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Topic # 144296 14-May-2014 11:32
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Hey peep's I was wondering if anyone here has been using Vodafone TV and what there experience of it is and downfalls if any. A few questions i have is:

- What size is the HDD in the unit and how many hours of FULL HD Content it can hold.
- If you can do remote scheduling via a cellphone/Tablet when away from home.
- What connectivity options are on the back of the unit.
 

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  Reply # 1043567 14-May-2014 11:34
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Check the legacy TesltraClear threads there is lots and lots about TBox in there




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  Reply # 1043571 14-May-2014 11:36
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HDD is 300GB from memory
There is HDMI and all the usual pin connectors
Not sure about remote record




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  Reply # 1043593 14-May-2014 11:49
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KiwiNZ: HDD is 300GB from memory
There is HDMI and all the usual pin connectors
Not sure about remote record


Just to clarify a few things (although as you've said the best bet is to search out the old threads):
I think its 320GB but from what I read somewhere else the system partition takes up a big chunk @ around 40gb or something (which seems rather large so happy to be told I'm wrong there :) )
HDMI is there but HDMI audio is stereo only (you need to use optical for surround)
No remote record (I'm hoping sometime in the near future Vodafone will make a surprise announcement that they've got a new TBox build with that in! :) )

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  Reply # 1043643 14-May-2014 12:10
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Just to clarify a few things (although as you've said the best bet is to search out the old threads):
I think its 320GB but from what I read somewhere else the system partition takes up a big chunk @ around 40gb or something (which seems rather large so happy to be told I'm wrong there :) )


300GB, and ignore the old threads.  Most of the issues have been fixed since Vodafone took over.  The box is now pretty solid.

HDMI is there but HDMI audio is stereo only (you need to use optical for surround)


HDMI, Component video, Composite video, Optical audio (only 5.1. surround option, HDMI is stereo).

No remote record (I'm hoping sometime in the near future Vodafone will make a surprise announcement that they've got a new TBox build with that in! :) )


I am hoping too :-)

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  Reply # 1043738 14-May-2014 12:51
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kharris:
Just to clarify a few things (although as you've said the best bet is to search out the old threads):
I think its 320GB but from what I read somewhere else the system partition takes up a big chunk @ around 40gb or something (which seems rather large so happy to be told I'm wrong there :) )


300GB, and ignore the old threads.  Most of the issues have been fixed since Vodafone took over.  The box is now pretty solid.



Unless you had a 4 year old TBox with a bad hard-drive that sounds like it was scraping :) (Although the new one so far as been rock solid so that's all good)

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  Reply # 1043846 14-May-2014 14:08
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r2b2 Unless you had a 4 year old TBox with a bad hard-drive that sounds like it was scraping :) (Although the new one so far as been rock solid so that's all good)


Mine is old too, but it does not have the fancy scraping noise that you speak of... do you have to pay extra for that ;)



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  Reply # 1044948 14-May-2014 17:08
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Because ATM I'm weighing up whether to replace my tivo with Vodafone TV what would you guys suggest my tivo box is getting a bit old now and could do with something more up to date 

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  Reply # 1045197 14-May-2014 23:02
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? I thought you were leaving Vodafone? Did you get your issues resolved then?

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  Reply # 1045201 14-May-2014 23:21
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The hard drive is enough for me and my family, I don't think I have dropped below 75% and there always seems to be lots of recordings.

Having had the tbox and sky I would choose sky, in fact when my contract finishes I will be moving back to sky. The box works, but sky works better. The buffer and overrun on sky seems to cope better. I never lost any recordings on sky, but have lost about 5 on tbox through conflicts. Also lost a number of repeat recordings while on holiday at Christmas because the epg did not update.

The sky box also has a faster response time on key presses and personally I prefer the menus and epg.

Yes sky will cost me more, but getting rid of the noise from the wife and kids will be worth it.




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  Reply # 1045258 15-May-2014 07:06
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quickymart: ? I thought you were leaving Vodafone? Did you get your issues resolved then?


Yup, pretty sure it's under control.




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  Reply # 1045272 15-May-2014 07:36
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kharris:
r2b2 Unless you had a 4 year old TBox with a bad hard-drive that sounds like it was scraping :) (Although the new one so far as been rock solid so that's all good)


Mine is old too, but it does not have the fancy scraping noise that you speak of... do you have to pay extra for that ;)


Yeah... That would be a faulty hard disk in that unit :-)




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  Reply # 1045318 15-May-2014 09:00
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ZollyMonsta:
kharris:
r2b2 Unless you had a 4 year old TBox with a bad hard-drive that sounds like it was scraping :) (Although the new one so far as been rock solid so that's all good)


Mine is old too, but it does not have the fancy scraping noise that you speak of... do you have to pay extra for that ;)


Yeah... That would be a faulty hard disk in that unit :-)


Yeah - once it started making that noise it suddenly explained why the disk check on boot-up was taking about 6-8 hours and then locking up the box (i.e. I could never let it finish the disk check or I'd have to reboot)

Hopefully that explains the random crashing I was getting too... (New one seems sweet so far)

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r2b2:Yeah - once it started making that noise it suddenly explained why the disk check on boot-up was taking about 6-8 hours and then locking up the box (i.e. I could never let it finish the disk check or I'd have to reboot)


On that note, the disk check on startup seems to have disappeared?  Was there a software update recently?  If so, what else changed?



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  Reply # 1045330 15-May-2014 09:34
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kharris:
r2b2:Yeah - once it started making that noise it suddenly explained why the disk check on boot-up was taking about 6-8 hours and then locking up the box (i.e. I could never let it finish the disk check or I'd have to reboot)


On that note, the disk check on startup seems to have disappeared?  Was there a software update recently?  If so, what else changed?


Interesting - I must admit I haven't watched the new TBox start up. Perhaps they've fixed it as I'm sure when it was first put in someone said it was only supposed to run occasionally and not everytime.

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  Reply # 1045338 15-May-2014 09:50
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r2b2:
kharris:
r2b2:Yeah - once it started making that noise it suddenly explained why the disk check on boot-up was taking about 6-8 hours and then locking up the box (i.e. I could never let it finish the disk check or I'd have to reboot)


On that note, the disk check on startup seems to have disappeared?  Was there a software update recently?  If so, what else changed?


Interesting - I must admit I haven't watched the new TBox start up. Perhaps they've fixed it as I'm sure when it was first put in someone said it was only supposed to run occasionally and not everytime.


This was fixed in software release 2.9.36 which was released on 28th April.

There will be more updates in the upcoming weeks (including more disk space...) :)





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