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BBC iPlayer downloads BORKED by Adobe Air update

An update to Adobe's Air application has crippled the BBC's iPlayer Desktop software, which is used by telly and radio fans in the UK who want to download programmes to view and listen to offline. A sorrowful Auntie is currently advising its fans to roll back Adobe Air from version 3.5 to version 3.4 in order to get the …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Nov 2012
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BBC dishes out fanboi-only telly downloads ahead of ITV plans

The BBC's mobile iPlayer app will now let users download content for watching later – provided they have an Apple device of course. Sonic Screwdriver - Doctor Who Lucky fanbois can nab last night's episode of EastEnders or the latest Doctor Who for perusal at their leisure for up to 30 days, though once they've started …

YouView 'launch event' to take place next week

YouView may be about to finally go public with its would-be IPTV platform standard. It has scheduled an announcement next week and is today kicking off a in-home trial of the service. Next week's event looks set to reveal the timetable for YouView's launch, presumably timed to coincide with the summer's Olympics coverage. …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2012
Dixons Logik 3D TV

Dixons rolls out cut-price 3D, smart TVs

Dixons has launched its own brand of 3D TV, Logik, with the hope of encouraging consumers lacking confidence back into the shops with low prices. Logik sets run to 32in, 42in and 47in in size, each available with fluorescent or LED backlighting, all with 1080p screens. LED ups price by £50 to £150, depending on the model. …
Hard Reg, 14 Nov 2011

SeeSaw shut down

UK video-on-demand service SeeSaw has closed down. Founder Arqiva, the company that owns and runs Britain's terrestrial digital TV transmission infrastructure, put SeeSaw up for sale in January 2011. Unable to find a buyer, it announced the service's closure would take place the following June. At the eleventh hour, Arqiva …
Tony Smith, 28 Oct 2011
Xbox Live: Summer of Football

BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, 4OD aim for Xbox

Microsoft has signed up video-on-demand companies Blinkbox and Lovefilm, and Channel 4's catch-up viewing service 4OD, to bring their offerings to the Xbox 360 this year. BBC iPlayer will be coming too. So will Channel 5's catch-up service. The channels will be made available through Xbox Live. They'll be joined by a number …
Tony Smith, 6 Oct 2011
LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Disc player

LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Disc player

Review The BD670 is strangely anonymous for a top-of-the-range Blu-ray player from major brand. Admittedly, it’s not range-topping from any great height - it sells for a meagre £170 - but even so the dull black case, cake decoration buttons and flimsy disc tray proclaim “move along, nothing to see here” with utter conviction. However …
Steve May, 1 Oct 2011
Toshiba Regza 47VL863 3D HD TV

Toshiba Regza 47VL863 passive 3D TV

Review Although ostensibly an aperitif to Toshiba’s incoming flagship LED TV models, this modestly priced 47-incher is a headline maker in its own right. Not only is it the first flatscreen from the brand to offer access to the newly-opened Toshiba Places portal, it’s also Toshiba's first passive 3D panel. Toshiba Regza 47VL863 3D HD …
Steve May, 30 Sep 2011
Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP

Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP

Review Any portable media player has to contend with the entire smartphone market. If you don’t mind running down the battery, mobiles can be as good as dedicated players. New PMPs need extra frills to stand out. With its third-generation GoGear Muse, Philips has added some interesting tweaks. But are they enough? Philips GoGear Muse …
Ian Calcutt, 20 Sep 2011
TVonics HV250

TVonics seeks Brits to beta test BBC iPlayer over Wi-Fi

UK DVR maker TVonics is looking for "a small amount" of folk who own its DTR-HV250 set-top box to test its implementation of BBC iPlayer. The DVR lacks an Ethernet port, so TVonics is looking for owners with a Wi-Fi network at home. Presumably, it'll supply a USB Wi-Fi dongle to clip into the DTR-HV250's rear-facing USB port …
Tony Smith, 8 Sep 2011
TVOnics DTR-Z500HD

TVOnics to add BBC iPlayer to DVRs

TVOnics will add BBC iPlayer to its Freeview HD set-top boxes on Friday. TVOnics DTR-Z500HD TVOnics DTR-Z500HD The 26 August update will be delivered through the manufacturer's website. Just download it it a USB stick, plug that into the DVR. In addition to the BBC catch-up service - accessed through the red button on the …
Tony Smith, 22 Aug 2011

Freesat ITV Player out of beta

Freesat has added ITV Player to its selection of catch-up viewing services. Freesat set-top boxes with an Ethernet port that's hooked up to a user's broadband connection can access ITV Player on Channel 903. From there, users can view previously broadcast shows from ITV, ITV 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4. Well, we say 'Freesat set-top …
Tony Smith, 27 Jul 2011
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BBC to stream news site to Samsung tellies

The BBC has favoured Samsung's networkable TVs for the release of its first internet-streamed news feed. The "BBC News product for connected TVs", as only the Corporation could call it, "combines existing video and text content from BBC News Online", the BBC said, saving viewers the need to turn to their browsers. The content …
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2011

SeeSaw video-on-demand service to close

Arqiva is closing down its online video-on-demand service, SeeSaw. SeeSaw, which was effectively put up for sale in January, will shut up shop at the end of June. In an email sent to Arqiva staff today - and seen by Reg Hardware - company CEO John Cresswell said: "Despite varying levels of interest being shown [in SeeSaw], we …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2011

Digital Stream DPS-1000 BBC iPlayer set-top box

Review It won't be long before all HDTVs incorporate BBC iPlayer, video-on-demand services like Lovefilm and Blinkbox, and the playback of content stored on USB- or local network-connected drives. Digital Stream DPS-1000 Digital Stream's DPS-1000: iPlayer inside Heck, most sets from major brands released in the last year or two …
Tony Smith, 24 May 2011
Demand 5

Samsung to plug Five On Demand into IPTVs

Samsung is to add telly channel Five's catch-up service to its new HDTV-hosted IPTV platform, Smart TV. Smart TV, introduced earlier this year and building on last year's Samsung IPTV interface, Internet@TV, already presents catch-up and on-demand services BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, Blinkbox and PictureBox. It also connects to …
Hard Reg, 11 May 2011
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World 3D TV sales to jump in 2011

World shipments of 3D TVs will jump 463 per cent this year, market watcher IHS iSuppli has forecast, as TV makers tone done their feverish promotion of the technology. Releasing cheaper sets is helping too, it will surprise no one to learn. Some 23.4m 3D TVs will ship this year, up from 4.2m in 2010, iSuppli reckons. Global …
Tony Smith, 6 May 2011
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YouView mandates Linux, HD content encryption

YouView has posted the technical specifications set-top box and TV makers will need to follow in order to support the would-be standard IPTV platform. The specs will please punters who favour the Linux operating system - it's the mandated OS for YouView-compatible devices - but will annoy anyone who hopes to shift recorded HD …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2011

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