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  Reply # 727912 6-Dec-2012 10:35 Send private message

freitasm: I have posted my Igloo review now. Ask away :)



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How does the TV content available compare to Quickflix?

 

Do they have things like Game of Thrones or similar recent stuff?

How about older, but still popular, things like the Sopranos, Lost, 24?

 

Much in there for scifi geeks?  Star Trek? Stargate?

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  Reply # 727924 6-Dec-2012 10:44 Send private message

Yes, it did.




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  Reply # 727928 6-Dec-2012 10:46 Send private message

One of several nuisances !! 


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  Reply # 727957 6-Dec-2012 11:33 Send private message

Mauricio, was there any indication in your discussion with Igloo about the possibilities of this box picking up the Quickflix channel and other Freeview MHEG5 services? And compliments of the season to you and yours - and appreciation for the wonderful work you go on Geekzone. Regards. 

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  Reply # 727995 6-Dec-2012 12:30 Send private message

Thanks...

No mention of the Quickflix/Freeview thing, which doesn't surprise me seeing it would be a direct competitor.




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  Reply # 727999 6-Dec-2012 12:44 Send private message

Hmmm. Just hit the Pause button and even though it says a 8GB USB key can have up to 57 minutes buffer it came back with "sorry, full storage, live TV resuming" in about one minute.

Might reformart the USB key.

One thing missing: if Live Pause is not active it should really keep a moving buffer in the USB key so you could rewind live TV like you can do on TiVo and Windows Media Center.




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  Reply # 728251 6-Dec-2012 20:28

Gee I thought this thread would be flat out now that the jolly thing has finally launched.

If the Igloo box was also a PVR I would have thought hard about getting one early but I'm happy to wait for the inevitable $99 sales in the new year.

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  Reply # 728268 6-Dec-2012 20:37 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: How does the TV content available compare to Quickflix?


Pretty much the same.

NonprayingMantis:Do they have things like Game of Thrones or similar recent stuff?


No, they don't.

NonprayingMantis: How about older, but still popular, things like the Sopranos, Lost, 24?


No, they don't. 

NonprayingMantis: Much in there for scifi geeks?  Star Trek? Stargate?


No, they don't.

Stick with Hulu or iTunes US.




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  Reply # 728276 6-Dec-2012 20:56 Send private message

foamfollower: Mauricio, was there any indication in your discussion with Igloo about the possibilities of this box picking up the Quickflix channel and other Freeview MHEG5 services? And compliments of the season to you and yours - and appreciation for the wonderful work you go on Geekzone. Regards. 


I asked on Twitter the other day; their response

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  Reply # 728298 6-Dec-2012 21:57 Send private message

wakaridnnz: Gee I thought this thread would be flat out now that the jolly thing has finally launched.

If the Igloo box was also a PVR I would have thought hard about getting one early but I'm happy to wait for the inevitable $99 sales in the new year.


Don't see why, it is basically just a freeview type set top box. A additional things, but not mind blowing.  Tivos are capable of doing a lot more, and they are PVRs too. Problem is they don't have the content.

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  Reply # 728375 7-Dec-2012 09:10 Send private message

freitasm:
NonprayingMantis: How does the TV content available compare to Quickflix?


Pretty much the same.

NonprayingMantis:Do they have things like Game of Thrones or similar recent stuff?


No, they don't.

NonprayingMantis: How about older, but still popular, things like the Sopranos, Lost, 24?


No, they don't. 

NonprayingMantis: Much in there for scifi geeks?  Star Trek? Stargate?


No, they don't.

Stick with Hulu or iTunes US.



thanks.  
Thats pretty weak sauce considering how much content and cash Sky and TVNZ jointly have access to.

I'll stick with Quickflix, Netflix and Pirate Bay Tongue Out


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  Reply # 728388 7-Dec-2012 09:31 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
freitasm:
NonprayingMantis: How does the TV content available compare to Quickflix?


Pretty much the same.

NonprayingMantis:Do they have things like Game of Thrones or similar recent stuff?


No, they don't.

NonprayingMantis: How about older, but still popular, things like the Sopranos, Lost, 24?


No, they don't. 

NonprayingMantis: Much in there for scifi geeks?  Star Trek? Stargate?


No, they don't.

Stick with Hulu or iTunes US.



thanks.  
Thats pretty weak sauce considering how much content and cash Sky and TVNZ jointly have access to.

I'll stick with Quickflix, Netflix and Pirate Bay Tongue Out



Yep ive had my Igloo for months (Trail customer) and there is a big letdown of big name titles available. Very disapointing.

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  Reply # 728390 7-Dec-2012 09:33 Send private message

Did trial customers feedback concerns about the amount of outdated rental content available?





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  Reply # 728392 7-Dec-2012 09:37 Send private message

freitasm: Did trial customers feedback concerns about the amount of outdated rental content available?



Cant speak for others but I think I mentioned something, also mentioned about the lack of Front Row titles available (Although I guess this comes down to demand unless they open more than 1 channel for it) and also the price of Front Row I thought was a tad expensive, but thats just me.

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  Reply # 728397 7-Dec-2012 09:47 Send private message

Front Row seems expensive. Any rugby titles appeared during the trial?





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