Tag Archives: TelstraClear

Hallowe’en Weekend Cursed for Kiwi PVRs

TiVo users and subscribers to My Sky HDi and TelstraClear’s T-Box all had their normal service interrupted over the weekend. On Hallowe’en eve, My Sky HDi viewers lost coverage of a vital rugby game because of a power outage and TiVo was cursed by a glitch that delayed all recordings by two hours. TiVo fixed […]

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T-Box at Last Ready to Go Live

TelstraClear will start installing its first PVR, the T-Box, into subscribers’ homes from Monday, when ScreenScribe.tv will post a review. “With T-Box, TelstraClear is proposing to deliver a level of video-on-demand functionality well beyond what is available on cable networks in most other countries, including Australia,” TelstraClear’s head of consumer markets, Steve Jackson, said in […]

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TelstraClear Confirms Pricing Plans for T-Box

TelstraClear is adopting Sky’s rental model for its new HD PVR, the T-Box. The home media device is still being tested while the telco sorts out teething issues. But when it is ready for installation, customers can choose between paying a one-off fee of $499 upfront or a monthly rental of $14.95. However, the T-Box […]

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Telstra T-Box Soon to Get Big Tick

TelstraClear has renamed its soon-to-launch PVR the T-Box Personal High Definition Video Recorder. Long in gestation, the home media device promises to combine the best features of TiVo and My Sky HDi with the HD Holy Grail bonus of 1080p video. Five months ago the telco started demonstrating the T-Box in its Wellington and Christchurch […]

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TelstraClear DTR Ready to View

TelstraClear has just announced an “Alpha version” of its keenly awaited DTR can be viewed in its Wellington store and the reception of its Christchurch office. “As an Alpha version, development is not quite finished but most of the functionality is complete and it looks fantastic,” customers were told in an email today. “We are […]

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Launch Date of TiVo Rival Still Uncertain

Two months after notifying customers that consumer testing of its super-duper DTR was about to start, TelstraClear still doesn’t have a date for when the service will go live. The media device sounds like a fantastic gizmo that combines a smart, sleek look with the best functionality of MySky HDi and TiVo — but with […]

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TelstraClear’s TiVo Rival Delayed UPDATED

UPDATE: Since posting this story, The Dominion Post has reported “software glitches” to be the culprit. TelstraClear has missed its February deadline for launching its DVR rival to TiVo and MySky HDi. ScreenScribe.tv wasn’t surprised to learn this given it has been unsuccessfully chasing TelstraClear for weeks seeking an update on progress. It came yesterday, […]

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