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  # 2271590 8-Jul-2019 09:09
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ZollyMonsta:

 

cyril7:

 

Hi, I think that comment only refers to the highest res the box can do, as for channels that are transmitted by Sky at lower resolutions, that is fixed by Sky not Voda the box is going to upscale them to whatever res that you have the box set to output, this is no different to a Sky box, albeit a Sky box only does 50i max. Again regardless any modern digital (LCD,OLED,Plasma) is going to have to deinterlace any 50i material to 50p as they simply are not able to natively deal with interlace, if the box does this task first then the TV does not have to.

 

End result is in reality this box will behave just as a sky box does in respect to frame res.

 

Cyril

 

 

The sources are delivered to VF in Mezz format from Sky.  The output delivered to the VFTV STB for HD is 1920x1080p.   SD content is delivered to the VFTV STB at 720x576p

 

Cheers.
Grant

 

 

Hi, so your playout does the up conversion as opposed to the box or TV, but the orginal in was still some old time low res whatever, right :)

 

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  # 2272111 9-Jul-2019 00:38
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I will have Vodafone tv this week and will be giving it a good inspection.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2272539 9-Jul-2019 17:37
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I'm looking forward with bated breath to hear your experience.  I'll just say this the interface is quirky and inconsistent and parts of it sometimes don't respond (and say at the top right of the screen something to the effect FUNCTION NOT AVAILABLE).

 

 

 

You will also find that functions appear and disappear depending upon where you are in the menu structure whats more what you are offered and where it's offered during the tv guild can somewhat depend on the channel your you are entering the recording and or playback options.  Finally programs seem to expire with little if any warning e.g. you can turn the machine off at night with 97% used space and turn it on the next day and be told you have only used 75% (sometimes less sometimes a little more) for some reason 25% or there about of your content has disappeared overnight.


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  # 2272546 9-Jul-2019 17:46
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larknz: One concern I had is that you can't record everything. I enquired at a Vodafone shop, but they could not be specific about would record and what wouldn't.

 

 

 

Yep and what you can record changes from time to time either by design or fault.  Recently I had TVNZ ONE NEWS AT SIX disappear from my record list only to reappear about a week or so later.  And that's just one example.


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  # 2272548 9-Jul-2019 17:51
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mclean:

 

Ours has always been 100% stable, far better than our T-Box experience.  Using catch-up mode with fast-forward over the ads and other rubbish has transformed TV watching as far as I'm concerned.  For example you can do the TV-One news in 20 minutes without missing anything, for what it's worth.  But the interface is clunky and it takes a bit of practice and getting used to.

 

The 3-day catch-up mode eliminates to need to record a lot of things. Plus you get all the Sky channels in 1080p with no antennas/rain fade.

 

It's a great product, but in need of proper development.

 

 

 

 

I wonder if you asked pretty please whether they would return that box to you.  One thing I could never really understand about that box is why it needed a cable modem connected to it (probably the guide) but why not have one in the box itself?


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  # 2272552 9-Jul-2019 17:57
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mclean:

 

Ours has always been 100% stable, far better than our T-Box experience.  Using catch-up mode with fast-forward over the ads and other rubbish has transformed TV watching as far as I'm concerned.  For example you can do the TV-One news in 20 minutes without missing anything, for what it's worth.  But the interface is clunky and it takes a bit of practice and getting used to.

 

The 3-day catch-up mode eliminates to need to record a lot of things. Plus you get all the Sky channels in 1080p with no antennas/rain fade.

 

It's a great product, but in need of proper development.

 

 

 

 

My unit has been largely stable (connected directly to router not via wireless).

 

 

 

I wonder though if anyone else has noticed a smearing/flicker when things scroll or move on the screen seems to affect vertical movement more so than horizontal.  I don't have this problem with live to air programs straight through the tv and didn't have it previously with my MAGIC TV 360TD (Bless it's little now unreliable heart)


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  # 2272554 9-Jul-2019 18:01
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JessieB:

 

My parents have the original TBox, but it has just gone bung. When they contacted Vodafone, they were told that the TBox was no longer supported and if they were to move to the new TV device, they would need a new TV as well, as both needed to be connected to the internet. I checked on Vodafone's website and this appears to be true. But this is daft; if they bought a new TV, it would be 'smart' and so why would they need Vodafone TV? Plus of course, there is the cost of a new TV and the waste of dumping a good TV.

 

 

Doesn't need it mine is connect direct to the tv which isn't connected to the internet or any network for that matter.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2272557 9-Jul-2019 18:11
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The TV does not need to be a smart one.

Period!!!!!

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  # 2272568 9-Jul-2019 18:23
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ZollyMonsta:
OnceBitten: This is an interesting thread
The guy who came out to look at our uhf aerial setup said a lot of people are ditching sky and going to Vodafone tv.

I’m hesitant because reading some posts here seems you can’t record all channels and currently we can record 2 channels while watching a third channel and seems we can’t do this on Vodafone tv
Wife is an avid Eastenders fan and watches it on uktv on sky and she won’t ditch sky unless we can find another service where she can record eastenders and watch it later


Eastenders is recordable.
There is no limit to how many programmes you can record at the same time.

 

Looks as though you can record Eastenders.


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  # 2272640 9-Jul-2019 20:58
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My Vodafone TV device was delivered on Friday. Setup was simple and it has worked without fault until this evening.

 

This evening the device lost its internet connection and wouldn't response regarding of what action I took. I tried switching it 'off' then 'on' again a couple of times before progressing to the factory reset.

 

I then discovered (from the Vodafone Community forum) that there's some system wide failure with a number of people are reporting the same internet connection fault. 

 

Hopefully, tonight issues are rare. There are a couple of things that could be improved with the Vodafone TV device. 


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  # 2272720 10-Jul-2019 02:10
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Not a great start so far all plugged in setup correctly

 

and geting errors

 

sa002 and 005

 

 

 

 


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  # 2272760 10-Jul-2019 08:49
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Apsattv:

 

Not a great start so far all plugged in setup correctly

 

and geting errors

 

sa002 and 005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That shouldnt be happening.. not the most pleasant start for you.  If you PM me the Serial Number on the bottom of the STB I will take a look.

 

An account number would help too.. if you prefer to send that to me via the community forums, send it to me via a PM to user grantt

 

 

 

Cheers.

 

 





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  # 2275392 12-Jul-2019 15:30
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Apsattv:

 

Not a great start so far all plugged in setup correctly

 

and geting errors

 

sa002 and 005

 

 

I had the same for a new box and it was fixed by calling support.


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  # 2276379 14-Jul-2019 16:35
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Is the Box tied to Vodafone account/subscription or relies on Vodafone Broadband for Freeview channels and apps like Netflix or will all that work regardless?

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  # 2276381 14-Jul-2019 16:41
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quebec: Is the Box tied to Vodafone account/subscription or relies on Vodafone Broadband for Freeview channels and apps like Netflix or will all that work regardless?

 

 

 

Tied to an individual VF account.





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