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Old 04-06-2016, 10:19 PM   #31
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i also have the same concern.
starhub fibre tv runs on starhub fibre broadband, that means every room (with set-top box) must have a fibre point.
anyone using starhub fibre tv with more than 1 set top boxes at home? how to install multiple fibre set top boxes?

btw... many ppl remain on cable not because of price.
it's because many flats already have scv cable points in all rooms... can use LAN/Ethernet for desktops... no need wifi.
what u talking?
fibre point = the cable coming out from ur FTP that is linking to ur ont.
sorry did not have the product

http://www.starhub.com/personal/tv/s.../fibre-tv.html

from starhub layout, connect to ont mean it will be rj45 cable instead of coxial cable.
as long u have a long rj45 or wifi router etc (i think its possible with the correct thingy, like computer wifi, but might be challenging)

as u can see from last image, the ont rj45 port configure for tv can run a a normal swtich, mean to say all tv box will work as long its sync to the correct rj45 port from the ont device.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:40 PM   #32
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what u talking?
fibre point = the cable coming out from ur FTP that is linking to ur ont.
sorry did not have the product

http://www.starhub.com/personal/tv/s.../fibre-tv.html

from starhub layout, connect to ont mean it will be rj45 cable instead of coxial cable.
as long u have a long rj45 or wifi router etc (i think its possible with the correct thingy, like computer wifi, but might be challenging)

as u can see from last image, the ont rj45 port configure for tv can run a a normal swtich, mean to say all tv box will work as long its sync to the correct rj45 port from the ont device.
"Termination Point needs to be within 2m from your TV and on the same side of the wall. If it is more than 2m away, structure cabling (expose trunking) may be required."

wat i'm talking is: u need trunking all over your home to install fibre set top boxes in bedrooms, i don't think u can use wifi.
for current cable tv, just connect a hubstation hd to scv points in all rooms. nice and neat.

i agree by 2020 many ppl may have move house. by then, we can renovate to have all cables hidden.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:47 PM   #33
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"Termination Point needs to be within 2m from your TV and on the same side of the wall. If it is more than 2m away, structure cabling (expose trunking) may be required."

wat i'm talking is: u need trunking all over your home to install fibre set top boxes in bedrooms, i don't think u can use wifi.
for current cable tv, just connect a hubstation hd to scv points in all rooms. nice and neat.

i agree by 2020 many ppl may have move house. by then, we can renovate to have all cables hidden.
all i would say, as long u can hook up fibre cable from ftp to ont as long u have sufficient length to fibre cable it should be fine unless signal loss etc, my ftp run from home door to bedroom during renovation, similar to those 4room hdb (new bto style) in bedroom 2 for example.

as for how u hook up rj45 from the ont->switch->tv or ont->tv depend how u wish to run ur cable.
duno how chim u make it sound as anyway

ur post say fibre point, which is fibre cable aka the fibre that is connected to ftp to ont.

as for wifi, yeah tv box might not be so smart to detect that network. but the IT savy ppl might have some tricks?
just thinking along the line.
same as those who prefer to use powerline, powerline linking to ur switch router purely for tv should works.
cos its like as long that network flow coming out from the ont point for tv, anything within that, tv works.

sound like many alternative depend how one choose to move forward.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:57 PM   #34
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ur post say fibre point, which is fibre cable aka the fibre that is connected to ftp to ont.
i use "fibre point" as a layman's term to refer to "Data Point" as in starhub's diagram. as in layman's term, the Data Point is connected to Fibre Broadband, as a layman, i refer it as fibre point - my fibre broadband's data point in my room.
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Old 15-07-2016, 12:26 AM   #35
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By now everybody should/likely knows Starhub offers 300Mbps fibre at $29.90/mth, see this link below:
http://www.starhub.com/personal/prom...broadband.html

But the cheapest Starhub dual broadband plan is $39.90/mth (200Mbps fibre + 100Mbps cable):
http://www.starhub.com/personal/prom...broadband.html

This means for the $39.90 Starhub dual broadband, logically you're paying $20+/mth for 200Mbps fibre & $10+/mth for 100Mbps cable Internet.

For Starhub's dual broadand plan, there's NO mobile broadband SIM card & NO home phone line included.

Everybody ALSO KNOWS that currently, at just $39/mth;

You can get 1Gbps fibre from M1 -- which actually includes home phone line & 1GB data/mth (4G/LTE) mobile broadband SIM card:
https://www.m1.com.sg/Personal/BUNDL...tion/PKG100391

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OK, with the above info,

Since (now) can get 1Gbps fibre at $39/mth, why pay S$39.90 to get Starhub dual broadband -- which is "only" 200Mbps fibre + 100Mbps cable; plus no NO mobile broadband SIM card & NO home phone line ??

BECAUSE some people may decide that -- it is useful or EVEN necessary to have cable Internet as backup (or to improve wireless range without laying cable or use repeaters).

For some people, Starhub cable Internet by itself works well. Many Starhub cable Internet users were deterred from renewing Starhub cable Internet because of unattractive pricing. See some threads below:
my cheapo tp-link router & network adaptor hoot to upgrade to 25Mbps SH Cable next month
My starhub 25mbps contract expires soon

If Starhub actually ends all cable services by end 2017, dual broadband's ONLY ADVANTAGE of cable Internet as backup / secondary Internet access will be GONE.

Even if Starhub "upgrades" the 200Mbps fibre to 1Gbps fibre for the $39.90/mth dual broadband users -- do you think this is enough "compensation" ?

Why would people even want to continue paying S$39.90/mth to get "upgraded" from 200Mbps to 1Gbps -- when $39 can get 1Gbps from M1 which also includes home phone line + 1GB data/mth (4G/LTE) mobile broadband?

What could make things even worst for Starhub -- by end 2017 -- is that this current 1Gbps $39/mth fibre plan by M1 may become even CHEAPER price by that time !!

If the "compensation" for Starhub dual broadband users -- at end of 2017 -- is just ONLY speed increase/bum, logically ALL dual broadband users will simply leave & go to other telcos as soon as their contract ends !!

If Starhub cable services are ceased by end 2017 & if Starhub wish to continue to retain their pool of dual broadband users -- then logically Starhub will have to offer MUCH MUCH more "compensation" than simply a speed bum
Compensation? Wait long long. Most likely refund.

Those who had use Starhub iMail last time will know. Once they terminated the service, they just prorated the refund as it's paid up for 1 yr.

Next, go find another mail provider yourself.
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Old 15-07-2016, 12:28 AM   #36
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"Termination Point needs to be within 2m from your TV and on the same side of the wall. If it is more than 2m away, structure cabling (expose trunking) may be required."

wat i'm talking is: u need trunking all over your home to install fibre set top boxes in bedrooms, i don't think u can use wifi.
for current cable tv, just connect a hubstation hd to scv points in all rooms. nice and neat.

i agree by 2020 many ppl may have move house. by then, we can renovate to have all cables hidden.
Not forgetting the islandwide roll out of digital TV (DVB-T2).
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Old 16-07-2016, 04:31 PM   #37
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Hopefully the StarHub cable can last for a while more.
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Old 16-07-2016, 08:41 PM   #38
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Hopefully the StarHub cable can last for a while more.

They are migrating the customers to fiber internet sign-up when their contract ends.

Same for the cable tv users.

But, they just offering what they are offering for all new customers.

There is no special package for existing customers.

No sincerity in retaining their old customers at all.
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Old 16-07-2016, 09:54 PM   #39
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Cessation of Cable Broadband Network FAQ

https://www.starhub.com/personal/sup...d-network.html

1. Is it true you are ceasing cable broadband services by 2017?
StarHub will operate cable network services until 2020. We encourage customers to take up our fibre services before 2020 to avoid disruption to their services. Customers will also be able to enjoy faster broadband speeds on our fibre services.

2. What will happen to my cable broadband subscription?
We will facilitate a smooth transition from cable to fibre broadband. We encourage customers to take up fibre broadband early to ensure uninterrupted service and minimise inconvenience. We have a wide range of fibre broadband plans that meet different needs.

3. Does it mean my cable TV is also affected?
Yes, we will be migrating customers from cable TV services to fibre TV services, and encourage customers to upgrade to fibre TV early to ensure uninterrupted service.

StarHub TV on Fibre
https://www.starhub.com/personal/tv/.../fibre-tv.html

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Old 16-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #40
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Cessation of Cable Broadband Network FAQ

https://www.starhub.com/personal/sup...d-network.html




StarHub TV on Fibre
https://www.starhub.com/personal/tv/.../fibre-tv.html
Very clever. Force ppl to switch to fibre tv & then say to have fibre tv u must have starhub fibre broadband. So indirectly force u to take up both fibre broadband and fibre tv.

So if im with other isp i am forced to switch to Starhub fibre.
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Old 17-07-2016, 10:55 PM   #41
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I'm gonna cancel my cable tv next yr sept when the contract ends.... Hardly watch it nowadays n find that its a waste of $$...

My family now watches shows online... must probably will gt a digital tv box next yr..... and jumping ship to m1 fibre...
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Old 17-07-2016, 11:21 PM   #42
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My TP full already with VQ and ST...now what will happen to my Cable TV ??
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Old 17-07-2016, 11:56 PM   #43
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Funny lei. Like that room how to use fiber if don't have Internet point. Cock. End of the cable tv. Time to use more xiaomi box
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Old 28-07-2016, 12:46 PM   #44
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my homehub 100 (cable) is expiring in Sept this year, just received a call from Starhub offering to change it to homehub 200 (fibre) without any upcharge to my subscription fees

just wondering, the existing internet speed suits me perfectly, cable TV is for my parents so i'm not looking to change anything (not looking to change provider for the time being)...so should I let my contract roll until they offer something better? don't quite see any perks for agreeing with the change to homehub 200, i won't need the boost in internet speed, the free modem & router as freebies don't really appeal at all
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Old 28-07-2016, 01:58 PM   #45
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my homehub 100 (cable) is expiring in Sept this year, just received a call from Starhub offering to change it to homehub 200 (fibre) without any upcharge to my subscription fees

just wondering, the existing internet speed suits me perfectly, cable TV is for my parents so i'm not looking to change anything (not looking to change provider for the time being)...so should I let my contract roll until they offer something better? don't quite see any perks for agreeing with the change to homehub 200, i won't need the boost in internet speed, the free modem & router as freebies don't really appeal at all
I don't think you will get any better offer. Switching from cable to fibre might require some changes to your internet and TV layout though depending on where your fibre point is. I went for dual broadband after my 100mbps cable broadband contract ended.
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