I love the USB and 2nd HDMI connections "to be enabled in the future". ZERO extra connections of their boxes have ever been enabled and I have almost zero expectations this will be any different.
Err what about the Ethernet and rear USB ports, oh and the interactive card slot, that was used for a bit.
Indeed. When a broadcaster purchases the rights to anything, [insert name here] they only buy the live TV rights. Then they have to again purchase IPTV (internet) on demand rights and then again for any highlights packages available (as in the case of sport) and even thats split into two packages - TV highlight rights and on-the-go rights. And as for HD on demand rights, oh thats a whole different ball game.TBF I'm welcoming to the fact that some of the uses of these would be down to rights issues.
Are there any HDMI chipset manufacturers that make firmware upgradable chipsets? The difference between 1.4 and 2.0 is quite significant which is why hdmi.org recommend using 2.0 spec chipsets.wish they would just release cam i can pop into the back of the tv, insert viewing card and watch what ever I want. if they say thay can upgrade hdmi 1.4 in firmware that sounds like it crippled from the get go and wont handle hdmi 2.0a and will be limited in color space and fps.
Are there any HDMI chipset manufacturers that make firmware upgradable chipsets? The difference between 1.4 and 2.0 is quite significant which is why hdmi.org recommend using 2.0 spec chipsets.
Remember these are only the first boxes and it is named Silver so from this it is reasonable to assume that there will be a Gold version with who knows what spec.I still think that that the 2TB hard drive is far too small. My current Sky box has a 2TB drive just to serve one room at HD level. If this box is supposed to replace multiple recording boxes and also record UHD then I reckon it will need double that size.