I want to buy a tivo

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  1. Michael Brown

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    Where can i buy a Tivo? Seen some on ebay but i hate waiting and like to buy from someone i can see?
     
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    Saw one at my local Curries for £150!!
     
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    dixons £99
     
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    Have Dixons still got them for £99. I thought it was just to clear the stock as Thomson had parted company with Tivo. Most people have said that these had been sold out.

    Apologies if I am mistaken.
     
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    yeah sorry about that

    id just been doing sime price
    searches and didn't go much deeper into checking stock levels etc.

    i just dont know which road to take.

    tivo or dvd/recorder jobby or sky+
     
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    From what I heard, the £99 TiVo's are pretty much gone. Your next best price would be a £150 one from a local Curries, Dixons, or Comet... but I think these are pretty hard to find as well.

    Might be worth calling around to some specific stores to see if they have any left in stock.
     
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    Have a look on eBay.co.uk at auction: 1946306833.

    These guys have 19 in stock at £125 which is not bad is it.

    Trent24
     
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    Thanks for that. I have just bought one at £139.95 inc P/P and they have 65 more arriving tomorrow.

    The Ebay site gives the telephone number as 0161-763-4146 and the company selling them is CK Home Appliances Limited. They will take a CC over the phone which is much quicker than faffing about on Ebay.
     
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    Well done Ian - become one of the Tivo family at last - you won`t be disapointed.
    Tried a friends Sky + the other day and was amazed at the workings compared to Tivo - very poor - Tivo is much easier to use,and with much better functions.
     
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    It's an expensive luxury as I watch very little TV and only record one programme a week (Farscape) but the quality is so poor on VCR after watching digital TV and DVD.

    I suppose that I could get more use out of it my recording the ten minute freebies from the porn channels at 10.00pm :)
     
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    Goodness gracious Ian,Tivo will love you - "Tivo recomends PORN HOUR - MEN & MOTORS - PLAYBOY - LEZZAS........etc.." oh yeah and `FARSCAPE` mind how you go on that `educational` material - heard it blurs the vision :eek:
     
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    Stock arrived with the retailer yesterday and I got mine this morning. Good service.

    I didn't realise how big they were and presumed that they were the same size as a Digibox (I don't know why), so now I have some reshuffling to do to fit it in somewhere.
     
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    I would like to buy a Tivo myself but was wondering about the picture quality... If the Tivo does indeed re-encode the RGB signal with minimal quality loss it'll do for me (anythings better than VHS tapes ^_-) but what size hard drive does the cheaper Tivo have? 20gig?

    Also... Without a sub can you still control the channels on your Sky digital box? Manual record after the lastest firmware update? And if so does it contain annoying adverts?

    Thing is... If I really wanted a true PVR I would pay for the lifetime sub (Actually... A Panasonic HS2 is more like it <g>) but since I watch little TV thesedays due to work commitments and whatnot I just want to record the channels that I do watch with little quality loss. Thats all.

    So to summerise, I was just wondering what other Tivo models are out there other than the Thomson ones.. Of which are probably out of stock by now >_<

    Many thanks.
     
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    You're either up very late/early or you, like me are "working" a night shift!:D
     
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    lol Up very late mate and I'm supposed to be off to the cinema in the morning to watch the Twin Towers... hopefully the film is good because 3 hours is perfect for a nap <g>

    Really want a Tivo now that I have found out what you can do to the poor soul with a bit of hacking...
     
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    See my post in the for sale section, it may interest you.
     
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    Tivo is much better than VHS quality wise. Add-in the easy and quick searching, instant rewind, direct access and no messing with deteriorating tapes it is a no-brainer.

    There is only the Thomson Tivo at the moment which comes with a 40Gig disk.


    Go for it, you will not be sorry
     
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    I'm certainly looking into it.. Then I was reading about the Panasonic HS2 <g> Very nice piece of kit... However it doesn't have RGB in which is a must IMO.

    With manual recording though do you have to set the start and finish times? Or can you just press record and stop it at any time?

    If I can get a box cheap then I will, if not then I'll wait and see what Sony and all can do with Tivo... As long as it supports RGB in and can be networked, its all good...
     

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