Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
6039 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted

  Reply # 310215 23-Mar-2010 13:50
Send private message

I have lost count of the number of clients I have who have dumped TCL due to these delays and taken up MySky subs, all I have spoken too have been elated with the results and most had the unexpected quadrupling of internet speeds as they have returned to DSL.

Cyril

4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 310970 24-Mar-2010 20:50
Send private message

This is indeed highly, highly frustrating. I'm trying to avoid sticking a satellite dish on the front of our townhouse, but rapidly losing patience. The real deal-breaker for me is the ability to watch the World Cup in HD. I'll give TCL up to a month before kick-off, then I'm gone.

 
 
 
 


Amanzi
811 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 310974 24-Mar-2010 20:54
Send private message

78 days until the world cup. I'll switch to MySky HDi if the PVR isn't ready.

89 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 310976 24-Mar-2010 20:55

Hermes: This is indeed highly, highly frustrating. I'm trying to avoid sticking a satellite dish on the front of our townhouse, but rapidly losing patience. The real deal-breaker for me is the ability to watch the World Cup in HD. I'll give TCL up to a month before kick-off, then I'm gone.


Said as much to the guys in the shop the other week there - I'm willing to give them until mid may, but I want my World Cup in HD, no TCL HD PVR by then, hello mySky.  "Your choice mate" was the response!

I honestly don't think I've ever heard of a product that's had such delays in launch and so many broken publicly announced launch dates

Remember people - this was originally spruiked to be launched in Feb 09!


TCL if you are listening - I hope to high heaven that you have some pretty hard deadlines with your suppliers and engineers that if you cant get it launched this month - that it is out in time to do installations before the WC - or you will have a very upset (and deserting!) customer base.

394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 310982 24-Mar-2010 21:15
Send private message

They better sweeten the hell out of the deal also for those like us that are hanging around for it!!




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

106 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 311156 25-Mar-2010 10:01
Send private message

I can't believe that my wife and I have started to talk about moving house so we don't have to use telstra for TV any more.

25591 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5366

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 311166 25-Mar-2010 10:22
Send private message

ajkiwi: I can't believe that my wife and I have started to talk about moving house so we don't have to use telstra for TV any more.


Why would you need to move house? If you don't like TelstraClear there is nothing stopping you moving to Sky!


46 posts

Geek


  Reply # 311288 25-Mar-2010 14:19
Send private message

This really is getting beyond the joke. Way, way beyond a joke.

106 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 311311 25-Mar-2010 15:22
Send private message

sbiddle:
ajkiwi: I can't believe that my wife and I have started to talk about moving house so we don't have to use telstra for TV any more.


Why would you need to move house? If you don't like TelstraClear there is nothing stopping you moving to Sky!



I wsh it were that easy.  Body Corp rules on sat dishes and wiring put paid to that idea.  Like many townhouse and apartment complexes in Wellyland, we're hostage customers of TCL.

394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 311315 25-Mar-2010 15:28
Send private message

ajkiwi:
sbiddle:
ajkiwi: I can't believe that my wife and I have started to talk about moving house so we don't have to use telstra for TV any more.


Why would you need to move house? If you don't like TelstraClear there is nothing stopping you moving to Sky!



I wsh it were that easy.  Body Corp rules on sat dishes and wiring put paid to that idea.  Like many townhouse and apartment complexes in Wellyland, we're hostage customers of TCL.


Me too bloody body corp. Although you can just put it up and then let them take legal action and drag it on bla bla. It would take them some time before you actually have to remove it :)




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

6039 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted

  Reply # 311441 25-Mar-2010 20:57
Send private message

I wsh it were that easy. Body Corp rules on sat dishes and wiring put paid to that idea. Like many townhouse and apartment complexes in Wellyland, we're hostage customers of TCL.


Yep, everytime I pass AJ's I think there is another another aparment set trapped in TCL hell. Its criminal in my view and not that uncommon, I am surprised the various watch dogs have not picked up on these estates, there are many and TCL the culprit.

Cyril

6039 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted

  Reply # 311539 26-Mar-2010 09:48
Send private message

But if I remember correctly AJ in your situation all your POTs (and DSL if you wish) has to come from TNZ as TCL has no twisted pair supply to the development, only coax Embarassed

Cyril

394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 311542 26-Mar-2010 10:01
Send private message

you think thats bad...

We can only get telecom landlines, but not TV due to bodycorp not allowing dishes. So I have TCL TV and internet but have a 2talk account for phone because TCL didnt run phone lines... so most people in the complex are forking our for TCL and Telecom!

But I blame the orginal people who setup the apartments for that oversight.




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

6039 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 157

Trusted

  Reply # 311544 26-Mar-2010 10:05
Send private message

So, there are no lines to individual appartments within a multi storey complex or is this a large layout complex (not multistory), that was built with no phone lines, PM me the complex if you could.

Cheers
Cyril

394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 311548 26-Mar-2010 10:23
Send private message

cyril7: So, there are no lines to individual appartments within a multi storey complex or is this a large layout complex (not multistory), that was built with no phone lines, PM me the complex if you could.

Cheers
Cyril


did you mean me? So from what I've been told there just innt lines to the actual complex the cable wasnt run that far down the street and they couldnt put over head lines up?




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.