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Ultimate Geek

# 47211 10-Nov-2009 21:01
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What have your experiences been, If you have had problems has service been easy and would you recommend them to someone who was going to buy a full Freeview HD setup. 


PS what are their shipping prices like?

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Uber Geek


  # 271847 10-Nov-2009 21:43
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i bought a DiSEqC switch, an Irdeto CAM and a bracket off them all at different times. I had no problems at all with them.

Admittedly only small purchases, but still.

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Master Geek

  # 271853 10-Nov-2009 21:51
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I'd definitely recommend them. I bought a FreeviewHD tuner about a year ago and the shipping for that was $10. The guy that runs it (Lars) is very helpful and knowledgable with everything to do with Freeview


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Uber Geek


  # 271981 11-Nov-2009 11:26
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I'd also recommend them, got:

- roof mount
- 50m of RG6
- 16x F type connectors
- 4-way splitter

last year, although afterwards I found the cable slightly cheaper, the delivery was the next day and well packaged, would use them again definitely

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 272062 11-Nov-2009 15:20
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I've only used them to buy cable, connectors, bits and pieces, but the goods were well-packaged and delivery was very prompt.

Coincidentally the company were highlighted on the "SME Spotlight" segment of this morning's NZI Business programme on TV One.

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  # 272307 12-Nov-2009 10:03
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Gear is probably cheaper if you have trade rates but they offer great support and I don't mind supporting them simply because of that.

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  # 272569 12-Nov-2009 23:45
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+1. Bought rg6 and crimp tool etc. Friendly, prompt and great advice. Just when you thought good service was a thing of the past.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 272597 13-Nov-2009 07:37
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I have made several purchases and the service and advice has been very good. I would recommend them.

PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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Uber Geek


  # 272606 13-Nov-2009 07:59
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+1. Got a Freeview satellite receiver off them. Good service and good prices too.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 272679 13-Nov-2009 10:54
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Thanks, it sounds like they are someone I could and will be dealing with in the future.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 272812 13-Nov-2009 17:15
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Deev8: I've only used them to buy cable, connectors, bits and pieces, but the goods were well-packaged and delivery was very prompt.

While I've been happy with the stuff that I have bought from Freeviewshop, we should note that they have been big sellers of the not-so-well-regarded eXtra Terrestrial Freeview|HD box. So while most people say their customer service is good, we shouldn't assume that all of the products that they offer are great.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 272813 13-Nov-2009 17:21
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No well the decoder/dtr I am buying is the Magic TV which has so far been praised by everyone apart from small issues that come with being freeview approved.

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Uber Geek


  # 272839 13-Nov-2009 18:46
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If you want to buy the Magic TV you may want to buy it from a local store where you can bargain. I bought mine from Harvey Norman for $700 - retail was $799.

I don't know how open freeview shop is to a haggling - you may be able to or you may not.

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  # 273144 15-Nov-2009 00:44
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I bought a Draco Freeview box off them and it was a piece of junk with major faults that numerous "firmware upgrades" could not fix.

Service was adequate.

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