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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

gzt

11466 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2498613 5-Jun-2020 00:13
Send private message quote this post

In case your Spark mail is filtered here's mine. It may be particular to my plan, caveat emptor.

It's super easy to unlock Neon. On 7 July the Lightbox app will change its name to Neon. The good news is you can use your Lightbox login to check it out. Better yet, Neon will be free until 28 July, and if you choose to watch more than three hours in total before 26 July we'll automatically add it to your Spark account from then on.

Simply log in to the new Neon app after 7 July and have a look around. Then, if you or anyone using your account watches more than three hours in total on Neon before 26 July, we'll take that as an 'okay' to add Neon to your Spark bill from August onwards. Better yet, it'll just be $9.95 a month (the standard price for Neon is currently $13.95 a month).

Not keen? Don't worry, you can cancel Neon through Spark any time before 11:59pm on 26 July without paying a cent. Either cancel now or look out for a reminder from us.

The initial free period and the 9.95 billed price will be enough to get me across the line I think. After that it's just a question of content adding to keep me. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Devs will keep me busy for a couple of months.. barring a binge : ).

good quality kids educational content would be good.

8385 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2498771 5-Jun-2020 09:51
Send private message quote this post

gzt: In case your Spark mail is filtered here's mine. It may be particular to my plan, caveat emptor.

It's super easy to unlock Neon. On 7 July the Lightbox app will change its name to Neon. The good news is you can use your Lightbox login to check it out. Better yet, Neon will be free until 28 July, and if you choose to watch more than three hours in total before 26 July we'll automatically add it to your Spark account from then on.

Simply log in to the new Neon app after 7 July and have a look around. Then, if you or anyone using your account watches more than three hours in total on Neon before 26 July, we'll take that as an 'okay' to add Neon to your Spark bill from August onwards. Better yet, it'll just be $9.95 a month (the standard price for Neon is currently $13.95 a month).

Not keen? Don't worry, you can cancel Neon through Spark any time before 11:59pm on 26 July without paying a cent. Either cancel now or look out for a reminder from us.

The initial free period and the 9.95 billed price will be enough to get me across the line I think. After that it's just a question of content adding to keep me. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Devs will keep me busy for a couple of months.. barring a binge : ).

good quality kids educational content would be good.

 

As I've got Sky not sure what value the new Lightbox / Neon  account would make to me. I  don't use Lightbox now and as  I have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney I don't think I need it. 





Regards,

Old3eyes


 
 
 
 


213 posts

Master Geek


  #2498810 5-Jun-2020 10:24
Send private message quote this post

old3eyes:

 

As I've got Sky not sure what value the new Lightbox / Neon  account would make to me. I  don't use Lightbox now and as  I have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney I don't think I need it. 

 

 

We're the same although I would love Sky to ditch SkyGo and just allow Sky subscribers to use Neon instead.


4663 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2498850 5-Jun-2020 11:27
Send private message quote this post

Does anyone know whether Neon carries content that is broadcast on Prime TV?

 

I no longer have Freeview and I miss some of the programmes that I used to watch on Prime TV such as Air Crash Investigation and Five Bedrooms.


2502 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2498866 5-Jun-2020 12:03
Send private message quote this post

alasta:

 

I no longer have Freeview.

 

 

Difficult to achieve indeed. You would need a complete communications blackout and/or absolutely no devices.





Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


2075 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2498980 5-Jun-2020 13:16
Send private message quote this post

alasta:

 

Does anyone know whether Neon carries content that is broadcast on Prime TV?

 

I no longer have Freeview and I miss some of the programmes that I used to watch on Prime TV such as Air Crash Investigation and Five Bedrooms.

 

 

Last I looked you could join SkyGo without a Sky Account, this gave access to Prime TV content that is on demand.

 

Current:"

 

If you have a compatible device, you can download Sky Go and browse through the app.

 

To play content however, you'll need to be a Sky domestic customer with the Sky Starter package.

 

From time-to-time some free-to-air programmes may be available for Prime."

 

https://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1153/related/1


268 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2515952 2-Jul-2020 06:49
Send private message quote this post

sen8or:

 

I posted on their Facebook page, they confirmed there will be an appleTV app, but disappointingly still no 5.1 surround sound. They did say "it is on our technical teams radar", given that broadcast 5.1 has been around for quite some time, I'm guessing their radar came from old soviet stock when the cold war finished.....

 

 

 

 

Did they say that the app will be ready for July 7th launch?


 
 
 
 


632 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2516004 2-Jul-2020 09:55
Send private message quote this post

Klathman:

 

old3eyes:

 

As I've got Sky not sure what value the new Lightbox / Neon  account would make to me. I  don't use Lightbox now and as  I have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney I don't think I need it. 

 

 

We're the same although I would love Sky to ditch SkyGo and just allow Sky subscribers to use Neon instead.

 

 

 

 

Heck no. SkyGo is awesome. Has heaps Neon does not. Would be a massive downgrade for me.


2846 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2516123 2-Jul-2020 12:37
Send private message quote this post

Quinny:

 

 

We're the same although I would love Sky to ditch SkyGo and just allow Sky subscribers to use Neon instead.

 

 

Heck no. SkyGo is awesome. Has heaps Neon does not. Would be a massive downgrade for me.

 

Being a former Neon and SkyGo customer (now just SkyGo), I have to agree. 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.
Handsome Dan is currently WFH.
Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.
Handsome Dan is transitioning back to normal life one day a week..
Handsome Dan is trying not to sweat the small stuff..and sometimes succeeds


gzt

11466 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#2516149 2-Jul-2020 13:40
Send private message quote this post

Five days until xmas : )

393 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2517475 5-Jul-2020 09:54
Send private message quote this post

Anything we need to know before the big day next week? Will Neon/Light Box see any down time on Tuesday while the merger happens?





http://www.speedtest.net/result/7315955530.png


gzt

11466 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2517477 5-Jul-2020 10:10
Send private message quote this post

I'll be annoyed if it's crushed by traffic and I can't watch it for several days ; ). I'm guessing they inherit some excellent infrastructure from Spark and it's not an issue. Anyway Neon has been running for a long time without issues should be good either way.

393 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2517480 5-Jul-2020 10:21
Send private message quote this post

gzt: I'll be annoyed if it's crushed by traffic and I can't watch it for several days ; ). I'm guessing they inherit some excellent infrastructure from Spark and it's not an issue. Anyway Neon has been running for a long time without issues should be good either way.

 

 

 

Cool. Btw do we know if New Neon will support 4k? 





http://www.speedtest.net/result/7315955530.png


704 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2517607 5-Jul-2020 16:10
Send private message quote this post

Lightbox never supported 5.1 audio. Does (the new) Neon?

20921 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2517628 5-Jul-2020 17:45
Send private message quote this post

rugrat:

 

 

 

Last I looked you could join SkyGo without a Sky Account, this gave access to Prime TV content that is on demand.

 

 

 

 

I don't think thats right. Unless you "borrowed" the login


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.