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Topic # 59901 14-Apr-2010 16:53
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  Reply # 318434 14-Apr-2010 16:58
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Yes this is the integration of TVNZ On Demand that was slipped into the firmware not too long ago, then quickly removed/disabled.. They will probably be re-releasing this properly now.. :)

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  Reply # 318436 14-Apr-2010 17:01
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Yeah, I saw the screenshot of TVNZ OnDemand logo from end of last year's firmware update, I think it was the 3.15 which enabled the VidZone for NZ, that then the ability is there in dormant.




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  Reply # 318439 14-Apr-2010 17:05
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well I for one will use it, I use my PS3 often for VidZone (Music Videos on Demand), and this should integrate nicely. Just hope it streams well, and isn't too bandwidth intensive.

Would possibly be a slight replacement almost for MySky.. for the TV1/TV2 content atleast..

I do hope TV3 would do something similar also for PS3




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  Reply # 318441 14-Apr-2010 17:07
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Yeah its anything like other countries it only opens a web browser to the TVNZ On Demand website.
Not an actual intergrated player

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  Reply # 318453 14-Apr-2010 17:37
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An intergrated player would be nice for the on demand, will wait and see I guess

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  Reply # 318458 14-Apr-2010 17:49
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Are they _finally_ going to launch the PS3 "PlayTV" Freeview tuner unit in NZ perhaps? Or is someone getting kickbacks from Freeview PVR units and they don't want to miss out? (I love a good consipracy theory...)




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  Reply # 318490 14-Apr-2010 19:14
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arnies: Yeah its anything like other countries it only opens a web browser to the TVNZ On Demand website.
Not an actual intergrated player

Been waiting too long for this, since the firmware 'mistake' last year. One assumes that whilst it may 'just' open the PS3 browser the experience will be customised and optimised for PS3 users.

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  Reply # 318726 15-Apr-2010 11:59
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I dont quite understand what it will offer - PS3 has a web browser now - just have TVNZ on demand as a favourite?

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  Reply # 318750 15-Apr-2010 12:38
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When I tried a few months ago. tvnzondemand.co.nz's videos didn't play on the PS3. I tried last night and it definately did. But alas it was quite low quality and didn't look so good on my large TV.

I then tried youtube.. via the PS3's web browser and well.. its horrible.. Who designed that interface????  REALLY low res only videos and no way to change it and if you go to the non PS3 verson on the PS3 you don't have any option of viewing the HD versions.

I hope they get some better bitrates for the tvnzondemand stuff or I really don't see any reason to watch it . The Quality should be as good as newer videos on vidzone. They are pretty good.


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  Reply # 318753 15-Apr-2010 12:42
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For anyone who wnats to know exactly what the press conference was that the TVNZ logo got pulled from see this:
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/11/18/playstation-3-firmware-v3-10-facebook-friends-list-details/

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  Reply # 320653 20-Apr-2010 13:03
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What time is this event happening?

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  Reply # 320659 20-Apr-2010 13:11
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http://nzgamer.com/all/news/3835/tvnz-on-demand-confirmed-for-ps3.html

It's TVNZ On Demand as expected.. just opens a browser

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  Reply # 320675 20-Apr-2010 13:29
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Hmmm so selecting it just opens the PS3's browser and shows you TVNZ OnDemand through your browser just as it always has done? Or is it improved somehow? Anyone had a chance to use this?

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  Reply # 320676 20-Apr-2010 13:30
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I will use now and post what i think

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  Reply # 320678 20-Apr-2010 13:36
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Hmmm the icon isn't showing for me

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