Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



435 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


Topic # 112326 5-Dec-2012 07:33 Send private message

I am wondering if Quickflix is to be streamed via a Freeview channel dows that mean if you have a PVR you could record the Quickflix programme for later viewing?, or is it likely they will use MHEG5 to lock out the recording option on streaming.





Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock



Create new topic
3484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 85

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 727180 5-Dec-2012 07:39 Send private message

The Quickflix "app" uses MHEG5 and the actual video comes in via your broadband connection. It doesn't use the Freeview transmitters other than to get the app onto your device.

1841 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted

  Reply # 727194 5-Dec-2012 08:05 Send private message

Behodar: The Quickflix "app" uses MHEG5 and the actual video comes in via your broadband connection. It doesn't use the Freeview transmitters other than to get the app onto your device.


So the barrier to entry will be ethernet/wifi on your stb or tv right?





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

2 x HVR3000 - DVB-S - Freeview, HVR3000 - DVB-T Freeview|HD, Nova-T 500 - Dual Freeview|HD, Digital Coax --> Yamaha RX-v540, 8600GT --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI
Clients:
Popcorn Hour A-100, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 7 Ultimate Host
3x2TB, 1x3TB + 1x1.5TB using DriveBender, VMWare Workstation 10 with 1xW7, 2xW2k3 1xUbuntu 11.10 Desktop, 1xWHS2011, Plex

UnblockUS - Unblock your freedom

BDFL
47918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 727196 5-Dec-2012 08:15 Send private message

Correct.






435 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 727197 5-Dec-2012 08:16 Send private message

yes that sounds correct. Really in my case as I already can get Quickflix via my Sony TV there is not much reason to use the Freeviewbox. I guess it would be similar to the way you can get Quickflix over a PS3 Games console.

davidcole:
Behodar: The Quickflix "app" uses MHEG5 and the actual video comes in via your broadband connection. It doesn't use the Freeview transmitters other than to get the app onto your device.


So the barrier to entry will be ethernet/wifi on your stb or tv right?





Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock



1841 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted

  Reply # 727199 5-Dec-2012 08:17 Send private message

freitasm: Correct.


its discrimination!!

Rise up and demand equal rights!!






Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

2 x HVR3000 - DVB-S - Freeview, HVR3000 - DVB-T Freeview|HD, Nova-T 500 - Dual Freeview|HD, Digital Coax --> Yamaha RX-v540, 8600GT --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI
Clients:
Popcorn Hour A-100, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 7 Ultimate Host
3x2TB, 1x3TB + 1x1.5TB using DriveBender, VMWare Workstation 10 with 1xW7, 2xW2k3 1xUbuntu 11.10 Desktop, 1xWHS2011, Plex

UnblockUS - Unblock your freedom

18529 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 725

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 727214 5-Dec-2012 08:39 Send private message

Your TV/STB simply runs a MHEG5 interactive app (MHEG-IC) that uses the Ethernet port to stream video in H.264 over your internet connection.


4766 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 530


  Reply # 727217 5-Dec-2012 08:40 Send private message

ronw: yes that sounds correct. Really in my case as I already can get Quickflix via my Sony TV there is not much reason to use the Freeviewbox. I guess it would be similar to the way you can get Quickflix over a PS3 Games console.

davidcole:
Behodar: The Quickflix "app" uses MHEG5 and the actual video comes in via your broadband connection. It doesn't use the Freeview transmitters other than to get the app onto your device.


So the barrier to entry will be ethernet/wifi on your stb or tv right?



Having used the QF app on Sony Bravia, PS3, iPad, and Samsung phones, (I have all those devices)  I can say that the Bravia app is the worst out of the lot by absolutely miles. If you are using the Bravia app and you have another option, then you should take that other option.

Nothin against quickflix, it just seems that sony control every element of their bravia experience and purposely make it rubbush (the netflix bravia and hulu bravia apps are equally bad)



435 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 727226 5-Dec-2012 08:54 Send private message

Not sure what your complaint is but I have two Bravia TV's and have no problem with either accessing Quickflix.
What did you find hard about using it?


Having used the QF app on Sony Bravia, PS3, iPad, and Samsung phones, (I have all those devices)  I can say that the Bravia app is the worst out of the lot by absolutely miles. If you are using the Bravia app and you have another option, then you should take that other option.

Nothin against quickflix, it just seems that sony control every element of their bravia experience and purposely make it rubbush (the netflix bravia and hulu bravia apps are equally bad)




Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock



4766 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 530


  Reply # 727230 5-Dec-2012 08:59 Send private message

ronw: Not sure what your complaint is but I have two Bravia TV's and have no problem with either accessing Quickflix.
What did you find hard about using it?


Having used the QF app on Sony Bravia, PS3, iPad, and Samsung phones, (I have all those devices)  I can say that the Bravia app is the worst out of the lot by absolutely miles. If you are using the Bravia app and you have another option, then you should take that other option.

Nothin against quickflix, it just seems that sony control every element of their bravia experience and purposely make it rubbush (the netflix bravia and hulu bravia apps are equally bad)


its not hard, its just a sucky app. compared to the ipad one or the PS3 one.



435 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 727231 5-Dec-2012 09:01 Send private message


its not hard, its just a sucky app.


That hardly tells me anything. I go to Quickflix app select the programme I want and it plays. How does that make it sucky?




Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock



4766 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 530


  Reply # 727247 5-Dec-2012 09:23 Send private message

ronw:

its not hard, its just a sucky app.


That hardly tells me anything. I go to Quickflix app select the programme I want and it plays. How does that make it sucky?


It's badly organised, the icons are small. It doesn't have well structured sub folders for various shows. Honestly, try out the ps3 app or the iPad app and you will see the difference.

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 18-Apr-2014 17:26 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by RalphFromSnap on 18-Apr-2014 16:09 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by tanivula on 18-Apr-2014 15:16 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


NZ still in the stone ages regarding IT ?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by wasabi2k on 17-Apr-2014 16:49 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.