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  # 1318634 7-Jun-2015 11:55
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saw in a recent noel leemings mailer that this is supposed to launch on the 17th of June

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  # 1318679 7-Jun-2015 13:16
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mattwnz: 

You also don't know what adverts they will be pushing down the pipes in the future, while with TiVo you can skip. You can't skip ondemand ads, and more and more ads are being added.


Yes and no. If you ignore all the officially-prescribed stuff and just go your own way, you can find ways to bypass most of this rubbish. For example, the Hauppauge HDMI recorder has a 'Live TV' function built into it. Just start recording, go make your coffee, come back, start playback, jump past the ads. It works a lot like a digital version of my analogue DVR, which lets me do the same thing. The price is that you don't have single-click functionality, so have to be willing to take the trouble to navigate to different buttons and the like. For me, it is a price I'm happy to pay. Even laziness has it's limits.





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  # 1318709 7-Jun-2015 14:42
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My Panasonic had a major update a few months ago (which I mentioned in another thread) so it now has 8-day programming. I wonder if they are gearing it up for freeview plus.

The Freeview plus page mentions set top boxes that are supposed to be in retail about now. They haven't eventuated yet; however I found the kind of thing we might expect - Smartdroids - which you can buy online. These turn ordinary TVs into Smart TVs and don't cost more than $200.

 

http://www.smartdroid.co.nz/


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I do not think these are freeview plus devices, they are for Youtube and Google, I don't think they even do on-demand, but it gives you an idea of the kind of thing we might expect to see in shops soon.

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  # 1318751 7-Jun-2015 16:17
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JarrodM: saw in a recent noel leemings mailer that this is supposed to launch on the 17th of June


You are correct! It was a little late to withdraw the product in the latest mailer. Official Announcements made soon.  




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  # 1319235 8-Jun-2015 11:11
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How many different UI's are there for Freeview?  Ive only seen what is on the Tivo and a Panny BR recorder

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  # 1320228 9-Jun-2015 12:42
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RustyViewer: The Freeview plus page mentions set top boxes that are supposed to be in retail about now. They haven't eventuated yet; however I found the kind of thing we might expect - Smartdroids - which you can buy online. These turn ordinary TVs into Smart TVs and don't cost more than $200.

http://www.smartdroid.co.nz/


Very cool!

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  # 1320304 9-Jun-2015 13:55
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Disrespective: http://test-mwhbbtv.fvpnz.co.nz/main.html If I load this up in the FireTV Firefox plugin I can see a good amount of info from TV3Now. Show lists, Genres, etc. No guide data is available or playback enabled for my device though.

http://tvnzhbbtv.fvpnz.co.nz/main.html Shows an OnDemand login screen but does nothing when I try and login.


For http://test-mwhbbtv.fvpnz.co.nz/main.html I just get a spinning Loading... displayed.

Does TV3Now still load for you?




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  # 1326510 17-Jun-2015 13:47
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So has this happened yet? Is there somewhere which will tell me where to look for devices which will support it? 

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  # 1326518 17-Jun-2015 13:57
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I have a 2014 vintage lg smart TV. The same model in Australia does freeview plus. What's the chance it will work with the New Zealand freeview plus? Asked on the lg nz Facebook page and got no response.

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  # 1326711 17-Jun-2015 17:26
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andrewcnz: I have a 2014 vintage lg smart TV. The same model in Australia does freeview plus. What's the chance it will work with the New Zealand freeview plus? Asked on the lg nz Facebook page and got no response.


I know in Australia that some of the TV manufacturers pushed a software update to their TV's and PVR's to enable Freeview Plus (Panasonic definitely did it) so hopefully the same will be true here. I have a very new PVR that should be compatible but so far no word on what is likely to happen with it. Still, I probably shouldn't hold my breath since the Netflix app hasn't appeared on it yet either, lol.




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  # 1326714 17-Jun-2015 17:38
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I also have 2014 LG tv that works on the Australian Freeview plus , if you change it to Ausie broadcast it gives you the option to turn on Hbb tv . I have also asked LG support if they will update for NZ but have not had a response .

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  # 1327056 18-Jun-2015 09:31
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My 2014 LG got an update yesterday but I don't use the smart functions so didn't bother looking what had changed or been added.

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  # 1327065 18-Jun-2015 09:48
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Just checked my Panasonic PVR - no updates available.




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  # 1327187 18-Jun-2015 11:52
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Have Freeview announced a Launch date for Freeview Plus yet ? .

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