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Topic # 9777 12-Oct-2006 13:46
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Reply # 48462 12-Oct-2006 13:56
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should I dare to ask, are we expecting another speed-upgrade? 1Mbps -> 2Mbps? 4Mbps -> 8Mbps and 10Mbps -> 15Mbps?

And with the recent digital decoder upgrade... does this mean we can expect better digital tv signals? or perhaps new decoders are coming? with better output connections? built-in PVR with ethernet share to MCE like TIVO or format/platform shift to portable devices? *oooh am I hoping too much?*




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  Reply # 48464 12-Oct-2006 14:15
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chiefie: should I dare to ask, are we expecting another speed-upgrade? 1Mbps -> 2Mbps? 4Mbps -> 8Mbps and 10Mbps -> 15Mbps?



And with the recent digital decoder upgrade... does this mean we can expect better digital tv signals? or perhaps new decoders are coming? with better output connections? built-in PVR with ethernet share to MCE like TIVO or format/platform shift to portable devices? *oooh am I hoping too much?*


I'm happy with my 4mbps speed for my broadband. But as you suggest, a new decoder with some better outputs (digital preferably!) would be great. PVR would make it even better

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  Reply # 48465 12-Oct-2006 14:26
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what would be nice is to see them do away without the modem for digital tv decoder.

It would be great to see the modem part and the decoder are all-in-one, so only one cable to get into the unit. less cable, less fuss. :-)




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  Reply # 48519 12-Oct-2006 22:38
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I'm not that disappointed with the broadband plans at the moment but more speed and a bigger cap is always nice. My main beef is with the digital TV quality so if they have the ability to apply less compression that would be my number one request. Then some nicer outputs on the decoder to go with it would be the icing on the cake.

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chiefie: what would be nice is to see them do away without the modem for digital tv decoder.



It would be great to see the modem part and the decoder are all-in-one, so only one cable to get into the unit. less cable, less fuss. :-)


I don't use the modem at all. It's sitting in a closet somewhere :-)

You don't need it if you don't need the epg or purchase PPV movies. Since I don't purchase PPV that's not an issue for me and I use gbpvr for the epg which is better than the epg in the decoder since it's linked to the PVR - see the program I like, press Enter to record




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yes you mentioned that last few times, but I do use the built-in epg menu, and ppv. and survey ahead of time to look at what's coming up in the programme. That's the whole idea of Digital TV (for me)




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I would like to use all those features once it was integrated with a PVR. Then I wouldn't mind stuffing the modem into the cabinet. But till then it can stay in the closet!  And as for PPV, I prefer to rent a DVD and get 5.1 sound and better quality than the PPV movies.




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