If you want a no-brainer TV recording device, you’ve got two choices right now in Australia: the Foxtel iQ or the TiVo. Now Telstra is throwing its hat into the ring with the planned release of its own device, branded the T-Box.
Telstra announced the T-Box yesterday (along with its long-expected Melbourne cable upgrade, but it’s not going to be widely available until next year at the earliest. Nick at Gizmodo has all the specs, but the essential details are that it houses a twin tuner plus a connection to Telstra’s cable network, meaning you can watch unmetered content from the BigPond movie and TV franchises.
Telstra has a share in Foxtel, but the T-Box might be seen as a precautionary measure just in case it’s forced to sell that at some point (which is possible depending on how the NBN negotiations go). The biggest objection is probably having to sign up with BigPond to use the service, which inevitably means a higher bill. But I’m curious what readers think. Does this appeal, or would you rather stick with one of the existing alternatives or build your own custom recording system? Let us know in the comments.