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If you own a DVR it has an EPG and some come for free, while others rely on paid subscriptions from 3rd party providers like IceTV. Unfortunately IceTV entered voluntary administration on October 6th with TPH Insolvency. This made IceTV users very nervous and began to explain the move away from...
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    Review: Telstra TV powered by Roku

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  • TiVo dead in Australia [updated]

      The much loved US-based DVR TiVo has had a rocky relationship down under, but looks like it has finally come to a close. TiVo units are no longer being sold online via TiVo’s website or listed on either of their retailer websites, Harvey Norman or Joyce Mayne. While...
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    There’s two new Slingboxes available in the US. The new top of the line Slingbox 500 and baby brother Slingbox 350 both have brand new hardware design. No that image above isn’t a device that’s been run over by a truck, that’s the design. This non-stackable design started with...
  • Review: Nixeus Fusion XS, the Android-powered STB

    The Nixeus Fusion XS is an Android-powered set-top-box. Running Google Android 2.2 (Froyo), it’s certainly a few steps behind the latest 4.0 version. But does running a custom build of a mobile operating system on your HDTV make any sense? We spent some time with the device, so get...
  • When will TiVo Australia stop treating it’s customers like idiots?

    In a press release from Hybrid TV, they have announced a new 1TB model of the TiVo. Don’t be fooled people, the TiVo XL is nothing more than an upgrade from the 320GB to a 1TB hard drive. Once again the TiVo returns to Harvey Norman (and Joyce Mayne)...
  • Head of TiVo Australia leaves for the US, future looks grim

    Director of TiVo Australia or Hybrid Television Services (ANZ), Robbee Minicola has left Australia, and is already back in her home country of the USA, after working internationally for 27 years. She confirmed this with a post on twitter a few hours ago. Her profile description listed her as ...
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    In a service message to TiVo owners in Australia, its been revealed there’s some major outages on the way. Normally service outages are scheduled for the early hours to minimise impact on consumers. Strangely these TiVo outages are during the day and will occur over almost a week and...
  • TiVo to lose Sony Music content, June 27

    In an email to TiVo subscribers, news arrives that Sony Music content will no longer be available on TiVo. Starting from the 27th June 2011 the content loss also extends to Bandit.fm content. While the reason why the Sony Music content is being pulled still remains a mystery, what...
  • How to get the Boxee Box 1.1 update now !

    Great new Boxee Box owners, the latest update to the software is now available. If you want it right now (like me), then you’ll need to do the upgrade manually by following the instructions below. If your patient, then the update will show up over the next few days....
  • BigPond locks up AFL IPTV rights

    In today’s massive $1.53 Billion, 5 year announcement it was revealed that BigPond was successful in securing exclusive access to all AFL delivered via IPTV. This means if your not with BigPond, your out of luck. If you are indeed a BigPond subscriber, you can get matches via the...
  • TiVo 1TB Expansion drive drops to $130

      TiVo owners would be familiar with having their recordings be erased after a relatively short amount of time. As space is needed, old recordings are replaced with new ones and with multiple season passes setup, this can happen in a matter of days. Particularly useful for original 160GB...
  • TiVo EPG update. Up to the minute guide data (if supported)

    It’s finally here ! An update to TiVo’s electronic program guide (EPG) arrives today ! This means that changes will be reflected ‘up-to-the-minute’ rather than half hour increments previously. If your TiVo has ever recorded the wrong program, this was likely the reason why. Stations frequently re-schedule or cancel programs at...
  • Update Thursday – Boxee Box, Xbox 360

    Today we seen two of our favourite set-top boxes get an update. Both Boxee Box and Xbox 360 updates landed today, so what’s included and should you get them  ? Boxee Box Updated to version 1.0.3, the list of changes is pretty lengthy, including both bug fixes and improvements....
  • Sorry Boxee Box, D-Links cheating on you, introducing Iomega TV.

    Digital Trends has a great post about a brand new hardware device from D-Link. While we seen a dedicated hardware set-top box with a cute-angled design from D-link in late 2010, D-Link aren’t stopping there. The Iomega TV set-top box has one significant difference – local store. Available in...
  • Boxee pulls ABC shows

    Those regular readers of the site would have seen my post about the ABC content on Boxee suffering from an 84% loading issue. Well I’ve been in discussions with Boxee trying to nail down the problem and solve it. The latest stage was to test iView content via Boxee...
  • Boxee Box iView 84% issue

    After the first Boxee Box update was released this week, I was hoping this issue would be fixed, sadly its not. When accessing any iView content from the Boxee Box, the loading stops at 84%, effectively meaning Boxee Box can’t play iView. With Australian content being so limited right...
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    Hardware A glossy black uniquely angled design certainly generates conversations.. Mission complete. The hardware is well built, D-link have done a great job, while small, the Boxee box actually is decently weighted, giving a solid feel. The bright green base is rubberised so it doesn’t scratch the surface its...

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