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Poll Humax HDR & HD T2 IPTV Support

Discussion in 'Freeview' started by ChrisDaniels, Dec 8, 2011.

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Should Humax issue an update to support IPTV on the HDR & HD T2 models?

  1. Yes of course!

    88.6%
  2. Nah, not interested

    11.4%
  1. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Following my response from Humax regarding the new IPTV channels, I thought it would be interesting to gauge the interest in this feature.

    Humax have stated that the Freeview+ HD specification mandates that all products should support IPTV (MHEG5-IC Streaming), but because the Humax products launched before the spec was finalised, they do not have to update the products to support it.
     
  2. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Of course on the flipside to my answer of "yes of course" lets not forget that an opportunity to flog a newer model would never be wasted by any tech manufacturer - why release a free update when they can make money selling an updated box instead (it never did the fruit based company any harm - they release hardware that obviously lacks functions so they can sell you the whypad2 and 3 and 4....)
     
  3. MartinLiddle

    MartinLiddle Super Moderator Staff Member

    Historically Humax have not played that game. The 9200 went through at least two major functionality updates that many manufacturers would have used as an excuse to introduce a new model.
     
  4. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    That sounds promising then! I shall wait (patiently) for a pleasant surprise from Humax. Disengage synical mode :) (I haven't had enough cups of tea this morning)
     
  5. Kev_w

    Kev_w Member

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  6. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    Well spotted. Email the link to Humax.
     
  7. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I pointed that out to Vision.. they seemed to ignore it lol
     
  8. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Dont forget to vote in the above poll guys!
    58 views and 7 votes so far.
     
  9. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    I voted "not interested" because I'm probably not, but more to the point I have doubts that it would be possible to do it at all.
     
  10. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by doubts?
     
  11. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    An awful lot of the existing functionality is handled in hardware rather than software - I would lay a reasonable bet on the video decoding being hardware based too. Adding a new codec to the mix isn't going to be a case of a firmware update.
     
  12. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    No, it's just they need to update the middleware that handles the mheg5-IC.
    The stream is just a Ts file.
     
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Oh, that's OK then. I did mention in the other topic I wasn't sure what was involved with MHEG. If it uses an encoding format that is close enough to the existing set, then it depends on what it would take to strip it and feed it.
     
  14. Kev_w

    Kev_w Member

    The pic on the "vision tv" that used to be a HDR Fox T2 is now of a Sony set top box - Humax must have been in touch....
     
  15. Pads

    Pads Member

    of course they should! I'm annoyed that this is an issue..