I was looking forward to the release of the Tv Portal mainly for the iPlayer and skyPlayer functionality. It was one of the reason I bought the HDR Fox T2 in the first place.
However, I have been hugely disappointed with the iPlayer and the skyPlayer hasn't arrived at all.
The iPlayer is slow to populate and navigate, and often after finding the program you are interested it takes ages to start playing and then, for me, often stops before the end. When I have managed to watch a full program it then has trouble playing another without having to exit and re-enter the portal.
People will say that this could be a lot to do with my internet connection but I use the iPlayer on my phone, laptops and pc's without any issues at all.
The only thing that gives me hope that these issues will be fixed in the future is that it is still referred to as a beta.
As for the skyPlayer. I'm started to lose interest in having it on the HDR Fox T2 because I can't see it happening soon and I'm starting to be cynical about the quality of it when it does arrive given how poor the iPlayer is at the moment.
The bottom line is that I don't use the TV Portal at all any more and I am unlikely to look at it again until it has been improved significantly.