When I wrote about Sky Sports on Freeview a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that one possible outcome may be the ability to use a CI Plus module with some receivers. Before people get too excited, it’s worth saying that that’s my theory, not an official comment. TopUpTV would obviously like it to be… Read More The future for CAMs
According to my sources at the BBC, an update to the FreeviewHD programme guide data is being rolled out at the moment. This update is the implementation of the Huffman-encoded EPG tables, which are part of the Freeview HD content protection system that I’ve written about here and here. The theory is that as part… Read More FreeviewHD Content protection rolled out
Another small update to my list of Freeview HD equipment that can provide surround sound, to add the Humax HDR-Fox T2 to the list of equipment. For those who are new to this site, essentially for technical reasons, if you connect your Freeview HD box to your surround sound system, you may not actually get… Read More FreeviewHD surround sound equipment list upated
Humax has release a new firmware for the HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD box, which enables transcoding of the AAC sound used on Freeview HD to Dolby Digital 5.1, so viewers with home cinema systems can enjoy surround from programmes that have it. My list of equipment that can transcode has been updated.
Just a quick blog on this, since I’ve not done exhaustive testing yet, but the new Humax Freeview HD recorder talks happily to my Synology NAS for network media playback. More to test later, but success with Xvid (including a ‘problem’ file that my Panasonic TV won’t play), DivX, DivX HD, WMV HD, VOB files… Read More Humax HDR Fox T2 network media support
At yesterday’s launch of the new Humax FreeviewHD recorder – about which I may write more later, though other sites have plenty of previews – an interesting point was raised about connected TV and how it’s sold. Walk into any of the high street retailers, and very often you’ll find that the digital TV recorders… Read More Selling connected TVs and PVRs – and gold plated ethernet
One of the obvious questions raised by the way surround sound is broadcast on Freeview HD is whether or not existing boxes can be updated to add the transcoding functionality that’s needed to make existing home cinema equipment produce proper 5.1 surround. If you’ve not been paying attention at the back, you should start with… Read More Updating FreeviewHD boxes for surround sound