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Telstra T-Box

Telstra T-Box
alaScore 82

189 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of Telstra T-Box. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Telstra T-Box is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

Telstra's T-Box is a great storefront for BigPond Movies, but it is seriously lacking as a PVR and as the central component in a home theatre.

BigPond Movies is great ; Great user interface ; Generous 1TB of storage ; The price is right for its features

Can only record one source at a time ; Cannot record Foxtel ; Cannot view media from external sources

The AU$299 price tag puts the T-Box at the lower end of the PVR market, and is a good price for a unit with internet connectivity, apps and access to BigPond Movies. But for the same price, or a little extra, those looking for a decent PVR could buy a...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Denis Gallagher (choice.com.au)

Telstra T-Box first look

 

While not for everyone, this DVR for Bigpond customers has a lot going for it.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : David Richards (smarthouse.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

IPTV, which allows movies to be streamed to a TV, is starting to take off in Australia and the recent release of a new IPTV offering from Telstra has given the entire category a kick along due to the introduction of a simple, but highly effective,...

This is a neat easy to use PVR that overcomes a lot of the complexities of a more expensive PVR. It has attached storage and access to over 1500 movies which alone is a single reason to purchase

On the downside I would like to see an additional tuner so that a user can record two programs and watch a third. One option for Telstra is to offer a $499 T-Box that has a larger drive and three tuners along with Wi Fi

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Adam Turner (avhub.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

Telstra’s T-Box is a high-definition personal video recorder with built-in access to Bigpond’s online TV channels as well as movie and TV rentals.

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

I'm pretty impressed with it. Would love to be able to record two shows at once. Mum loves downloading the movies.

Download movies. Music channel. User friendly

Only record one show at a time. Wireless connectivity issues

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

I've had so many problems with T-box it's hard to know where to start. Firstly, it stops working for days on end. The only way to fix this is by turning it off - sometimes numerous times - until you can reset the remote control. This doesn't gaurantee...

Ability to watch digital television without a digital set

A poor product with too many problems

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

Why-oh-why are we taking a step backwards by not having surround sound encoding on the movie downloads ? Who wants to watch the latest movie in stereo ? It decodes 5.1 from encoded free-to-air transmissions, but officially, all the pay-for movie...

Ease of use

No Surround sound for movie downloads

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Telstra T-Box

 

Took months to receive the T box and get on line with the big T.

Nothing

Where do you start

May, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Crap"

 

Took months to receive the T box and get on line with the big T.

Nothing

Where do you start

May, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Don't belive the Telstra marketing hype -this product should be recalled."

 

I have just got off the phone from T-box support for the last time. I have had a T-box for two months now but only had a functioning one for half of that time. When my third replacement arrives next week I will be returning it directly to a Telstra...

The graphical user interface is nice

Unreliable - Frustrating performance issues

Apr, 2011

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