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Topic # 79774 22-Mar-2011 10:47
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TCL had planned to drop analogue by 1 March and in preparation for that (not willing to pay $99 for the installation of a new decoder) I put in a Freeview HD box in the bedroom,

Well March 1 rolled up and still a picture. Then the other day I received a call from TCL saying that analogue was being dropped and I would need a new digital decoder. I asked why the picture was still there given the previous announcement about 1 March and they said, they hadn't been able to contact all subscribers about upgrade options so they provided an additional month's grace.

The deal now is a free digital decoder installation and only $5/month more service costs. Given I will be able to watch Food Network in the bedroom now, I guess that's a fair deal. I did enquire about going T-Box/Digital but they didn't know the cost since they were only calling to arrange for the replacement unit.

I think I will just stick to two digital STB's and use GBPVR to continue recording.




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  Reply # 452998 29-Mar-2011 00:24
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lchiu7: TCL had planned to drop analogue by 1 March and in preparation for that (not willing to pay $99 for the installation of a new decoder) I put in a Freeview HD box in the bedroom,

Well March 1 rolled up and still a picture. Then the other day I received a call from TCL saying that analogue was being dropped and I would need a new digital decoder. I asked why the picture was still there given the previous announcement about 1 March and they said, they hadn't been able to contact all subscribers about upgrade options so they provided an additional month's grace.

The deal now is a free digital decoder installation and only $5/month more service costs. Given I will be able to watch Food Network in the bedroom now, I guess that's a fair deal. I did enquire about going T-Box/Digital but they didn't know the cost since they were only calling to arrange for the replacement unit.

I think I will just stick to two digital STB's and use GBPVR to continue recording.


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