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    DStv launches movie channel add-on option for R99 per month

    Those 3 extra movie channels are of limited use without Catch-up plus.
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    All the DStv changes which become active from today

    DSTV Compact is negatively affected for sure. 3 viewing choices downgraded to 2 viewing choices. Remember that Compact does not have Catch-up Plus to view any of those movies. Today on 'normal' catchup there are only 2 movies listed under m-net movies. Compact is definitely not worth it anymore.
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    This is how much you will pay to return items to online stores in SA

    You're lucky, I got refunded by Raru on a similar issue 40 days after they apologized that a certain product they initially confirmed (via email) was in stock and was eventually discovered (20 days later) not to be the case. A total of 60 days after initial payment made! Takealot much easier and...
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    Evetech insider provides insight into the tech retailer's processes

    I had a horrible experience with Raru, bought an item they claimed via an email enquiry was available to purchase. They remained quiet after the expected delivery date, I had no idea what was happening. When I emailed them I got no response. I could not phone them because they claim on their web...
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    DStv channels and prices comparison

    The new Curiositystream channel is a terrible implementation of this excellent streaming service. As good as the online streaming service is, as bad as the satellite channel is. Rather just pay the R290 per annum (R150 on Black Friday month) to watch what you want.
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    Good news for DStv subscribers - Channels not being cancelled

    I'm sure the Laginas will solve the mystery this coming season. :unsure: Anyway, love this stuff. I suspected the so-called 'cancellation' threat was to enter negotiations from a position of 'strength?!?' as the message came up on the DSTV guide surprisingly soon after negotiations broke...
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    SITA partners with Microsoft Azure

    The confidentiality aspect of data hosted by cloud providers is getting better with customers now able to generate and host the keys needed to encrypt it (Preferably hosted on private HSMs). So if the US government subpoenas Microsoft for the info, it will not be able to comply… sound good so...
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    DStv's plan to cut three channels causes backlash

    And why is the other Documentary option, National Geographic, not in HD? I struggle to enjoy it.
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    The truth about DStv cutting channels

    The curse of oak island and forged in fire was the only reason I held onto Compact Plus vs just plain Compact. Oh well... I suppose I can now save a few bucks.
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    [Personal Experiences] Hisense TV's

    Yup, the built-in HiSense apps always seems to have some or other problem, you fix one then another pops up. I myself have had endless problems with the ARC audio Sub channel fed back to my receiver, have tried each and every firmware version thrown at me. The best solution was for me to just...
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    Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10

    Ja, my old Sony XZ Premium of 2 yrs ago even has an amazing full 4k uhd hdr display (3840 by 2160) that clearly make a visible difference when watching photo's and movies! Why Samsung why?
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    How to register as an importer in South Africa

    Hi All, Just applied for mine in Pretoria today. The documents in post #40 and suggestions in #88 are correct, just make sure your full names or full initials are on the documents provided. (The bank gave me a letter with only my first name and surname - this is incorrect... All names must be...
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    [Personal Experiences] Hisense TV's

    So neither are working wrt the bass output. You do not perhaps have the i0712, the one that last worked for me?
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    [Personal Experiences] Hisense TV's

    I was satisfied with the j0404, in an attempt to fix the bass issue I then tried the i1113, but to no avail.
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    [Personal Experiences] Hisense TV's

    I'm not sure if I might be missing a setting somewhere. For YouTube/Netflix I set my audio back to the Receiver amp via ARC. Ever since I updated my firmware to fix the Netflix persistent login issue, I'm not getting any signal on the subwoofer channel of the Dolby Digital decoded stream...
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    Uncapped Telkom LTE for R899

    I really only stream. What speeds do you need to stream full HD content from YouTube and Netflix? If it is less than 2mbps then I'll be happy with Telkom's offer. If not, then I'll view it as capped unfortunately.
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    Telkom fixed-LTE deals with no contracts from Webafrica

    Night-zombie data... no thanks. With that out of play - Cell C Fixed LTE is much cheaper for us normal folk. Tip: We who do not have fibre need uncapped-or-something-like-it LTE. 200GB just doesn't last as long as it used to. Kind Regards.
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    MultiChoice kills third-party DStv Now and Showmax Kodi add-ons

    I decided to trial Showmax. I have tested the "Earth - one amazing day" documentary in HD. Played from the decoder the sound it very good, but the image is 'jerky'… I think a bump every once or twice a second, as if the framerate is not aligned somewhere. I decided to test it on the Showmax app...
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    If DStv hikes prices in 2019 we are cancelling – South African subscribers

    I live in Pretoria and I must say I am amazed at how few people are sport-mad anymore... just saying... I myself am no sport junkie, but I do like documentaries and movies (especially sci-fi). The few documentary channels on DSTV are especially lacking in educational value and scope (too many...
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