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# 18770 23-Jan-2008 10:12
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Hi All

In a article in the Dom Post last year, TelstraClear stated that they were going to launch a PVR for their cable tv, something similar to Sky's Mysky.

I spoke to the saleman at the showroom in Couretney Place and he said that due to the upgrading to their higher quality digital that this had been canned.

Does anybody out there have any info on if this is still happening?

Cheers Paul.

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  # 106395 23-Jan-2008 21:45
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Nothing's been announced at all. Rather than wait just go build a PVR using something like GBPVR, Dreambox or whatever. Does the job and you get your PVR now.




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  # 106465 24-Jan-2008 10:04
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Can you buy the Dreambox in New Zealand?

Does anybody out there have one and have any info on the device?

Thanks Paul.

 
 
 
 


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  # 106472 24-Jan-2008 10:32
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Paul you have a PM.

Cyril



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  # 106473 24-Jan-2008 10:35
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Sorry what do you mean I have a PM?

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  # 106475 24-Jan-2008 10:43
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Private Message, look at the top of the page right hand side for rotating envelope

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  # 106482 24-Jan-2008 11:48
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kiwipawl: Can you buy the Dreambox in New Zealand?

Does anybody out there have one and have any info on the device?

Thanks Paul.


I think somebody was offering them on this forum. I have no idea about the legality of the devices but they do use the TCL Smartcard so you aren't stealing cable.

Looked interesting but I just wasn't ready since I am reasonably happy with a gbpvr solution.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 106522 24-Jan-2008 14:51
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kiwipawl: Can you buy the Dreambox in New Zealand?

Does anybody out there have one and have any info on the device?

Thanks Paul.


Paul

I did import a number of DM500C's clones ex-china into the country, however due to lack of interest I decided not to import any more. Just after I announced I wouldn't import any more cable boxes 3 people asked me if they could get them... go figure. If I do decide to get more then PM me

From personal experence I have one at home and they work well. It can record over the network to a Windows Share etc.

Using the box is however against the TCL's T&C's as you are not allowed to connect anything other than TCL supplied hardware to their network. That being said I have been reasonably open and honest about what I am doing, and I would be extremely suprised if they were causing any RF inteference as it's just another STB which isn't earthed.  You also need a valid Digital subscription, and take your Telstra card out of your current box and plug it into the dreambox.

Just got myself a DM600PVR yesterday which is the same size as a 500 (3 normal DVD covers ontop of each other), however it also takes a 2.5" IDE disk as well (it now has a 250GB disk in it ;), this box is very sweet I have to say, and I am going to be buying a Cable tuner (as it comes with a Satellite one built in) so I can use that at home instead. It does the recordings, and all the PVR type stuff and seems to support Live Pause as well, not that I have had a chance to try it... If I had a digi cam here I would take a photo but there is a video on youtube and google is your friend, but will try and get some up sometime soon.





 
 
 
 




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  # 106558 24-Jan-2008 17:04
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Hi Bartender.

How much was the DM600PVR and were did you get it from?

thanks Paul.

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  # 106584 24-Jan-2008 19:01
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I got it in from China, and it cost me about $375 NZ once it landed and had to pay duty / gst etc, then I put a 250GB 2.5" Notebook IDE disk in there, that went in very seamlessly.  Then another $110 NZ ontop of that to get a Cable Tuner ex-aussie from a real Dreambox reseller over there... which fingers crossed will turn up in a few days.  However I already know the Cable tuner works since I went around to a guys house in wgtn who has a Dreambox 7025 with a Cable tuner, put it in my box and it scanned the TCL network and worked a treat.  The bugger is my friend uses the Cable tuner daily (as he also has TCL cable) so wasn't prepared to part with it for any length of time....

I am planning to bring some more 600's into the country, and hope they will be around $350 without disk, and then point people to the Dreambox reseller in Aus for a Cable tuner if they want one.





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