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  Reply # 1913378 5-Dec-2017 15:08
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Hi there

 

After a couple of years of reading topics on Geekzone this topic has finally forced my hand to join and comment.

 

Our family have had the new Vodafone TV for around 6 weeks and we love it, especially my two boys.

 

- faster response, far better picture quality (especially on Netflix), better user interface, inclusion of a number of apps, extra free movies, way better app than Sky Go.

 

The only downside is that occasionally surfing on Youtube the decoder locks up, but this is minor as we don't really watch Youtube on the TV. And you cant see the fastforward so have to take a guess, but this is now just a game for us to see who can get closest to the start of the programme.

 

Sure, cant record on some channels, but these are mostly freeview so we could do that on the HDD if needed, but nah. However with the 3Now and TVNZ apps that's all we need.

 

It might become a problem when stuff we have recorded gets removed in a year (I think I saw that somewhere) but doesn't worry me. Our last Sky Box was full of stuff 2,3, 4 years old that we never watched so getting rid of it after a year doesn't worry me.

 

Still a few channels missing, but they'll turn up and they're not that important to me. The wife complained because pay per view movies were not there, but when I pointed out we had only paid/watched one movie in the last 6 months........

 

And just in case, I am a Vodafone employee. However my reply here is as a consumer not an employee. I still have to pay for this service so if I wasn't happy Id be sending it back, just like anyone else.

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1917692 12-Dec-2017 20:40
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Bouquet for Vodafone.

 

We were unhappy with the new Vodafone TV. I emailed them and they came over and reinstated our old service. 

 

So thanks Vodafone.......they probably didn't have to do this for us.

 

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  Reply # 1919184 13-Dec-2017 16:44
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wooda2:

 

Bouquet for Vodafone.

 

We were unhappy with the new Vodafone TV. I emailed them and they came over and reinstated our old service. 

 

So thanks Vodafone.......they probably didn't have to do this for us.

 

laughing

 

 

 

 

Same for bouquet for Vodafone.

 

They ended up re instating my old T-box service after a bit of a mission.

 

The only problem now is all the grief I am getting re losing all the really important copied programs like Coro and Shortland St.

 

to quote a famous Wellingtonian "Its the putting right that counts"


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  Reply # 1920393 15-Dec-2017 22:12
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Can someone with Vodafone TV confirm more channels are HD compared to Sky satellite? Wanting to know if channels like HGTV, Disney JNR which are SD on Sky satellite are HD on Vodafone TV? 


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  Reply # 1920426 16-Dec-2017 00:59
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They are as provided by SKY.  Sky can't convert any more channels on the satellite service over to HD until all the old sd decoders are disabled. Then they can fire up more t.p using DVB-S2 with HD content. Shutdown of the old decoders was supposed to be this month.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965899 28-Feb-2018 14:24
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Hmmm, this thread has been silent since December. That's unexpected.... has this new box settled down now and working well?





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  Reply # 1965973 28-Feb-2018 16:00
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antoniosk:

 

Hmmm, this thread has been silent since December. That's unexpected.... has this new box settled down now and working well?

 

 

 

 

Maybey it hasn't taken off, so early adopters are still the ones using them (or returned them). 

 

I dont know anyone in my circles that talks about these or even thinking about one of these. 

 

 

 

Advertising has gone quiet too... perhaps means VF marketers and management listened to the tech guys and conceded there are some issues. 

 

:-) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1966013 28-Feb-2018 17:04
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Goosey:

 

antoniosk:

 

Hmmm, this thread has been silent since December. That's unexpected.... has this new box settled down now and working well?

 

 

 

 

Maybey it hasn't taken off, so early adopters are still the ones using them (or returned them). 

 

I dont know anyone in my circles that talks about these or even thinking about one of these. 

 

 

 

Advertising has gone quiet too... perhaps means VF marketers and management listened to the tech guys and conceded there are some issues. 

 

:-) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always liked their ad for the Vodafone TV 

 

Vodafone TV

 

Experience TV like never before

 

and Are You Ready?

 

I am not sure if they were asking us or themselves the are you ready question and it was certainly a Experience TV Like Never Before!


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  Reply # 1966131 28-Feb-2018 20:55
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We had Vodafone try and sign us up to Vodafone TV last week but I haven't yet taken the bait.

 

Can anyone who has the new Vodafone TV answer the following:

 

1. If you get sports or movies, does it include pop up channels (eg with the recent Olympics did it include all the Olympic channels)?

 

 

 

2. How have you found the reliability with the service?


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  Reply # 1966143 28-Feb-2018 21:29
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Keen on update as well. But my question would be can you still use SkyGo?


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  Reply # 1966266 1-Mar-2018 07:52
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Sky Go wouldn't work for me.
I used the Vodafone TV app on Android.
That had good features but limited you a bit.

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  Reply # 1966310 1-Mar-2018 09:08
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Baldrick:

 

We had Vodafone try and sign us up to Vodafone TV last week but I haven't yet taken the bait.

 

 

 

Can anyone who has the new Vodafone TV answer the following:

 

 

 

1. If you get sports or movies, does it include pop up channels (eg with the recent Olympics did it include all the Olympic channels)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. How have you found the reliability with the service?

 



1. Yes, all pop up channels come with the sky service through the Vodafone TV.

2. I’m on a 1000/500 connection and have the Vodafone TV connected via gigabit Ethernet and have had no problems. We initially used the wifi extenders and they caused all sorts of grief. We wouldn’t be going back to Sky any time soon. The big thing we’ve enjoyed is no rain fade.

 

(edited becos speling wisnt god..)


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  Reply # 1966376 1-Mar-2018 10:07
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empacher48:

1. Yes, all pop up channels come with the sky service through the Vodafone TV.

2. I’m on a 1000/500 connection and have the Vodafone TV connected via gigabit Ethernet and have had no problems. We initially used the wifi extenders and they caused all sorts of grief. We wouldn’t be going back to Sky any time soon. The big thing we’ve enjoyed is no rain fade.

 

(edited becos speling wisnt god..)

 

 

I thought you couldnt use the gig plan?





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  Reply # 1966380 1-Mar-2018 10:09
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It is what I'm on with it. We originally had the 200/20 plan, but I rang Vodafone and it was done. (there were a few hiccups along the way with provisioning, but thanks to some help from some great people at the call centre we have it).


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  Reply # 1966403 1-Mar-2018 10:50
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How are you dealing with fast forward and rewind?  I presume all it has is skip?


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