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Topic # 67100 27-Aug-2010 21:18
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We are moving house soon and this could be an opportunity to get better value for money for things like Broadband Internet, HD TV, Telephone, Alarm Monitoring.
In particular is there a way to piggy-back as many services as possible onto a low cost broadband connection? For example is there an alternative to a fixed-line connection for our domestic telephone that would still allow other people to call us from their fixed line connections? Is there a better alternative to the MySky HD service since we really only use it to get a good HD picture and time shifting of programs that are free to air? Can a monitored alarm system be installed that uses the broadband connection instead of a fixed line? The house we are moving to is well served with a range of ISP to choose from. Very interested to see what other folks have had success with, and any pitfalls, thanks.

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  Reply # 373800 27-Aug-2010 22:44
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You could look @ VOIP with either Slingshot or Xnet which uses your internet to provide you with a phone line. You keep/get a local landline number and for all intents and purposes its the same as a fixed land line but a lot cheaper as it runs over "naked" DSL. Your legacy services like alarm monitoring which are only able to work with old technology to work too.

In terms of HDTV unfortunately no. That may change with the NBN.

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  Reply # 373834 28-Aug-2010 08:06
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hi thanks for that. do you know if there are Freeview HD recorders that can do what the MySky HD box does (record upto 2 channels and playback one, simultaneously)?

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  Reply # 373841 28-Aug-2010 08:42
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There a number of options for most of this, IP TV not really, basically Sky has the sports locked up and has HD content, freeview obviously if your not into that, the rest can be combined over a Naked DSL service, there are a number of ISPs / Telcos companies that may suit your requiremets.

Your have a number of VOIP options and will depend on what you want and how comfortable you are with the technology if you need to configure it yourself. I work for one my self so won't self promote to much :)

AlarmNZ are a very good Alarm company that specialize in IP alarm system , I recommend talking to them as you will not need a fixed line so will fit very nicely with a Naked DSL service.

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink


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  Reply # 373852 28-Aug-2010 09:23
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AltTab: hi thanks for that. do you know if there are Freeview HD recorders that can do what the MySky HD box does (record upto 2 channels and playback one, simultaneously)?

Any that have a dual tuner can do this.

If you also wanted to use a PC based PVR and fitted 2 tuner cards you could record every Freeview channel at the same time if you wanted..

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