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Youview delayed until end 2012

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    simondup

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    Hi,

    With the news the youview has now possibly been delayed until the end of 2012 (Youview delay)
    I kind of feel humax needs to cut its losses and look to bring a new box to market. As a 9200 owner who has been holding out for youview it's just looks like the delay is now too long and with the advent of the new freeview capabilities that current humax boxes do not support (eg.iptv like connecttv).

    The Uk seems to have backed itself into a corner while the rest of Europe is now following the HbbTV standard.

    In the words of Lord Sugar himself....it's a bloody shambles

    Sun 29 Apr 2012 21:43:30 #1 |
  2. gomezz

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    What do you think a new model should offer over the Fox T2 pending the release of a Youview model?

    Mon 30 Apr 2012 11:40:10 #2 |
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    I would not pay to much attention to the linked report in post 1.

    Tue 1 May 2012 9:08:18 #3 |
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    Delay reported here too: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/09/youview-launch-delayed-2012 (admittedly, this article was published on 9th Feb, things could have changed since then...)

    Tue 1 May 2012 10:24:59 #4 |
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    Ignore the post above, as that dates 2011.

    Here's a more up-to-date report (6th April 2012): http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6bca36c8-77f2-11e1-b237-00144feab49a.html#axzz1tc2L9wsP

    Essentially saying:

    • They've missed launching for the Olympics
    • Only 3 manufacturers left: Humax, Huawei and Pace
    • £200-£300 range – a pricetag that may deter potential buyers
    • While it remains in testing, it is far from changing the way people watch TV

    Tue 1 May 2012 11:40:25 #5 |
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    What's Huawei's pedigree in the broadcast market?
    I'm very familiar with the company in the mobile telecom field but not broadcast.

    Incidentally if there were to be an alternative I would like to see see something to rival the Virgin Media Tivo which buffers or records 3 channels simultaneously, ie it has 3 separate buffers, one for each tuner.

    Tue 1 May 2012 20:54:41 #6 |
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    The whole thing just be a repeat of Freesat where all manufacturers will drop out leaving Humax to be only one.

    Three tuners? Unfortunately not. Specs for a Youtube box is (from Wikipedia):
    * Twin DVB-T2 tuners
    * Embedded Linux 2.6.23 or later operating system
    * Maximum of 26 dB of fan noise
    * 720p graphics plane
    * MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video
    * RGB SCART socket
    * HDMI 1.3 socket
    * Powered RF loop-through
    * Optical or coaxial S/PDIF connection
    * Up to 5.1 surround sound
    * Ethernet port supporting 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX
    * 802.11n wireless support, integrated or via a USB adapter
    * 950 MHz CPU
    * Two USB 2.0 sockets
    * Support for USB mass storage devices
    * 320 GB hard disk drive (30 GB reserved for pushed content)
    * Support for on hard disk drive encryption using AES128 or Triple DES
    * 512 MB of RAM

    Wed 2 May 2012 11:53:01 #7 |
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  10. Admin

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    If you are partaking in the trial remember the T & C's you signed up to.

    Posts detailing any info, however minor and insignificant you might think, will be removed.

    Wed 27 Jun 2012 15:15:56 #10 |

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