Fade to Black

7 thoughts on “Fade to Black”

  1. TiVo in Canada? What the heck… I have been waiting to get my hands on one of those for years?

  2. Slingbox. They’re available in Canada now, too. I put one in at my parents house when I was home for a few days in February and now I “sling” all the Shaw channels 3000+ miles to my laptop, desktop, or anywhere I plug my USB drive in. There’s a PocketPC and a Windows Mobile 5 version if you have one of those things, too.

    Plus it has multiple IR emitters, so you can plug in an emitter and mount it in front of your tivo and REMOTE CONTROL YOUR TIVO from wherever you happen to be watching from.

    Might as well run a couple ethernet cables out to the living room now, instead of the wireless usb adapter for the tivo, since you’re never there to trip on them anyway. 🙂

    This is running on Shaw cable internet with 512kbps upstream speed. I’ve been thinking about getting them to upgrade to 1mbps, but 512kbps is good enough, just is a little bit chunky/grainy for Hockey… but for that there’s Legendz. 🙂

  3. What’s the difference between TiVOs and the PVRs that you get with Bell ExpressVu. PVRs are pretty darn sweet, too.

  4. Mark: I’ll probably just suck it up in a few weeks and move the whole TV setup anyway. It’s the eventual plan, but I’m mostly lazy.

    Gwen: TiVo is just a brand of PVR. I could be wrong, but I think it may be the original – before the providers started building them in. It’s also got some extra features/software (profiling, bonus content) that I don’t think other providers or MythTV can offer.

  5. I am using StarChoice these days and don’t really want to switch.

    As far as I can tell the PVR’s are not what I want because the main things I like about TiVo are not available/included.

    Peechie… so as far was you know your TiVo works here just the same as it does in the US? Are you paying a monthly fee?

    I have been led to believe that it wouldn’t work here because the shows aren’t id’d the same as the States.

    Thanks for your advice 🙂 I have been listening to people in the US rave about TiVo for way too long!

  6. Yep – TiVo works just fine here. You enter your postal code and it looks up your provider, gives you local access numbers to call (if you’re not using broadband) and ba-da-bing, you’re golden.

    I’m using Shaw, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work with StarChoice, as long as TiVo can download your program information from them (which, if they offer a PVR, should exist).

    I do pay a monthly fee – $12.95USD, which comes right off your credit card. If you do have any other questions, drop me a line!

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