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    You're right, but you know the really sad part of...

    You're right, but you know the really sad part of all this is? Its that I've had my Tivos for over 5 years now - which is an absoloute age as far as computer technology is concerned.

    And in all...
  2. I'd suggest that if finetune wants TriTv...

    I'd suggest that if finetune wants TriTv listings, that he contacts TriTV directly and ask them (nicely) for a reliable ongoing XML feed of their listings.

    If they are interested in doing this...
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    A follow up on this: Saturdays NZ Herald...

    A follow up on this:

    Saturdays NZ Herald has a story about this being offered by Sky "late next year".

    To quote the relevant parts of the story:


    Seems like Sky is trying to hold back the...
  4. Thread: Sky UK STB's

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    Crypto differences would be the main issue I'd...

    Crypto differences would be the main issue I'd bet. The UK use a different version of the encryption system to that used in the US [and here].

    So, while you could make a UK box work here, it...
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    Thats a self-imposed [by customs] limit and is...

    Thats a self-imposed [by customs] limit and is not mandated that there be such a limit by law.

    Customs have decided that its uneconomic for them to collect less than $50 worth of duty/GST on...
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    Yes, and they also watch about 100% less ads and...

    Yes, and they also watch about 100% less ads and 100% less of Station "self" promotions.

    And all on a supposedly "pay" TV service, where ads (promos included) are supposed to be much less frequent...
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    Yes, Russell Brown confirmed this on Mediawatch...

    Yes, Russell Brown confirmed this on Mediawatch today.

    Apparently its coming "soon" (next 12 months), will be based on the Sky+ service/product offered in the UK, which unfortunately, is nothing...
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    Yes, I'd agree on that point, the solution being...

    Yes no one has but there does appear to be anarchy in the layout and advice given.
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    Yes, I'd agree on that point, the solution being "why don't you do something about it"?



    If I...
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    Well first up, welcome to the forums. ...

    Well first up, welcome to the forums.

    Secondly, no-one said this [Tivo in NZ in general, setting up Tivo in NZ for FTA in particular] would be a walk in the park.
    If it was, well, there'd be no...
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    Well, since the current state of play/rumours in...

    Well, since the current state of play/rumours in AUS seems to be Microsoft are doing something with their Media Centre product (e.g. releasing it) in AUS before Christmas this year.

    Its suspected...
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    And don't forget the (oft forgotten) second line...

    And don't forget the (oft forgotten) second line of that saying which is:

    "And fools seldom differ".

    ;)
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    Heres a possible trick you can use. to "create a...

    Heres a possible trick you can use.
    to "create a channel" on your Tivo for each FTA station you can get tune into that station using the remote channel buttons, then for each channel press record...
  13. Thread: Directv Tivo

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    The Directivo only has the MPEG2 decoder chips...

    The Directivo only has the MPEG2 decoder chips (and related video encoder chips to output the decoded video stream to your analogue TV set).
    The MPEG decoder works with either PAL or NTSC as its...
  14. Mines bigger than yours - a new twist on an old theme

    Got this in a email from Tivo today:


    I can see it all now - folks in the US standing around the B-B-Q bragging to each other about the size of their Tivos hard disk...
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    I used Lyngsat...

    I used Lyngsat website which provides a list of Sats, you click on the Sat you want to know the AZ/EL from your location, then you click on the map of the world where you are (New Zealand is a tiny...
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    Well, from an australian perspective what they...

    Well, from an australian perspective what they said is correct. However we are not in Australia and our Pay TV system is more similar to DTV than the ****box systems they use in Aus. So I think the...
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    Ed - Are we going to have this problem too?

    I saw this recent email post on the OzTivo mailing list digest. Its from Warren the guy who does the emulator maintenance in Australia. He reports trakcing down and solving this interesting bug in...
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    Ed - Are we going to have this problem too?

    I saw this recent email post on the OzTivo mailing list digest. Its from Warren the guy who does the emulator maintenance in Australia. He reports trakcing down and solving this interesting bug in...
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    I think if you looked in the right places (google...

    I think if you looked in the right places (google anyone?) you'd have found the information you sought and lots of it. Alex had some really good Tivo hacking sites, but that site is now history since...
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    No, Sky would love just such a device to be in...

    No, Sky would love just such a device to be in everyones homes, they could then sell targeted ads to advertisers based on your profile.
    And the ads would be downloaded to your box while you sleep...
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    A little bit of (known) Tivo (user) history in...

    A little bit of (known) Tivo (user) history in NZ:

    Jaidev got his Tivo intro/wake-up-call from myself through our mutual membership of another (non-Tivo) BBS forum where the topic of Tivos...
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    You will have a problem with the AUS Palmod...

    You will have a problem with the AUS Palmod version as it won't work out of the box here due to channel frequency allocation differences.
    [Technically - AUS use 7MHz channel allocation in the UHF...
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    Sounds about right, see those $USD 90 Tivos are...

    Sounds about right, see those $USD 90 Tivos are not quite bargain they appear at first glance.



    If you have a friend in the UK then you might be able to source a UK model cheap enough if you...
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    Actually I'd prefer the Tivo at least its...

    Actually I'd prefer the Tivo at least its something I can buy and use now.
    I've seen hundreds of vapourware products coming out in the "future", unfortunately, that future, like the products...
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    Forward thinking council (employee)! How do...

    Forward thinking council (employee)!

    How do you intended to use these in practice?
    Have 24 hour long season passes that records everything for 24 hours, keeping the last 'n' recordings on disk,...
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