stereo, lights etc.

I work it out like this if I understand the website correctly (not including any special deals, installation, one-off, box office HD tickets etc)

mysky HDI basic package $63
Platinum Movies $32
Platinum sport $34
Total p/m $ 129

Over 10 years: $15, 480


vs.

TiVo: FREE (and I have it in more than 1 room...for FREE)

Plus without having to decide between a squllion channels I have lot more free time to spend downloading porn, torrenting, and drinking heavily :-)

Horses for courses as always

 


 



 







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  Reply # 539793 1-Nov-2011 08:41
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scuwp:
old3eyes:
mattwnz:
aaron11: Yes well I aint waitin another 6 months for ?the next one to fail again then have no warranty
They only give a month warranty after the 12 months is up

Ohh i can't wait to have all these extra channels

mind you i got my tivo in the bedoroom so hopefully that dont die lol

Telecom told me it was one of their biggest stuff ups selling them
hence they are selling sky in jan?


You are still covered by the CGA after the warranty runs out anyway. These sorts of things should last 3 years minimum, especially as they are valued at around the $800 mark,


Big problem with TiVos is their hard disks failing as you can't put them on standby as they are always recording the last 30 minutes of the last channel you watched. If there was a true standby these things would last way longer..


Isn't that the whole point of a PVR? ?Pause live TV and all that. ?Personally I want it to keep going all the time, I have recordings set all over the place anyway...hardly ever watch live TV?any more.

I am just pleased I do not have to shell out $100+ every month for sky just to watch 99% of the same old rubbish that has been on free to air TV for years. ?Sure there's the odd blockbuster movie but I get a lot of blue ray disks for that price. ?If your into sport though...yeah well thats fair enough.



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You missed my point. There is no real standby. So if you go away for a week that old mechanical hard disk is grinding away for that week recording the last channel watched . Normal recorders can be put on true standby so that the hard disk goes to sleep. How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??




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  Reply # 539802 1-Nov-2011 09:10
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old3eyes: How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??

About $90 for a 1Tb drive. The hard drive isn't that likely to fail, even being run 24/7. Our first TiVo (S1) has been recording 24/7 for 4 years now on a second hand hard drive. The constant power consumption bothers me slightly though...but I haven't yet measured it.

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  Reply # 539818 1-Nov-2011 10:24
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You missed my point. There is no real standby. So if you go away for a week that old mechanical hard disk is grinding away for that week recording the last channel watched . Normal recorders can be put on true standby so that the hard disk goes to sleep. How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??


I get your point, and I don't disagree that it would be a handy feature,  but if I went away away for a week I would be even more likely to have my TiVo running to record all the programs I would otherwise miss.  If you don't want to do that then for a week away I would be powering it off completely, along with everything else in the house.  



 




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  Reply # 539820 1-Nov-2011 10:30
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scuwp:
 

You missed my point. There is no real standby. So if you go away for a week that old mechanical hard disk is grinding away for that week recording the last channel watched . Normal recorders can be put on true standby so that the hard disk goes to sleep. How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??


I get your point, and I don't disagree that it would be a handy feature,  but if I went away away for a week I would be even more likely to have my TiVo running to record all the programs I would otherwise miss.  If you don't want to do that then for a week away I would be powering it off completely, along with everything else in the house.  



 


I use to turn mine right off at night time and then back on at ten to make sure i wouldnt miss what i watned to tape... Nothing on at night really to tape with tivo anyway 

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scuwp:
 

You missed my point. There is no real standby. So if you go away for a week that old mechanical hard disk is grinding away for that week recording the last channel watched . Normal recorders can be put on true standby so that the hard disk goes to sleep. How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??


I get your point, and I don't disagree that it would be a handy feature,  but if I went away away for a week I would be even more likely to have my TiVo running to record all the programs I would otherwise miss.  If you don't want to do that then for a week away I would be powering it off completely, along with everything else in the house.  



 


I use to turn mine right off at night time and then back on at ten to make sure i wouldnt miss what i watned to tape... Nothing on at night really to tape with tivo anyway 


Different hourses for courses - I like the docs and science / technology stuff that pops up on TVNZ7 at night  - Beginners Guide to the COSMOS, History of Science, etc, not to mention some gems on Stratos and Cue. Aljazeera News offers intersting insights from the non-western media. I find that there is less interesting content on the mainstream channels these days.

I'll be sorry when TVNZ7 disappears next year.




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  Reply # 539862 1-Nov-2011 12:38
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old3eyes: How much do you expect to pay outside of the warranty period when the disk dies??

About $90 for a 1Tb drive. The hard drive isn't that likely to fail, even being run 24/7. Our first TiVo (S1) has been recording 24/7 for?4 years now on a second hand hard drive. The constant power consumption bothers me slightly though...but I haven't yet measured it.


Mine died after 11 months and they're not enduser replaceable..

By turning it off every nite I suspect that you won't get any EPG auto update as I believe that it's done at about 02.00am every morning unless you do a manual update..




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