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  Reply # 379516 14-Sep-2010 07:56 Send private message

The device needs broadband to update the EPG, so for a user without fixed line broadband they really wouldnt get the same value out of the device.

Yes, teh wrieless adaptor is in the box.

The promo is not on the website yet, being that it is a special ONLY for Telecom landline customers, it may not be, but definitely, call / head into your local store and have a chat to the CSRs.

As above, there is no way to pay off extra bits as such, but you could just put extra dollars against your telecom account and be perpetually in credit if you so desire, but as theres no interest in any way theres not much incentive to do so.




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  Reply # 379686 14-Sep-2010 14:34 Send private message

Went into Northlands Mall (Christchurch) today and got one for the $360. No problems, they knew about it. Thanks for then heads up.

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  Reply # 379702 14-Sep-2010 15:14 Send private message

Sweet as. Told mum and dad about it and showed them the current price ($750) and it seems a good deal so dads gonna have a quick look over and hopefully we can get it tonight :D. Thanks for letting us know about this.





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  Reply # 379719 14-Sep-2010 15:42

tardtasticx: Sweet as. Told mum and dad about it and showed them the current price ($750) and it seems a good deal so dads gonna have a quick look over and hopefully we can get it tonight :D. Thanks for letting us know about this.


I see that it doesn't have EPG for maori and prime. Does this mean that you can't schedule to record on these channels. It is weird that they exclude those two channels.  The bill payer loves their maori TV movies and prime stuff. Could these channels be programmed to record like your old VCR using a start and end time. 

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  Reply # 379723 14-Sep-2010 15:49 Send private message

robbyp:
tardtasticx: Sweet as. Told mum and dad about it and showed them the current price ($750) and it seems a good deal so dads gonna have a quick look over and hopefully we can get it tonight :D. Thanks for letting us know about this.


I see that it doesn't have EPG for maori and prime. Does this mean that you can't schedule to record on these channels. It is weird that they exclude those two channels.  The bill payer loves their maori TV movies and prime stuff. Could these channels be programmed to record like your old VCR using a start and end time. 


You can set it to manually record at a given time and channel

D

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  Reply # 379727 14-Sep-2010 15:53 Send private message

The only hassle with manual recordings is that you can not name them.  So for Prime/Maori they all have a name of "The bastards won't give us their epg" or something like that Laughing

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  Reply # 379730 14-Sep-2010 15:59

wallop: The only hassle with manual recordings is that you can not name them.  So for Prime/Maori they all have a name of "The bastards won't give us their epg" or something like that Laughing


 

LOL

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  Reply # 379741 14-Sep-2010 16:29 Send private message

tardtasticx: Parents wanted to know is it possible to go with the pay monthly option and pay off extra bits when they can to help pay it off faster?

There's no point paying off more than required since they're not charging you interest.  Better to put the extra amount towards any other higher interest loans (mortgage, CCs, HPs, etc).  Even if they have no other debt, they will do better putting into a savings account and earning interest on it.

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  Reply # 379743 14-Sep-2010 16:34 Send private message

bazzer:
tardtasticx: Parents wanted to know is it possible to go with the pay monthly option and pay off extra bits when they can to help pay it off faster?

There's no point paying off more than required since they're not charging you interest.  Better to put the extra amount towards any other higher interest loans (mortgage, CCs, HPs, etc).  Even if they have no other debt, they will do better putting into a savings account and earning interest on it.


I was told at the shop that I wasn't able to pay it off early if I chose to pay monthly, it would be a minimum 2 year contract.

D

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  Reply # 379749 14-Sep-2010 16:54

Kiwi1971:
bazzer:
tardtasticx: Parents wanted to know is it possible to go with the pay monthly option and pay off extra bits when they can to help pay it off faster?

There's no point paying off more than required since they're not charging you interest.  Better to put the extra amount towards any other higher interest loans (mortgage, CCs, HPs, etc).  Even if they have no other debt, they will do better putting into a savings account and earning interest on it.


I was told at the shop that I wasn't able to pay it off early if I chose to pay monthly, it would be a minimum 2 year contract.


D


 

Do you have to pay any other fees if you choose the monthly option. The only disadvantge if you don't, is that you can't switch from telecom I assume, without paying some penalty. Perosnally I would just pay the fuill amount now, and be done with it.

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  Reply # 379750 14-Sep-2010 16:57 Send private message

robbyp: 

Do you have to pay any other fees if you choose the monthly option. The only disadvantge if you don't, is that you can't switch from telecom I assume, without paying some penalty. Perosnally I would just pay the fuill amount now, and be done with it.


No, you pay a larger first installment and the rest evenly spread over 2 years, so you pay no more than the ticket price.  At least that was the deal at the original price, can't see why they would change that

D

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  Reply # 379771 14-Sep-2010 18:12 Send private message

Just $10 a month for 36 months on your telecom bill. If you leave Telecom you whats left on you last bill.

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  Reply # 379856 14-Sep-2010 21:19 Send private message

Well I got the TiVo, and spoke to the CSR who said if we want to we can stop paying monthly whenever we want and pay the rest of the amount of the TiVo thats left. One question about the TiVo, we've got everything else sussed out, but the volume toggle on the peanut remote doesnt seem to do anything. This doesnt seem right to me.





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  Reply # 379859 14-Sep-2010 21:25 Send private message

You have to programme the volume button to your TV. It adjusts the volume directly to the TV, not through the Tivo.

edit: found link

http://support.mytivo.co.nz/index.php?action=artikel&cat=30&id=28

 

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  Reply # 379860 14-Sep-2010 21:27 Send private message

How do I do that? I saw the power tv button on the tivo remote but i dont want to try it until later tonight because it took like 4 minutes for tivo to turn on before





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