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  Reply # 651511 5-Jul-2012 20:50
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The STB supports 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi N, I am told.

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  Reply # 660835 24-Jul-2012 09:54
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Perhaps the Igloo box will record.

Over at https://getsatisfaction.com/iglootv , somone identified as IGLOO Support (Official Rep) has said in reply to a question: "For now IGLOO doesn’t provide a recording functionality so you won’t be able to record the IGLOO channels on a digital recorder because they are encrypted. But we’re already thinking of adding this functionality in the future."

And in answer to my question if this would be via hardware or software "If we did decide in the future to add the functionality to record, this could be added as an over the air download via UHF."

Here's hoping!
 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 660855 24-Jul-2012 10:39
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I think when they first announced igloo they said it would have "live pause" - recodring to USB device.
Assuming thats the case its not too much of a stretch to have a basic record facility.

Seems the release has gone off into the weeds though....




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  Reply # 661798 25-Jul-2012 15:29
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IGLOO DISAPPOINTED TO ANNOUNCE LAUNCH DELAY

New Zealanders will have to wait a little longer before they can plug in IGLOO.

Chaz Savage, General Manager of IGLOO, explains, “It is so disappointing to have to say that we are not in a position to launch. We are genuinely gutted. We’re dealing with a full technology build: hardware and software – no mean feat and never without its challenges. The product is 95% ready – and that 95% looks great but we need to get that last 5% polished before we press play. The bottom line is that we have extremely high expectations, and we’re not willing to launch a product which is not absolutely perfect. Our customer trial group has provided us with valuable insights around a few small changes we need to make to ensure IGLOO is in tip top shape.”

A closed group of customers are presently testing the IGLOO product from ordering an IGLOO box through IGLOO’s website or call centre, to buying events on IGLOO’s pay-per-view sports channel FRONT ROW, and streaming movies direct to their TV.

“This trial provided us with valuable insights. We’ve listened to feedback, collected surveys and we’re taking the time to make sure that is reflected in the product before we launch. Please be patient – we can assure you it will be worth the wait.”






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  Reply # 661818 25-Jul-2012 15:38
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freitasm: Just received:
Our customer trial group has provided us with valuable insights around a few small changes we need to make to ensure IGLOO is in tip top shape.” 

In June we were fed this for the delay then
IGLOO general manager Chaz Savage says a group of customers is testing the service, which is the reason for the delay. He wants to launch IGLOO after feedback has been considered and he is "completely confident" the service is ready.

So in other words our trial has gone badly, very badly............



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  Reply # 661822 25-Jul-2012 15:42
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Better they launch late than launch broken.




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  Reply # 661874 25-Jul-2012 16:49
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I have to say I'm actually rather excited to see what Igloo finally looks like, I still don't envision myself signing up.

Trying to make a product that is attractive to the market but not so attractive that people cancel their Sky subscriptions and sign up for the 'cheap option' is no easy task.

Should be fun to see how it turns out.  




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  Reply # 661899 25-Jul-2012 17:19
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I'm getting quite impatient. I've been trying to find out whether they will screen all Warriors games or just some and can't get a straight answer.

I'm okay with the fact that they have launch delays, thats quite normal. I'm not okay with the lack of clarity and detail of their product offering. They could tease us more with whats coming rather than stopping all the information.

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  Reply # 661901 25-Jul-2012 17:22
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BuzzLightyear: I'm getting quite impatient. I've been trying to find out whether they will screen all Warriors games or just some and can't get a straight answer.

I'm okay with the fact that they have launch delays, thats quite normal. I'm not okay with the lack of clarity and detail of their product offering. They could tease us more with whats coming rather than stopping all the information.


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"Customers will be able to watch All Blacks, some Super 15 and Warriors games and some other big sporting events for about $14.95 per match."

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  Reply # 661903 25-Jul-2012 17:24
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mrtoken:
BuzzLightyear: I'm getting quite impatient. I've been trying to find out whether they will screen all Warriors games or just some and can't get a straight answer.

I'm okay with the fact that they have launch delays, thats quite normal. I'm not okay with the lack of clarity and detail of their product offering. They could tease us more with whats coming rather than stopping all the information.


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"Customers will be able to watch All Blacks, some Super 15 and Warriors games and some other big sporting events for about $14.95 per match."


Ouch that is quite high. Is that going to be in HD I wonder?

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  Reply # 661914 25-Jul-2012 17:48
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mattwnz:

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"Customers will be able to watch All Blacks, some Super 15 and Warriors games and some other big sporting events for about $14.95 per match."


Ouch that is quite high. Is that going to be in HD I wonder?


+1 Ouch.  And yeah, in HD for that price?!

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  Reply # 661916 25-Jul-2012 17:51
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It is probably a very similar discussion which has led to the delay. 




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  Reply # 661923 25-Jul-2012 18:01
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$15 per match is nearly 10% the price that these boxes are likely to sell for.

Well I guess they don't want a thread similar to one already on here about another box that is almost 100 pages long.
You do actually buy these igloo boxes, and under the CGA they have to be free from minor defects. Better for a delay, than rush it to market with problems.

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  Reply # 661948 25-Jul-2012 18:36
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Jaxson:
mattwnz:

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"Customers will be able to watch All Blacks, some Super 15 and Warriors games and some other big sporting events for about $14.95 per match."


Ouch that is quite high. Is that going to be in HD I wonder?


+1 Ouch.  And yeah, in HD for that price?!


As far as I'm aware Igloo content is SD only.

Yeah $15 is too steep for a single match.




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  Reply # 661969 25-Jul-2012 18:53
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KiwiNZ: Better they launch late than launch broken.


+1.  Most companies these day just launch a product and try to fix it when the money starts rolling in. 




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