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Master Geek
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  Reply # 659657 21-Jul-2012 19:10 Send private message

kharris:
wekanz:
LifeSteala: Did TC end up completing their upgrade on Thursday? Our T-box still has 19 July maintenance message up and the box never died on that day?


It was routine maintenance on the 19th........I didn't notice any changes then.  Now I see there's another notification for the same on the 24th (Tuesday).


There was some maintenance on the 19th at about 12:30am both my cable modems lost connectivity for about an hour.  I had no TV and no internet during that time.  Although it was very late so most people would not have noticed.


Yeah, sorry, I meant I didn't notice any changes when I got up in the morning..........so wasn't sure they did anything that made noticeable differences at the time.  I don't stay up quite that late  :-)  Don't know what I would do with no internet and no TV!  Might as well sleep....hehe

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 660554 23-Jul-2012 18:28 Send private message

wekanz:
Yeah, sorry, I meant I didn't notice any changes when I got up in the morning..........so wasn't sure they did anything that made noticeable differences at the time.  I don't stay up quite that late  :-)  Don't know what I would do with no internet and no TV!  Might as well sleep....hehe


I doubt they are  upgrading anything you will notice.  This is back-end maintenance I think.  I wonder when the much promised T-Box update is due.  We will have to wait until the Olympics are finished I suspect. 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 660616 23-Jul-2012 20:37 Send private message

Gonzo12: Simple solution...tell Telstra very loudly and clearly that TBox is a dog.... 
 

Set up a  Telstra Clear TBox sucks Facebook page... 



I set up a page ages ago. I tend to point the few who have found it to this site, or repost.

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/groups/TelstraTBox/

I've had to reboot several times over the last week. My most common issue is the Tbox menus etc don't display on screen, but the normal TV picture does. This means I can't browse to find recordings, set up recordings or work out what channel I'm on. A reboot (or 5) is required to get things working again.

Gary, please - unless you're no longer watching this forum, please let us know what is going on.


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Geek


  Reply # 660642 23-Jul-2012 21:46 Send private message

So, I've been rebooting my T-box weekly (practising safe PVR) and for a while all was well. Sure I got the odd spot of pixelation but no biggie. Then, all of a sudden, any new recording would be full of pixelation and stuttering. But, and here's the weird thing, only recordings made with "tuner 2" exhibited this issue. If there were two overlapping recordings then the one using "tuner 3" would be fine. Go figure.

Anyway, rang the help number, tussled with the fembot until I got to a real person who informed me that "your cable modem has been running for 66 days, that is far too long". Picked jaw up from floor, restarted the modem and, no sh*t, I can record again.

Makes no sense to me, but then again nothing about the T-Box makes sense.

New weekly routine:
  1. power cycle cable modem
  2. reboot T-box
  3. make sacrifice of black cockerel in white chalk circle inside pentagram

I look forward to trouble-free viewing....
                                                            ... Yeah, right!!!

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TelstraClear

  Reply # 660960 24-Jul-2012 12:28 Send private message

Hi all,

We are reading your posts. Work is progressing on the update and, as mentioned earlier, we’ll update you when we have more news.

If you’re seeing behaviours that are not software issues, please reboot your T-Box and modem and see if this helps. A reboot of both will force the devices to re-establish contact and recalibrate. If you still have problems, please log a fault. Cable customers can do this by calling 300 from their landline and then clearly saying ‘fault’ and then ‘television’.

Hope this helps. Gary

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Master Geek


  Reply # 661071 24-Jul-2012 15:22 Send private message

Ok, so iam over the failed recordings for unknown reasons, and the random changes to the program being watched on a regular basis, how do i get out of this damn T-Box contract, sitting here wishing i had never signed up...

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  Reply # 661079 24-Jul-2012 15:30 Send private message

jasonwaiheke: Ok, so iam over the failed recordings for unknown reasons, and the random changes to the program being watched on a regular basis, how do i get out of this damn T-Box contract, sitting here wishing i had never signed up...


We got out of our contract early with no questions asked.  Well actually technically they did ask why we no longer wanted it and I explained because it didn't work and they couldn't argue with that.  I am so glad we switched to MySky and we are not paying any more for it but even if we were it would be worth it just to have a reliable product.

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Geek


  Reply # 661278 24-Jul-2012 20:35 Send private message

Never hasd any major  issues with the T-Box bit slow changing channels after first turning on but after last update a several  days ago now no probs I always delete what I have recorded after watching.




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  Reply # 661312 24-Jul-2012 21:00 Send private message

Well, after some time with a fairly stable T-Box (just the odd pixelation) we had our replaced (again) today. Now, this time it was not TelstraClear's fault. When that was that big lightening book in Lower Hutt a few weeks ago, our HDMI connection stopped working. Because we had a lot of stuff on the T-Box that we wanted to get through, we just swapped over to a component connection. Pretty much, I decided that with the Olympics, and the 3 months of free HD ticket, it was time to get a new T-Box. The one we had was working, to all intents and purposes, just fine, but we had to replace it to get HDMI working.

I rang the support number, explained our issue, and was offered a tech as early as the next business day. I wasn't sure we could be available in the time slot available that day, so went for the next day (today). I was offered any of 3 time slots including an 8;30am - 9:30am option. I took that one. I got the phone call saying the tech would be onsite in an hour, and he did arrive, replaced the box, went through configuring it, and was able to leave by 9;30am.

I have to say I was very impressed with the support I received this time, from the initial phone call, all the way through to the tech who arrived, and how thorough he was in making sure everything was working.  

Thank you Telstra Clear!




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 661336 24-Jul-2012 21:38 Send private message

More pixelation etc - only rebooted about 3 days ago. When I did, I was recording Grand Designs. After the reboot I had to delete the existong failed recording and start off a new one, however when I tried to play the new recording of Grand Designs, nothing happened. I could play other recordings, but not this one. No information as to why it wouldn't play.

Looking forward to the eminent update that will make everything right! Now for a cold Tui...Wink

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 661467 25-Jul-2012 09:06 Send private message

RobertT: Now for a cold Tui...Wink


Yeah right?

Sorry Robert, I couldn't resist. lol.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 662910 27-Jul-2012 12:49 Send private message

Thinking along the lines of why some T-Boxes give fault free service and others dont - has anyone ever pulled them apart and compiled a list of the components?



 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 662914 27-Jul-2012 12:54 Send private message

D1023319: Thinking along the lines of why some T-Boxes give fault free service and others dont - has anyone ever pulled them apart and compiled a list of the components?



 


Tempting, though the warranty would be void.
I was asking people to post serial numbers and any other details, however there didn't appear to be any rhyme or reason to the issues people have.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 662974 27-Jul-2012 15:03 Send private message

D1023319: Thinking along the lines of why some T-Boxes give fault free service and others dont - has anyone ever pulled them apart and compiled a list of the components?



 


One does own a T-Box, one rents a T-Box it is not your property to disassemble.




Mike

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

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 663195 28-Jul-2012 10:08 Send private message

Yes - I am fully aware of that but since when has rules ever stopped the curious investigating and I am sure there are a lot of curious people here. Unfortunately I don't have the money to break them in this case nor would I want to as mine is a fully functioning T-box that has never missed a beat.



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