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T-Box Ready for Primetime?

T-Box Ready for Primetime?

TelstraClear has started installing its first PVR/home media device in the homes of Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch customers but is the T-Box ready for primetime? The telco kindly provided me with a unit to appraise during its beta testing phase. While I’ve had it to play with for several weeks, the following should be seen […]

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T-Box at Last Ready to Go Live

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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Loewe Raises Design Bar Even Higher

Loewe Raises Design Bar Even Higher

Loewe today announced a new range of ultra-chic, high-spec German TVs, audio systems and stands in NZ it claims offers more than a million combination options “to create a uniquely personal home cinema solution”. The LED TVs in the Individual series range from 32 inches to 55 inches, and comes in two design styles: Compose, […]

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TiVo First to Go 3D in NZ

TiVo First to Go 3D in NZ

TiVo has become the first PVR to offer 3D downloads in NZ. The Australian licensee for the home media device, Hybrid Television Services, has just announced that TiVo customers who own a 3D TV can, from today, enjoy pay-per-view 3D content delivered over broadband to the TV via CASPA. The initiative with the DDD Group initially is […]

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TelstraClear Confirms Pricing Plans for T-Box

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

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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TiVo Halves Cost of Tripling HD Storage

TiVo Halves Cost of Tripling HD Storage

TiVo users frustrated by filling up their hard drives so fast with HD content can triple their storage for less than half the usual price from this weekend. Customers shortly will be advised of a special deal on the 1TB Western Digital Expander drive: $174.00 (plus $15.00 postage) — or $195.00 off the recommended retail price. Of […]

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TiVo Fastforwards Online Deals and Home Networking

TiVo Fastforwards Online Deals and Home Networking

TiVo is launching a home networking package that will let owners shift content between the PVR and their computers, iPads and PSPs. It will sell for $129 through the new mytivo.co.nz online shop from this weekend. “It’s a home networking service where one TiVo can talk to another TiVo, or you can take the content […]

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TiVo Scoop: HD and 3D Downloads by Christmas?

TiVo Scoop: HD and 3D Downloads by Christmas?

TiVo owners could be in for an early Christmas present: HD and 3D downloads. The licensee of the world’s top-selling PVR, Hybrid Television Services, has revealed to ScreenScribe.tv ambitious plans to not only make TiVo more popular in New Zealand but also to accelerate the rollout of its CASPA video on demand (VOD) service. “It’s […]

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TiVo to Go 3D in NZ

TiVo to Go 3D in NZ

Sky TV and free-to-air broadcasters may not be ready to embrace 3DTV but TiVo has confirmed it will soon offer 3D content on demand. Across the Tasman, TiVo has become the first DVR or PVR to handle time-shifting of 3D broadcasts, starting with the State of Origin series and continuing with the FIFA World Cup. […]

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