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  Reply # 594788 13-Mar-2012 21:35
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Gilco2:
ronw: You can achieve the same thing as plugging the hard disk in by plugging the hard disk into your computer and then using the TIVO to play off your hard drive.

Gilco2: The mainland channels May be there. I found with TV9 it didnt seem too be there but when I checked under settings and channels (I think thats it. not by tivo at moment), I found it was there but the check box was unticked so wouldnt show up in channle list.  I ticked it and preto it shows up but no epg of course for it.

Main thing I dont like with tivo is I cant connect be external hard drive to tivo and play the movies on it


yes I am aware that you can but it defeats the purpose of using one unit.  It means you have to have your computer on at the same time

and then you might as well have brought a cheaper DVB-T USB stick.

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  Reply # 594800 13-Mar-2012 21:45
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Two or more TIVO's can share recordings on the same network, and recordings can be extracted via the home networking add on.

As mentioned before, nothing comes close for $200 - $300 NZ, unless you're looking at purchasing a computer tuner device and using your PC as a recording device. I guess even then the total package will be more than a TIVO.

There's an external hard drive expansion port, I just don't know if it works here in NZ yet.

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  Reply # 594919 14-Mar-2012 08:02
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You certainly can use the 1TB extender which appears to be a standard WD disk.
Only downside is that Tivo does not fill up the internal and then start on the extender drive. It writes new recordings across both internal and external disk. Which means if you disconnect the extender drive you cannot play any of the recorded programmes as part of each will be on extender drive

 
There's an external hard drive expansion port, I just don't know if it works here in NZ yet.




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  Reply # 594927 14-Mar-2012 08:43
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injuised: Appears Tivo is locked to Freeview channels only, tried tuning in our 10 digital mainland channels and got nothing but 10 grey screens ??????? Unless I'm missing something i wouldn't touch a Tivo


 

I have the same problem with the  non Freeview channels on the AKL Skytower.  They appear after a re-tune bur are grey when selected..




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  Reply # 595185 14-Mar-2012 16:34
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old3eyes:
injuised: Appears Tivo is locked to Freeview channels only, tried tuning in our 10 digital mainland channels and got nothing but 10 grey screens ??????? Unless I'm missing something i wouldn't touch a Tivo


 

I have the same problem with the  non Freeview channels on the AKL Skytower.  They appear after a re-tune bur are grey when selected..



Thanks for that, good to know i havnt missed anything, i can even read the signal levels on mainland, just cant watch them, first time i have seen this with any freeview approved gear  




 

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