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  Reply # 379134 12-Sep-2010 21:08 Send private message

So all I need is a telecom account and I can go into the store and buy one?. I have an account which has no services on it (After I moved all services off it). If I look on http://www.telecom.co.nz/mytivo they are $499 ?  (Not the $360 people are quoting)

+ I need to pay $129 for the MAK so I can transfer stuff on/off the box.

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  Reply # 379156 12-Sep-2010 22:37 Send private message

You need a landline account with Telecom (not just an account) to get it at the $360.00 price point. Previously you also needed to have Telecom Broadband to defer the payments, so they have made it easier here as well.  

Right now the call centers and other departments at Telecom are still recovering from the quake (a good chunk is based in Christchurch) so they aren't running at full speed yet. The web site should be updated very soon and the call centers brought up to speed.

 



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  Reply # 379330 13-Sep-2010 16:01 Send private message

c71931f:
freitasm:
timbosan:
LennonNZ: Ask your "Mate" .. He is the one who told you this.. or maybe he doesn't work there now as he didn't take any notice of his NDA.

Thanks


Yeah, +1, tell you mate to be careful what he says if the information is still internal (which I guess it is)


Telecom is very good at finding who spilled the beans. A few people lost their jobs because of that. Tell your friend that's why we have a warning here.


This could be quite interesting then.... 


OK - just to clear a couple of things up . . .

My friend, having the position in the company that she does it is EXTREMELY unlikely that she would disclose info to me that is not intended for public consumption.
She is aware of my post here and is completely comfortable with it.

The offer of $360 for Tivo to Telecom landline customers was released 09/09/2010 and available for purchase from 10/09/2010.
Any Telecom landline customer purchasing a Tivo from Telecom from 10/09 should have paid no more than the $360 price tag.

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  Reply # 379333 13-Sep-2010 16:08

farcus:
c71931f:
freitasm:
timbosan:
LennonNZ: Ask your "Mate" .. He is the one who told you this.. or maybe he doesn't work there now as he didn't take any notice of his NDA.

Thanks


Yeah, +1, tell you mate to be careful what he says if the information is still internal (which I guess it is)


Telecom is very good at finding who spilled the beans. A few people lost their jobs because of that. Tell your friend that's why we have a warning here.


This could be quite interesting then.... 


OK - just to clear a couple of things up . . .

My friend, having the position in the company that she does it is EXTREMELY unlikely that she would disclose info to me that is not intended for public consumption.
She is aware of my post here and is completely comfortable with it.

The offer of $360 for Tivo to Telecom landline customers was released 09/09/2010 and available for purchase from 10/09/2010.
Any Telecom landline customer purchasing a Tivo from Telecom from 10/09 should have paid no more than the $360 price tag.



Are they likely to be bringing out a new version soon, and are they just getting rid of old stock? Anyone got one of these and would recommend it?

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  Reply # 379345 13-Sep-2010 16:39 Send private message


Are they likely to be bringing out a new version soon, and are they just getting rid of old stock? Anyone got one of these and would recommend it?


Dunno about the new version.  I think they just have a stockpile to clearout as the 'exclusive' deal with TiVo has finished. 

Got one at $499 (grrrrrr) but think its awesome!  So nice having a reliable piece of kit that I don't have to keep updating the software every other week to fix "bugs". 





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  Reply # 379352 13-Sep-2010 16:43 Send private message

robbyp:
farcus:
c71931f:
freitasm:
timbosan:
LennonNZ: Ask your "Mate" .. He is the one who told you this.. or maybe he doesn't work there now as he didn't take any notice of his NDA.

Thanks


Yeah, +1, tell you mate to be careful what he says if the information is still internal (which I guess it is)


Telecom is very good at finding who spilled the beans. A few people lost their jobs because of that. Tell your friend that's why we have a warning here.


This could be quite interesting then.... 


OK - just to clear a couple of things up . . .

My friend, having the position in the company that she does it is EXTREMELY unlikely that she would disclose info to me that is not intended for public consumption.
She is aware of my post here and is completely comfortable with it.

The offer of $360 for Tivo to Telecom landline customers was released 09/09/2010 and available for purchase from 10/09/2010.
Any Telecom landline customer purchasing a Tivo from Telecom from 10/09 should have paid no more than the $360 price tag.



Are they likely to be bringing out a new version soon, and are they just getting rid of old stock? Anyone got one of these and would recommend it?


Probably both.  If you look at the Tivo US site there are newer HD models out.

I've already got one but if I didn't I'd buy one of these and put a 1gb drive in to it.  It's really easy to do but can take a while to copy from the old disk to the new one.  You don't need to be there while this is happening though.

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  Reply # 379354 13-Sep-2010 16:46

scuwp:

Are they likely to be bringing out a new version soon, and are they just getting rid of old stock? Anyone got one of these and would recommend it?


Dunno about the new version.  I think they just have a stockpile to clearout as the 'exclusive' deal with TiVo has finished. 

Got one at $499 (grrrrrr) but think its awesome!  So nice having a reliable piece of kit that I don't have to keep updating the software every other week to fix "bugs". 



You could always get another, as I am sure they would be handy to have one for each TV in the house. I may look at getting one.

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  Reply # 379437 13-Sep-2010 20:29 Send private message

I was loaned one for about 3 months, and would have had opportunity to have it for probably another 6 months at no cost, but decided to buy one myself. This was at $720 and while i'm a little gutted, such is the nature of technology and i think it's worth the $720, so $360 is just ridiculous! I have considered buying another for the bedroom but other things take priority.

Go into your local Telecom store and get one of the csr's to give you a demo, and just have a play around with it.

I'm sure there'r plent of other geekier options, but it is very easy and polished. and for that price, could you even build an htpc to do the same?

only let down for me is the hard drive size, as i didnt get a HNP key. Once the warranty is up i will look at a bigger hard drive or something.




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  Reply # 379464 13-Sep-2010 21:52 Send private message

So if i get somebody with a telecom account to buy one for me does that work? Or is it locked to an account?

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  Reply # 379465 13-Sep-2010 21:54

joff_nz: I was loaned one for about 3 months, and would have had opportunity to have it for probably another 6 months at no cost, but decided to buy one myself. This was at $720 and while i'm a little gutted, such is the nature of technology and i think it's worth the $720, so $360 is just ridiculous! I have considered buying another for the bedroom but other things take priority.

Go into your local Telecom store and get one of the csr's to give you a demo, and just have a play around with it.

I'm sure there'r plent of other geekier options, but it is very easy and polished. and for that price, could you even build an htpc to do the same?

only let down for me is the hard drive size, as i didnt get a HNP key. Once the warranty is up i will look at a bigger hard drive or something.


Do they need a permanent broadband connection? I beleive they need to be connected iniitially and for the casper on demand content, but do you need it when viewing normal freeview? Just thinking of getting on for an old person who doesn't have a computer and doesn't have the need for broadband.
Also is it possible to copy movies off a VCR onto the PVR harddrive?

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  Reply # 379468 13-Sep-2010 21:59 Send private message

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? At that price its almost cheaper to get that since it saves us for buying a free view decoder later on and then a DVR when we decide we need one. When is that price meant to be showing up online? Just want to absolutely see for certain its that price before we rock up to the Telecom store. lol





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  Reply # 379470 13-Sep-2010 22:03

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? At that price its almost cheaper to get that since it saves us for buying a free view decoder later on and then a DVR when we decide we need one. When is that price meant to be showing up online? Just want to absolutely see for certain its that price before we rock up to the Telecom store. lol


I am pretty sure it would be that price, although does anyone know if it includes all the bits you get for the $499 price. eg the wireless adapter etc.

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  Reply # 379479 13-Sep-2010 22:34 Send private message

robbyp:
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? At that price its almost cheaper to get that since it saves us for buying a free view decoder later on and then a DVR when we decide we need one. When is that price meant to be showing up online? Just want to absolutely see for certain its that price before we rock up to the Telecom store. lol


I am pretty sure it would be that price, although does anyone know if it includes all the bits you get for the $499 price. eg the wireless adapter etc.
yeh I was going to ask that too. I assume it would because they dont say its an extra anymore do they? I'm supprised it doesnt have wifi built in





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  Reply # 379481 13-Sep-2010 22:47 Send private message

tardtasticx:
robbyp:
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? At that price its almost cheaper to get that since it saves us for buying a free view decoder later on and then a DVR when we decide we need one. When is that price meant to be showing up online? Just want to absolutely see for certain its that price before we rock up to the Telecom store. lol


I am pretty sure it would be that price, although does anyone know if it includes all the bits you get for the $499 price. eg the wireless adapter etc.
yeh I was going to ask that too. I assume it would because they dont say its an extra anymore do they? I'm supprised it doesnt have wifi built in


Same stock, so yes the Wireless adapter will be included. So Cynical guys! :)


tardtasticx - Telecom Stores should know about the promo; give them a call if you wish and ask if they have stock. You won't be able to pay extra off per month against the TiVo, however you may be able to pay the balance in full at anytime; at least you can with Mobile Deferred Payments with Telecom.

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  Reply # 379483 13-Sep-2010 22:51

nzbnw:
tardtasticx:
robbyp:
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? At that price its almost cheaper to get that since it saves us for buying a free view decoder later on and then a DVR when we decide we need one. When is that price meant to be showing up online? Just want to absolutely see for certain its that price before we rock up to the Telecom store. lol


I am pretty sure it would be that price, although does anyone know if it includes all the bits you get for the $499 price. eg the wireless adapter etc.
yeh I was going to ask that too. I assume it would because they dont say its an extra anymore do they? I'm supprised it doesnt have wifi built in


Same stock, so yes the Wireless adapter will be included. So Cynical guys! :)


tardtasticx - Telecom Stores should know about the promo; give them a call if you wish and ask if they have stock. You won't be able to pay extra off per month against the TiVo, however you may be able to pay the balance in full at anytime; at least you can with Mobile Deferred Payments with Telecom.

nzbnw




If it comes with the wifi adapter too, then that is very good value. Now just to entice my family bill payer to get one, it maybe a hardsell.

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