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.




313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


Topic # 79608 19-Mar-2011 18:02
Send private message

We currently have Telecom Broadband, but as Telecom don't offer unmetered TVNZ ondemand, we are using 75% of our monthly allowance just on TVNZ.co.nz, limiting our usage of other websites.

Can anyone offer any opinions/past experience regarding TVNZ on demand on Slingshots all you can eat plan? Does the speed differ between the 'all you can eat' plan and Slingshots standard broadband plans?

Cheers. 

Create new topic
536 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 449921 19-Mar-2011 18:10

They don't offer unmetered OnDemand on non-AYCE plans.

AYCE fluctuates constantly. No speed guarantees could be made. Maybe someone on that plan could comment.



313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


Reply # 449923 19-Mar-2011 18:13
Send private message

Dont mind that slingshot dont offer tvnz on-demand, but as we are currently paying Telecom only $20 less that slingshots all you can eat plan, we would consider paying the extra $20 for all you can eat if they offer good speeds Nationally to TVNZ.

Cheers 

 
 
 
 


1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 449927 19-Mar-2011 18:44
Send private message

National speeds are supposed to be pretty good. I've not heard of anyone complaining about TVNZ on demand being slow, although there have been people complaining that streaming from youtube is painful.

536 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 449930 19-Mar-2011 18:51

hellonearthisman: National speeds are supposed to be pretty good. I've not heard of anyone complaining about TVNZ on demand being slow, although there have been people complaining that streaming from youtube is painful.


It's painful on the regular plans.

805 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 449933 19-Mar-2011 19:05
Send private message

Snap is excellent and TVNZ is unmetered!

tek

78 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Subscriber

Reply # 449970 20-Mar-2011 00:07
Send private message

We have the AYCE plan and TVNZ ondemand is usually fine. sometimes buffers after ads, but very rearly.
And for YouTube, I've found a trick that usually works. If it buffers too slow, just refresh the page and then it loads quick as.

l think it also depends on where you live and how many people are using the net in your area...

I'm in Dannemora, Auckland by the way...


163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 449987 20-Mar-2011 08:27
Send private message

I'm on ayce and have just tried(sunday morning) testing it out.

I played a few minutes of Big Bang Theory.
Streams fine at 1500kbit.

Other time's I've used it have also ran fine although i've just normally left it on 300 kbit.

On a side note:
What's with tvnzondemand asking ya which ad you want to watch now?
Clever surveying idea.

Note about ayce though:

Download(intl) speeds have been quite variable lately and have overall been declining.


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:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



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.