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  Reply # 298579 13-Feb-2010 10:07
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Something to spicy up your thoughts guys. From what I've heard (and please don't ask from where, you know I can't tell all), the box being tested is prime for hacking - if you are clever it should be possible to add storage, change settings, etc.

I will think of a prize for the first person to post in our forums a comprehensive guide on tweaking/configuring the new TelstraClear PVR.

Of course no breaking of DRM or changes that could impact on TelstraClear's network should be listed. I will post details later.





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  Reply # 298584 13-Feb-2010 10:43
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For those of you who always think of "hacking" as in bad person:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hack_%28technology%29

"Hacking (English verb to hack, singular noun a hack) refers to the re-configuring or re-programming of a system to function in ways not facilitated by the owner, administrator, or designer. The term(s) have several related meanings in the technology and computer science fields, wherein a "hack" may refer to a clever or quick fix to a computer program problem, or to what may be perceived to be a clumsy or inelegant (but usually relatively quick) solution to a problem (see also "kludge")."




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 298588 13-Feb-2010 10:57
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But there is still no new services on TCL.



So i'm still waiting for it to grow above 142 services myself.





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  Reply # 298589 13-Feb-2010 11:01
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Is it possible the new PVR is using a different symbol rate?

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  Reply # 298619 13-Feb-2010 12:57
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Davos: Is it possible the new PVR is using a different symbol rate?


The symbol rate is a calculation based on a few things including the QAM rate. Because the QAM is staying the same it won't change.


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  Reply # 298620 13-Feb-2010 13:08
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If it is hackable that will work in tcl's favour
as I'm sure that would draw
more people in who would otherwise stick with there pvr or my sky. Only problem is by the time it comes out everyone will have given up waiting and will have go e to mysky!




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  Reply # 298679 13-Feb-2010 17:02
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the problem with it being hackable is that sky have tcl by the .... Due to tcl rebroadcasting sky content. So I don't expect it to be too hackable. You may be able to load your own content on your own box but I doubt it will have a BT client in it or anything like that. Plus be able to play DVD ISO images or similar.

DRM will be the name of the game, so that will limit most of the fun stuff you can do with your own pvr.





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  Reply # 300186 18-Feb-2010 17:17

I'm giving them until 6-8 weeks before the FIFA World Cup to get the HD PVR released, or that's it - I'm going to mySky. I've had a HD telly for almost 3 years now - but still no broadcast HD content to watch on it.

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  Reply # 300206 18-Feb-2010 18:57
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Oh yeah:

lukei1: No working model for another 3 weeks apparently, although they will have a box in store "to show people the connections"

Oh dear


That was 4 weeks ago (which was when the demo unit was supposed to be shown). GG TelstraClear. At least you're living up to my expectations (that you miss every single deadline).

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Reply # 300235 18-Feb-2010 21:32
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Well, I just scanned the TPs again.. Still only 142.

But I found a Info channel, touched up a wee bit to reflect what should really be on their info screen.








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  Reply # 300255 18-Feb-2010 23:18
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BarTender: But I found a Info channel, touched up a wee bit to reflect what should really be on their info screen.


Do they really have "turn it's power back on"?

Angry flower: apostrophe








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  Reply # 300324 19-Feb-2010 11:14
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I think along with the apostrophe usage, someone should also define what the term "mid" (as in "mid-February)  I would generally define "mid" as the middle date plus or minus a couple of day.  For the month of February that would equate to (say) 12th - 16th.  However it is now the 19th and (assuming no announcements over a weekend) we would be roughly at the end of February.

Damn this language!



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Robz: assuming no announcements over a weekend


I should never assume....   Embarassed   there was an update over the weekend.   TelstraClear have pushed everything out by a month so the demo is now Mid-March.

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  Reply # 300638 21-Feb-2010 07:36
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This year?

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  Reply # 300667 21-Feb-2010 10:38
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Robz: ... someone should also define what the term "mid" (as in "mid-February)  I would generally define "mid" as the middle date plus or minus a couple of day. ...!


At last some clarification on the definition of "mid" for you (well "maybe" ... or perhaps, "Yeah Right").  But now at least an actual date (or have there been several of those already?)

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/sub-sites/homemedia/index.htm

"We will be having pre-launch demonstrations 19th March and will begin taking orders approximately one week later."



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