Please read

ellie1998

Inactive User
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
5,744
Reaction score
926
Location
here
Once again i'm sick and tired of members making attacks on technomate.
We do not represent technomate nor do we endorse their equipment we have areas for many makes of boxes and support them all where possible.
If you have a problem post it here we will try to help.

If you want to attack technomate then email [email protected] they can help you, we do not represent technomte and there are no technomate representatives on this site.
 

sargie

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2005
Messages
8,840
Reaction score
475
Location
In limbo!
My post was not an attack on technomate just a disgruntled post due to there not being any images for quite some time at least none that fix the things i wanted fixing. I obviously went about it the wrong way and for that i appologise. I will deal with technomate direct from now on.
 

BIG-HOL

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2009
Messages
6,590
Reaction score
758
so why post this mate, iv never owned a technomate nor will i ever, but if people want to rant about a shitty box to let everyone else know then that should be fine, if the dreamboxes were shite we'd all be ranting about them too... if they post it direct to technomate how is that gunna help anyone in a similar situation.

if no1 is affiliated with technomate then why be bothered about the threads that get posted, let them get on with it, its plain to see people bought boxes that didnt work as promised... i can see that from the threads from this site, maybe if i didnt see them i would be in the same situation too... so where you might see it as attacks on techno whoever there called, i see it as helpful and informative criticism that has probably helped alot of people stay away from this box, and from all the things iv read over the last couple of years, im pretty sure that was the right thing to do... im not saying anyone is affiliated from this site, nor should i even be commenting really, BUT, even this looks dodgy when your basically trying to say, this a free forum, but please dont make any bad remarks about technomate...

personally i cudnt give a monkeys as i dont own 1, but theres plenty people out there who do, and feel they've been nothing but strung along all the way...

and guess what, i got all this information by reading rant threads about technomate over the last 2 years!

THAT IS ALL!!!
 

ellie1998

Inactive User
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
5,744
Reaction score
926
Location
here
I have a tm800 and i'm not happy with it.
tm offered refunds and as far as I know no one took the offer.
I chose to wait and see, it was a gamble and I lost, lots of people bought clone dm800's and for the 1st 2 years the tuners were crap but there wasn't a sond and dance in the dm rooms.

If you buy new technology you takes your chances.
I bought a ts2000 (ham radio transceiver) when they came out (£1600) it was not as I expected, after that I only bought hardware that was proven and tested, I broke this rule when I bought the tm800hd and once again it wasn't as I expected and I got stung. I now have a dm800se which I got feedback on 1st.

As a forum we give help and advise and if something doesn't work we post it but to be honest it's hard to find a 100% positive post on the tm800 so I find it hard reading the same whines for the last 2 years, it's like watching ukgold with the same repeated moans brought up every month or 2.
 

digidude

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2001
Messages
24,621
Reaction score
3,369
Location
Half way up a mountain, middle of nowhere. I've se
so why post this mate, iv never owned a technomate nor will i ever, but if people want to rant about a shitty box to let everyone else know then that should be fine, if the dreamboxes were shite we'd all be ranting about them too... if they post it direct to technomate how is that gunna help anyone in a similar situation.
If that was all it was, then itd be nice and simple, just like in the dreambox, vu, and every other section. if it was ONLY people saying 'i had one of these, theyre crap and id never get one again' then itd still be simple. but its not. theres people who have never seen a real receiver, bringing up the same old things time and time again, which turns to a slanging match which nobody will win

this leaves DW in an awkward position, for numerous reasons.

people always say 'you never see anything like this on other sites' and thats right, you dont, for the simple reason, other sites have sponsors, who sell equipment, and they dont want to point out the downside of any equipment they sell. sites sold clone dreamboxes for over 2 years KNOWING they had foulty tuners, people still bought them, the only place you can read page after page of the crap people went through with them, is DW

other forums will ban a member who continually attacks a product that the forum sponsor sells, even if that attack is telling the truth about that product

other forums will remove any posts that say negative things about the products that their sponsors sell

DW has NO sponsors, DW has no manufacturer of any equipment of any kind to keep happy, DW can tell the truth from the users point of view

every now and then, this all blows up when people disagree over the way things are handled on DW, or people try to push the open-ness of DW to see how far they can go, or for their own gains

no one member, product or company is 'better' than DW, and this is what makes the place unique

go back through the forums over the years (ive been here for over a decade) and youll see it cycles. this last 18 months has been technomate (a lot of it has been their own doing due to their software team admittedly, but its been technomate) before them was some satellite shop on some sort of 'order to order' scam type setup, before that was the clone DM800s, before that was clone DM500s, before that was the business ethics of a similar forum ripping people off with football viewing cards, before that, the Azbox, before that, duolabs cams, before that................

can you see a pattern here

but its mainly only on DW that youll read peoples horror stories about any of these

yes some posts / threads may get edited or removed, but its only to try and keep DW 'clean' theres NO other forum where you can read things like you can here
 

jamesyboyjim

Inactive User
Joined
Jan 2, 2008
Messages
5,235
Reaction score
1,452
Location
CWS =
Seems to be mods with different opinions with what should or shouldn't be said, maybe between you you can decide what we can or can't post as Ellie seems to be upset with people for ranting but other mods agree with the rants do let us mere members know where we stand please as I don't wanna see anyone getting banned or warned etc as it doesn't make for a friendly atmosphere and that's one of the main reasons I love it here as we can usually all have a good laugh and noone gets too offended. :)
 
Last edited:

ellie1998

Inactive User
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
5,744
Reaction score
926
Location
here
I'm the bad guy again hey ho.

If you have a problem then post it but if you want to bring up something that has been discussed many times just to spark a reaction then I for 1 am not interested.

Of course mods are different, we all have different views, the infraction system was brought in to stop mods from banning people arbitarily, now if a mod bans someone it has to go in the mods room and if other mods think it is unfair we hold a poll and it's a democracy.

The post that sparked this all off as already been acknowledged by the op as maybe not being a good idea and we have a banned member and a member with an infraction and they were all sparked off by a post that with it's wording should have been sent to technomate not posted here.
 

jamesyboyjim

Inactive User
Joined
Jan 2, 2008
Messages
5,235
Reaction score
1,452
Location
CWS =
Noones said your being a bad guy Ellie, I'm sure you were doing what you felt was right, I think all mods on here do a damn decent job 99.9% of the time.

although I did find your breast feeding comment a little bit babyish lmao :proud:
 

speedy1234

Inactive User
Joined
Apr 26, 2005
Messages
2,994
Reaction score
1,314
Location
playing poker in the vip room cos am hooked
are we only allowed to post on what we own now ??? i was thinking about going to sat as am sick of paying for virgin tv now.90 qiud a month.. but reading all the bad stuff about the tm box that this is about al pass thanks ppl
 

BIG-HOL

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2009
Messages
6,590
Reaction score
758
are we only allowed to post on what we own now ??? i was thinking about going to sat as am sick of paying for virgin tv now.90 qiud a month.. but reading all the bad stuff about the tm box that this is about al pass thanks ppl
dont let it put you off mate, like others have said this only pops up every now and again, just dont buy a technomate receiver and you'll be fine, lol! ;)
 

IANB

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2002
Messages
13,385
Reaction score
6,518
Location
somewhere cold
Have read through these threads with intrest and i am of the same opinion as Jamesyboyjim. You do kind of pick up a conflict of views between the mods on this one. Remember yous guys are the leaders and we are the followers. You have to show us the correct way without the perceived conflicting views. This is not a dig at anyone but merely an observation. :)
 

Rat

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2001
Messages
41,813
Reaction score
12,448
its difficult
I find it very difficult tbh :( its hard to find the middle ground between biased and totally against

we let threads run and they can turn very nasty and it can be seen we are not keeping order

we close or edit and we are seen to to be in favour

I do think things an be prematurely moved or closed tbh more so in this section but hopefully now that a certian member has been removed from the forum things can be more open and honest, more importantly help the members that have problems with there box to the best of its abilities

but what I wont personally do is advise any member to buy this particular product
 

rickie_20

Banned
Joined
Feb 17, 2006
Messages
826
Reaction score
76
Location
England
the bottom line of this debate, is the same things are being said over and over again, so actually any new posts are really duplicates of old stuff.

I kinda agree with Ellie in the sense you buy this kit and you take your chance, which is why a few hours research on forums such as DW before you spend you had earned cash is a must if you dont want to get burned.

For anyone intrested in purchasing a new receiver all the infomation is already here for people to make there own choices, on the other hand as most people probably use a dealer to supply them kit.. really they should be making you aware of the pro's and con's of any one receiver.

DW as a forum do a very good job in making things fair for all partys involved, however DW is not a court of law, nor should it be a place where you can publicly argue with others such as TM.

All the information on how to contact Technomate direct has been posted, and really problems should be directed, direct at them
 
Last edited:

wiz569

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Messages
11,982
Reaction score
6,190
Location
Ireland
Have read through these threads with intrest and i am of the same opinion as Jamesyboyjim. You do kind of pick up a conflict of views between the mods on this one. Remember yous guys are the leaders and we are the followers. You have to show us the correct way without the perceived conflicting views. This is not a dig at anyone but merely an observation. :)
You are correct m8 there is a conflict of opinions on this particular matter and on several other ones as well,
we try have as fair an outlook on things as much as we can but people will always differ,in all walks of life,

But I think in the last 24hrs or so we have come a lot closer to being of the same view on this particular one anyway ;)
 

chrispeters

DW Member ++
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Messages
3,022
Reaction score
445
Location
Bolton
im a bit in the middle of the road here , at the end of the day , its a discussion forum , if someone repeatedly slates a crappy box (which the 800hd is , i have one)
then so be it , as long as they keep within the rules i dont see a problem .
 

BIG-HOL

VIP Member
VIP Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2009
Messages
6,590
Reaction score
758
sorry to say like but that isnt gunna stop people commenting on the tm800 via forums, although i agree best thing to do is to contact them, i dont see any reason to not share your views on the box weather they be good or bad!
 
TEST
Top