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Master Geek


Topic # 67934 11-Sep-2010 01:24
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Interesting, now that Tivo is fully Freeview approved with Prime on its EPG and Caspa downloads for all not just Telecom customers, which would you get now. Magic $699 or Tivo $799.

Oh and can someone tell me what size the HDD drive is. Cant seem to find any information on the Tivo NZ website?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 378714 11-Sep-2010 02:29
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Actually of course that should read $750 with a wireless adapter bundle for the Tivo.

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  Reply # 378721 11-Sep-2010 06:51
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Telecom was selling TiVo for $499 with wireless adapter. That might help your decision.  I went the TiVo  way and while a few hiccups with getting the wireless going (with top notch help from the helpdesk) haven't regreted it one bit.  Only 320G HDD is a bit small by todays standard but I figure that means I just need to manage recordings and not fill it up with crap I am never going to watch.  You can get a 1TB expander but you have to buy the 'approved' TiVo one.




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  Reply # 378725 11-Sep-2010 07:53
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NZRobin: now that Tivo is fully Freeview approved with Prime on its EPG

Where did you hear this?



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  Reply # 378847 11-Sep-2010 21:19
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Both MyTivo and Telecom sites say that Tivo is fully Freeview approved and list both Prime and Maori TV  Unless I've misunderstood doesn't that mean they're both on the epg the same as every other Freeview approved recorders.

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  Reply # 378870 11-Sep-2010 22:16
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NZRobin: Both MyTivo and Telecom sites say that Tivo is fully Freeview approved and list both Prime and Maori TV  Unless I've misunderstood doesn't that mean they're both on the epg the same as every other Freeview approved recorders.


Dunno where you read that from, heres whats on the Telecom site:

The Freeview|® channels that are not compatible with some of the features above are Prime, Maori TV and Radio NZ.

Of course TiVo can get the channels, its just the well documented EPG issue.  Bit of a storm in a tea cup IMO.   




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  Reply # 378943 12-Sep-2010 11:43
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Ah-ha ok, thanks for that. Now I'm not sure which way to go Magic or Tivo. Is the magic just as good as the Tivo. It at least has the full EPG plus a larger hard-drive but the Tivo has always had good reviews I thought, but have heard that its been crippled in NZ. Everyone happy with which ever one they purchased?

Thanks

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  Reply # 378952 12-Sep-2010 11:56
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if you fancy a bit of dyi, you should take a look at mythtv
it supports freviewHD and satellite tv
egp for all channels
media centre
web control

you can watch TV or recordings, music etc on other computers in the house
xbmc ps3 (providing movies are in a format the PS3 supports) OSX (with myth front tend or xbmc)
if you have an iphone or ipad you can use mythexport to trancode recordings
and pic them up via rss feed in itunes and have your recodings on your device automagicly
you can also use airvideo and it's free linux server to stream movies to your "i"device, no waiting for transcoding.
there is probably something out there that would work for android as well

all you need ia a reasonable powerful PC plenty of HD space
satellite receiver card and  or terrestrial HD card
nvidia 800 series graphics card for CPU accelerated HD
and mythbuntu iso


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