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  # 2327935 1-Oct-2019 17:37
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Can regionalised ads go on the wish list? Would also make advertisers happy.

 

 

Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 





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  # 2327951 1-Oct-2019 18:09
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Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 

 

 

I would possibly consider this if they had an ad free option that I could pay for vs losing interest in watching what I want to see because of ad's before it. Since its digital and they know who is watching they should be able to make an ad free ondemand service.





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  # 2327954 1-Oct-2019 18:32
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Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 

 

 

I would possibly consider this if they had an ad free option that I could pay for vs losing interest in watching what I want to see because of ad's before it. Since its digital and they know who is watching they should be able to make an ad free ondemand service.

 

 

I would be quite keen on this, but I imagine there would be a lot of commercial detail that they would have to work through with Mediaworks and it may just be too hard.


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  # 2327975 1-Oct-2019 19:40
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I purchased one of these over the weekend. The setup was a piece of cake and took about five minutes. Everything is going fine. I do have one question, is there anyway to adjust or customise the home screen?





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  # 2328048 1-Oct-2019 20:33
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I'm a longterm VF but newish Vodafone Ultimate UFB customer and I just, out of the blue, got sent a Vodafone TV box.

 

But I don't know whether it's Gen 1 or Gen 2 and I don't really want to open the box - if I don't need it I'd rather just taken it back to the retail shop and return it. Then maybe they can send it to someone who needs it.

 

How do I tell? The box I have received says "copyright 2017" on the outside, and the serial number starts with"619134...".

 

Why I want to know which one: only the Gen 2 is useful for me as my TV is on the other side of the wall from the ethernet and I need Wireless. TBH the VTV proposition is marginal for me anyway as I already have an AppleTV, rarely need more than the On Demand apps, and we are not current Sky subscribers - but who knows - maybe we'll like cloud rewind or maybe we'll get a Sky channel for a month or two one of these days.


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  # 2328072 1-Oct-2019 21:09
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dubh:

 

I'm a longterm VF but newish Vodafone Ultimate UFB customer and I just, out of the blue, got sent a Vodafone TV box.

 

But I don't know whether it's Gen 1 or Gen 2 and I don't really want to open the box - if I don't need it I'd rather just taken it back to the retail shop and return it. Then maybe they can send it to someone who needs it.

 

How do I tell? The box I have received says "copyright 2017" on the outside, and the serial number starts with"619134...".

 

Why I want to know which one: only the Gen 2 is useful for me as my TV is on the other side of the wall from the ethernet and I need Wireless. TBH the VTV proposition is marginal for me anyway as I already have an AppleTV, rarely need more than the On Demand apps, and we are not current Sky subscribers - but who knows - maybe we'll like cloud rewind or maybe we'll get a Sky channel for a month or two one of these days.

 

 

Without checking the serial number range, this is likely a Gen 1 box.  Given you need wireless then Gen2 would be more suitable.  However, if you've paid the big bucks for Apple TV then you're probably quite happy?  As you say, VTV offers the marginal benefit of of free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content.    DM me if you'd still like to try out the Gen2 instead of Gen1.





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  # 2328076 1-Oct-2019 21:14
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MikeB4:

 

I purchased one of these over the weekend. The setup was a piece of cake and took about five minutes. Everything is going fine. I do have one question, is there anyway to adjust or customise the home screen?

 

 

Not currently.  We are looking at a recommendations engine that will tailor the home screen based on your viewing history. But your proposal is interesting.   Instead of an automatic algorithmic adjustment of the home screen, you'd like the ability to tune the home screen yourself?





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  # 2328077 1-Oct-2019 21:18
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Without checking the serial number range, this is likely a Gen 1 box.  Given you need wireless then Gen2 would be more suitable.  However, if you've paid the big bucks for Apple TV then you're probably quite happy?  As you say, VTV offers the marginal benefit of of free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content.    DM me if you'd still like to try out the Gen2 instead of Gen1.

 

 

Ahh, OK, thanks! I might take it back to a retail place - it would be a shame for it to sit unused here.

 

Thanks for the offer to try Gen 2, I'll pass at the moment. The "free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content" is cool but I just don't think we'd get the use out of it and having another set top box is more cognitive load for this lazy couch surfer. From reading all the forum posts it clearly hits a sweet spot for some!


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  # 2328078 1-Oct-2019 21:21
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sansom:

 

MikeB4:

 

I purchased one of these over the weekend. The setup was a piece of cake and took about five minutes. Everything is going fine. I do have one question, is there anyway to adjust or customise the home screen?

 

 

Not currently.  We are looking at a recommendations engine that will tailor the home screen based on your viewing history. But your proposal is interesting.   Instead of an automatic algorithmic adjustment of the home screen, you'd like the ability to tune the home screen yourself?

 

 

It would be great if one could edit the theme and customers the GUI colours and have the ability to adjust the layout of menus and shortcuts.





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  # 2328080 1-Oct-2019 21:23
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dubh:

 

sansom:

 

Without checking the serial number range, this is likely a Gen 1 box.  Given you need wireless then Gen2 would be more suitable.  However, if you've paid the big bucks for Apple TV then you're probably quite happy?  As you say, VTV offers the marginal benefit of of free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content.    DM me if you'd still like to try out the Gen2 instead of Gen1.

 

 

Ahh, OK, thanks! I might take it back to a retail place - it would be a shame for it to sit unused here.

 

Thanks for the offer to try Gen 2, I'll pass at the moment. The "free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content" is cool but I just don't think we'd get the use out of it and having another set top box is more cognitive load for this lazy couch surfer. From reading all the forum posts it clearly hits a sweet spot for some!

 

 

Ha! touche... this is geekzone so I thought I was safe with that last comment you quoted!  I'm now left wondering who the "other" set top box is?  Is it Apple TV, because, if so, then OK I understand. Otherwise I need to know who this other set top box is?!





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  # 2328082 1-Oct-2019 21:25
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MikeB4:

 

sansom:

 

MikeB4:

 

I purchased one of these over the weekend. The setup was a piece of cake and took about five minutes. Everything is going fine. I do have one question, is there anyway to adjust or customise the home screen?

 

 

Not currently.  We are looking at a recommendations engine that will tailor the home screen based on your viewing history. But your proposal is interesting.   Instead of an automatic algorithmic adjustment of the home screen, you'd like the ability to tune the home screen yourself?

 

 

It would be great if one could edit the theme and customers the GUI colours and have the ability to adjust the layout of menus and shortcuts.

 

 

Thank you!  I totally agree and will use your post as an example of customer requests for this feature to our development team.





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  # 2328127 1-Oct-2019 21:38
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Lias:

 

DjShadow:

 

Can regionalised ads go on the wish list? Would also make advertisers happy.

 

 

Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 

 

 

Yes, but the reason Vodafone must preserve ads on the free-to-air channels it that this is how they make money.   If we were to strip all advertising from these channels then their revenues would be impacted (as measured by Nielsen) and the free-to-air channels would then withdraw their permission for us to re-transmit their channels via IP.  I don't understand how "it's digital" affects this?





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Lias:

DjShadow:


Can regionalised ads go on the wish list? Would also make advertisers happy.



Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 



I can fast forward the adds faster then the MySky box.
I go 3.5 minutes to 4 minutes and if just a little before program don’t worry about it.
Takes me 5 to 10 seconds, just do it by time as no thumb nails. The fast forwarding seems pretty smooth and picture comes up quickly when press play.

Free to air model is adds, but it would be nice if catchup/recordings took adds out of Sky Channels like Discovery etc. Probably be a big cost to implement though.

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  # 2328202 1-Oct-2019 22:24
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rugrat:
Lias:

 

DjShadow:

 

 

 

Can regionalised ads go on the wish list? Would also make advertisers happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can ad blocking be implemented instead? I mean it's digital, I see no reason why we need to have ads.. Vodafone could literally strip all advertising out of it's feeds and just replace it with something more interesting and relevant.. like paint drying.. 

 



I can fast forward the adds faster then the MySky box.
I go 3.5 minutes to 4 minutes and if just a little before program don’t worry about it.
Takes me 5 to 10 seconds, just do it by time as no thumb nails. The fast forwarding seems pretty smooth and picture comes up quickly when press play.

Free to air model is adds, but it would be nice if catchup/recordings took adds out of Sky Channels like Discovery etc. Probably be a big cost to implement though.

 

We are only able to offer IP delivery and catch up on the free to air channels by agreement with TVNZ, Mediaworks, Maori TV, Top TV (HGTV & Choice), Aljazeera etc.  So, while it would be nice to take ads out, it's not possible given that's how these channels pay their bills, make their money, and sign off on agreements with Telcos like Vodafone.  To be clear, the agreements with these channels specifically prevent Vodafone from stripping or modifying the advertising and any other content within the live stream.

 

 





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  # 2328210 1-Oct-2019 23:06
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sansom:

 

dubh:

 

Ahh, OK, thanks! I might take it back to a retail place - it would be a shame for it to sit unused here.

 

Thanks for the offer to try Gen 2, I'll pass at the moment. The "free to air and Sky channel live streaming over IP with 36 hour circular buffer + cloud record on 90% of content" is cool but I just don't think we'd get the use out of it and having another set top box is more cognitive load for this lazy couch surfer. From reading all the forum posts it clearly hits a sweet spot for some!

 

 

Ha! touche... this is geekzone so I thought I was safe with that last comment you quoted!  I'm now left wondering who the "other" set top box is?  Is it Apple TV, because, if so, then OK I understand. Otherwise I need to know who this other set top box is?!

 

 

Oh - just an AppleTV, as you thought. We have simple needs: no Smart TV (thankfully) just an AppleTV and a Nintendo Switch connected to our modest old LG HD panel at the moment, and very rarely a laptop.


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