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Old 22-03-2012, 19:51   #136
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Re: I love TiVo

Just trying to think which apps would be useful.

Also VMs TV listing needs improving on there website. Skys is so much better.
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Old 22-03-2012, 20:19   #137
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One problem would be how big would the box have to be? Due to the number of tuners
Not that big at all.
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Old 22-03-2012, 20:23   #138
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Dont forget it will also need at least 25TB for every days recordings



Actually prolly more like 50TB...
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Old 22-03-2012, 23:34   #139
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Re: I love TiVo

Funnily enough, there's a Freeview box that does this - records every channel for seven days. You might have heard of it already - the Promise TV:
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It's a compact recorder for your home that automatically records everything, all the time. Every programme on over 60 TV and radio channels are recorded together. They are stored in a circular format, so that new programmes automatically replace the oldest, with enough space to store seven days. That's about 10,000 programmes – plenty to choose from!
http://www.promise.tv/what-is-it.html

And a snip at £4150!
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But how does it all work? Napkin maths time: With 60 channels, you need at least 30 tuners. Your average PVR set top box costs about £100. 30 of them would be roughly £3000, but far less at trade cost and, of course, you only need the tuners, not all the electronics that goes with them. Of Freeview’s 60 channels (give or take), only half of them broadcast 24 hours, so let’s call it 45 24-hour streams.

To capture them all, Promise must stash away 1080 hours recording per day. If we factor 2GB for an hour of lossless SD (that’s what Sky+ records SD in, anyway) you’d need (very) roughly 2TB per day. So for a week? 14TB of hard drive space.
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Can't seem to order online! Long drive to Ascot TUT...
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Got to agree with Carl here , certain apps on TV add to the user experience YT , Iplayer are examples however I see no point in apps that detract away from the boxes main feature watching TV. I'm not a big fan of social media however I know some are but can someone tell me what the point of a Twitter app on TV is when it takes over the whole real estate of the screen , checking your account can be done online , a mobile app may be a better idea.
How about a Zeebox app that overlays the channel your watching? If that or something simular doesn't happen then that's an opportunity lost.
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Old 23-03-2012, 10:02   #143
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Re: I love TiVo

A lot of programmes have a twitter debate taking place alongside them now, so a twitter app on Tivo which could be used and still allow the programme to be watched would be good. There is just one small issue that I can see-it necessarily means watching the programme live.
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Old 23-03-2012, 10:04   #144
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A lot of programmes have a twitter debate taking place alongside them now, so a twitter app on Tivo which could be used and still allow the programme to be watched would be good. There is just one small issue that I can see-it necessarily means watching the programme live.
That's basically what Zeebox is, just a few more bells and whistles.
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Personally I prefer to watch a programme rather than get distracted by Twitter, etc.
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Personally I prefer to watch a programme rather than get distracted by Twitter, etc.
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Personally I prefer to watch a programme rather than get distracted by Twitter, etc.
I like the idea but seem to get totally distracted by the tweets and miss the program! So I'm with you on this one.
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The 10 new apps that someone mentioned sound promising. 2 of thence launched today. 2 of them film related.

One could be myvirginmedia app
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The 10 new apps that someone mentioned sound promising. 2 of thence launched today. 2 of them film related.

One could be myvirginmedia app
Let the speculation begin.
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