Sunday, November 09, 2008

I want TiVo!!!

At $700, it's definitely not cheap, but it's a lot cheaper than a plasma, rofl...

http://home.tivo.com.au/

Ah, the promise of being able to watch my fave shows when *I* want to watch them, and pick up all those shows that are on at ridiculous hours while we're left with dreadful reality tv and competition (Dancing with the stars, Idol, et al) shows in prime time...

Can I justify this??? Surely, somehow I can... Just give me a minute to think about it...

9 comments:

cherie said...

when you figure out how to justify it tell me how coz i want one to... (badly)
the promise of all of its promise are to good but my dh keeps telling me any hard disc recorder will do the same as a tivo for 300-400 less.. infact dh said tivo is just the brand so you can get a sony hard disc recover and it does everything a tivo does...
but still for some reason the baby bribe left overs are screaming tivo

Kylie said...

Just buy a hard drive recorder, they'are a lot cheaper. ;) Or if you know a Geek, get Myth TV! It's free.

Juniper said...

Well, I have the Foxtel equivalent and you know how much I love it! I love it because we record *everything* and watch it later, so the kids don't have to watch any advertisements at all - that alone is worth it IMO LOL!

Amanda O. said...

Maybe it will come down in a little while in price? That's what I'm hoping anyway.

Would love to have it simply so I can watch the few programs I like without La there and nix the commercials from something if he wants to watch it but can't really justify for 3-4 shows between us when there's so much practical stuff that is higher on the list. Sometimes sensibility just stinks! LOL

Spiralmumma said...

I agree with Kylie! I have a DVD recorder that cost $200-works great. But for the little amount of TV I watch getting it would not be worth it for me. i should get around to setting up Myth tv though :)

But if you want it, I reckon that's enough reason to get it ;-)

Sif said...

Having spoken to Leah, who has Myth Tv, it's just not an option for us. For one thing, as I understand it, we'd need a new tv screen set up, and for me to be able toD actually see it, it would cost as much as TiVo, that's not including the card we'd need for the computer (and Dave's computer is WAY old, and my laptop is not an option...

Will a DVD recorder search for shows in any time slot - or do you have program every recording yourself?

Will it search for shows using keywords? Actors names etc.?

Will it prevent kids from watching shows that aren't a specific rating, or during specified timeslots (this is very attractive to us - if we can make it so they CAN'T turn the tv on before 6.30am, that would be fabulous!!!)...

Can a DVD recorder access the HD channels?

These are the things I need to know...

Jayne???

Juniper said...

Well, the Foxtel one can have a password protection on it. We use it for the Crime Investigation channel (truly shocking stuff on there). I think potentially you could password protect *every* channel? Shall ask DH and get back to you.

Or, you could somehow unplug the tv before going to bed, but not sure how you could stop them from plugging it in when they wake up. Our kids know that there is no TV in the mornings on school days, and none in the afternoons on weekdays until after dinner (maybe 6.30pm?).

I love being able to control our viewing, but I wish that it was cheaper so everyone could do it. It should be FREE LOL! (I know, nothing is free...)

casso said...

We just download anything we want to watch. Cheap (ie: free) and we watch it whenever we want to.

Spiralmumma said...

"Will a DVD recorder search for shows in any time slot - or do you have program every recording yourself?

Will it search for shows using keywords? Actors names etc.?

Will it prevent kids from watching shows that aren't a specific rating, or during specified timeslots (this is very attractive to us - if we can make it so they CAN'T turn the tv on before 6.30am, that would be fabulous!!!)...

Can a DVD recorder access the HD channels?"


I'd say no to all of the above..I dont know thoguh, certainly not a basic model like mine! You have to search the old fashioned way through the tv guide though you can set preferences thru yourtv.com.au..I have never bothered to work out how but it can be done. I don't know anything about HD channels sorry..

So to do all that stuff you'd probably be best with the TIVO thingy

I download shows too, free is best:D Though honestly there's not much I want to watch..occasional movies and docos is about it. I do like to watch tv in bed lol and often watch something I've downloaded on my lappie :)

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