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Topic # 229147 9-Feb-2018 12:51
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Anybody know more about the specs of the box that is going to be used for this ??

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/101252694/freeview-teams-up-with-sparks-lightbox-and-stuff-pix





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  Reply # 1954267 9-Feb-2018 12:57
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Seem expensive and another box that does some stuff but not all of it.  I would rather see LB support more Android TV devices.





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  Reply # 1954318 9-Feb-2018 13:34
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Freeview chief executive Jason Foden said the set-top box would be made by Dish and would include multiple satellite and UHF tuners as well as an Android media player and a one terabyte hard drive.

 

I've already got an Android Box that does all that albeit to an external USB HDD. DVB-S2/DVB-T2 and it only cost me $98.

 

Judging from comments on Forums, DishTv doesn't have a very good reliability record with their hardware and fimware either.

 

All their content is likely to be freely available from online sources too. I think they've missed the boat.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1954352 9-Feb-2018 13:48
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Hopefully it works, and works well.

 

The Freeview On Demand update looks promising (pooling the OD content on one-login/page).

 

If this box gets Netflix, and Plex works on it, it really will be one box that could rule them all. 

 

 

 

Whether or not it works, or is full of bugs is yet to be seen.


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  Reply # 1954404 9-Feb-2018 15:31
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I'm Meh about the box...

 

 

 

But the article does talk about an update for all freeview on demand devices as well that looks interesting.
Sound like all TV on demand is going to be merged into one portal. Not a huge step, but could be handy.

 

I watch very little live TV, but TV on Demand is watched in my household.

 

"Freeview will also update its own On Demand service later this month, providing easier access to free streamed content available from Television New Zealand, Three-owner MediaWorks, and Maori Television.

 

At the moment, Freeview On Demand viewers have to fire-up an app for each broadcaster and separately browse through their catalogues to see what programmes are available online.

 

The update will mean streamed content from the three broadcasters will be pooled into a single catalogue with a shared logon."


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Dish does not fill me with confidence as to the quality and working functionality of the box, time will tell I guess.





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  Reply # 1954408 9-Feb-2018 15:37
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At $399 it looks like all it will record is live TV. I watch too much tele but its all recorded. A minimum of 2 preferably 3 (like MySky) is what I want. 

 

Dish boxes have had so many issues I wouldnt go near them.


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  Reply # 1954430 9-Feb-2018 16:03
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Kind of reminds me of igloo, and NZ doesn't seem to have a successful history of these collaborations with different companies. eg. Tivo, Igloo etc. Also what happens if some of the services close down, as it is a very competitive market, and netflix has a good hold of the market now.

 

 

 

Is it actually really much different from the panasonic box which has freeview on demand app built in, and I suspect other apps could be added in the future, as I think that has netflix built in as well. Panasonic are also a good reliable brand I have found, and their boxes aren't as much as this when on sale rotation. I hope it isn't like tivo where it relies on a remote server to get services, including the epg. 


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B1GGLZ: ... I've already got an Android Box that does all that albeit to an external USB HDD. DVB-S2/DVB-T2 ...

 

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