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Master Geek
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Topic # 110484 10-Oct-2012 06:53 Send private message

Hello,

Tried google and tried the forums but no luck and even the sales people at Telstra and Sky didn't really know. I just wanted to compare the two and see if one is better than the other in terms of capacity and speed.

So far I have:

T-Box:
Capacity: 300GB
Speed: ?

My Sky HDI Box:
Capacity: 320GB to 500GB ?
Speed: ?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 698852 10-Oct-2012 08:00 Send private message

I think you missed a critical comparison point.

T-Box:
Capacity: 300GB
Speed: ?
Works: Sometimes

My Sky HDI Box:
Capacity: 320GB to 500GB ?
Speed: ?
Works: very well

Edit, also for Speed, what do you mean, rate of fast forward, or rate of decent down 4 flights of stairs, maybe you could clarify.

Cyril

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 698853 10-Oct-2012 08:01 Send private message

Don't forget,
this

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=80730

vs

Um, nothing really comparable with the sky box...

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 698881 10-Oct-2012 09:27 Send private message

The both offer the same thing really - Sky channels. I would list the main differences (have access to both with family with sky and me with tbox)


TBOX
Way cheaper if multiple boxes (I have 3 which would be $50 extra with sky)
Larger hard drive (not sure about mysky plus but def way bigger than mysky)

SKY
Remote booking via android, net or iphone
Book during ads for shows


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  Reply # 698896 10-Oct-2012 10:02 Send private message

Quinny: 

TBOX
Stuffs itself regularly 

SKY
Just works



Fixed :-P

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 698915 10-Oct-2012 10:20 Send private message

I have both at the moment, although I don't have T-Box with Sky (just Freeview).

T-Box has had issues for me (freezing) up until recently, when the last update looks to have resolved the freezing issue - for me anyway.

I'd say the Sky box is quicker to navigate, and is very reliable. However, it does cost a fair bit more than T-Box if you're an InHome customer.

I'm looking to switch to T-Box with Sky, but a little concerned about the (re)broadcast quality (started a thread about it, but with no replies - yet).

In terms of capacity, I think only a certain amount is available on the Sky box for non-PPV movie recordings (about 50% maybe?), so the T-Box wins on that issue easily - unless you fork out for MySky+.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 698919 10-Oct-2012 10:22 Send private message

Hi all.

T-Box software was updated Monday night. The T-Box features are online here.

Cheers, Gary






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Master Geek
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  Reply # 698923 10-Oct-2012 10:25 Send private message

By speed I mean't things such as menu navigaiton and finding series link.

I ask as I have just traded my Sky contract for Telstra but wondering if it was a good idea now.



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 704524 22-Oct-2012 07:42 Send private message

For anyone reading this topic, I decided to cancel Telstra and stick with Sky - If it isn't broke, don't fix it :)

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