Hands-on with Altech's Node

Jan

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Here are some photos of the update and registration screens I wasn't comfortable with using in the article (they came out a bit grainy):

Altech Node critical update screen.jpg

Altech Node registration screen.jpg
 

jackshiels

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Could be a game changer in a country with poor internet access (RSA)... Entry fee is WAY too high though.

Produce a budget model for success.
 

BFK

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Do they have a website yet, with the list of whats available?
 

Jan

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Do they have a website yet, with the list of whats available?

Not yet. I think it's meant to be at node.co.za. I'll check the promo video thing on my Node later tonight to double-check.
 

HavocXphere

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Thats actually sounding pretty solid. I rate if they don't try to screw over the customers that might actually fly.
 

Soul Assassin

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[video=youtube;8fwVqNLXptQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fwVqNLXptQ[/video]
 

bladebob

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What content is there for a start and is the Monthly free for everything or do u have to pay for VOD movies and episodes that are the latest etc...
 

koeksGHT

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Seems pretty cool.

Tho it needs internet still to be used properly, satellite is like push messaging new movies.
 

labratza

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I like what I see but the start up cost is heavy. It will be a great compared to DSTV for series and movies but they seriously need to bring down the cost of the setup fee. to atleast R1500
 

Raphael123

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Surely the cost of the decoder can't be R3500. It probably cost less than half of that.
 

Hamster

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Early adopter price?

It is a bit on the heavy side but considering what you'd be paying for DSTv or internet on a monthly basis this isn't that bad.
 

furpile

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What did the HD PVR go for when it first launched? R3k, R4k? The price goes down the longer it is in the market. In a few months you will probably get this decoder for below R3k and then later below R2k. This also has a 3 TB drive in, so that is also a large part of the cost.
 

Tweakd Out

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ffs content list , please, I dont mind local content as well... node looks good this far
 

RazedInBlack

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This idea looks very inviting. You don't even need a credit card.

3TB HDD I would assume is a large part of the cost associated with the decoder which is understandable.
 

neoassasin

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This idea looks very inviting. You don't even need a credit card.

3TB HDD I would assume is a large part of the cost associated with the decoder which is understandable.

I'm not to sure about the 3TB HDD since everywhere else but here it says it has a 1TB HDD.
 

Freshy-ZN

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As I stay on a farm and have limited internet access (MTN data only and 2 bars 3G max) this Node is very appealing. Some things I dont understand: If I get it in say 6 months or a year will the content be different to that pushed to someone who gets it at launch? I dont understand the concept of pushing until the hard drive is full and then starting to replace content.
 
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