According to a tweet from a516_digital, transmitter operator Arqiva has bought IP TV outfit Connect TV. This might sound like dull corporate shenanigans to many but it’s potentially quite interesting for Freeview. First, though you need to know who these people are. Arqiva operates the terrestrial transmitter network in the UK. They have their fingers… Read More More IPTV coming to Freeview – so watch what you buy
I hadn’t planned on writing about YouView again so soon, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that there are some elements of the tech press and other savvy folk who are writing it off, and a bit prematurely, I think. I overheard some people at the press launch talking about how easy it… Read More YouView: Connected TV’s Symbian moment?
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?
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
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
Announced last month, just after Netflix launched, the Roku media player is now available in the UK from Amazon, where it’s listed with the catchy moniker Roku 3100EU XS AV Receiver Set-Top Box (affiliate link). My unit arrived this morning, so I’ve only just started playing, ahead of a full review that I’ll be doing… Read More Roku’s media player arrives in the UK
If you’ve been asking yourself that question, my article comparing the two is now live on RegHardware. Broadly speaking, I think that I’m more likely to keep paying for Netflix after the end of the free period, but that’s because I tend to enjoy working my way through some of the ‘box set’ type material… Read More Netflix or LoveFilm?