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2 July, 2008

TiVo is coming to Australia

TiVo
Finally, we will have TiVo in Australia. (Yes, I know it is well behind the United States.) Exactly, what is TiVo? I don't know exactly, all I know is that it's an electronic program guide with digital recording (DVR, digital video recorders) function.

TiVo will be available in Australia from 19th July from Harvey Norman stores for $699. (That's the same cost as a 40 GB Sony PlayStation 3, BTW.) A bit too costly, don't you think?

Well, hope that they will bring down the prices later.

News source: Seven to bring TiVo to Australia this month (news.com.au, July 01, 2008)

Posted by Antony on 2 July 2008 9:01 AM | TV shows, gadget
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Never been a big TiVo fan, to be honest. EPGs are now built into most tuners; my cheap $20 ATSC tuner has one, as does the QAM tuner in the living room that we got way back in 2001.
Then there's how TiVo exerts a good deal of control over their boxes... They can remotely delete programs if asked by broadcasters, log how and when you play back your videos, and so forth.
My solution is to stick a tape in the VCR and hit Record. My VCR doesn't phone home with what it's playing or sprout arms and break the tapes, and I don't need to pay monthly for automatic updates.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 2 July 2008 2:44 PM.
I am all over gadgetry! Presently I am in the land of the gadget, Osaka, Japan. I don't want to even know the latest offering. I'm all for the VCR like you Don, if I could work it!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 3 July 2008 10:54 PM.
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