ChristineNZL:D1023319: T-Box has worked very well for me in a household with teenagers that thrash it so I dont understand why others here have had such a bad run.
I suspect this is because like my PC - I power off on a regular basis and dont let the HDD get too full. Others here say you shouldn't have to do that but I think thats a principle rather than practical response.
My wishlist for T-Box would be network access to my server to stream content and a means to save recorded programs to other devices such as my smartphone.
I think it is luck rather than the regular powering off that you do as other people on here do that and it has made no difference and then you have people like me who also power off due to it crashing regularly and I never have it too full. I don't think people who have it crash are doing anything "wrong" just as I don't think people who have no problems are doing anything "right" - it's just luck!
I never turn my t-box off, and never put it into standby. I used to get one crash every couple of weeks, now it's about one a month. I've had a clean up, but was down to about 9% free space. My T-box says it is model HT500a and the serial number is 50000028911006MS (which on the face of it is an extremely long and seemingly pointless number given that Telstra Clear are unlikely to sell more than 4 million of these things in NZ, not the 5 quadrillion + given in the serial number - perhaps they are being optimistic). I'm in Kapiti if the network has anything to do with it.
If anyone is interested in adding thier system details, I'm happy to start putting together a spreadsheet to see if there are any correlations between location, serial numbers, symptoms etc.