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    T-Box - Telstra

    Telstra T-Box is an incredible new internet and TV experience. This revolutionary digital set top box will give you access to free-to-air
    TV channels and when connected to your eligible BigPond® Broadband service you can access.

    BigPond Internet TV channels
    BigPond Movies and TV shows on demand
    BigPond videos on Demand
    Plus YouTube
    All direct to your TV

    The T-Box will change the way you and your family watch TV. It's intelligent Personal Video Recorder (PVR) has two internal tuners so you can:
    Watch one TV show while recording another
    Record entire series and manage your recordings
    Pause, rewind and record live TV
    Plus T-Box also has an on-screen Electronic Program Guide, so you can browse programs seven days ahead by channel or time.
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    pricing, same as the Fetch2 with iinet.

    There are three ways to purchase T-Box™. There's plenty of choice, flexibility and value so you can choose what suits you best.
    All you need is an eligible BigPond® Broadband service to purchase the T-Box and access its incredible features.
    Buy Outright
    $299
    Repayment Bundle
    $35 upfront plus $11/mth for 24months on your Telstra Bill Get the T-Box with a Home Bundle including BigPond Broadband and your home phone
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    Have you got a point or are you just pasting entire web pages?

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    i didn't know telstra released an iptv box, and thought i would share it.
    alot of people are lazy and don't want to click on links, so i pasted abit of info across.
    my point, telstra released a t-box
    thanks for your reply tcn.
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    So if your not with Bigpond you can't use it?

    That's stupid.

    Bigpond are over priced and I would never change to them to watch TV.
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    Pretty much, but the iinet one says to use it with a BoB, and the freezone is only with them too. Seems everyone is bringing out service specific boxes at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKeddi View Post
    So if your not with Bigpond you can't use it?

    That's stupid.

    Bigpond are over priced and I would never change to them to watch TV.

    I ended up signing with BigPond. Not because of the t-box but because their bundles are actually reasonably priced at the moment.*

    As for the t-Box, I now have one. It is not useless without a bigpond connection, but it lacks the compelling features that makes a PVR useful.

    When using the T-Box on a non-bigpond connection, you cannot:

    • access the 7 day program guide
    • access the Bigpond IPTV channels
    • use series link
    • access youtube


    What is interesting is that you CAN access BigPond movies, but if you download, the content is obviously metered.

    What I find interesting is that the box comes with an RF remote so I cant use it to program my harmony universal remote. BUT... the actual box also has an IR reciever... so I can get some functionality with the universal (but not the full kit until i can get hold of the codes).

    All in all its not a bad unit for the price, but I will only really see the full benefit of it when my Bigpond account is finally connected.



    *Telstra (and their approved resellers) are the only providers offering ADSL2 on my exchange
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKeddi View Post
    So if your not with Bigpond you can't use it?

    That's stupid.
    It's not stupid, it's just limited in its utility. There's nothing unreasonable about offering such a device to BigBond customers (but not me, noooooo thanks...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKeddi View Post
    So if your not with Bigpond you can't use it?

    That's stupid.

    Bigpond are over priced and I would never change to them to watch TV.
    No you can buy it and sign up for BigPond movies and use it. The benefit of being BigPond customer is that the data you use on their sites don't count in to the monthly allowance.

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    "Telstra has confirmed it will join Foxtel to bring the pay-television service to Telstra’s T-Box internet television platform, which was launched last month"

    Telstra teams with Foxtel to launch Pay TV on T-Box | The Spy Report

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    very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillo View Post
    *Telstra (and their approved resellers) are the only providers offering ADSL2 on my exchange
    Same problem for me so I signed up to their $148 200GB plan 2 weeks ago.
    Ordered the T-Box at the time, but still waiting for it because the sales guy was a muppet… (spent an hour on the phone yesterday sorting it out…)

    I too am hoping I will be able to use the system with my Logitech universal remote.

    I got the T-Box as it seemed like a cheap way to get a Dual Tuner PVR. Unmetered content is a bonus though I don't know how much difference it will make when I have 200GB to play with

    Be interesting to see what they do with the Foxtel deal though…

    I also got the T-Hub as my missus really liked it after checking it out in the local T-Life store. To be honest, I'm pretty disappointed with it though.
    It needs a faster processor and more memory. It's pretty slow compared to what I am used to (iPhone for example).
    It runs a (what looks to be) modified version of the Opera browser and seems to really struggle with a lot of sites, including the included T-Hub "optimised" sites. Example here and here. As you can see by those two examples, they aren't what I would call processor intensive…
    I posted some of more thoughts here: (still need to update this though) Telstra T-Hub: Whole lotta fuss over nothin? - Dan's random thoughts
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    I wish Apple TV had that sort of functionality. A built in PVR would great.
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    A friend just signed up for the Telstra $148 plan and it is rather good. 200GB of data and unlimited national calls on the landline (including mobiles). I was quite surprised!

    T-Box looks okay, although who makes the hardware? Every PVR I've ever tried has had flaws.

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    I don't get perfect digital TV reception, will the T-Box improve this? Like, does it recieve free2air via the broadband connection or does it still require antenna?
    Mmmmm, that new OS smell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thripd View Post
    I don't get perfect digital TV reception, will the T-Box improve this? Like, does it recieve free2air via the broadband connection or does it still require antenna?
    You still need an antenna for the free to air channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recd View Post
    You still need an antenna for the free to air channels.
    That sucks, this nifty little box could've solved all my problems.

    So I assume if a storm passes over late at night while it's recording bizzare SBS films you'll wake up to a HD of blips and glitches.
    Mmmmm, that new OS smell...

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