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Topic # 145439 17-May-2014 20:34
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Actually went into the Courtenay Place store to ask but there were too many people waiting and the only T-Box there was not connected.

Thinking of moving to a T-Box as opposed to my older digital cable box (actually an enforced requirement if I want to come back to cable Internet) but want to make sure I can still integrate it into my system into my PVR system.

I would not use the T-Box for recording because I want the recorded content available on all devices on the network - not just on the TV  connected to the T-Box.

1. How does the remote work for changing channels. Is is number number number <enter? or just <number> <number> and then it senses that the entry is complete and goes to that channel? I would use a IR Blaster to change channels for recording.

2. The video outputs - I could see peering at the back HDMI, S-video, component video and composite video. Are they all active at the same time? I would probably use HDMI for the TV and s-video for analogue capture. People might say I would then lose the HD quality of the Freeview channels but I record them using a DVB-T tuner device and I don't subscribe to any Sky HD channels.






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  Reply # 1047267 17-May-2014 21:28
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You can enter either three digits (ie 001, 010) or just enter 1, 10. If you pause or enter three digits the PVR will tune to the channel.

All analogue outputs are active all the time.

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  Reply # 1047356 18-May-2014 09:18
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Thanks. That's very helpful. As an aside, has anybody integrated the T-Box into their Harmony universal remotes and if so, what device did you use for the T-Box or did you have to learn all the remote codes?




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  Reply # 1047358 18-May-2014 09:28
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lchiu7: Thanks. That's very helpful. As an aside, has anybody integrated the T-Box into their Harmony universal remotes and if so, what device did you use for the T-Box or did you have to learn all the remote codes?


Hullo. You will need to learn the codes from the remote.

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  Reply # 1047385 18-May-2014 10:45
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Thanks but once somebody has learnt the IR codes aren't they available for others to use?




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  Reply # 1050695 21-May-2014 21:34
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lchiu7: Thanks. That's very helpful. As an aside, has anybody integrated the T-Box into their Harmony universal remotes and if so, what device did you use for the T-Box or did you have to learn all the remote codes?


IIRC I chose something along the lines of TelstraClear HomeMedia something something...

Edit: Just checked, it's in MyHarmony as TelstraClear T-BOX



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  Reply # 1050724 21-May-2014 22:16
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konfusd:
lchiu7: Thanks. That's very helpful. As an aside, has anybody integrated the T-Box into their Harmony universal remotes and if so, what device did you use for the T-Box or did you have to learn all the remote codes?


IIRC I chose something along the lines of TelstraClear HomeMedia something something...

Edit: Just checked, it's in MyHarmony as TelstraClear T-BOX


Thanks found it. Now to give Vodafone a call to install it!




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  Reply # 1050728 21-May-2014 22:26
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If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?



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  Reply # 1050783 21-May-2014 23:51
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Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.




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  Reply # 1050799 22-May-2014 01:11
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lchiu7:
Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.


If you ask they might let you keep it?

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Yabanize:
lchiu7:
Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.


If you ask they might let you keep it?


No... There are rules in place. You are better off with the T-box as no new channels are being added to the digital decoder.





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  Reply # 1051015 22-May-2014 12:47
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ZollyMonsta:
Yabanize:
lchiu7:
Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.


If you ask they might let you keep it?


No... There are rules in place. You are better off with the T-box as no new channels are being added to the digital decoder.



That's what customer support told me.

Anyway since the T-Box is in the Harmony database and I think I can get GBPVR to learn its IR codes, then I should be able to readily integrate the T-Box into my setup replacing the current decoder.

I guess one benefit of the upgrade is I will be able to watch Jones which I can't now.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1051038 22-May-2014 13:07
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lchiu7:
ZollyMonsta:
Yabanize:
lchiu7:
Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.


If you ask they might let you keep it?


No... There are rules in place. You are better off with the T-box as no new channels are being added to the digital decoder.



That's what customer support told me.

Anyway since the T-Box is in the Harmony database and I think I can get GBPVR to learn its IR codes, then I should be able to readily integrate the T-Box into my setup replacing the current decoder.

I guess one benefit of the upgrade is I will be able to watch Jones which I can't now.


Are you sure that the T-box referred to in the Harmony DB is the Vodafone (Teltraclear).  Telstra Australia also have a product called T-box but it is completely different.



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kharris:
lchiu7:
ZollyMonsta:
Yabanize:
lchiu7:
Yabanize: If you're not gonna record and not gonna watch HD channels why are you upgrading?


Because I want to return to cable internet and to do that under the current plans you have to have the digital box replaced with a T-Box.


If you ask they might let you keep it?


No... There are rules in place. You are better off with the T-box as no new channels are being added to the digital decoder.



That's what customer support told me.

Anyway since the T-Box is in the Harmony database and I think I can get GBPVR to learn its IR codes, then I should be able to readily integrate the T-Box into my setup replacing the current decoder.

I guess one benefit of the upgrade is I will be able to watch Jones which I can't now.


Are you sure that the T-box referred to in the Harmony DB is the Vodafone (Teltraclear).  Telstra Australia also have a product called T-box but it is completely different.


I found Telstraclear T-Box. I am presuming that this is the right unit.




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  Reply # 1051116 22-May-2014 14:52
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lchiu7:

I found Telstraclear T-Box. I am presuming that this is the right unit.


Ah yes, you are correct.... This from an old post in an old locked forum

30-Nov-2010 11:54
foamfollower:  I had a pleasant surprise when I was halfway through programming my Logotech Harmony remote for the T-Box – I received a message saying that there was similar device in the database: Manufacturer – TelstraClear, Model – T-Box. I accepted the programming and it seems to work well, inceasing considerably the WAF.    Apologies if this has already been noted, although I have seen reference here that the T-Box was not in the Harmony database. May be a recent addition.

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  Reply # 1051228 22-May-2014 17:29
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Ichiu.
If you are not using t-box to record non-freeview channels, what are you using?

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