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  Reply # 336759 31-May-2010 20:05
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All a bit of a worry really - what happens when the trickle of customers away from TCL becomes a stream, and then the whole viability of its digital TV business model gets called into question, facilitating a vicious cycle of defections. And then then the whole market belongs to Sky, and no one is better off. I thought private enterprise was supposed to fill these kind of demand-driven vacuums, supplying the customer what they want, on time! A shame really.

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  Reply # 337170 1-Jun-2010 22:06
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Hermes: All a bit of a worry really - what happens when the trickle of customers away from TCL becomes a stream, and then the whole viability of its digital TV business model gets called into question, facilitating a vicious cycle of defections. And then then the whole market belongs to Sky, and no one is better off. I thought private enterprise was supposed to fill these kind of demand-driven vacuums, supplying the customer what they want, on time! A shame really.


Well in that case, one would hope TelstraClear would learn an important lesson. But given their history, I doubt it.

By the way, no surprises that we haven't heard from TelstraClear in this thread for a long time... funny that they only show up when there's something positive to talk about - never to apologise for delays, etc.

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  Reply # 337198 1-Jun-2010 23:21
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Well this has been an interesting read. I was lucky enough to have a friend move over to Australia and leave me with 3 months of sky TV, which I've chosen to extend a few months.

What is more ironic than the freeview banner that was at the top of the page is that this announcement has caused around 5 people here alone to change to SKY.

In World Cup terms that's an 'own goal' :)

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Reply # 338760 6-Jun-2010 12:33
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The world cup starts in a week Guess I'l be buying a dvd recorder. Damn you Telstra!

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  Reply # 340914 12-Jun-2010 11:36

Oh well - WC kicked off, and epic delivery fail from TCL.

I wonder if they will launch a HD-PVR in time for RWC 2011, or even Brazil 2014?!?

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  Reply # 340977 12-Jun-2010 16:45
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You won't need one for Rugby World Cup 2011, because you should already have signed up for MySkyHDi. Best decision of the year for me so far :)

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  Reply # 341394 14-Jun-2010 08:37
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I had to laugh at the weekend after receiving another email from TCL extolling the virtues of their impending release of the HD DVR - follow the link to the website and it says "soon" - FAIL - again.

I wonder if we will see Steve Jackson or the CEO of TCL fishing and apologising for how they misled the public over their capabilities and delivery of a core service.

Sign up for MySkyHDi for a year and maybe go back to TCL if they have their act together - presumably they can get the box working before this year is out!




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  Reply # 344697 23-Jun-2010 22:12
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Latest I have heard is it's about 2 weeks away!

I surely do hope this is the case so fingers crossed.

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  Reply # 344735 24-Jun-2010 06:41
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Translation TCL 2 weeks away = at least 2 months away

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  Reply # 344757 24-Jun-2010 09:07
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Dawg: Translation TCL 2 weeks away = at least 2 months away


Is that two weeks using Venus days?




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  Reply # 344781 24-Jun-2010 09:49
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Dawg: Translation TCL 2 weeks away = at least 2 months away


Is that two weeks using Venus days?


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  Reply # 345010 24-Jun-2010 20:15
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OK then, countdown to the Tour de France is on... ha!

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  Reply # 345296 25-Jun-2010 17:07
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I know there were talks about whether the HD ticket was required to view TV1, TV2 and TV3.

Well I can confirm this is not the case, only the Homemedia T-Box is required.

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  Reply # 345961 28-Jun-2010 10:12
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I posted in this thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=40296) that the release was realistically late 2010 and this was pooh poohed.

The time frame I posted is looking quite realistic now. 




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  Reply # 345977 28-Jun-2010 10:41
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I think they still have a long way to go, I visited the Christchuch office to check out the homemedia only to find they still havn't managed to get EPG working for TV1,2 and 3. (that was a couple weeks back)

They still can't fix the basic functions, so don't hold your breath that they will have a working version by the end of the year, it doen't help that they have laid off most of their technical staff either.

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