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Topic # 97154 12-Feb-2012 09:59
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Hi Guys ....
                having seen Tivo is on special are they better than the magic tv PVR's I currently have two 3600 Magic TV pvrs Im looking to sell both of them and upgrade ... I was going to go the way of MTV 3700 till I saw Tivo on special I can get two Tivos for the price of one MTV 3700 so which is better .

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andrew w

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  Reply # 580398 12-Feb-2012 10:11
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veryshort: Hi Guys ....
                having seen Tivo is on special are they better than the magic tv PVR's I currently have two 3600 Magic TV pvrs Im looking to sell both of them and upgrade ... I was going to go the way of MTV 3700 till I saw Tivo on special I can get two Tivos for the price of one MTV 3700 so which is better .

Cheers
andrew w  


I have no experience with the  Magic TV boxes but for what it's worth, I got a TiVo in the Boxing day sales and have been really impressed with it, very easy to use and my wife, who was sceptical, know loves it too!



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  Reply # 580437 12-Feb-2012 11:13
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Also with TiVo you can schedule recordings from a mobile browser, good if you are out and about and someone tells you about a new program or you remembered something will be missed...





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  Reply # 580536 12-Feb-2012 17:09
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freitasm: Also with TiVo you can schedule recordings from a mobile browser, good if you are out and about and someone tells you about a new program or you remembered something will be missed...



That's a good feature to have. Does mySky HDI have anything like that?

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  Reply # 580548 12-Feb-2012 17:44
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Yes.




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  Reply # 580787 13-Feb-2012 12:05
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TIVO.

TIVO beats Magic in every department, especially video and audio performance where the Magic is mediocre.

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  Reply # 580789 13-Feb-2012 12:08
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Have had a magic 3600 for over 2 years now and have had no issues with it, fantastic little box of tricks. The custom firmware helps alot too :-)

Remote browser recording sounds like the only thing with the Tivo. Although you also need an internet connection to get the epg (Not really an issue these days).




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  Reply # 580800 13-Feb-2012 12:21
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Yes remote browser is about the only difference oh ad you can get apps for ya iphone/android epg via the net is just stupid given its transmitted on the uhf hd network tivo has a smaller hhd too 320g compared to the 3600 which has 500g and the 3700 has 1tb dont think tivo is on special any more either

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  Reply # 580973 13-Feb-2012 17:58
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I had a short go with our neighbours Magic TV before I bought my Tivo the other day. The reason I chose the Tivo was because I couldn't really see a significant difference between the two when I used them. The Tivo was so much cheaper so it was an easy choice.

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