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Old 13-12-2012, 21:49
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http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/4od-and...il-early-2013/

Following recent updates from both Channel 4 and Five, we now know that 4OD and Demand 5 won’t be launching on the service until early 2013. We did hope to launch both On Demand services before Christmas and have been working closely with the teams at Humax and the broadcasters to this end, but unfortunately this hasn’t been possible. Work on the technology that manages the delivery of the programmes via the internet and the software inside the receiver to manage the video play back has taken longer than anticipated. 4OD and Demand 5 also require additional content protection for their programming which is a complex technology that the development teams are still working through.

We know this will be disappointing news, but we have confidence from both broadcasters that all efforts are being made to launch these services as soon as possible in the new year.

As we know more we’ll update you.
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Old 13-12-2012, 22:03
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In a year's time I'm sure this will all be forgotten as Freetime will have the players in place. Bearing in mind the debacles with ITV Player not coming to many boxes when it was promised, this is not great too and will probably deter the rightly-cautious.

I'm also amazed that it's so hard to get catch-up services onto a box. Especially as Virgin Media has had them for years. Even today, Sky does not have 4OD despite being ahead of the game on many other technological fronts.
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:19
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4OD have just added their app to the Windows 8 store.
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:44
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What, MORE MIPS burned on DRM?! When the access points are controlled...

How about the studios being A LITTLE LESS PARANOID?!

How to piss off your viewers and push them into the arms of the pirates 101..
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:16
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alcockell, the product has a dedicated crypto accelerator, so it doesn't impact performance to have security on content.
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Old 14-12-2012, 13:07
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Yeah - but my point still stands. Still really hacked off with how Big Media seems to always want the moon on a stick rather than maybe *trusting* the viewer a bit..

In other words, forcing people to work around the issue instead of.. I dunno.. embracing it?
If the security on Youview clients is good enough for the Beeb, why is Channel 4 objecting, for instance?
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Old 18-12-2012, 13:21
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4oD's problem wasn't specifically DRM, they are also wanted/needed adaptive streaming to give users the highest quality for their connection. The connected TV iPlayer doesn't use that technique currently.
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Old 18-12-2012, 14:07
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I have the Humax Freesat+ recorder. Are 4OD and Demand 5 likely to appear on that as well at some point or will it see nothing new and just remain with iPlayer and ITV Player?
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Old 18-12-2012, 14:31
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The other broadcasters haven't indicated that they want to use MHEG-ICS for catch-up services.
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Old 18-12-2012, 14:43
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OK upgrade on the cards then. Just trying to find a user guide online for the new Freetime HDR 1000s
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Old 18-12-2012, 15:04
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OK upgrade on the cards then. Just trying to find a user guide online for the new Freetime HDR 1000s
You don't really get a user guide, it's a small guide basically just covering the G2 guide operation.
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Old 18-12-2012, 15:08
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You don't really get a user guide, it's a small guide basically just covering the G2 guide operation.
Sure. Just wanted to find details on the network settings and whether they are the same as for the Foxsat HDR. I have to give my devices their own IP address instead of using DHCP.
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Old 18-12-2012, 15:20
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Sure. Just wanted to find details on the network settings and whether they are the same as for the Foxsat HDR. I have to give my devices their own IP address instead of using DHCP.
Thanks to Barry at My Humax the guide is downloadable from here.

http://www.freesat.co.uk/help/product-support

It won't help with your query though
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Old 18-12-2012, 15:32
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Thanks to Barry at My Humax the guide is downloadable from here.

http://www.freesat.co.uk/help/product-support

It won't help with your query though
No I see it doesn't! I appreciate that probably 99% of people just need to plug in and go.

Thanks for the link though!
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Old 29-01-2013, 11:17
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4OD On Demand on SKY+HD 29th January, "Coming Spring 2013."

A selection frame has appeared today Tuesday 29th January, on SKY+HD On Demand, " Coming Spring 2013 "

In addition to the usual BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and SKY etc

Don't know about Freesat as I don't have that.
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:33
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Sure. Just wanted to find details on the network settings and whether they are the same as for the Foxsat HDR. I have to give my devices their own IP address instead of using DHCP.
Can you not just make an address reservation on your routers DHCP server? I ask because the setting for the DNS server is not saved currently.The HDR-1000S does not offer manual settings unless it fails to aquire a DHCP address. (which should be easy for you to arrange)
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