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Kittster 16.12.2011 00:35

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I would just be happy if I had the function of recording an additional so many minutes before and after a programme (without it actually running at the time) back instead of having to download stuff from the internet so that you can find out how something actually ended. My old OOOLD box did this. And you could have various favourites lists that saved you scrolling through all sorts of tripe which your flatmates like to watch. The guide loaded more quickly. It was silver, not black. I loved it to bits but as I left the apartment I flatshared in, I couldn't take it with me...

krlock3 16.12.2011 14:06

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 1435483)
I would just be happy if I had the function of recording an additional so many minutes before and after a programme (without it actually running at the time) back instead of having to download stuff from the internet so that you can find out how something actually ended. My old OOOLD box did this. And you could have various favourites lists that saved you scrolling through all sorts of tripe which your flatmates like to watch. The guide loaded more quickly. It was silver, not black. I loved it to bits but as I left the apartment I flatshared in, I couldn't take it with me...

AFAIK you can do this with all the cablecom boxes.

Kittster 16.12.2011 14:16

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Hmm, it shows up when you are recording something that is running at the time but I've yet to find it for things timed to record. Especially annoying for series recordings.

Belgianmum 16.12.2011 14:23

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 1435483)
I would just be happy if I had the function of recording an additional so many minutes before and after a programme (without it actually running at the time) back instead of having to download stuff from the internet so that you can find out how something actually ended. My old OOOLD box did this. And you could have various favourites lists that saved you scrolling through all sorts of tripe which your flatmates like to watch. The guide loaded more quickly. It was silver, not black. I loved it to bits but as I left the apartment I flatshared in, I couldn't take it with me...

We got ours just over a year ago from cablecom and we can do this. I routinely add 5 mins to the start and end of everything I record.

golly 16.12.2011 14:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 1435483)
I would just be happy if I had the function of recording an additional so many minutes before and after a programme (without it actually running at the time) back instead of having to download stuff from the internet so that you can find out how something actually ended. My old OOOLD box did this. And you could have various favourites lists that saved you scrolling through all sorts of tripe which your flatmates like to watch. The guide loaded more quickly. It was silver, not black. I loved it to bits but as I left the apartment I flatshared in, I couldn't take it with me...

I recently subscribed to Cablecom. The recorder has a menu option for adding a default time span before and after the scheduled time slot when recording. It can also be adjusted manually. It also has a favourites menu plus movies, HD and kids. The thing that shits me is the sound is cut for several seconds when the "guide" is activated.

Caribeangeorge 17.12.2011 18:09

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oh dear,

I have almost a minute no sound.

But lately I seen a Swisscom box, bot better even

Caribeangeorge 17.12.2011 18:11

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...and I forgot to mention:

On pressure from the cable TV owners, on the new boxes you can't fast forward advertising anymore....

esto 18.12.2011 15:26

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I just bought this Samsung Blue-Ray player that has an integrated HD Cable tuner. I already has a Cablecom Digicard (100 CHF one-time fee) in my TV, but didn't have the ability to record. I think this Samsung box is awesome for the price.

http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_227671.html

Pluses:
+ Don't have to rent a box from Cablecom ;)
+ Razor thin
+ HD Cable tuner
+ PVR can record to external USB drive
+ BlueRay and DVD player
+ HD and 3D "upscaling"
+ LAN/WiFi media player (ie: can connect to your PC via LAN or WiFi and play downloaded media from there)
+ Automatic software upgrades via LAN connection

Minuses:
-Can't unlock DVD player for "region-free"
-Only one USB connector, and it's on the FRONT of the box
-PVR menu is not too user-friendly
-Recorded media from TV is DRM-encrypted, so you can't transfer it to any other devices like your PC
-Ony one cable tuner (DVB-C) so you can't record and watch a different channel at the same time.

All-in-all, it's a great box for a great price. If you just want a HD DVB-C tuner, prices start at 180 CHF or so. But with this, you get a DVD/Blue-Ray player included, with some 3D and HD upscaling. I don't have any BlueRay discs (and don't plan to buy any) but still have alot of DVD's, so at least I can use it for that. I also have a SAT-TV tuner, I would have liked to have a combo SAT/Cable tuner in one box, but there's not many options for that. Guess you can't have it all. But I'm pretty happy with this.

18.12.2011 15:28

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I just realised I'm suppose to start getting cablecom from tomorrow. Not received anything from them though :(

I want my 100 meg internet :(

18.12.2011 16:22

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Originally Posted by Caribeangeorge (Post 1436680)
...and I forgot to mention:

On pressure from the cable TV owners, on the new boxes you can't fast forward advertising anymore....

Seriously...?!?! where did you read that...? source links please.

Ed Pummelon 19.12.2011 10:26

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Originally Posted by Caribeangeorge (Post 1436680)
...and I forgot to mention:

On pressure from the cable TV owners, on the new boxes you can't fast forward advertising anymore....

Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 1437150)
Seriously...?!?! where did you read that...? source links please.

Seconded - where did you get that info from please?

APx 19.12.2011 16:42

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Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 1419617)
Any news on this new box then?


Apologies for the delay in getting back to you guys on this, been a bit busy getting married and all!!! :msngrin:

Ok, just spoke with the numpty's from CableCom and they told me that the new box is not being launched until 2012 (as above posts note). When I asked when, they could not give me a defined date but was told it's likely to be mid-late 2012.

So on that bombshell, goodbye CableCom and hello Sky+HD!

krlock3 31.01.2012 18:33

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Any further news on this updated service coming from cablecom?

Is it possible mods to change the title to correctly reflect the gac tthat it is coming in 2012 rather than 2011, or should i start a new thread?

jrspet 31.01.2012 18:37

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Changed it to 2012.

Mediabox:

http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/b2c/tv...mediaboxen.htm

krlock3 01.02.2012 09:58

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^^ This is the existing box. The new and coming box will have much superior functionality, and I believe that one will be able to record remotely from an ipad or iphone.... a feature that has existed for a long time now on Sky.

Cant wait but hope that it isnt much delayed.

krlock3 16.04.2012 15:09

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Still no news on their updated services..... i heard something on another forum that its still planned for second half 2012 but well, I shall believe it when i see it.

I gathered that the service would go live by now in Netherlands UPC first but my digging around does seem to suggest it is far from it.

Frank2k 07.08.2012 12:40

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So any news on the new "fantastic" box from UPC?

The Cisco box (slim black HD recorder thingy) is pretty bad IMO. It start's its own little >>>>>>>> LOAD sessions whenever it feels like it, switches it self off once in a while and the sound disappears on HD channels when you least expect it.

Not going to get it swapped before the new box is out though...

krlock3 08.08.2012 11:56

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Originally Posted by Frank2k (Post 1628588)
So any news on the new "fantastic" box from UPC?

The Cisco box (slim black HD recorder thingy) is pretty bad IMO. It start's its own little >>>>>>>> LOAD sessions whenever it feels like it, switches it self off once in a while and the sound disappears on HD channels when you least expect it.

Not going to get it swapped before the new box is out though...

Last I heard in June is the the roll out for netherlands is still scheduled for Q3 this year and that Switzerland should still be by end of year.... you can google UPC Horizon for more details if you like, as cablecom is now called UPC and the project with this new box is called Horizon.

Whether it actually materialises here this year is anyones guess.... although I am guessing no.

On the dutch UPC site, the only mention of Horizon is a page which has been there for awhile asking you to submit your email address to be informed about the service when more details are available. This has been there for several months now.

I guess our resident friendly kiwi knows more but so far he is keeping tight lipped on the subject. I would be happy to beta test it for them!

FriendlyKiwi 08.08.2012 15:25

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Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 1629549)
as cablecom is now called UPC

Last time I looked they were called upc cablecom GmbH

Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 1629549)
I guess our resident friendly kiwi knows more but so far he is keeping tight lipped on the subject.

I know lots, you can read it all here.

Frank2k 08.08.2012 17:05

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Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 1362282)
Im excited to get my hands on the samsung offereing... looks like it can be controlled with an ipad app and im holding out for being able to record remotely by using such an app.

This is apparently already available in other areas/countries with the current Cisco box...


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