I have two Telstraclear modems on the cable network coming into the house. The modem connected to my PCs via a NetGear N600 ethernet port is a Motorola Surfboard SB5100. All works very well
The other Motorola modem SB5101 is connected to a decoder Telstraclear ADB Model I-CAN-300C. I get the Vodafone TV channels. The outputs are S-Video and RCA Video and L/R audio. These outputs are currently connected to a Sony DVD/Recorder which is then connected via HDMI to a Sony 32" TV. Obviously the output quality is limited given the output from the decoder.
Very soon to get a 48" TV I decided to see if I could get a decoder with a better output preferably HDMI. As the TV also does recording to a USB drive as well as time shifting etc I will have no need for the DVD/ recorder. I will get a Blu-Ray player to connect direct to the TV.
I contacted VF about upgrading the decoder and was told that I would have to get a decoder/recorder as not possible just to get a new decoder and I needed a new plan. I was on an old INhome plan 40gig and TV. I was told that the output from the decoder/recorder was HDMI
I signed up for a 80gig Ultra Fast plus Vodafone TV (Basic SKY HD) and also changed my landline phone from Telecom keeping the number. Overall I now get double the data and pay less than half for the phone so in total I am saving money.
There appears to no charge for the phone change ( I didn't realise that they would have to change the phone wiring in the house) nor the new digital recorder and there is a free doscis 3 modem ( which assume is for the new TV
I was sent the order form and would like some advice as to whether I will get what I am trying to achieve.
I am a bit confused with the terminology
Is the decoder now in the digital recorder or an I getting a recorder PLUS a new decoder which has HDMI out put.?
As the recorder seems to be free then there is not problem ( although more clutter on the cabinet!!!)