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?
Sitting in my inbox, I have a press release from one of the companies that makes TV middleware – that’s the stuff that typically does things like the interactive services, and increasingly provide access to online content, like iPlayer, LoveFilm and other material. I’ve been thinking about what, if anything to write about it. On… Read More Security in a connected TV world
One of the things that many people appreciate about the Topfield PVRs (and to a lesser extent the Humax 9200) is that they allow you to transfer digital recordings from the hard drive to your PC. That allows you to convert them for portable media players, or to burn DVDs very easily, or you can… Read More Is content transfer essential in a PVR?
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?
Last week, I wrote about whether or not you should buy Freeview HD this Christmas, and I mentioned that there will be some interesting new stuff coming in 2011, which some people may prefer to wait for. Predicting things is always risky – perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to resist. You know that a… Read More Coming to your TV in 2011
With the announcement that Project Canvas is to be branded YouView, there have been quite a few discussions on various forums about the project – which has of course still to get final regulatory approval – and what it means for the consumer. Specifically, some people have been questioning why we need a new box… Read More YouView – why can’t an existing receiver be updated?