Moving to UK

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by wbhambone, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. wbhambone

    wbhambone New Member

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    I'm moving from the US to Cardiff, Wales in the next couple of months. Does anyone know if my stateside Tivo will work in Wales (I'm assuming no, but thought I would ask).

    Also, in the UK do you have the Home Media Option available?

    Thanks

    bh
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No and yes, in that order :)

    I think US Tivos can be hacked to work as a dumb recorder, with PAL hacks and stuff, but you will not be able to get EPG data. UK Tivos are still available but, as you probably know, only the Series 1 so it's quite a backwards step, I'm afraid and there's no Home Media Option, whatever that is :(

    Although I don't have it myself, I understand that MCE works perfectly acceptably over here as an alternative to a Series 1 Tivo. There's a thread in our General discussion area that you might like to read.
     
  3. wbhambone

    wbhambone New Member

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    Nevermind...silly question about it working (forgot about the whole PAL & NTSC) thing.

    My other question is still there about Home Media Option.

    And, on Tivo's site looking at a pic of the back I noticed no USB port. Is a wireless connection supported (instead of phone line). If so, how is the connection made?

    Thanks again.

    bh
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Networking your UK Tivo is a hack-job and requires either a Cachecard or a Turbonet card; much like the US Series 1's, as I understand it :)

    Check-out www.tivoheaven.com for UK-specific prices, etc. That said, I suppse you could always buy one from 9thTee or whoever, if their comparative price is cheaper :D (Sorry, BL ;))
     
  5. b166er

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    No, we don't get the Home Media Option on UK Tivos. The UK only offers Series 1 TiVo's, I think HME is a season 2 + feature. It basically offers the extra features that MCE has (photos, music etc).
     
  6. programx

    programx TiVo Tamer

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    I feel embarrassed!
     
  7. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    I feel confused (you didn't post anything in this thread).
     
  8. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I think he meant wrt the fact that we don't have as good a Tivo units here as they do over in the US so, in coming into the UK, our US friend will essentially be "downgrading". Something like that, I guess :)
     
  9. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    :eek: :eek: you're probably right. We're living in the dark ages over here :) Since getting networked though and with all the good hacks, I feel our Series 1 TiVo's are well pimped. Possibly more interesting than a basic S2 model even.
     
  10. wbhambone

    wbhambone New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be checking out how to hack a tivo.

    bh
     
  11. programx

    programx TiVo Tamer

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    Carl was right ;)

    My pimped up TiVo deserves a fur coat to bolster its ego.
     
  12. hatchejd

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    No need for you to fel embarrassed programx, seeing as you're not in the United Kingdom!
     

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