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Topic # 223836 19-Oct-2017 17:18
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Extra freeview features.

 

 

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1710/S00577/freeview-launches-set-to-transform-tv.htm





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  Reply # 1886369 19-Oct-2017 17:43
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Nice to see new stuff coming

 

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  Reply # 1886399 19-Oct-2017 19:17
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Let's see how this compares to the TiVo.. I wonder how big the HDD will be.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1887118 20-Oct-2017 20:32
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Wonder if the new app will allow use of a usb HDD plugged into tv?

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  Reply # 1887126 20-Oct-2017 20:47
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Not particularly interested in Freeview per se, as the content on the platform is pretty sparse and ad-heavy. But if the "access to local and international VOD content" meant it came with Netflix, Lightbox and Plex clients then I could be interested. In fact if the offering is good and competitively priced I might get two, as it would let me reduce and consolidate the devices I have plugged into TVs around the house.

 

However, there are a few unanswered questions in this (fairly uninformative) press release that will have a big bearing on whether I am potentially interested in purchasing. These include?

 

  • likely pricing?
  • how obnoxious is any DRM?
  • how many tuners does it have?
  • how big is the hard drive?
  • does it support both 50FPS and 60FPs material natively?
  • is the hard drive able to be upgraded and/or can you use USB drives to expand space?
  • can you play media files from an external USB device, if so what file formats will be supported?
  • can you access/stream recordings across a network?
  • at what speed can you fast-forward through ads (being FV there isn't likely to be a 60 sec skip)?
  • what are the VOD clients it will ship with?
  • what is the operating system?
  • can you side-load your own clients?
  • being Dish, what is the hardware/software quality like (I know several disappointed people who have returned *very* buggy Dish units)?
  • can you remotely schedule recordings (like you can with MySky)?
  • does it have analog inputs/outputs?

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  Reply # 1887168 20-Oct-2017 22:56
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compatible with both UHF aerial and satellite dish

Why not also compatible with the internet streams a number of local sources are providing these days?

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  Reply # 1887193 21-Oct-2017 00:39
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with this and new vf tv will have the tvnz ondemand app

 

does any one know when the tvnz app for apple tv 4 will be out?

 

they said something about this time of the year i remember reading


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  Reply # 1887225 21-Oct-2017 08:44
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Sounds pretty much the same as my Android TV Box (K1 Plus) that does all that and more but without the built in HDD. I'm guessing it won't be as cheap as the $98 I paid though.


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  Reply # 1887325 21-Oct-2017 12:12
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Received - no word on model, etc. If anyone has more information please post in this thread.

 

 

Freeview has today announced the launch of an innovative new high-end recorder and a new Freeview On Demand platform combining Live TV and On Demand services on Smart TVs and set top boxes.   

 

Expected to be in store in Q1 2018, the premium recorder – produced by local company Dish TV – will be the first device to combine Freeview Live TV, Freeview On Demand and Freeview Record capabilities in one beautifully-designed unit, compatible with both UHF aerial and satellite dish. 

 

The new Freeview recorder will not only give viewers On Demand content from Māori Television, TVNZ OnDemand and ThreeNow, it will also enable access to a range of popular local and international third-party video on demand (VOD) apps, making it a true one-stop shop for Kiwis’ entertainment needs. 

 

Beyond this the recorder provides viewers with access to the Freeview TV Guide, ability to ‘live pause’, record live TV and play back stored content via an intuitive user interface. A new mobile app will also provide access to the Guide and allow the user to set recordings remotely. 

 

Recently appointed CEO, Jason Foden, says Freeview hopes the recorder’s launch will be welcomed by Kiwi viewers, particularly those impacted by TiVo’s exit from the New Zealand market later this month, and those looking for alternatives to expensive subscription services. 

 

“There’s a great deal of change currently playing out across New Zealand’s TV landscape – viewers have more choice than ever. Freeview is offering viewers access to local and international VOD content on their terms while also keeping live TV at the heart of the viewing experience. 

 

“Everything about the design of the new recorder is intended to deliver the content viewers want, where and when they want it. Combining the Live TV, On Demand and Record capabilities in one device is a big part of that – as is our decision to partner with external VOD services to make accessing content outside of the Freeview library even easier,” Foden concludes. 

 

Freeview will also soon be launching a seamless new Freeview On Demand platform – which will replace the existing FreeviewPlus service and will be rolled out over the next three months. 

 

While FreeviewPlus has been popular with viewers wanting access to the TV Guide and On Demand services, the fragmented nature of content delivery through various network streaming apps made it difficult to use. 

 

In a truly viewer-centric approach, the new Freeview On Demand platform will feature a single application combining all broadcaster content in one simple-to-use interface for both content discovery and streaming. 

 

The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015, HbbTV-capable set top boxes and recorders connected to both broadband internet and a TV antenna (satellite dish or UHF aerial). 

 

For viewers with only a broadband connection, Freeview On Demand will also be available as a Smart TV app on selected Smart TV brands. 

 

And yes, as with everything offered by Freeview, the new Freeview On Demand and the full suite of Freeview features built into the new recorder are free to access.

 

New recorder features: 

 

  • Provides Live TV, On Demand and Record options 
  • Records two or more channels at the same time 
  • Pause and rewind Live TV 
  • Compatible with UHF and Satellite 
  • Beautiful form factor 
  • Watch Maori Television on Demand, TVNZ On Demand and ThreeNow through the application 
  • Quick and seamless access to third-party VOD apps 
  • Connects to any TV via HDMI 
  • Recorder links to mobile and web devices to watch Live TV, as well as access and manage your recordings on the go.  





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  Reply # 1887372 21-Oct-2017 14:15
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Sounds like they are overhauling and rebranding FreeviewPlus? That sounds like the real headline, rather than an updated DishTV recorder.

Freeview will also soon be launching a seamless new Freeview On Demand platform – which will replace the existing FreeviewPlus service and will be rolled out over the next three months.

While FreeviewPlus has been popular with viewers wanting access to the TV Guide and On Demand services, the fragmented nature of content delivery through various network streaming apps made it difficult to use.

In a truly viewer-centric approach, the new Freeview On Demand platform will feature a single application combining all broadcaster content in one simple-to-use interface for both content discovery and streaming.

The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015, HbbTV-capable set top boxes and recorders connected to both broadband internet and a TV antenna (satellite dish or UHF aerial).





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  Reply # 1887574 21-Oct-2017 20:53
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It should address one of the main problems with current units. The fact that you needed either the satellite or terrestrial signal to be able to use the on demand or streaming  functions.

 

Hopefully it will mean ALL channels available on Freeview also provide live streams.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1887575 21-Oct-2017 20:54
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Disappointing it doesnt have the same number of tuners that MySky boxes have. So sad.


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  Reply # 1887729 22-Oct-2017 12:44
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Disappointing it doesnt have the same number of tuners that MySky boxes have. So sad.

 

 

How many tuners does it have? I didn't see that listed.


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  Reply # 1887749 22-Oct-2017 14:13
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JimmyH:

 

Pumpedd:

 

Disappointing it doesnt have the same number of tuners that MySky boxes have. So sad.

 

 

How many tuners does it have? I didn't see that listed.

 

 

Says somewhere you can only watch 2 programs.


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  Reply # 1887924 22-Oct-2017 23:21
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froob: Sounds like they are overhauling and rebranding FreeviewPlus? That sounds like the real headline, rather than an updated DishTV recorder.

Freeview will also soon be launching a seamless new Freeview On Demand platform – which will replace the existing FreeviewPlus service and will be rolled out over the next three months.

While FreeviewPlus has been popular with viewers wanting access to the TV Guide and On Demand services, the fragmented nature of content delivery through various network streaming apps made it difficult to use.

In a truly viewer-centric approach, the new Freeview On Demand platform will feature a single application combining all broadcaster content in one simple-to-use interface for both content discovery and streaming.

The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015, HbbTV-capable set top boxes and recorders connected to both broadband internet and a TV antenna (satellite dish or UHF aerial).




 

 

 

You are right, the entire experience will be overhauled instead of the guide taking you to the individual app of the broadcaster, all content will be on one video player, saving time and confusion and possible bugs


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  Reply # 1887929 23-Oct-2017 00:38
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are official live streams of ALL the channels testing as yet?

 

 


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