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  Reply # 578360 7-Feb-2012 19:13
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mattwnz:
alienwithin: 30 second skip was locked at request of tvnz

Hopefully they will remove the block now, as tey have pretty much abandoned tivo, and are now in bed with sky.

You think Sky would let that happen?

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  Reply # 578361 7-Feb-2012 19:16
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mattwnz:
alienwithin: 30 second skip was locked at request of tvnz

Hopefully they will remove the block now, as tey have pretty much abandoned tivo, and are now in bed with sky.

You think Sky would let that happen?


I don't know if it is anti competitive? But if tvnz cuts their links to tivo, then I guess tivo will be able to make that decision.

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  Reply # 578386 7-Feb-2012 19:46
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mattwnz: With the 30 second skip, can you get that functionally if you use a harmony remote, and download the tivo remote for it, so it gives it that button? Or is it software locked? I haven't tried it myself.


I've got the TiVo working with my Harmony One, but there's no inclusion of the 30 second skip function. That said, I've only tried using the device for the NZ model, and it's possibly included in one of the other devices (will give that a go).

What is the exact model that came with the 30 second skip? I understand it was removed in later models (or is that what the string of key presses restores?). 

I've also tried (also unsuccessfully) to create a macro (whatever they're called on Harmonys) that moves to FFx3, inserts a delay, and then plays. This is highly erratic in how it works - sometimes FF for 2 minutes, other times not at all!

If anyone has the answer for a 30 sec skip for the TiVo via the Harmony I'd love to hear of it (I miss the functionality of my Vantage unit which FFs as many minutes as pressed on the numeric keypad, eg press 4, moves forward 4 mins).

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  Reply # 578397 7-Feb-2012 20:02
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tvnz although they have written tivo off, still own their shares in it, so unless they sell their shares they are still a major owner of tivo NZ. While Telecom handle the support calls for it before passing on what they can't deal with from their check list, TVNZ is still the registered address for Tivo NZ and still owns 33% of the tivo NZ. personally i think with the larger uptake of tivo now you will see tvnz do some work with it soon, specifically targeting tivo specific adverts to the boxes when people fast forward through ads.

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  Reply # 578403 7-Feb-2012 20:14
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jonathan18:
If anyone has the answer for a 30 sec skip for the TiVo via the Harmony I'd love to hear of it


Is this of any use?
http://blog.logitech.com/2010/05/18/harmony-tips-and-tricks-creating-a-sequence-of-commands-on-a-harmony-remote/

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  Reply # 578408 7-Feb-2012 20:22
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Jaxson:
jonathan18:
If anyone has the answer for a 30 sec skip for the TiVo via the Harmony I'd love to hear of it


Is this of any use?
http://blog.logitech.com/2010/05/18/harmony-tips-and-tricks-creating-a-sequence-of-commands-on-a-harmony-remote/


Thanks for the link, Richard - yeah, it's via using those sequences that I've tried creating a commercial skip. Of course, in practice a delay is needed prior to the "play" command in the example given on that website, otherwise it'll begin playing immediately upon reaching FFx3.

As you know well Harmonys are not good with delays! I've successfully created fake devices to provide for a timed delay (it works perfectly in providing a break to allow the TV to warm up prior to the HTPC switching on, so as to ensure the correct resolution). I've tried using that type of delay in the commercial skip sequence but I just get that random result... Any great ideas??!!



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  Reply # 578442 7-Feb-2012 21:22
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Quick question: I want to stream my music from my Mac through my TiVo. I've set most of it up, but every time I go to connect to my laptop, it bounces back to the menu before hand. I assume this means I need to buy that home networking kit to make it work?

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  Reply # 578463 7-Feb-2012 22:01
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Question 2 as well please.

If you have the home network package, are there any copy protection measures in place? I seem to recall it said something about some programs may be flagged as non transferable, so has this happened in practise?

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  Reply # 578472 7-Feb-2012 22:19
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Jaxson: Question 2 as well please.

If you have the home network package, are there any copy protection measures in place? I seem to recall it said something about some programs may be flagged as non transferable, so has this happened in practise?


I don't think there are, I have never had a program that encountered an error. Not to say they won't in the future, but then that could make the home networking package useless.

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  Reply # 578535 8-Feb-2012 08:43
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mattwnz:
Jaxson: Question 2 as well please.

If you have the home network package, are there any copy protection measures in place? I seem to recall it said something about some programs may be flagged as non transferable, so has this happened in practise?


I don't think there are, I have never had a program that encountered an error. Not to say they won't in the future, but then that could make the home networking package useless.


The only time I've seen this flag is with Caspa stuff which is few and far between these days..




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  Reply # 578537 8-Feb-2012 08:53
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the only program i have not been able to put on my tivo is one i recorded then removed the tivo protection from and decided i wanted to watch again, tv wouldn't transfer it. All my movies on my computer have transferred without problem

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  Reply # 578724 8-Feb-2012 15:14
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mattwnz:
Jaxson: Question 2 as well please.

If you have the home network package, are there any copy protection measures in place? I seem to recall it said something about some programs may be flagged as non transferable, so has this happened in practise?


I don't think there are, I have never had a program that encountered an error. Not to say they won't in the future, but then that could make the home networking package useless.


The only time I've seen this flag is with Caspa stuff which is few and far between these days..


I suspected capsa stuff would be, but I have never used it myself.

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  Reply # 579971 10-Feb-2012 21:18
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alienwithin: tvnz although they have written tivo off, still own their shares in it, so unless they sell their shares they are still a major owner of tivo NZ. While Telecom handle the support calls for it before passing on what they can't deal with from their check list, TVNZ is still the registered address for Tivo NZ and still owns 33% of the tivo NZ. personally i think with the larger uptake of tivo now you will see tvnz do some work with it soon, specifically targeting tivo specific adverts to the boxes when people fast forward through ads.


TVNZ is to Tivo as McDonalds is to Georgie Pie...they now have no intention of pushing the brand, but nobody else is going to get their hands on it either.

IMHO "use it or lose it" regulations would benefit the public in a number of areas - from live sports content rights to ownership of iconic brands.




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  Reply # 580696 13-Feb-2012 10:12
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The only problem I can see is if it breaks down after 12 months. There is no repair facility in New Zealand and shipping them to Australia seems silly.
I have several TIVO's that are U/S and probably  only need power supply or new hard disk as these seem to be the quickest components to go.  
Telecom dont want to know as they are at least 1 year old.
Seems a shame. I guess one could take a case with the disputes tribunal but that could be time consuming 
At $200 I guess you throw them away if the break down.
 




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  Reply # 580699 13-Feb-2012 10:14
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ronw: Telecom dont want to know as they are at least 1 year old.


You get support directly from TiVo. Contact them through the Tivo.co.nz web site and they should give you instructions.
 




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