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  Reply # 729429 9-Dec-2012 21:56 Send private message

joker97: $25 bucks a month to watch freeview?


The same purchase price got me a Tivo, with twin freeview tuners, an internal hard drive, an (extremely limited) movie download service, wifi setup and web booking functionality.  Oh and no monthly fee to watch freeview.

Igloo wasn't intended to be competition for PVR's, but it's in the same price range fundamentally.  It will sell for sure, but I'm not entirely sure myself who the target audience is, other than the obvious grandparent market who currently buy only the base sky package to get a few documentary shows etc.  They've probably already got full sky though, so sky wouldn't actually want them to swap?...

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  Reply # 729693 10-Dec-2012 12:42 Send private message

joker97: $25 bucks a month to watch freeview?


No. $25 / month to watch the sky supplied channels.  Freeview is free..




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  Reply # 730741 11-Dec-2012 18:48 Send private message

mattwnz:
JimmyH:
mattwnz:
k1w1k1d: 
Sky basic has more channels and is only $21 a month dearer. .


But that is almost double the subscription price. So it's hardly 'only'. Plus with igloo you get freeview channels in HD, which I don't think you get with sky basic. Not sure what channels igloo sky is missing, but probably nothing too great.


Yes, but so what?
Satellite decoder, plus telly plugged into an aerial, does the same thing.



Yes but you are paying double the subscription price, and will be on a long term contract if you have just signed up. Iglooo is nearly half price of  sky basic subscription minus some channels, without any fixed contract. Really you are sayin that it is a roduct with no market, which you are possily right. But I think it's market is those people who don't have a freeview decoder, such as many elderly . 


You misunderstand me. You said that an advantage of Igloo over Sky basic was that Igloo gave you Freeview channels in HD, which Sky basic doesn't. My reply was that this is a marginal advantage as you can get these anyway by plugging the telly into the aerial for those channels. Since Igloo won't record, there isn't any advantage in using it just to get HD channels rather than just using the Telly.

I wasn't recommending getting Sky basic over Igloo - just that the fact Igloo would get HD channels wasn't really a reason to pick it over the other option.

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  Reply # 730794 11-Dec-2012 20:32 Send private message

Don't worry JimmyH, I got ya. Makes sense to me.

And so do your comments Mattwnz too.

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  Reply # 737430 26-Dec-2012 17:52 Send private message

cyberhub: Yeah I read the specs on the new box and I can't believe that they don't include a hard drive and make it record.  If they are smart this should be the mark one version and they will come up with better boxes that catches up with the rest of the world.


These are the Top UK boxes running DVB T2,  they will be getting a software update to run a USB drive
I have a artical that gives The Top  10 reasons why not get a Igaloo

Look in www.throng.co.nz it comes up on there main page.


The UK has a similat system Freeview Plus ??

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  Reply # 737435 26-Dec-2012 17:59 Send private message

mattwnz:
SATTV: IMO Igloo will fail, you can not record on the device, you can only pause live tv for four hours.
It will not last if they do old school things like that.

You could connect it up to your DVD recoder but none I saw could change the channel on another device.


I don't think it will fail, because unlike tivos, these are being sold by big box retailers along with tv's. You may even get them giving them away with a new tv, as sky will make their money on people subscribing. I think there is a place in the market for them, but it is a niche one.



Have a read of this
http://www.throng.co.nz/2012/12/the-top-10-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-get-igloo/



Its a scam plus you need the Internet and a ISP that does not meter dnloads.


In most contries Sky is Regulated but not here in NZ.

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  Reply # 737436 26-Dec-2012 18:07 Send private message

mattwnz:
JimmyH:
mattwnz:
k1w1k1d: 
Sky basic has more channels and is only $21 a month dearer. .


But that is almost double the subscription price. So it's hardly 'only'. Plus with igloo you get freeview channels in HD, which I don't think you get with sky basic. Not sure what channels igloo sky is missing, but probably nothing too great.


Yes, but so what?
Satellite decoder, plus telly plugged into an aerial, does the same thing.



Yes but you are paying double the subscription price, and will be on a long term contract if you have just signed up. Iglooo is nearly half price of  sky basic subscription minus some channels, without any fixed contract. Really you are sayin that it is a roduct with no market, which you are possily right. But I think it's market is those people who don't have a freeview decoder, such as many elderly . 


Not so, you have to use a Internet connection and Pay big prices for added content that give you only 40 hours to watch it, no Pigloo is totally dumb, but its just a copy of the UK Freeview Plus..


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  Reply # 737437 26-Dec-2012 18:08 Send private message

old3eyes:
joker97: $25 bucks a month to watch freeview?


No. $25 / month to watch the sky supplied channels.  Freeview is free..



Yes and all in SD.

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