Tivo

  • TiVo Australia dead, shutting off the servers in October this year

    Back in 2013, I broke the news that TiVo Australia was dead. Then I posted about what you should replace your TiVo with. Today, those posts are more relevant than ever, with TiVo users receiving notification that the service is officially being switched off as of October 31, 2017. If...
  • It is all over! TiVo removes all references to Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne.

    What is a company that doesn’t sell a product? Dead? The answer is yes. TiVo Australia updated their website today and removed all references to Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne, also known as the only retailers in Australia for the device. Those regular readers of the site will know...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • What the hell is going on with TiVo? Big outages scheduled.

    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...
  • Sorry North East VIC, I made you rescan your channels

    Since the start of February 2011, I’ve been unable to get the GO! channel and guide data for GEM had stopped updating. As TiVo is my set-top-box / PVR, I turned to TiVo support for assistance on the issue and emailed them on February 18th. Strangely not everyone in...
  • 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...