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    Senior Member Strommer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    No never had a problem with Crapple stuff as I won't allow it in the house.


    Same here. However I might go to the Crapple Dark Side - IF - it could record Freeview programmes (mainly news) so that I could fast forward through the adverts and sections we do not want to watch. AFAIK the only type of unit that can record are DVRs - with hard drives.
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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Strommer View Post
    Wainuitech - I received a different letter (see below) that omits that my unit will be moved to Sky. It seems to me that the Vodafone box will become a Sky subscription payment service, and that I may get a refund since I purchased it less than a year ago.
    Looks like there's at least two Versions / Options.

    I know you can actually purchase the Current decoders, but I work on the principle, hire it with your monthly Subscription. That way when they play up, you don't need to worry about warranties or having to buy a new one, you just call tell them its got a fault and get their backsides round to replace it.

    Had that happen with the Old decoders a couple of times.

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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Looks like there's at least two Versions / Options.

    I know you can actually purchase the Current decoders, but I work on the principle, hire it with your monthly Subscription. That way when they play up, you don't need to worry about warranties or having to buy a new one, you just call tell them its got a fault and get their backsides round to replace it.

    Had that happen with the Old decoders a couple of times.
    We do not and have never had a Vodafone subscription (or Sky, or Spark Sport). The Vodafone TV box is internet-only.

    I am not sure what you mean by Decoders, and what that enables / allows.

    Thanks for any info - I always value your posts. You are a PF1 legend.
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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Strommer View Post
    We do not and have never had a Vodafone subscription (or Sky, or Spark Sport). The Vodafone TV box is internet-only.

    I am not sure what you mean by Decoders, and what that enables / allows.

    Thanks for any info - I always value your posts. You are a PF1 legend.
    The old Decoders were a a much larger Box, similar to Sky decoders

    Like this one from Sky.
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    Remember once ours played up, the guy from Chorus came around Tested - its stuffed - brought in another - that wasn't working either, he cursed and swore , this is meant to be refurbished and working

    As he stomped out to his van to get another, Saw him drop kick the decoder across the lawn in discus, breaking open, bits went flying . (Was quite a good kick actually)

    When he came back I said "Saw you trip on the step going out " he laughed That one wont be a problem again.

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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Seriously, anyone else had problems with the ergonomics of apple stuff. I think us oldies really are invisible to them.

    Ken
    Even I find that remote to be annoying- it can detect brushes and movement like a trackpad but gets it wrong sometimes.

    Thankfully I just use the remote app built in to the iphone; makes typing a dream.

    I understand what you mean about being overly upmarket though- especially if you have been using something else for a long time, sometimes that's all you need

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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    What's an iphone?

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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    What's an iphone?

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    You control it with your eyes- hence 'i' phone


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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    We had Vodafone TV for all of one week.

    The service/channel selection was useless. The help we received from VF was nil.

    A shitty service.
    A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

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    Talking Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Remember once ours played up, the guy from Chorus came around Tested - its stuffed - brought in another - that wasn't working either, he cursed and swore , this is meant to be refurbished and working

    As he stomped out to his van to get another, Saw him drop kick the decoder across the lawn in discus, breaking open, bits went flying . (Was quite a good kick actually)

    When he came back I said "Saw you trip on the step going out " he laughed That one wont be a problem again.
    Thanks for the laugh!!!
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    Default Re: Vodafone TV ends 30 Sep 2022

    This may be something like what Sky will be sending out. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/126809788/sky-tv-gives-sneak-peek-of-new-settop-box

    From Memory the current Vodafone remote already has Voice Control Or was coming - Cant remember (the hole is there) BUT with some of the Things SWMBO would tell it to do going by what she says now when it plays up , I think its physically impossible for the TV to do

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