starviewadams Registered User
#1

Hi,

Just wondering would anyone what non-digital+ box UPC give out for multiroom use?

The non-digital+ box is €5 pm according to their site compared to €8.87 for the digital+ box.

Only need this new box for the bedroom so not arsed paying extra for the + box,but if they're still giving out those terribly slow little ex-ntl Pace boxes for multiroom then we'll order the digital+box.

Thanks!

0ph0rce0 Registered User
#2

starviewadams said:
Hi,

Just wondering would anyone what non-digital+ box UPC give out for multiroom use?

The non-digital+ box is €5 pm according to their site compared to €8.87 for the digital+ box.

Only need this new box for the bedroom so not arsed paying extra for the + box,but if they're still giving out those terribly slow little ex-ntl Pace boxes for multiroom then we'll order the digital+box.

Thanks!


€5 job will be one of those really small pace NTL rebranded box, Not worth a sh*te TBH.

Better paying the extra €3 or whatever to get a decent box.

A lot of the digital + boxes are those crap rebranded NTL one too, had many replaced. Just ask the engineer when he arrives to put in a black box or you dont want it, you'll get the cisco HD box, without the HD obviously, Or the Black Thompson Box, Which work fine.

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starviewadams Registered User
#3

We got our original box delivered to us by courier last year and will be doing the same with the multiroom one,so no way of asking for a specific type of box.

Will order the digital+box to avoid the ex-ntl pace box though,thanks!

coylemj Registered User
#4

What's wrong with the silver Pace box? I have it in the bedroom and it works just fine, does what it says on the tin and doesn't take up much space. In fact it sits under the TV stand so takes up no space at all.

starviewadams Registered User
#5

Had one before a few years back and absolutely hated the thing,was so slow and was always turning itself off at the most inopportune times to update itself for hours on end!

icdg Moderator
#6

0ph0rce0 said:
€5 job will be one of those really small pace NTL rebranded box,


Not necessarily, when I got multi room I got UPC boxes, and HD ones at that (even though I don't take HD).

I don't think they are giving out the NTL and Chorus boxes any more. I would be surprised if they are doing it since On Demand (which only works on UPC boxes), since they are doing themselves out of potential revenue by doing so.

maxg Registered User
#7

@icdg

Which boxes did you get as multiroom boxes?
There should be a sticker at the underside of the boxes with the exact model name.

icdg Moderator
#8

Pace DCR7111/05, UPC Mediabox HD.

starviewadams Registered User
#9

They sent us out the Cisco HD+ box today even though we didn't order HD.

Very impressed with it,seems much more responsive then the Thomson+ box we have downstairs.

cactus mac88 Registered User
#10

How long did it take for the box to be delivered?

starviewadams Registered User
#11

Ordered it on a Thursday afternoon and it was delivered by the courier on Tuesday morning.

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ker123 Registered User
#12

I am getting UPC installed by a technician next week. I am getting multiroom and this will be located up high on the dining room wall. There is a tv point already installed. I'm wondering can the hd box be installed in a different location (under stairs where all cables and ran to) and be controlled from there with a 'magic eye' so I do not have to install a shelf beside tv. My while idea is to have a flat screen tv wall mounted with no cables or box visible. If this is possible do I have to supply this generic magic eye to the technician upon installation

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