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


566 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted
TelstraClear

  Reply # 327449 6-May-2010 16:55
Send private message

mulac: If you guys are interested, I have been in to the shop today to view it. I have been advised that the unit will cost $499 to buy or $15 a month to hire (much the same as Sky).  They will also be charging the $10 HD ticket.  It looks to me as if MySkiHDi will be the best bet here, as you will have a guaranteed box for the world cup.

As for you, TelstraClear; when you say the Beta Phase will be available to Customers, does this mean ALL of Telstra's customers will be able to take advantage of the Beta unit within the next couple of weeks? And if you can only install 2,000 boxes a month, how will you be sorting out who gets the boxes first, will it be a first in first served thing? Will the pre-registered have priority?


We are working very closely with our install partners in both cities to maximise the number of installation.  We will be able install many more per day than normally.

When we announce the launch/first install day, we will first advise all the registered customers (via e-mail) and ask that they confirm their order via e-mail and then our telemarketing team will call you back to book the best install time for you. So get your registration in to ensure you are notified.  I will advise this forum when the e-mail is being sent.

Regards

Jeff Doyle

 

953 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 327451 6-May-2010 17:01
Send private message

TelstraClear: We are working very closely with our install partners in both cities to maximise the number of installation.  We will be able install many more per day than normally.

When we announce the launch/first install day, we will first advise all the registered customers (via e-mail) and ask that they confirm their order via e-mail and then our telemarketing team will call you back to book the best install time for you. So get your registration in to ensure you are notified.  I will advise this forum when the e-mail is being sent.

Regards

Jeff Doyle

 


Jeff, unless I have missed something there has not been anywhere to "register interest" on the homemedia section for quite a while - so where can I get my registration in?

Also considering the mess that this has been, are you really still going to charge us $25 extra a month for the box and HD without any other sweetner?  Sky are doing some great deals at the moment!

In other words - why should I, a loyal customer of TCL for the 4 years I have been in this country, stay with you?

Thanks in advance




Procrastination eventually pays off.

I iz your trusted friend
5785 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 327473 6-May-2010 17:45
Send private message

@StarBlazer, there was an email and mailout back in December I believe... it was small window of opportunity for those who were keen, to register. So if you had missed it back then, then you missed opportunity.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


sub

290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 327474 6-May-2010 17:46
Send private message

mulac: If you guys are interested, I have been in to the shop today to view it. I have been advised that the unit will cost $499 to buy or $15 a month to hire (much the same as Sky).  They will also be charging the $10 HD ticket. 
With MySky you get TV1/2/3 in HD without buying the HD ticket. Paying that extra $10 gets you the HD versions of your Sky Sport/Movies channels.

I wonder if TelstraClear will be the same - TV1/2/3 in HD for all HomeMedia users, regardless of HD ticket.

18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 327491 6-May-2010 18:31
Send private message

TelstraClear:
mulac:
As for you, TelstraClear; when you say the Beta Phase will be available to Customers, does this mean ALL of Telstra's customers will be able to take advantage of the Beta unit within the next couple of weeks? And if you can only install 2,000 boxes a month, how will you be sorting out who gets the boxes first, will it be a first in first served thing? Will the pre-registered have priority?


We are working very closely with our install partners in both cities to maximise the number of installation.  We will be able install many more per day than normally.

When we announce the launch/first install day, we will first advise all the registered customers (via e-mail) and ask that they confirm their order via e-mail and then our telemarketing team will call you back to book the best install time for you. So get your registration in to ensure you are notified.  I will advise this forum when the e-mail is being sent.

Regards

Jeff Doyle

 


Thank you for clearing that up, Jeff. I guess the only thing thats going to stop me from moving to Vodafone tomorrow is a guarantee that I can get it before the Football World Cup. 

@Sub - Yes I believe that it will be the same case for HomeMedia, from what I understood by the team at the Wellington store

953 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 327499 6-May-2010 19:14
Send private message

chiefie: @StarBlazer, there was an email and mailout back in December I believe... it was small window of opportunity for those who were keen, to register. So if you had missed it back then, then you missed opportunity.


That's what I want clearing up by Jeff;
TelstraClear: We are working very closely with our install partners in both cities to maximise the number of installation.  We will be able install many more per day than normally.

When we announce the launch/first install day, we will first advise all the registered customers (via e-mail) and ask that they confirm their order via e-mail and then our telemarketing team will call you back to book the best install time for you. So get your registration in to ensure you are notified.  I will advise this forum when the e-mail is being sent.


So has registration closed or is there still a way to get registered?  I wasn't that interested in December as I didn't have a HD tv.  Personally, I think it would be a better idea to get people who are still interested as I suspect many would have just got MySky instead of waiting.




Procrastination eventually pays off.

1021 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 327601 7-May-2010 08:55
Send private message

I can't believe anyone is still waiting around after all the broken promises, just get Sky guys it works and it's available

953 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 327808 7-May-2010 19:22
Send private message

Come on TelstraClear - all gone quiet again!  Why start a message thread if you are not going to follow it or update it regularly.

Simple questions;
1. Will the boxes be ready for mass distribution in time for the world cup?
2. Are the prices correct; $99 install $15 PVR/month plus $10/month for HD?
3. Will there be any launch incentives (to stop us from going to Sky)?
4. Is there any way to register interest?

Thank you in advance!




Procrastination eventually pays off.

18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 327818 7-May-2010 19:57
Send private message

StarBlazer: Come on TelstraClear - all gone quiet again!  Why start a message thread if you are not going to follow it or update it regularly.

Simple questions;
1. Will the boxes be ready for mass distribution in time for the world cup?
2. Are the prices correct; $99 install $15 PVR/month plus $10/month for HD?
3. Will there be any launch incentives (to stop us from going to Sky)?
4. Is there any way to register interest?

Thank you in advance!


I agree - c'mon Jeff. Show us that not all of you at TelstraClear have the same style of telling us one thing then not giving us an update until what feels like forever after that

sub

290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 327939 8-May-2010 13:26
Send private message

I briefly went into the Wellington store this morning to have a look at the device in action.

The TCL guy started doing a bit of a demo by heading to the TV Guide and showing how you schedule a series recording etc. This generally looked ok, but I did notice it took a little while for things to happen on the screen when he was pressing buttons, so I started to wonder if the box was a bit sluggish.

I asked him to show me live tv, so I could see how long it took to change channels. A lot slower than mysky. Like 7 seconds or so, ouch.... but it was hard for me to tell exactly when he was pushing the button, so I asked him if I could press the channel up/down buttons so I could count how long it was taking to change channels. He said I wasnt allowed to...whats that about. Laughing

A couple of things I forgot to check when I was in there:
- how hot the running box was. MySky gets hot.
- how well the pause/rewind/fastforward perform (or whether there was a 30 skip feature). I hope this is responsive to keypresses, not sluggish too.

If the next visitor could please check those and let use know, that'd be great.

When I did comment about it looking slow to respond, he indicated its a pre-release box and the final firmware will be faster. I'm not convinced it'll be that different.

79 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 328039 8-May-2010 20:50
Send private message

I called in on Friday to check it out, though wasn't paying much attention to any of the finer details like yourself. But, the pause live tv feature looked pretty slick. When you paused TV a little box popped up saying how long it was paused for, then you could continue to play or skip forward as expected. All happened pretty quickly and smoothly.

It seemed like a nice box, but I have never seen Mysky running so cannot compare it to this. Am looking forward to it's release.

859 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 328049 8-May-2010 21:20
Send private message

I had a quick look on Friday too.  The interface looks like an updated version of MySky, in fact the rep said they looked at MySky and tried to make it better.  I currently own MySky HDi and the interface sucks compared to TiVo which is wonderful IMHO so I wasn't overly impressed by the Telstra interface.  There is NO keyword recording like TiVo has (why can;t sky and Telstra do this? It's awesome!).

Pricing was $499 one off plus $10 per month for HD or $15 per month (forever) plus $10 per month for HD so it;s essentially the same as SKY.  It can record two channels while watching a 3rd like MySky too.

Overall I wasn't overly impressed, the interface looks slightly nicer than MySky but not as good as TiVo.  To me it looked like Telstra coming to the party with a MySky equivalent rather than offering anything new.

I was a Telstra customer for many years because the broadband was top notch and combined with the phone and TV they offered the best deal.  I switched to SKY and Telecom because I was sick of waiting for Telstra's HD box to arrive and now that it has finally arrived it doesn't seem worth switching back to Telstra for it.  Then again it's only in alpha release, it might get better.

43 posts

Geek


  Reply # 328064 8-May-2010 22:05
Send private message

Why do they charge $10 per month for HD when Freeview HD is free? I think TelstraClear have really missed the boat on this one, they are well behind the times with new technology. I quite like TVNZ on demand and I see Orcon customers get it unmetered, Telstra give is Ziln probably THE most uninteresting TV you could ever find on the internet, pretty pointless IMHO!

Also, has anyone checked out Telstra's ridiculous VIP store? I can guarantee you that anything you find there discounted for you as a VIP is MORE expensive than just about anywhere else e.g Dick Smith, Harveys, Noel Leemings etc. If not cheaper at those major retail outlets, definitely way cheaper online. I checked out a camera they had at VIP rates and found I could purchase it $500 cheaper online!

Get real Telstra and offer your loyal customers some real sweeteners or we will move elsewhere!

43 posts

Geek


  Reply # 328069 8-May-2010 22:23
Send private message

And what's with that awful animated character they use, is he extremely sunburned or what? Not quite as bad as Telecom's XT ads, but well up there with the worst. I hate stupid advertisers, they think that any PR is good PR and if their ads are awful and people talk about them, they still regard that as success! Smarmy bastards can't lose with that ill-informed mindset. I hate Harvey Norman ads and mute them as soon as they come on, how then can their bad advertising still affect me? It doesn't, that's the point, bad ads don't work! And if they are so concerned with creating a "brand" they must realise that people are not going to connect to a brand that they hate! Bad ads, bad branding will not get people to choose your product.

2614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366

Trusted

  Reply # 328342 10-May-2010 06:59
Send private message

There is a Write-up on Stuff.co.nz this morning - link

What catches my eye at the very bottom is it says the unit needs a Satellite Dish ??

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
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 »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



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.