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  Reply # 307038 14-Mar-2010 09:52
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Davos: Yes and you're not a spokesman for TCL and it's not the opinion of your employer.

A dreambox would be the easy way to go.


It certainly is the opinion of TCL.


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  Reply # 307039 14-Mar-2010 09:57
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Satch:
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...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.


Oh please!


Hooking up any unapproved device is against TCL's T&C's - there is no if's or but's about it.

Unauthorised devices and people's attempts at modifying their wiring can easily contribute to RF noise being injected back into the network and has been responsible for networks issues in the past. If you cause issues TCL will track you down - spotting exactly where on a node problems occur isn't difficult.


Not disputing that, but also can't be bothered explaining my point...


There isn't really any other "point" to it.

Running non approved hardware breaches the TCL T&C's. It's as simple as that. This isn't to say that running a Dreambox or DVB-C tuner card is automatically going to bring down TCL's network.

Using an unapproved device carries risks that are very valid, they also typically involve people attempting to make modifications to their wiring without understanding the implications. Install your own dodgy F connectors or use RG59 with insufficient shielding and you do run the risk of injecting noise back into the network. DIY modifications have caused stability issues with the network in the past and if you do cause problems you will be tracked down by TCL. If you are going to run a non approved device you need to be fully aware of the risks before you start.

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  Reply # 307040 14-Mar-2010 10:15
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sbiddle:
Satch:
sbiddle:
Satch:
ZollyMonsta:
...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.


Oh please!


Hooking up any unapproved device is against TCL's T&C's - there is no if's or but's about it.

Unauthorised devices and people's attempts at modifying their wiring can easily contribute to RF noise being injected back into the network and has been responsible for networks issues in the past. If you cause issues TCL will track you down - spotting exactly where on a node problems occur isn't difficult.


Not disputing that, but also can't be bothered explaining my point...


There isn't really any other "point" to it.

Running non approved hardware breaches the TCL T&C's. It's as simple as that. This isn't to say that running a Dreambox or DVB-C tuner card is automatically going to bring down TCL's network.

Using an unapproved device carries risks that are very valid, they also typically involve people attempting to make modifications to their wiring without understanding the implications. Install your own dodgy F connectors or use RG59 with insufficient shielding and you do run the risk of injecting noise back into the network. DIY modifications have caused stability issues with the network in the past and if you do cause problems you will be tracked down by TCL. If you are going to run a non approved device you need to be fully aware of the risks before you start.


Damn!  There goes my plans to connect my own pay TV network into the TCL line coming into my house so I can then on sell it to everyone in my suburb.  And I had a wicked name for it to.  ClearSky...

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  Reply # 307059 14-Mar-2010 12:34
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It's called sarcasm Steve. It was a releatively straight forward question.

On a related topic, it would also be nice for TCL to give some clear info on the new STB and its capabilities, but as usual are more secretive than the CIA,NSA,MI5 put together. If they got over themselves and released some relevant information perhaps people would not see the need to take matters into their own hands.

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  Reply # 307061 14-Mar-2010 12:45
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Davos: It's called sarcasm Steve. It was a releatively straight forward question.

On a related topic, it would also be nice for TCL to give some clear info on the new STB and its capabilities, but as usual are more secretive than the CIA,NSA,MI5 put together. If they got over themselves and released some relevant information perhaps people would not see the need to take matters into their own hands.


TCL have announced pre lauch demonstrations from the 19th March and will be taking orders a week after this.

There have been exceptionally complex DRM issues involved with the launch of HD, it's unfortunate that it's the demands being put on broadcasters by content owners..




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  Reply # 307064 14-Mar-2010 12:48
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Yes and they said the same in Feb.

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  Reply # 307121 14-Mar-2010 17:21
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.. and Jan and Dec etc

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  Reply # 307123 14-Mar-2010 17:31
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Past deadlines were marketing people who had no idea what was really going on..

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