Promise.tv

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by steveroe, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. steveroe

    steveroe Must do some work...

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    http://www.promise.tv/

    My first thought was that only having a week to watch everything was a bit optimistic but:

    Wait until you see the remote though...

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    Oh, and the price - £1200-£5000! :eek:
     
  2. BobBlueUK

    BobBlueUK TiVo Nutter

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    Spam post reported (now removed and no longer visible!)
     
  3. katman

    katman New Member

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    Why ?????

    I dont think Steve is trying to promote the product in anyway.

    I cant for the life of me see why anyone would want to record everything on Freeview. I rarely watch anything on the channels that are available on Freeview and despite owning 4 Freeview boxes and a TV with Freeview built in I never use them.

    On the other hand.... if someone could come up with a box that could store the output of Universal - Discovery - NatGeo and History without having to subscribe to Sky then I would most definately be interested :)

    My Series One Tivo continues to save the day becuase I noticed in the ToDo list that it pick up House resuming this thursday after the Christmas break because the series link on the crappy SKY HD box disappered long ago and Virgin isnt available.
     
  4. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    iirc one of the pc based pvr software solutions can record a full mux so I guess this does that across 5/6 muxes 24/7. No conflicts, ever!
    That must be a lot of disc space, I'd worry for reliabilty.
    All in all it seems like sledgehammer approach to the pvr but I guess in a multiperson house it could be useful.
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    I did something like this a while back using vlc but it was a bit messy.

    A mux is about 10GB per hour, all 6 muxes would be 1.5TB per day,
    so not too bad with modern drives (when the prices go back down!)

    So I'm guessing the Promise Lite with 3 day recording (for £1200) is a 4TB unit with 2x 2TB drives ?

    Shows how far we've come from that old silver box with 15GB and 30GB drives inside ;)
     
  6. BobBlueUK

    BobBlueUK TiVo Nutter

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    It wasn't a reference to Steve's post!

    The spam in question (previously post #2 in this thread) has since been removed by a Mod... :)
     
  7. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    I wonder if its clever enough to disregard the +1 and subscription only content?
     
  8. drgeoff

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    I don't how exactly what it does inside but IMHO the design would be much simpler if it simply recorded all 6 muxes intact rather trying to drop some channels from them or demuxing down to individual channels and recording those.
     
  9. katman

    katman New Member

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    Sorry, my mistake LOL.

    Maybe the mods should also remove the "spam reported" post to avoid similar confusion !!!
     

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