Two pieces of good news for ANZ TiVo users looking for more capacity. Until now Australia and New Zealand TiVo users have had to make due with 160GB & 320GB models. Well, Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited, the licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand, has announced a new 1TB model available exclusively through Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne stores. This limited edition model is branded as the TiVo XL and it provides customers up to 350 hours of SD or 150 hours of HD recordings. Priced at AUD$699 it is currently available at select stores, and should be in all stores on November 12th, but only while supplies last.
But what if you’re an ANZ TiVo user already and you don’t want to have to buy a new box? Well, there have been do-it-yourself drive upgrades for a while, just as in the US. But that’s more than many users feel comfortable with – pulling the drive, copying the software to the new drive, etc. Well, now there is an easier way. Long time TiVo upgrade vendor WeaKnees.com today announced that they’re now selling drop-in replacement drive upgrade kits up to 2TB in capacity. The 320GB drive is $199.99, 500GB $249.99, 1TB $299.99, and 2TB $399.99 – all prices in US dollars. They also sell replacement remotes and network adapters for ANZ units.
So there you go, two ways ANZ users can record more.