Dazzled by saving a few dollars and the attractiveness of a small set top box, I agreed to migrate to VTV with the recent offer made after the divorce of VFNZ and Sky. More fool me.
With the promise of a 3-day rewind, I excitedly showed my wife how we could rewind several hours on any given channel. Even if we hadn't been watching it. I showed her CNN, Fox News, TV1,2 and 3, all three appeared to work as promised.
Fast forward 3 days and it's become a pipe dream. The best I can hope for now, is a rewind to the start of a program. Most cases it's between 2 and 15 minutes, regardless of the channel. If it's a movie, it's doesn't even get that *.
James Bond : Spectre is on tonight, we missed the start by 15 minutes. Unable to rewind or record. Wife says "but we can catch it up on Three Plus and record it there"........no we can't....and no we cant'. Can't record/rewind a movie AND THERE'S NO PLUS CHANNELS! You can imagine the earful I copped.
* The disclaimer to the 3 day recording: "Recording and 3 Day Rewind available on 90% of content. Recordings are stored for a limited time".
I've been sold a crock. I think it's time to review all options, including reverting to SkyTV, paying their premium and getting cheaper broadband elsewhere to balance things out. Along with Netflix and Neon I have all the 'on demand' apps for NZ content on my phone, to be watched through my Chromecast.