It’s likely it will be a Gen2. However it will only work as bundled on a Vodafone account.
It cannot be activated against vtv.nz (standalone)
So whilst you could use it on any isp connection, it will be tied to a Vodafone Account and cannot be sold.
Thank you, Grant. Sounds like you would need to keep your Vodafone account alive to be able to continue using VTV for on account which sounds fair.
I wonder how they differentiate that on account VTV box vs the standalone. Must be based on some sort of a hardware identifier.
Just got caught out on this recently. When offered the VTV as part of a re-sign bundle last year we didn't appreciate that the service came with an ongoing cost once that bundled offer expired. We didn't subscribe to any of the paid VTV offerings so just thought it was a basic TV and streaming box, but no, access is clearly controlled by VF. They refused to do anything on the VTV for another re-sign term, the exact price was a bit vague but the difference between the monthly cost with and without the VTV was about $17. They didn't seem to care about the hardware (Gen 2) and agreed I could just throw it in the bin if I didn't want it. Effectively it's just a brick unless I pay to use it. I haven't checked if it has indeed stopped working, but VF made it quite clear access to anything on the device would be cancelled. There must be some hardware identifier between retail and VF supplied/bundled boxes.