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Freeview IPTV

Discussion in 'Freeview' started by MattC, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. MattC

    MattC Member

    Saw this on The Register today..


    Should be interesting to see if it just works without a firmware release from Humax. The content is likely to be complete rubbish, but it's always interesting to see what this box is capable of.
  2. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    It should do. The Vision channel already downloads a graphic from the web if you are connected.

    PS. if you play with the colour buttons on the remote, you will bring up a password box.
  3. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Just emailed VisionIPTV who run these new channels.
    They mailed back to say that these channels will not work on the T2 models at present as Humax have not enabled the streaming extention.

    I've emailed Bob at Humax to see if this is going to be enabled with an update.
    Feel free to email uksupport@humax-digital.co.uk to increase the pressure.
  4. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Received the following from Humax:

    Dear Customer,

    It will NOT work on our T2 products. As we do not support the MHEG Stream required.

    It is now a Freeview HD requirement to support this but as the T2 products were launched prior to any specification being available we are not required to update the products to support it.

    Sports tonight website states that all Freeview HD products should be compatible, this is not the case.

    Humax may in future update to support this type of channel but at the current time we cannot confirm this will be the case.

    Apologies you have not yet had a reply to date.

    Kind Regards,

  5. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Interesting - if it is NOW a Freeview HD requirement to support this then surely that must mean either Humax do update the T2 or they'll have to come out with a "T3" in order to protect sales? One of the reasons (although not the main one) I bought the Humax over the 3view was because it was Freeview HD certified - if the spec now states MHEG support or it's not certified they'd have to sort that out or risk a drop in sales? Wouldn't they?
  6. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Its an interesting response, that I was not expecting. To even write "we are not required to update the products to support it" suggests that they are already in defence mode.

    I've set up a poll so we can gauge interest, and then throw that back at Humax.

  7. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    At least it gives me an(other) excuse to delay adding a Freeview HD box to my set up. ;)
  8. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    I don't know what MHEG entails, but it is likely that the existing stream types are specifically supported in hardware processing, so it probably isn't a simple firmware update to add support.

    It is not reasonable to change the requirements for certification and expect existing certified products to comply to the new certification, in fact the Freeview organisation should not have permitted any specification-creep because of the market confusion it will cause.