More IPTV coming to Freeview – so watch what you buy

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

Roku 2XS review

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

Digital Stream FreeviewHD PVR to get iPlayer March 2nd

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

Netflix or LoveFilm?

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?