Do you appreciate good service?

October 21, 2015 by News No Comments

Rearranged some things to accommodate a loyal customer, and received this unsolicited response – “Hi Annemarie,  You are a star, thank you very much.  I am sure that there will be some very grateful people once they get their TVs working again.” Awesome. So nice when our effort and staff are acknowledged. If you want to see more reviews, you can read them here. […]

What hooks you into a new programme?

October 13, 2015 by News No Comments

Consistent with everything we hear about OnDemand viewing and other commercial offerings, an interesting article based on Netflix research says pilot episodes are not necessarily the key to repeat viewing. What works better  to build “fandom” you may ask?  Removing ads, and non-linear scheduling. On this point, we couldn’t agree more. (You can read the full article here if you like.) SKY and NZ OnDemand services […]


September 22, 2015 by News No Comments

Apple TV released their revamped device just over a week ago. Voice activated search – wouldn’t that be better than “typing” it in?! – games & apps. Unfortunately, not all will be available in NZ, so you would have to question its value here. Which is a shame really, because we think it is one of the most easy-to-use products on the market. The […]

Windows 10! A step toward obsolete live-TV?

August 14, 2015 by News No Comments

Have you downloaded Windows 10? It was high on my teen’s priority list, less-so on mine. But on closer inspection, I have registered for my free download, and am looking forward to the greater ease of use on our mobile devices it’s promoting as its strength. I hope. But it’s not just the integration of the Office suite that will be made more easy […]

What drives you to Update? And what do you gain?

July 28, 2015 by News No Comments

In a consumer market, there are constant updates and releases offered in order to tempt you to upgrade. Freeview Plus. Free Netflix subscriptions (check our facebook and google+ for details from Samsung!). Apple watches. Do we really need it? And what do we gain? We experience the same thing with utilities – you’ve had them at your door offering a cash ‘bonus’ to transfer […]

10% “Netflix” Tax, a step closer for NZ?

May 12, 2015 by News No Comments

So Australia has confirmed a 10% tax for what is really called ‘Intangible’ digitally imported goods – downloaded books, music, videos, software, and we assume PC gaming. This of course, is the application of GST in Australia and brings all purchasing into line with retail. As a discussion point in NZ also, you would have to say that this moves the timeline for introduction […]

Competition at Work for TV Viewers

March 24, 2015 by News No Comments

With the arrival of Netflix into the NZ market this week, competition is warming up – to the viewer’s advantage! Netflix announced it’s viewer pricing plans, with competitor, Spark, responding immediately. Get the lowdown here on Netflix vs Lightbox, or you may want to check out what is in the pipeline with Freeview.

Panasonic now Netflix-Smart

March 23, 2015 by News No Comments

Great to see Panasonic enlarging their “smart-ability” on TV’s and Blu-Ray/DVD players. The limited capability of smart devices is set to improve with a new Netflix app available from Wednesday, 25 March. The app is free to download and access; to be compatible, your device must have a VIERA connect or Netflix button on your remote control. If you want to know more, check out this […]

The GST Debate; will it effect your choice of viewing?

March 18, 2015 by News No Comments

The debate about fairness for NZ retailers affected by online purchasing is not just about products. For TV viewing, the services provided by Spark and Netflix, for example, reflect the same dilemma. You can checkout the relative positions by viewing this article from ZDnet. Or you can comment on our facebook page – should the playing field be levelled? And would it effect your […]

Netflix NZ Launch

March 4, 2015 by News No Comments

Are you considering Netflix NZ? Set to launch on 24 March, costs are tipped to start at $10 per month, however this has not been formally released as yet. If you want to what programmes have been ruled in and out so far, get some indication on the plans on offer, or check out compatability with your TV setup,  read more from Stuff here!