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  #205093 3-Apr-2009 10:54
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Might have to get one on demo to review.
I'll just have to bite the courier fee for the greater good :)


Should be getting the Strong 5440 today to play with.
Will report back.
With an rrp of $500 I would go with the vantage unless this one comes with working 8 day epg pvr.

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  #205765 7-Apr-2009 15:31
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Review up.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=31985

The strong is a overpriced dud :(

 
 
 
 


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  #205776 7-Apr-2009 16:18
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when is alt tv comming on tv

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  #205779 7-Apr-2009 16:24
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jamespoo: when is alt tv comming on tv


And the relevance of this question to this thread being what exactly?

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  #206547 12-Apr-2009 13:12
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Right.  I've had it with this ET box.

  I've just emailed Pete and said that unless he can provide a SW update that addresses the wandering clock, the freezes and the audio dropouts, I will be seeking a full refund of the $ which I have paid him.


  Anyone else want to join me?


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  #206564 12-Apr-2009 16:13
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Regrettably I already have...

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  #206794 14-Apr-2009 10:38
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I see that "Cordlessman" of Waitakare is still advertising ET boxes with the line


PVR feature avail soon off our website...


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Other/auction-212478841.htm


Its been about 5 months since the last software release and (excluding the PVR) there are still basic things to be fixed. Things are really progressing at glacial speed for ET users.


At least the suppliers of the other boxes that were ridiculed so much on this forum seem to be having regular releases - presumably they are resolving issues and getting better.





Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler


 
 
 
 


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  #206803 14-Apr-2009 11:13
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InspectorGadget: Right.  I've had it with this ET box.

  I've just emailed Pete and said that unless he can provide a SW update that addresses the wandering clock, the freezes and the audio dropouts, I will be seeking a full refund of the $ which I have paid him.


  Anyone else want to join me?



Good on you.  i encourage you all with problems to do it.  you should not tolerate substandard products as there are decent ones out there.

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InspectorGadget: Right.  I've had it with this ET box.
I've just emailed Pete and said that unless he can provide a SW update that addresses the wandering clock, the freezes and the audio dropouts, I will be seeking a full refund of the $ which I have paid him.
Anyone else want to join me?

I'm interested in heaing how you get on, keep us posted.  Unfortunately, I bought my unit off a reseller who doesn't want to know anymore (he says it's "been too long" to expect a refund).

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  #206837 14-Apr-2009 13:51
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bazzer:
InspectorGadget: Right.  I've had it with this ET box.
I've just emailed Pete and said that unless he can provide a SW update that addresses the wandering clock, the freezes and the audio dropouts, I will be seeking a full refund of the $ which I have paid him.
Anyone else want to join me?

I'm interested in heaing how you get on, keep us posted.  Unfortunately, I bought my unit off a reseller who doesn't want to know anymore (he says it's "been too long" to expect a refund).


Read your reseller the consumer guarantees act.

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  #206854 14-Apr-2009 14:47
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kiwitrc: Read your reseller the consumer guarantees act.

I tried that...

"I believe the ET works fine, but is fussier about signal quality than some receivers. It's not faulty, so I don't believe you'd have grounds under the CGA, and you've had it far too long to expect a full refund when the new price is around $100 less than it was originally."

Oh well, live and learn...

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  #206912 14-Apr-2009 18:02
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bazzer:
kiwitrc: Read your reseller the consumer guarantees act.

I tried that...

"I believe the ET works fine, but is fussier about signal quality than some receivers. It's not faulty, so I don't believe you'd have grounds under the CGA, and you've had it far too long to expect a full refund when the new price is around $100 less than it was originally."

Oh well, live and learn...



  This is covered under the CGA.  The product is not fit tor the purpose whichit is intended for and it is certainly not free from defects.

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  This is covered under the CGA.  The product is not fit tor the purpose whichit is intended for and it is certainly not free from defects.


So how does one start down official channels, when there is no word back from emails sent to the reseller asking for the refund procedure to start?

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broozm:
  This is covered under the CGA.  The product is not fit tor the purpose whichit is intended for and it is certainly not free from defects.


So how does one start down official channels, when there is no word back from emails sent to the reseller asking for the refund procedure to start?


Who was the re-seller?

Take the pillock to the Disputes Tribunal - or at least begin with the threat of doing so. See http://www.justice.govt.nz/disputes/home.asp

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  #206953 14-Apr-2009 21:45
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I just spoke to him this evening.  He's still blaming the Chinese manufacturers and reckons that there is an engineer coming down at the end of the month.

  I pointed out the faults and asked for a refund, but he won't give one as "the unit is second hand".  He said wait for the PVR update at the end of the month, or take the $200.

I've had enough.

  The Disputes Tribunal will be getting the paperwork from me next week.  If I can get other parties interested in this case, then so be it.




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