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  Reply # 1903160 17-Nov-2017 10:47
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Some dissatisfaction starting to come through here as well:

 

http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Vodafone-TV-SKY/The-new-Vodafone-TV-my-review/m-p/215283/highlight/false#M4034

 

 

 

SimonVF:

 

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We are working on bringing recording to all channels. We hope to have good news soon.

 

 

Thanks.  Please keep us informed.

 

Is there any intention to offer a preview/cue-ing function during ffwd/rewind, or is that going to stay as is (i.e blank screen with only a timer)?





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  Reply # 1903183 17-Nov-2017 11:52
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I'd be impressed if they got fast forward and rewind working as the locally recorded sky box does.  If you've ever used a network tv setup such as MP or TVH and run them on a separate machine, you only ever can get to x8 speed forward without it starting to screw up and x16 is really hard to work out exactly where you are... Its the latency while seeking is the problem... The decoders cannot keep up with the stream shift and that is ony 1gbe network attached, internet streaming will be far worse which is why YouTube does the 10s picture blocks when you skip, you can't feed the buffer fast enough with sufficient latency to do it.

 

Now, If you had a large enough buffer so that the stream was held in local memory (ram or physical) then you could continuously stream to a buffer which is then read from and you could potentially FFW/RW from that.


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 am also an early adaptor for the newer TV product having just given up the Tbox we are on 100/20

 

 

 

As earlier users have noticed some of the APPs load very slowly and seem to stall the machine

 

 

 

Watching the catch up TV3 and TVNZ APP there are false starts then long delays for an advert to stream - bad enough to have to watch the advert let alone wonder if its crashed

 

 

 

I have also had the box crash at least once a night using the APP functionality - esp. You Tube

 

 

 

Wife not happy about limited recording options - and will be more unhappy when she finds how unstable the APPs are to watch items she cant record

 

 

 

Not being able to record any Prime or even have an APP for Prime is a major pain given they have some decent programs

 

 

 

But biggest annoying thing is the audio quality - I have a decent AMP and speaker set up, the Tbox was outputting 5.1 digital sound via optic cable and all was happy for the TV1,2,3, Prime channels

 

 

 

Now with new box I have found it still requires the optic cable to get 5.1, but none of the TV channels are in 5.1 suround its a PCM output that is coded for just 2 channels. Huge step back there.

 

 

 

I know the set up is correct for the AMP as the Netflicks APP on the new box is outputing 5.1 digital and my sound system comes to life again using all channels for the Netflix 5.1 programs

 

 

 

sound is very important for many tv/movie watchers and I cant understand why its taken such a giant leap backwards for all channels/ apps except Neflix????

 

 

 

The T-box should have been made clearly obsolete by the new box, but my family has old box envy at the moment


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  Reply # 1903464 17-Nov-2017 20:57
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Are they letting people roll back to the old one?


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  Reply # 1903515 17-Nov-2017 23:56
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RE: quality just took a look

 

TV1 is 1920x1088 50 FPS audio is as listed as ENGLISH  AC 3 FL, FR, FC, LFE, SL, SR there is also a 2nd audio track listed as Italian MP2 Stereo

 

TV 2 is as above

 

Prime is 1440x1088 not full HD, 50 FPS video, audio is ac3 FL,FR but may be program dependent?

 

I don't have a fancy 5 channel surround speaker setup so can't compare on that

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1903736 18-Nov-2017 15:59
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This thread keeps giving bad flashbacks to the T-Box nightmares of a few years back.





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  Reply # 1903763 18-Nov-2017 16:07
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I have an order to switch to Vodafone TV from sky which is with Vodafone too however I am having second thoughts now. 





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  Reply # 1903767 18-Nov-2017 16:41
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Apsattv:

 

RE: quality just took a look

 

TV1 is 1920x1088 50 FPS audio is as listed as ENGLISH  AC 3 FL, FR, FC, LFE, SL, SR there is also a 2nd audio track listed as Italian MP2 Stereo

 

TV 2 is as above

 

Prime is 1440x1088 not full HD, 50 FPS video, audio is ac3 FL,FR but may be program dependent?

 

I don't have a fancy 5 channel surround speaker setup so can't compare on that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are the Sky Channels coming through the same as what is on Satellite? i.e Mpeg-2, over-compressed, etc.


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  Reply # 1903801 18-Nov-2017 19:14
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RustyViewer:

You can't record the main channels? What's the point?



You can do restart on TVNZ1, TVNZ2 and THREE (the latter on certain programmes) with programmes available for three days.




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  Reply # 1903814 18-Nov-2017 19:54
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Looks like the future of tv is 2 steps forward, 1 step back, trip over VCR

 

 


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  Reply # 1903816 18-Nov-2017 19:59
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Are the Sky Channels coming through the same as what is on Satellite? i.e Mpeg-2, over-compressed, etc.

 

Tell me which ones to check any specific?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1903820 18-Nov-2017 20:08
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Classic VF fail. 

 

 

 

Marketing team:  Yes lets promise the earth

 

Techinical Team:  Ok if you say so (we wont tell you how much we dont want to go live...but if you insist

 

Management: great, lets go live with big bucks media spend and promise the earth (hmm shall we check with the tech guys....nah, she will be right). 

 

Tech guys: hmm if only we were not too scared to manage up

 

Marketing guys: hmm if only we were not too scare to manage up to management to let them know our gut feel was the tech guys were not ready.

 

 

 

Consumer:  Not Again....

 

 


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  Reply # 1903821 18-Nov-2017 20:10
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Apsattv:

 

Are the Sky Channels coming through the same as what is on Satellite? i.e Mpeg-2, over-compressed, etc.

 

Tell me which ones to check any specific?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try the Box


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  Reply # 1903825 18-Nov-2017 20:21
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I had a look at Food TV it is H264 SD @ 1.7 to 2.2mbits

 

 


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  Reply # 1904063 19-Nov-2017 15:43
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Went into Vodafone Queen St to play with the set up and wasn't impressed. The image was pixelated at times and then kept showing no internet connection found. I think I am going to cancel the order to switch to Vodafone TV for now. 





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