Looking for TiVo in Shanghai

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by camba, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. camba

    camba New Member

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    Hi All
    My GrandPa used to say:
    Keep It Straight and Simple (KISS)
    So here is my Q:

    Does anybody know if there is anything TiVo like in Shanghai?
    (I know it's in Taiwan but China...)
    I'll be moving in next june and I'm kind of freaking out...:eek:

    Hope this is the right place to ask this

    Thanks everybody for your help
    Have a good one
    C:)
     
  2. ahken

    ahken New Member

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    the answer is no. bedsides, tivo dont support unicode. sry, my friend =(
     
  3. jmill

    jmill New Member

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    nothing to do with unicode.

    You can have TiVo in Shanghai, but you will not get any guide data and wont' be able to schedule any recordings. So the biggest advantage of having TiVo ad DVR won't be working.
     
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    ahken, the TiVo does support Unicode. It doesn't have a whole lot of characters in its character set, but it uses UTF-8. What's more, as camba notes, TiVos are sold in Taiwan, and those TiVos do speak Chinese. Check it out:

    http://www.michaelchen.net/tgc.html

    Although Michael Chen refers to them in the past tense, I can tell you that these devices are still in use. They seem to be big Reversi fans over there. :)

    Chen's site also strongly implies that the TiVo is/was sold in mainland China (although perhaps it only reached the planning stage?), and refers to a Shanghai office.
     
  5. camba

    camba New Member

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    Thank you all for the answers

    So as I understand, there is not even one company that offers a service like Direct Tv or Sky or Comcast... etc:confused:

    Thats BAD,:thumbsdown: really Bad
     
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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