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  Reply # 1888140 23-Oct-2017 16:46
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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

 

 

 

 

Can you con firm that it will only have 2 tuners and if so why?


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  Reply # 1888472 24-Oct-2017 11:57
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Pumpedd:

 

joshhill96:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Can you con firm that it will only have 2 tuners and if so why?

 

 

Hi, 

 

That is something you need to talk to Dish TV directly about, as I am departing the company next week and have no information about the new product mentioned. 

 

 

 

Josh


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  Reply # 1888478 24-Oct-2017 12:20
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 The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015

 

This makes me interested.  My 2016 Panasonic 4k has twin tuners and can record to a USB HDD - but the current options are rubbish.  No live pause, no series link, no recording from the Freeview guide.  I hope (but am not that hopeful) that this overhaul will fix these problems...


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  Reply # 1888509 24-Oct-2017 12:42
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sxz:

 

 The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015

 

This makes me interested.  My 2016 Panasonic 4k has twin tuners and can record to a USB HDD - but the current options are rubbish.  No live pause, no series link, no recording from the Freeview guide.  I hope (but am not that hopeful) that this overhaul will fix these problems...

 

 

I very much doubt Panasonic will include any of the options you have mentioned for TV.  If they did there would be no need to purchase any of there myFreeview recorders.  They have a new one coming out that has 4K upscale and 3 tuners.





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  Reply # 1888516 24-Oct-2017 12:52
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sxz:

 

 The new Freeview On Demand platform will be available across all new and existing smart TVs released since 2015

 

This makes me interested.  My 2016 Panasonic 4k has twin tuners and can record to a USB HDD - but the current options are rubbish.  No live pause, no series link, no recording from the Freeview guide.  I hope (but am not that hopeful) that this overhaul will fix these problems...

 

 

I very much doubt Panasonic will include any of the options you have mentioned for TV.  If they did there would be no need to purchase any of there myFreeview recorders.  They have a new one coming out that has 4K upscale and 3 tuners.

 

 

Good to know. I really miss the extra tuner from Mysky to Panasonic.


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  Reply # 1888601 24-Oct-2017 13:56
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I very much doubt Panasonic will include any of the options you have mentioned for TV.  If they did there would be no need to purchase any of there myFreeview recorders.  They have a new one coming out that has 4K upscale and 3 tuners.

 

 

 

 

Is a Panasonic recorder or TV you are talking about?

 

 


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  Reply # 1891344 27-Oct-2017 12:57
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Do you have any links to the new 3rd tuner Panny Freeview Recorder?  Would be interested to read a press release or something for this new unit. 

 

Apart from the lack of a third tuner and the random +1 recordings (shifting you off the HD stream) I think my 840 is pretty Ok-ish. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1891390 27-Oct-2017 15:14
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Bananabob:

 

Pumpedd:

 

 

 

I very much doubt Panasonic will include any of the options you have mentioned for TV.  If they did there would be no need to purchase any of there myFreeview recorders.  They have a new one coming out that has 4K upscale and 3 tuners.

 

 

 

 

Is a Panasonic recorder or TV you are talking about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This? They have a new one coming out that has 4K upscale and 3 tuners.

 

It's a new recorder coming out here soon.





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  Reply # 1891394 27-Oct-2017 15:19
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DickDastardly:

 

Do you have any links to the new 3rd tuner Panny Freeview Recorder?  Would be interested to read a press release or something for this new unit. 

 

Apart from the lack of a third tuner and the random +1 recordings (shifting you off the HD stream) I think my 840 is pretty Ok-ish. 

 

 

 

 

Currently available in Aussie.... to be here soon I am told

 

http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/home-entertainment/recorders/dmr-bwt955gl.html

 

There is also a 4k player with twin tuner

 

http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/home-entertainment/recorders/dmr-ubt1gl-k.html

 

 





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  Reply # 1891496 27-Oct-2017 18:56
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Cheers Kirk, I already have (with the 840) twin HD tuners, 3D and 4K...

 

Now that silver one on the other hand....this could tick all the boxes...and some Apps thrown in for good measure....!

 

 





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  Reply # 1891505 27-Oct-2017 19:27
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DickDastardly:

Cheers Kirk, I already have (with the 840) twin HD tuners, 3D and 4K...


Now that silver one on the other hand....this could tick all the boxes...and some Apps thrown in for good measure....!


 



Huh? The 840 is not 4k?




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  Reply # 1891652 28-Oct-2017 07:55
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Hi Kirk, 

 

Yep of course your right, I was actually thinking about my LG TV....thats the 4K piece of the puzzle.

 

No the 840 definitely isn't 4k!

 

Wonder if that new silver unit would have a USB input to play 3D MKV's directly off an external hard-drive?  





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  Reply # 1891887 28-Oct-2017 16:42
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DickDastardly:

Hi Kirk, 


Yep of course your right, I was actually thinking about my LG TV....thats the 4K piece of the puzzle.


No the 840 definitely isn't 4k!


Wonder if that new silver unit would have a USB input to play 3D MKV's directly off an external hard-drive?  


Can’t your tv do that?




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  Reply # 1892072 29-Oct-2017 09:43
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Yes, my LG tv could do this, but i used the USB on the 840 as i used the optical output to go into my amp for the full 5.1 effect





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  Reply # 1892101 29-Oct-2017 11:53
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Have enjoyed the general stability of the Panasonic for years and looking forward to the new one. Not sure I would ever purchase a Dish one as there have been so many complaints, and I want 3 tuners.


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