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    DirectTivo

    Hey number6. I'll give the DirectTivo a go! Asumming Ed lives in Auckland. I am always willing to try these things out!

    And thanks for the history, quiet interesting. I first saw a Tivo in the...
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    How many TIVO users are there?

    Something what crossed my mind, most of the posts on here seem to be from the same core group of people, so how many people how there in NZ actually have one, or plan on getting one soon?

    Anyone...
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    Tivos from poweron

    Yup, I emailed them a few times and they have been really helpfull, yes they still ship to New Zealand, it costs $90US though, I asked them if they would ship more than one unit to save on shipping,...
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    re: TIVO for sale

    Hey hey, I was bidding on that, but kclark kept autobidding me out, he paid 730 in the end, did the sale complete OK? It would be nice to know if he/she is a new TIVO user? Of course it could just...
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    back on topic

    Thought I would be boring and ask Timmy how the site is going? Is there any help of a technical nature you need, or perhaps some automated testing?

    And in regards to your quesion a few days ago...
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    Partial Solution to web scrapping

    Whilst I now think the idea of a website to enter data is a good way forward (it gives information such as seasons that are unavilable elsewhere), if people want to persure the scrapping idea, there...
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    oh well

    If only sky would setup an FTP server they wouldn't have all our scrappers hitting them, there site would be faster, we would get all the data we need, and we would all live happily ever after!!! :D
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    Legal schedule options

    Might be a stupid question, but has anyone asked TVNZ/Sky/etc if there schedule data is available, even for a fee? It must be viable (at some level) for the likes of TV Guide, Listener etc.
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    ANOTHER grabber comment

    This is aimed more at the others who have developed grabbers. Reading comments here and on other sites about how the grabbers have been written and the fact they break often, I feel I have developed...
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    sky website

    mmm, I now what you mean about sky being a changing target, I have already had to change my app once, but for what I wanted at the time it worked. I didn't realise (at the time I wrote it) there...
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    schedule design

    ok then, if the front end is not well defined, how about moving away from a web based idea and back to a rich client app, such as vb/c++/c# etc, there is MUCH more functionality using COM components...
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    Layout suggestion

    I like the way this site lays out data:

    http://home.nzcity.co.nz/tvnow/tvguide.asp?c=w

    The idea of sticking to half hour time slots on the left, then placing a time next to the program name if...
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    Update on whole schedule

    Ok, I have read and re-read quite a few of these threads, and as a newbie would like to find out where the whole issue is at. From what I understand things are as follows:

    * Getting program data...
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