DVR in HK yet???

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  1. #1

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    Thumbs down DVR in HK yet???

    Guys, one quick question, is there TIVO or similar DVR services available in HK yet? Also - for what's the best TV service to subscribe to for American tV? FYI - moving to HK this Summer and is a TV junkie...


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    Get yourself a slingbox is the easy answer to your american tv addiction.

    And on that note I'm going to watch las vegas before I head out.


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    Slingbox

    Should i buy it in HK? Or bring from US? Also, if i buy slingbox don't i need U.S. cable access here in the U.S. so i can watch in HK? or can slingbox operate internationally (grabbing US tv content from overseas?!?) That would be great!


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    deleteduser

    There are much better ways to watch American TV while overseas (in terms of quality), but it takes some learning. The simplest way would be to get a slingbox, but it will be slow and the quality will be crap.

    Do NOT rely on the carriers here to provide you with good up-to-date TV, as they all completely suck and are totally useless.


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    Slingbox

    Hmm so it seems slingbox is the most direct way of connecting, but again i will need the box connected to a cable service stateside ?


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    deleteduser

    Of course

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    DVR

    Just got a MagicTV by Pixel Magic from Broadway. It is as close to a TiVo as you can get in HK. Automatically downloads a guide for NowTV and allows you to record directly to the hard drive. You can set up reoccurring recordings similar to TiVo or any standard DVR. It's excellent and better than a DVD Recorder IMHO. I've had mine for a month and no problems. it's expensive, but so far we've been very happy with it.

    Oh, and it has an IR blaster that automatically changes the channel on your NowTV or cable box when a program comes on that you've set up to record just like TiVo does. And it records in full HD.


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    Magic TV in HK

    This is so interesting.... I am thinking of buying the magic TV as i badly wanna record my shows while not being around. I read some of the reviews just to get a better idea.
    But can you record and watch another channel at the same time?


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    If you're looking for regular US programming, torrent sites are available, and require nothing more than a computer with internet and an HDMI output.