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  Reply # 821821 19-May-2013 08:27
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Yes it is better than it used to be, but it is still slow and misses half of all remote keypresses. Or am I the only one with that issue too? :)



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  Reply # 822244 20-May-2013 09:35
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rwnz: It looks like the T-Box is now stable enough for me to make the change from the old digital STB. I assume I can still feed AV out of it to my modulator for watching in another room while directly connected to the HDMI of my adjacent TV, but can someone please confirm this and also advise the T-Box dimensions as I can't find a handbook on the Vodafone web site.


Yes. I have the RF out on the Tbox and the exterior UHF aerial going into a single feed that I then plug into my freeview box in another room. I can watch FreeviewHD and tune the T-box in on the other TV. It doesn't look good quality wise which is why I keep the FreeviewHD Orton box in the setup. Get a good wireless remote extender and it works very well. Apart from the quality loss from HDMI to RF it works perfectly.

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  Reply # 822277 20-May-2013 10:29
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I have the RF out on the Tbox and the exterior UHF aerial going into a single feed that I then plug into my freeview box in another room. I can watch FreeviewHD and tune the T-box in on the other TV. It doesn't look good quality wise which is why I keep the FreeviewHD Orton box in the setup. Get a good wireless remote extender and it works very well. Apart from the quality loss from HDMI to RF it works perfectly.


Ah - the extender is worth considering as I can put the T-Box in the lounge but control it from my family room TV location where we do the most watching but have little space to sit the T-Box.

How do you find the signal quality of the T-Box RF out? I think (it was a while back) I found with the old digital STB that I had interference with other analogue channels (from the analogue signal also carried in the STB) which I also distributed around the house so I got a standalone modulator which produces pretty average quality (a digital HD one would be nice). I use the Freeview tuners to get HD for everything except Sky channels. Of course now I've ripped out the analogue antenna so I should look again at using the RF out of the STB.

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  Reply # 823556 22-May-2013 14:20
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The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.

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  Reply # 823990 23-May-2013 10:14
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Wanted: The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.


Are you connected over HDMI?  Are you talking about specific channels i.e Four is sourced from freeview satellite I believe, so this is an issue with the provider.... not the T-box.

I find the picture quality superior to my-sky.  Especially with the HD-ticket. This however is its only benefit over my-sky.

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  Reply # 824017 23-May-2013 10:58
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kharris:
Wanted: The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.


Are you connected over HDMI?  Are you talking about specific channels i.e Four is sourced from freeview satellite I believe, so this is an issue with the provider.... not the T-box.

I find the picture quality superior to my-sky.  Especially with the HD-ticket. This however is its only benefit over my-sky.


I believe Wanted is talking about RF Out.

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  Reply # 824044 23-May-2013 11:39
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ZollyMonsta:
kharris:
Wanted: The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.


Are you connected over HDMI?  Are you talking about specific channels i.e Four is sourced from freeview satellite I believe, so this is an issue with the provider.... not the T-box.

I find the picture quality superior to my-sky.  Especially with the HD-ticket. This however is its only benefit over my-sky.


I believe Wanted is talking about RF Out.


Oh ok, thanks.... well I would expect that to be pretty bad :-)

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  Reply # 824051 23-May-2013 11:52
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kharris:
ZollyMonsta:
kharris:
Wanted: The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.


Are you connected over HDMI?  Are you talking about specific channels i.e Four is sourced from freeview satellite I believe, so this is an issue with the provider.... not the T-box.

I find the picture quality superior to my-sky.  Especially with the HD-ticket. This however is its only benefit over my-sky.


I believe Wanted is talking about RF Out.


Oh ok, thanks.... well I would expect that to be pretty bad :-)


Indeed :)

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  Reply # 824083 23-May-2013 12:46
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ZollyMonsta:
kharris:
ZollyMonsta:
kharris:
Wanted: The picture quality isn't great to be fair. I watch on a Bravia w4500 LCD and would compare it to a normal RCA composite VCR/SD TV via aerial or slightly worse. I don't notice after a while but I do keep the FreeviewHD there for channels that you can watch via that due to the quality difference.


Are you connected over HDMI?  Are you talking about specific channels i.e Four is sourced from freeview satellite I believe, so this is an issue with the provider.... not the T-box.

I find the picture quality superior to my-sky.  Especially with the HD-ticket. This however is its only benefit over my-sky.


I believe Wanted is talking about RF Out.


Oh ok, thanks.... well I would expect that to be pretty bad :-)


Indeed :)

Any suggestions for a better way to watch in another room? Smile

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  Reply # 824120 23-May-2013 13:29
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A secondary unit :)

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ZollyMonsta: A secondary unit :)


If only they weren't so expensive Wink

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  Reply # 826069 27-May-2013 12:38
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HD purchase necessitated a swap from the ~10 yr old telstra decoder to the T Box . Specifically to take advantage of the HDMI output.

Comparing it to the MySky device it is noticeably slow in comparison.

However more worrying is the fact that everytime disk usage gets to ~60% the recordings begin to fail and we are unable to watch Television as it freezes despite hard resets of the Tbox and Modem.

We have had the TCL and then the VFNZ contractors in once each. Both times all recordings were deleted and the device started to work again.

I'm guessing that there is an issue with the internal HD or the OS has issues writing to disk (Paging or whatever) once useage gets above a particular amount.

Have a tech coming on Tuesday to (hopefully) replace the HD.

PITA so far.

Any one else had this issue?

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  Reply # 826228 27-May-2013 13:57
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jaypeegee: HD purchase necessitated a swap from the ~10 yr old telstra decoder to the T Box . Specifically to take advantage of the HDMI output.

Comparing it to the MySky device it is noticeably slow in comparison.

However more worrying is the fact that everytime disk usage gets to ~60% the recordings begin to fail and we are unable to watch Television as it freezes despite hard resets of the Tbox and Modem.

We have had the TCL and then the VFNZ contractors in once each. Both times all recordings were deleted and the device started to work again.

I'm guessing that there is an issue with the internal HD or the OS has issues writing to disk (Paging or whatever) once useage gets above a particular amount.

Have a tech coming on Tuesday to (hopefully) replace the HD.

PITA so far.

Any one else had this issue?


Mine is frequently down to 10% free space or less (I've been down to 3%) without issues. I have found the box needs to be rebooted every month or so as performance just gets slower and slower.

It's heaps better than it used to be in the early days. Only issues I have are with HDMI handshake failing sometimes - wasn't an issue at all about 3 updates ago.

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  Reply # 826300 27-May-2013 14:37
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jaypeegee: HD purchase necessitated a swap from the ~10 yr old telstra decoder to the T Box . Specifically to take advantage of the HDMI output.

Comparing it to the MySky device it is noticeably slow in comparison.

However more worrying is the fact that everytime disk usage gets to ~60% the recordings begin to fail and we are unable to watch Television as it freezes despite hard resets of the Tbox and Modem.

We have had the TCL and then the VFNZ contractors in once each. Both times all recordings were deleted and the device started to work again.

I'm guessing that there is an issue with the internal HD or the OS has issues writing to disk (Paging or whatever) once useage gets above a particular amount.

Have a tech coming on Tuesday to (hopefully) replace the HD.

PITA so far.

Any one else had this issue?


Never had a issue with disk space before but have had a T-box that just doesn't want to play nice.  I recommend you have it swapped out for a new one as it may be a crappy disk or sector.  The shame of that is you will lose all of your recordings.


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  Reply # 826390 27-May-2013 15:47
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jaypeegee: HD purchase necessitated a swap from the ~10 yr old telstra decoder to the T Box . Specifically to take advantage of the HDMI output.

Comparing it to the MySky device it is noticeably slow in comparison.

However more worrying is the fact that everytime disk usage gets to ~60% the recordings begin to fail and we are unable to watch Television as it freezes despite hard resets of the Tbox and Modem.

We have had the TCL and then the VFNZ contractors in once each. Both times all recordings were deleted and the device started to work again.

I'm guessing that there is an issue with the internal HD or the OS has issues writing to disk (Paging or whatever) once useage gets above a particular amount.

Have a tech coming on Tuesday to (hopefully) replace the HD.

PITA so far.

Any one else had this issue?


PM me your MAC address (Shown under General->System Information) and I will have a poke around.
That's not normal behaviour.

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