Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 400 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz
I now have an ET courtesy of Spong, thanks for all your help.
Seems like a good unit so far, still trying it out.
Couple of things not already mentioned
- I like the fact it has a power off switch on the back. Zinwells don't.
- Very well supplied with cables. Component + HDMI!
- Seems to output to all connectors at the same time so you can plug multiple devices in (haven't fully tested this yet).
Triode66 - I have the 29" version of your TV 29PT9420. Same software, inputs etc. I had a 1080i picture briefly but can't get it back now. I had similar issues when I connected an XBox 360 outputting 1080i, just can't remember how I fixed it. Works great on 576p anyways.
Video over RCA
Personally I wouldn't bother as the picture quality is not great. You really need to be outputting 576p over component as a bare minimum or it's not worth your $$$. You can get a widescreen CRT with 576p component inputs for $300 on TM or put the money towards a flatscreen with Freeview built in instead
Jaxson: Hi all,
One issue is a break up of digital audio out, when using digital connection to receiver via coax or optical out.
Supplier is working on a firware upgrade to correct this.
HDMI audio to TV and normal analogue stereo rca audio outputs still work fine.
Dolby Digital Output when available is fine too.
So basically I'm happy and the price is great.
I've ordered another batch for friends who have seen the first units.
I currently have a few left, but PM to see if they are still available.
Cheers guys, enjoy!
Jaxson: Agreed, a friend of mine was after the sports extra channel but only had an older crt monitor with composite (yellow rca plug) video in. I tried this output on the box and it is really blocky, much worse than 'normal' analogue tv. To be fair the zinwell output a fairly good composite out, but really that's not why 90% of people will be buying an HD box. I haven't tried s-video, or lowering the output resolution to 576, so maybe I should check this first before completely ruling it out.