Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




13 posts

Geek


Topic # 105156 28-Jun-2012 09:49 Send private message

Finally made it to wellington (well, petone) and now wading through the whole telecoms lark.

Telstra have made me this offer:

$85 for phone, 10G bb and Freeview T-Box
$95 for phone, 20G bb and Freeview T-Box

Similar price to Telecom, Vodafone et al and saves me hitting Trademe for a sketchy PVR.
Have scouted round the other providers and this *seems* a good deal.

Whaddyathink?

Create new topic
BDFL
50225 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4756

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 647438 28-Jun-2012 09:53 Send private message

If you don't want a sketchy PVR then I recommend getting a TiVo. Unless you want some of the channels in the TCL lineup...








13 posts

Geek


  Reply # 647440 28-Jun-2012 09:56 Send private message

Was really interested in TiVO, but can't seem to see any anywhere. Telecom shop denied all knowledge (despite there being one sitting there :/).

Had a bit of a buyer beware moment regarding buying them off of trademe as they've had a reasonable failure rate, eh?

Surely the T-Box is better than the other options. Using the sky version at the place I'm staying, seems solid enough (albeit a bit slow)

Have plan, send $NZD50m
3475 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Subscriber

  Reply # 647565 28-Jun-2012 12:41 Send private message

Bond and Bond or Noel's for the TVIO.

I just got one and they're impressive kit. I'm getting the home networking kit for it next. Don't think you can do any of that sort of stuff with the T-Box as far as I know.

I suspect the TCL guys have great plans, but those have just been put on hold while they just make it stable... which as MF points out, they clearly haven't quite got there yet.

The benefit of the TiVo from my POV is I can move the content off it to cheap storage.





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - [email protected]


Have plan, send $NZD50m
3475 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Subscriber

  Reply # 647567 28-Jun-2012 12:43 Send private message

Oh and PS, if you're in a TCL cable area, spend your gold on the 100/10 service. Don't mess about with the slow 15/2. I know it's a cup of coffee more a week, but it's worth it just for the upload ability to send your video to youtube and photos to facebook.





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - [email protected]


3578 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1301


  Reply # 647692 28-Jun-2012 15:50 Send private message

DonGould: Oh and PS, if you're in a TCL cable area, spend your gold on the 100/10 service. Don't mess about with the slow 15/2. I know it's a cup of coffee more a week, but it's worth it just for the upload ability to send your video to youtube and photos to facebook.



Good grief you have expensive coffee in your neck of the woods




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

119 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 647694 28-Jun-2012 15:59 Send private message

The T-Box is sketchy. I have one sitting unplugged under my TV. 

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

My un-consented UFB install
Created by thurthur, last reply by mdooher on 28-Nov-2014 18:57 (79 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Gigatown winner town and plans
Created by freitasm, last reply by Demeter on 28-Nov-2014 08:59 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Seen any good Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals?
Created by Jaxson, last reply by ckc on 28-Nov-2014 15:08 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by richms on 28-Nov-2014 17:57 (153 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


This is the end ...
Created by joker97, last reply by benokobi on 29-Nov-2014 00:31 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Do Chorus Still Fit ADSL to Rural Cabinets?
Created by TLD, last reply by TLD on 28-Nov-2014 21:56 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


What the hell MyRepublic!?
Created by gished, last reply by pohutukawa on 28-Nov-2014 17:45 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


The Warehouse pulling R18 games and DVD's
Created by semigeek, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Nov-2014 18:32 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.