Flash Review! (30 second reviews of your favorite products).
Today I present the all new La Box by Numericable:
–The activation server was broken (Scripting errors at activation.numericable.fr – so I had to call, after demanding a remote activation she flashed the box remotely and we were off and running)
–Configuration interface is at 192.168.0.1 – default username : admin default password : password.
–Gigabit Ethernet! Finally ready for prime time.
–The remote is clunky and uncomfortable – clicking the center button to confirm anything is hard, and makes me overreach. I don’t have small hands either, but maybe the French have freakishly large paws.
–No alternative languages – French is the only language you can use the TV Guide in. Rather disappointing and isolationist if you ask me…
–I was told to use my old decoder card, but I am not seeing all the channels. TF1 is now freezing. (Will have to call and fix later).
–Installing a 160gb hard drive has never been easier, unpack and stuff it in the back of the box.
–Speed on Usenet is maxing out at 25mb/s. I cannot be more thrilled, TV or not.