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IPTV Channels not Enabled

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  • Question:- If the HD/HDR-FOX T2 supported the IPTV channels would you use them?
    Yes : (24 votes)
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    No : (8 votes)
    22 %
    No interest in the IPTV channels : (5 votes)
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    1. ezra pound

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      Question for Barry (or anyone else that has contacts with Humax).
      Vision IPTV the people that run IPTV Channels on 110, 111, & 112 say that Humax have not enabled the streaming extention in order for these channels to work on the HDR-FOX-T2, Do you know if Humax intend to do this?

      | Tue 6 Dec 2011 11:11:51 #1 |
    2. Barry

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      This is my own personal take on the matter.

      The Freeview HD units, when released, conformed to the spec as was. There is no obligation for manufacturers to put resources into changing/updating software to support later channel launches etc.

      However I will ask Humax Towers if they have any plans to support these channels.

      | Wed 7 Dec 2011 17:58:52 #2 |
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      I think I can answer my own question now, This is an E-mail from Humax. QUOTE :-

      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.

      Kind Regards,

      Colin

      QUOTE ENDS

      Also it is not known if this is something that can be changed in software, It may need different hardware

      | Sun 11 Dec 2011 18:31:27 #3 |
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      It's an MHEG issue not hardware!

      | Mon 12 Dec 2011 22:01:25 #4 |
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      ... and that's a very poor response from Humax.

      | Mon 12 Dec 2011 22:02:16 #5 |
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      Is the real issue here that Humax want payment from Vision IPTV to enable these services.

      Not ongoing or anything BUT just to cover the cost associated with implementing this modification to the standard.

      QUOTE:-

      "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."

      | Mon 19 Dec 2011 10:34:22 #6 |
    7. Barry

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      No of course not. It is as I guessed at post #2

      | Mon 19 Dec 2011 10:59:52 #7 |
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      Seems buying the Humax T2 was not a good idea then - if I want the streaming services?

      | Tue 20 Dec 2011 18:33:10 #8 |
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      So it is 100% definite this is a hardware issue?

      Your reply was a little ambiguous... I've been unable to locate any statements by Humax on the matter!

      Is it also an hardware issue why SkyGO is unable to become active?

      Barry - 1 day ago  » 
      No of course not. It is as I guessed at post #2

      | Wed 21 Dec 2011 9:58:43 #9 |
    10. Barry

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      No and No

      | Wed 21 Dec 2011 10:01:46 #10 |

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