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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?

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  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...








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  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)

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  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.





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  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.





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  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




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

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

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