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# 183723 27-Oct-2015 20:06
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Hands on Telstra TV streaming media player

The Telstra TV box puts Netflix, Presto and Stan at your fingertips. There are frustrating limitations, but the Telstra TV offers an easy way to get the best of internet video into the average family lounge room. The $109 Telstra TV goes on sale on Tuesday as a tiny streaming video box designed to replace Telstra's discontinued T-Box personal video recorder.

You can't watch live free-to-air television on the Telstra TV, it's just for streaming video from the internet or around your house – similar to the $109 third-generation Apple TV (I'll have closer look at the new fourth-generation Apple TV later in the week).

The Telstra TV lets you tap into Netflix, Presto and Stan subscription video but not Quickflix. You've also got access to Bigpond Movies for rentals but surprisingly not Bigpond TV. Along with these you'll find all five Australian free-to-air Catch Up TV services – which is rare beyond FreeviewPlus devices. The Telstra TV home screen, offering easy access to movie rentals, subscription services and catch up TV.  
While this is an impressive line-up, it's worth noting that Stan (co-owned by Fairfax Media), ABC iView and Tenplay won't be available on the Telstra TV until later in the year.

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  # 1415117 27-Oct-2015 22:11
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Why? when the source is published I think its fair usage, to quote the whole item.

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