New Humax HDR-1000S Freetime PVR

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  1. CH_Peter

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    Yes, a Google of "new freesat box" looks to indicate that G2 will be announced tomorrow Tuesday.
     
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    I was wondering what the cryptic messages are on the freesat twitter page

    https://twitter.com/freesat_TV

    You guys think it's the Netflix announcement?
     
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    G2 (I have subsequently read up) is an update to the whole freesat platform. Better integrated catchup services, downloads and on demand stuff. It will require new boxes. The details, including Netflix integration are to be announced tomorrow. It seems that most tech sites know, but the story is embargoed until the announcement goes out.
     
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    At least two new G2 units will appear soon (I think very very soon)

    read the profile http://www.ibc.org/page.cfm/Action=Exhib/ExhibID=30/loadSearch=1195575_5842
     
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    Sounds interesting - keep any news or comments to this one thread please - Logiciel
     
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    <free time> from freesat

    Humax HDR-1000s 500GB box available later this month.

    The pundits regarding Netflix were wrong.
     
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    Oh joy, another name for newbs to get confused over. :D
     
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    Wrong maybe on timing as Freesat are neither confirming nor denying a deal has been done.

    The new Humax box looks a radically new shape. Interesting.
     
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    Why release a new Internet connected device without WIFI ???

    Crazy :suicide:

    Be interesting to see if 4OD and Demand 5 come to the original Foxsat.

    Looks quite nice but will wait for some reviews as with Online Demand services being on Smart TV's and BLu-Ray players now this will need to be a very good box to upgrade from my existing foxsat.
     
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    Youview has 6 online content options for all plus BT Vision for their bb customers. not using MHEG-IC means <Freetime> is going to be the poor relation in terms of content and a lot clunkier in use.
     
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    These have HTML5, surely there is no need for MHEG-IC and the potential is there for much more content?
     
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    I'm not at all convinced that you are correct regarding this being the "Poor Relation". A YouView type service for freesat with an integrated EPG [Free Time] is exactly what I want, and I suspect quite a few other people would be interested also!


    Graham.
     
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    Anybody know, or guess, as to how this "Free Time", for past programmes, is delivered? Is it by satellite, or is it integrating BBC iPlayer etc into the EPG and therefor BroadBand delivered?
     
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    Broadband of course.
     
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    I guessed that, in which case, having seen BBC iPlayer on my TV, it strikes me as not quite the giant step forward it is portrayed as being. The announcement carries the unstated but underlying message that you can backtrack to any programme in the past week. That is clearly not the case. It is simply an improved EPG, not an improved service.
     
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    An EPG with integrated "On Demand"/"Catch-Up" for freesat is just what I am looking for. If "free time" becomes a successful service then it will surely evolve over time to become the new standard EPG for freesat. I am not at all keen on the mish/mash way that "On-Demand" TV is delivered at present (YouView for FreeView excepted of course).


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    I think you are making assumptions based on the current (perhaps Foxsat) low-resolution implementation of selected programmes. I expect something much better.
     
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    Humax will be selling a WiFi dongle for those that want it.
     
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    Thanks.

    It would be much nicer if Wifi was built in!

    No big deal though, I have been meaning to wire up ethernet in the lounge for some time now.


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    Where does this info come from please. Just because it has a rear USB port and it says so in expert reviews?
     
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    When the Daily Telegraph can write "houses fitted with ariels" what hope is there for accuracy on the forum?:(
     
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    I'd say you would more than likely need this one
    http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055GVOCW
     
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    Humax recommend Homeplug over the mains kit as do Youview. Youview beta testers were given a free pair to extend their home networks.
     
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    From the Humax glossy posted by Barry on My Humax Forum.
     
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