Australian Tivo forum

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Mike Lang, Jul 18, 2008.

Aussie Forum

  1. I am an Australian TiVo user and would like to have our own forum

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  2. I am an Australian TiVo user and don't need a seperate forum

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  1. cessnaman

    cessnaman New Member

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    I bought my new Tivo about two weeks ago from Hardly Normals. It's not bad, but a ridiculously small 160GB HDD. I started to research how to upgrade, but it's damm confusing with the crap out there about linux and this dd /dev/sda = etc etc ... All the bloody linux utils you download are each missing some important parts of the equation, grrrr... I tried to back my Tivo drive only the the copied drive didn't work. A couple of days later I tried again and forgor to disconnect my Windows drive and because it's soooo hard to see which drive is which in lunix, I trashed my copy drive and my original Tivo drive making my Tivo useless. **** !! - Anyway, long story short, I had to exchange the unit claims DOA, and THEN later I found a Windows util called WinMFS, and it works a treat with a basic Windows GUI interface, only the application is somewhat hard disk find and you have to register to yet another website to download it. Now, I've upgraded to a 1TBG WD drive, and it upgraded and worked a treat. I see there is this kickstart 62 method of enabling the esata port, but I've not tried it yet. Mine is firmware 8.2 and I noticed that the USA are running 9.3 which seems to have the port enabled already, still not a big issue for me since I have the internal 1TB drive. Now, the BIGGEST annoyance for me is how to access the HDD on my Tivo accross my LAN, I've downladed heaps of different applications to do this, but so far nothing works. If anyone knows howto do this, please let me know, cuz I'm hanging out for it.
     
  2. uaovit

    uaovit New Member

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    "kickstart 62 method of enabling the esata port"

    Can you explain this, thanks?

    TivoAu
     
  3. troykm

    troykm New Member

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    another aussie with a TiVo here! only 2 weeks but love it!

    does anyone have a clue how much the external tivo storage device will be worth?
     
  4. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    I would have agreed with you then I thought "Australian Tivo's are real and probably aren't as problematic as the Comcast units" :p
     
  5. Pepito

    Pepito New Member

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    Yes please to an Australian forum :)

    Bought a Tivo a few days ago and so far have been extremely impressed with features and ease of use :up:
     
  6. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Welcome to the TiVolution :)
     
  7. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Wanted: Virgin Australian TiVo image. Contact me through PM if you can help.

    Would have posted this in the Australian TiVo forum if there was one ;)
     
  8. petestrash

    petestrash New Member

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    Perth,...
    We have had for many years a forum run by the OzTiVo community, which also has a TiVo HD section.

    It was a way of enabling esata support before it was released officially in the US.

    It does not work on the Australian TiVo HD.

    I don't think HTS have have settled on a price yet, but I believe it will be available in 500Gb & 1Tb sizes. You can expect it will sell at a premium to generic external drives.

    Peter.
     
  9. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Excellent. Been a member of the oztivo forum since 06 but had forgot about it!
    It didn't work on the TiVo HD here either. It allowed the use of non approved drives on only the original S3.
     
  10. sorzai

    sorzai New Member

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    hello everyone, i'm also a new tivo owner here, love the tivo to bits...however we need more hard drive space
     
  11. petestrash

    petestrash New Member

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    Perth,...
    recent chatter seems to point to only a 1TB extender drive being sold (no 500Gb).

    I think every Australian TiVo owner would agree with you.

    If you wanted to, you can upgrade the internal drive, or just wait for the extender to be available in the next few weeks.

    Peter.
     
  12. sorzai

    sorzai New Member

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    Have you done the internal hard drive installation yet? and also i have read some of the information here about the internal installation just wondering does it work? and also i have a Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB drive just wondering can this work?

    and also if you know of any other information and guides to doing the internal hard drive upgrade please let me know thanks
     
  13. petestrash

    petestrash New Member

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    Perth,...
    That drive would be fine, try this link for details.

    Peter.
     
  14. sorzai

    sorzai New Member

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    Mar 12, 2009
    hey petestrash,

    thanks for the links, just like to report to everyone that the upgrade was successful and now i have officially added at 1TB hard drive internally into my TiVo!! it was easier than expected but initially it was a little scary that you would stuff up but now it's all done and i'm happy with the huge increase in the recording capacity thanks for the help
     
  15. bgiannes

    bgiannes New Member

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    I'm an Australian living in the US, i've had Tivo for ~4years.

    My father lives in Australia and just got Tivo.

    It seems that the Ozzy Tivo version is a stripped down version of the US version, example: the 30skip hack is removed. :confused: There is no https: Tivo page. Networking is limited, i don't think they can use pytivo or tivo-desktop? :thumbsdown:

    So Ozzy's are dealing with a bit of a different animal...

    My father said that networking (PC to Tivo Networking) will be comming soon to Australian Tivo? but it's hard to gauge what's going on.

    So alot of the stuff on this US site may not apply down-under?

    So i would say that Tivocommuntiy should have a Australia forum asap
     
  16. BurnieM

    BurnieM New Member

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    Sydney,...
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  17. Aussiem8

    Aussiem8 New Member

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    Mar 14, 2009
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    Had my Tivo for a week or so .. just getting into it :)

    An Aussie forum would be great, but there is another setup down under @ www dot tivoforums dot com dot au (mods: not sure if this is allowed - please remove if I have breached the forum rules).

    Cheers
    AussieM8
     
  18. Pepito

    Pepito New Member

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    Home Networking Package is now available:
    shop.tivo.com.au/online/range

    A lot of people (including me) aren't too happy about how much they want for it though.
     
  19. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    :eek: <- I literally just made that face. For those in the USA they are charging ~140$ to enable networking features!?!@#>!#%yh
     
  20. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    how much did you pay up front for the TiVo? bear in mind that many in the states pay a monthly subscription charge and the updates come at us whether we want them or not.
    When the first networking feature came out - HMO they called it then - TiVo charged 99$ US for it. It did not work out to enough sales for TiVo to continue down that approach and they simply included the updates in the monthly sub price or lifetime payment.

    Some on this forum still would love if they charged per feature add and you could decide to not get the update. Personally I use the networking features and Netflix streaming so would want it.
     

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