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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:39 am 
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Does anyone here have a Tivo and are able to explain eaxactly how it works example ive been told it has to be connected to the internet? to get all those free to air channels

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:13 am 
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Does anyone here have a Tivo and are able to explain eaxactly how it works example ive been told it has to be connected to the internet? to get all those free to air channels

thanks Alan


afaik you simply plug it in like any other digitial box etc and it has menus and alike that let's you choose channels and a like and has a tv guide and it has options to record said programs etc...

the internet I don't know why unless they have a dedicated server or something that let's you watch or download programs or movies etc possibly paying a fee for the download? Also I think that it is connect to a phone line or something so you can program to record programs and alike when or if you forget to set it up otherwise.

wiki = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiVo
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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:48 am 
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Thanks Froundey so just plug in like any other set top box does the Tivo however get more channels?
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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:17 am 
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Yes you plug it in like DSTB (Digital Set Top Box) and it will receive the free to air channels available in your area.

Take a look at the Australia Tivo site http://www.mytivo.com.au/ to find out everything about the tivo and service in Australia
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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:43 am 
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From memory they run linux too I believe.. next to Google Android phones, one of the coolest linux devices...

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:32 pm 
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From memory they run linux too I believe.. next to Google Android phones, one of the coolest linux devices...



Hey i dont even know what Linux is but if Tivo is just picking up what a set top box does why would i want to buy one? as my MTV $69 set top box works good and really cheap could do with another remote though stood on the other one lol.

And thanks guys for the info
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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:06 pm 
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The Tivo can record it all as well... and scheduling..

for example you can tell it to record every episode of family guy to it's built in hard drive for the next 6 months and it will do it all for you..

more than just a set top box that only plays tv, not recording etc... Tivo is massive in the US.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:14 pm 
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I understand it as TIVO once connected the the NET, "Big Bro" can see what you have been watching and recording. They can also add or remove content at their lesure.
I was told from a poor source...that at one point they were going to make a TIVE box not work at all unless it was on the NET..lol. How lame can you get???

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:38 pm 
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lol $700...
dont think i'll be purchasing one any time soon

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Tivo is all about marketing - Does exactly what any other set top box does with a Hard Drive to Record - all depends on how much you spend

I saw advertised a Teac Set Top Box for $99 and you could plug an external hard drive in it for recording - so you could have unlimited recordings

The Tivo has a hard drive like a computer does - once full you have to delete to record anthing else

With an external drive once full you can just plug another one in to it :)

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:09 pm 
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The TIVO is much more like a computer than a normal set top box.... but the best option I think is buying a PS3...

250gig PS3 with the PlayTV module and bluetooth remote... d**k smith are doing them for $589 all up...

It has Blueray drive and can upscale normal DVD to hi def.. and can also do upscale to 3D later on this year when the next bios update happens.

I got the same deal myself and I love it.. as an addition you get a Ps3 that can browse the internet, works with blue-tooth keyboards and mouse and if you've played uncharted 2.. has glorious graphics... The TV turner side of the playtv module is pretty good too, TV guides really easy to use menu etc etc... for the price there is nothing else around that does all of that stuff.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:03 pm 
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So in other words just better sticking to my set top box i have and save $600 or so thanks guys for the info
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Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:39 am 
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Yep, However Tivo can stream or download movies - hence the internet connection
It also uses teh net connection to get full EPG data that over the air streams doesnt provide


The company i work for will be having a SD set Top coming out with USB port for external hard drive or thumb drive that will have a PVR function(ie replace your vcr) and playback of AVI DIVX and so on for retail of $30 next month

Also a twin tuner HD pvr for under $400

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:09 pm 
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So with the TIVO when you want to record a program in advance it will record the program without having to set a buffer of a few minutes each way to compensate for late running of programs?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Yep, However Tivo can stream or download movies - hence the internet connection
It also uses teh net connection to get full EPG data that over the air streams doesnt provide


The company i work for will be having a SD set Top coming out with USB port for external hard drive or thumb drive that will have a PVR function(ie replace your vcr) and playback of AVI DIVX and so on for retail of $30 next month

Also a twin tuner HD pvr for under $400



Why are they still making SD set top boxes when its HD now Nicko
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