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  # 131313 16-May-2008 19:03
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If anyone wants one, I have sold my PCH to a GZ member so wanted to get another...

reply or PM me and we can go halfs / whatervers if there is more than one reply...

Just need to find some friendly shipper to say that the declared value is only $75 or so... then it would pass under the customs radar.





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  # 131317 16-May-2008 19:15
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cokeman2: yeah i thought i might get away with the gst ,but they dhl rang me up ,so didnt have much choice , i payed US$45 for the freight ..cant do much about these things ......
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I think you should have challenged them on this.  They have been trying this trick in Ozz as well asking for customs clearance  and the like.  When challenged they back down..   It Sounds to me like the local DHL is pocketing the $45.  I would complain to PCH about DHL..




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  # 131318 16-May-2008 19:16
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BarTender: If anyone wants one, I have sold my PCH to a GZ member so wanted to get another...

reply or PM me and we can go halfs / whatervers if there is more than one reply...

Just need to find some friendly shipper to say that the declared value is only $75 or so... then it would pass under the customs radar.



the customs radar?  u dont get no duty on things that are under the value of $400




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  # 131319 16-May-2008 19:20
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cokeman2: the customs radar? u dont get no duty on things that are under the value of $400

But ordering two would mean less shipping costs, but potentially duty due to the total being more than $400.....





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  # 131371 17-May-2008 06:08
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BarTender: If anyone wants one, I have sold my PCH to a GZ member so wanted to get another...

reply or PM me and we can go halfs / whatervers if there is more than one reply...

Just need to find some friendly shipper to say that the declared value is only $75 or so... then it would pass under the customs radar.


Its illegal to falsify the value of imported goods. No shipping company in their right mind will do this for you.

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  # 131478 17-May-2008 17:28
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hey guys

my popcorn turned up today , had media streaming to my tv from pc within minutes of hook up , still got to upgrade to latest firmware yet etc ...i used there "my ihome server" no painful configuration needed ..all good yet ....going to do that "jukebox "setup which sounds kind of painful ....

took 15 days to arrive ...i did ask dhl about the gst they said u will have to ask customs as they fwd the amounts on  , that b Monday now 




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  # 131625 18-May-2008 18:05
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What's the deal with the power cables? Do they supply the correct power cable for the specific country or do you need to get a converter?

 
 
 
 


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  # 131631 18-May-2008 18:37
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TameIti: What's the deal with the power cables? Do they supply the correct power cable for the specific country or do you need to get a converter?


It comes with a 110 / 230V power supply and a European power cord.  Just use a spare PC / monitor power cord that you have to replace the euro one..




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  # 131746 19-May-2008 12:21
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THANKS guys for pointing out the gst issue dhl said we have made an error and will refund your money

all ups for the geekzone community


pops working good at the moment few issues just the dts issue on the high defs(known issue), even thou my home theater can decode dts..... even came with a hdmi cable saving another $30 to $40  on it .............total cost $290

now who know about html work lol




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  # 131757 19-May-2008 13:09
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Hi Cokeman, did you get an email to say when they shipped your Popcorn?



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  # 131761 19-May-2008 13:20
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They should send you an e-mail with the DHL tracking number in it, then 2-3 days latter it should be on your doorstep.

If they havn't sent the e-mail then your credit card won't have been charged, since they haven't yet processed the order.  It all happens at the same time.  Which is a bugger if you were working to a particular exchange rate when your pre-ordered it, rather than when it was shipped.





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  # 131774 19-May-2008 14:24
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cokeman2: THANKS guys for pointing out the gst issue dhl said we have made an error and will refund your money

all ups for the geekzone community


pops working good at the moment few issues just the dts issue on the high defs(known issue), even thou my home theater can decode dts..... even came with a hdmi cable saving another $30 to $40  on it .............total cost $290

now who know about html work lol


DTS should work fine over coax and possibly HDMI (haven't checked that one). It won't work over analogue though since Syabas haven't paid a licence to decode DTS internally.

What client are you using to serve up the content?




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  # 131777 19-May-2008 14:31
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Just looking at the spec's am I right in that it cannot pass a AV signal through to a screen?







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  # 131794 19-May-2008 15:25
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Nety: Just looking at the spec's am I right in that it cannot pass a AV signal through to a screen?


Not sure what you mean?

The PCH can output up to 1080i over component to a compatible monitor and I suspect up to 1080p over HDMI to a compatible monitor. If you are using HDMI then the cable can carry both audio and video if that is what you meant




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took a while to get the tracking number from when they posted it but there help desk is exceptional good i had responses back in within hours ...sent me a email to me with tracking  number ...

maybe it my home theatre system  thats  its not decoding the raw digital signal ,does do dts on dvd format  ,and i ve lost the book that came with it, had it for 4 years now luckily had a coaxial input ,might have to do the dts to ac3 thing now dam it ..

i am only using there server from popcorns forum site   "myiHome server" very easy set up and easy file sharing system ...going to work on the html  jukebox setup now wont that b fun lol




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