YouView beta testers got their boxes last week, and this morning it was the turn of the press to find out more about the long-delayed service, with a launch at the Movie Museum (formerly the hallowed portals of County Hall, on the South Bank). There are plenty of pieces around the web talking about various… Read More YouView’s here. Was it worth the wait?
UK manufacturer of PVRs, TVonics, has gone into administration. A note on the company’s home page indicates that “Gary Bell of Bell Advisory Llp was appointed administrator to the company on 12th June 2012.” The company was one of the UK’s few home grown makers of recorders for Freeview, and produced some nice kit, with… Read More TVonics in administration
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
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
I posted a couple of weeks ago about the impending broadcast of Strictly Come Dancing in 3D, and I thought a few readers might be interested to know how it all worked out. The 3D broadcast on BBC HD was preceded by a screen explaining to viewers how to set their TV to the appropriate… Read More Strictly in 3D – bandwidth
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while, since the PR people for TVonics kindly send me one of their DTR-HD500 units to play with (I’ve previously looked at the Z500HD for RegHardware.) Both units have essentially the same software and UI; the difference with the HD500 is that it’s in a rather… Read More iPlayer on the TVonics DVRs, IPTV on Freeview