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  Reply # 387618 4-Oct-2010 12:05
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Jamms: The installers have just left our place after putting the box in and spending half an hour prodding at the same settings hoping it will update, apparently one of the servers is down again "bane of our existence" he said.


A question to those in the know!  What are these servers we hear so much about and what are they trying to do?  I just presumed that they would take one box out and put another box in!




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  Reply # 387623 4-Oct-2010 12:22
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Jamms: The installers have just left our place after putting the box in and spending half an hour prodding at the same settings hoping it will update, apparently one of the servers is down again "bane of our existence" he said.


A question to those in the know!  What are these servers we hear so much about and what are they trying to do?  I just presumed that they would take one box out and put another box in!


There's lots of steps and rebooting and waiting. The guys are back and it's up and going now! Yay!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 387628 4-Oct-2010 12:28
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Jamms: The installers have just left our place after putting the box in and spending half an hour prodding at the same settings hoping it will update, apparently one of the servers is down again "bane of our existence" he said.


A question to those in the know!  What are these servers we hear so much about and what are they trying to do?  I just presumed that they would take one box out and put another box in!


The devices need to be provisioned, and since it is not using Irdeto SMARTcard to verify the system, it will need to check with the network/server.




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  Reply # 387639 4-Oct-2010 12:37
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chiefie: The devices need to be provisioned, and since it is not using Irdeto SMARTcard to verify the system, it will need to check with the network/server.


Thanks Chiefie - sorry for the noob question - but what is "provisioned" - and any reason why they have stopped using the SMARTcards?  It sounds like an easier way to install and use.




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  Reply # 387646 4-Oct-2010 12:53
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Using a smartcardless system makes it easier to manage and also helps with obtaining rights to content and programming. Using a smart card is so 2002. :-)




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  Reply # 387648 4-Oct-2010 12:58
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ZollyMonsta: Using a smart card is so 2002. :-)


Practically an antique then in IT years :)




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  Reply # 387656 4-Oct-2010 13:09
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StarBlazer:
ZollyMonsta: Using a smart card is so 2002. :-)


Practically an antique then in IT years :)


But they work!!!

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  Reply # 387669 4-Oct-2010 13:22
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kiwipawl: But they work!!!


Provisioning isn't new with TCL.. they've done it with their cable modem, as well as their ADB digital tv STB, even with smartcard.




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  Reply # 387671 4-Oct-2010 13:26
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Personally I like the smartcard-less system. The kids seemed to enjoy pulling the smartcard out 1cm (just enough so it couldn't see it). Nothing just as enjoyable as recording a program of "Smartcard not found" :)

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  Reply # 387677 4-Oct-2010 13:42
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After waiting all Thursday morning for the my installer, then having it rescheduled to the afternoon, waiting all afternoon, then having it rescheduled to Friday afternoon, waiting all afternoon, getting no answer when my install would happen, they told me this morning that my install will be Tuesday the 12th. Sigh.

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Hi Sub,
please email us inhome@telstraclear.co.nz with your account number and We'll endeavor to make things right with you.
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  Reply # 387747 4-Oct-2010 16:06
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sub: After waiting all Thursday morning for the my installer, then having it rescheduled to the afternoon, waiting all afternoon, then having it rescheduled to Friday afternoon, waiting all afternoon, getting no answer when my install would happen, they told me this morning that my install will be Tuesday the 12th. Sigh.


Good luck.

I gave up after waiting 4 days.

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  Reply # 387779 4-Oct-2010 17:28
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kiwipawl: 
Good luck.

I gave up after waiting 4 days.



I know you're not happy, and went elsewhere, but give them a break mate.  It's only been released for 10 days.  Sure they have some teething troubles. Sh#t happens.  If it's still this bad after a month, then you might be justified in heaping scorn on them.  But for now I think they are allowed some slack.
 

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  Reply # 387788 4-Oct-2010 18:03
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I agreee with BigBadaboom. I am happy with my install.

Installer was bang on time there was a slight hitch with provisioning but was gone in an hour. and i have not looked back

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  Reply # 387794 4-Oct-2010 18:25
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same here - happy with the tbox - so happy in fact I just ordered one for the folks

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