There’s something funny going on with Freeview HD – at least from the Crystal Palace transmitter. I updated my DigitalStream recorder earlier today and in common with other users noticed the time was shown in the EPG as Saturday 3rd March. So, I did a full factory reset, and still had that problem – and… Read More FreeviewHD’s leap year problem – check your timers!
As I mentioned a little while ago, the Digital Stream Freeview HD recorders are being updated to enable iPlayer, via the Red button on BBC channels. The firmware update has been released today, and you’ll find it available for download from their support site at MIT London. There are two versions, depending on whether or… Read More Installing the iPlayer update on the DigitalStream FreeviewHD recorder
My review of the Roku IPTV box is now live over at RegHardware. It’s a nice enough piece of kit, but I can’t help feeling that, given it costs £99, it just doesn’t do quite enough, and doesn’t provide access to enough top class content. The main things for the UK are Netflix and iPlayer,… Read More Roku 2XS review
I’ve been experimenting lately with a location tracking service for my mobile phone; the service I’m using is a free one, called LocOf which is run by a very helpful chap in the Netherlands; if you have a compatible phone, it’s well worth a look. You can embed a map of your location in your… Read More Finding myself
Somewhat off topic for the blog, but an angry rant is needed, I feel. The background – I work from home, but I have a PO Box for my address, as I’d rather not tell people exactly where I live unless they actually need to know. And not so long ago, that used to be… Read More Who gives a damn about small businesses?
When I saw the iRiver Story HD at last year’s London Book Fair, it looked like a pretty nice bit of kit; lightweight, with one of the latest eInk screens, sporting good contrast, and a very fast processor. It was, at the time, one of the fastest readers around, and it still appears to be.… Read More iRiver Story HD – the eReader that missed its chance
The Digital Stream Freeview HD recorders, one of the less shouted about but nevertheless solid units, is to get the BBC’s iPlayer application starting on the 2nd of March. A new version of firmware for the unit is scheduled for later this month, and it’s apparently passed the BBC’s testing for the MHEG (red button)… Read More Digital Stream FreeviewHD PVR to get iPlayer March 2nd