Tag Archives: TiVo

TiVo Halves Cost of Tripling HD Storage

TiVo users frustrated by filling up their hard drives so fast with HD content can triple their storage for less than half the usual price from this weekend. Customers shortly will be advised of a special deal on the 1TB Western Digital Expander drive: $174.00 (plus $15.00 postage) — or $195.00 off the recommended retail price. Of […]

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Can CASPA Spook Sky?

Does CASPA stand a ghost of a chance against Sky TV? TVNZ thinks so – that’s why it invested $8 million in 33% of Hybrid Television Services, the licensee of TiVo in NZ and Australia. Hybrid has used the belated launch of TiVo in this part of the world – a decade after it revolutionised […]

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TiVo Fastforwards Online Deals and Home Networking

TiVo is launching a home networking package that will let owners shift content between the PVR and their computers, iPads and PSPs. It will sell for $129 through the new mytivo.co.nz online shop from this weekend. “It’s a home networking service where one TiVo can talk to another TiVo, or you can take the content […]

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TiVo Scoop: HD and 3D Downloads by Christmas?

TiVo owners could be in for an early Christmas present: HD and 3D downloads. The licensee of the world’s top-selling PVR, Hybrid Television Services, has revealed to ScreenScribe.tv ambitious plans to not only make TiVo more popular in New Zealand but also to accelerate the rollout of its CASPA video on demand (VOD) service. “It’s […]

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New My Sky HDi Guide Goes Live

This afternoon Sky TV launched its new-look electronic programme guide for My Sky HDi subscribers. It’s the first major overhaul the EPG’s had since the satcaster went HD two years ago and vastly improves on the original interface, which looked pathetically primitive post-FreeviewHD and TiVo. Surprisingly, Sky chose to update the EPG software during the […]

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TiVo to Go 3D in NZ

TiVo to Go 3D in NZ

Sky TV and free-to-air broadcasters may not be ready to embrace 3DTV but TiVo has confirmed it will soon offer 3D content on demand. Across the Tasman, TiVo has become the first DVR or PVR to handle time-shifting of 3D broadcasts, starting with the State of Origin series and continuing with the FIFA World Cup. […]

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PVR Works Magic With Consumer

PVR Works Magic With Consumer

Magic TV is the pick of the HD-capable PVRs assessed in the latest issue of Consumer magazine. It earns an overall score of 87%, compared with 78% for MySky HDi and Homecast HT92000DTR, and 77% for TiVo’s NZ media unit. All received Consumer’s “tick” of approval, unlike the Zinwell ZMT-640PVR and JC Matthew DVR-320T, which […]

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Launch Date of TiVo Rival Still Uncertain

Two months after notifying customers that consumer testing of its super-duper DTR was about to start, TelstraClear still doesn’t have a date for when the service will go live. The media device sounds like a fantastic gizmo that combines a smart, sleek look with the best functionality of MySky HDi and TiVo — but with […]

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TiVo to Offer More of Everything — Except HD

TiVo owners can look forward to a far bigger library of on-demand downloads over the media device’s CASPA service but don’t expect to watch any of it in HD for the foreseeable future. “At some point, CASPA will provide HD downloads,” Hybrid Television Services corporate affairs chief Rebecca Blasina told ScreenScribe.tv. “However, it won’t be […]

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TelstraClear’s TiVo Rival Delayed UPDATED

UPDATE: Since posting this story, The Dominion Post has reported “software glitches” to be the culprit. TelstraClear has missed its February deadline for launching its DVR rival to TiVo and MySky HDi. ScreenScribe.tv wasn’t surprised to learn this given it has been unsuccessfully chasing TelstraClear for weeks seeking an update on progress. It came yesterday, […]

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