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?
TVs with network connections are all the rage; they’re not actually that new – I looked at some for RegHardware a while back – but this year’s CES show brought forth lots of new ones, and updates to existing ranges. Google is trying to get in on the act too, with some TVs and set… Read More Do you really want the internet on your TV?
Long time readers of this blog will know that I also run the Toppy.org.uk site, which is a pretty useful resource for owners of the Topfield Freeview recorders, principally the TF5800 but also the TF5810. There was a time, a few years ago, when the accepted wisdom was pretty much that, if you wanted a… Read More How Topfield lost the plot
This week, I wrote a piece for Register Hardware, rounding up some of the best media players of 2010. Looking at a range of products for that, it struck me that the market for a lot of them may well disappear, or at least become much smaller in the next year or so. Essentially, I’d… Read More Is there a future for £100+ media players?
With Christmas fast approaching, together with a line-up of televisual treats, like Doctor Who in high definition, a lot of people are probably considering buying a new TV set, or a recorder, and making the move to FreeviewHD for Christmas. But is that the right thing to do? Will it be cheaper in the new… Read More Should you buy FreeviewHD this Christmas?
Two more reviews of Freeview HD recorders that I’ve done have been published this week on Register Hardware. The first (though I wrote it second) is of the Humax HDR-Fox T2 – the most capable of the Freeview HD units I’ve played with so far. And the second review is of the Digital Stream DHR8203U.… Read More Two FreeviewHD recorder reviews – Humax and DigitalStream
For those who’ve not noticed it, there’s a short review of the Humax HDR Fox T2 Freeview HD recorder on the ComputerActive website. I wrote this a little while ago, so it’s worth pointing out that the problem I mentioned in the review about searching the programme guide has been fixed by a firmware update.… Read More Humax HDR Fox T2 review