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    BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

    This is a discussion on BBC iplayer launch date 1st October? within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; bummer...just went to catch up on eastenders i missed via sky - bbciplayer not available yet ...so came on here ...

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      bummer...just went to catch up on eastenders i missed via sky - bbciplayer not available yet ...so came on here for a catch up on the news - thanks for the info guys...at least its coming :-)


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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Just checked my Bravia, it has 35 different internet video offerings, including Lovefilm, but no Netflix.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Just checked my Bravia, it has 35 different internet video offerings, including Lovefilm, but no Netflix.
      Unless you have 2012 model then you won't be getting it - ever! Sony made the official announcement earlier in the year - that's what got people's backs up as that was about the same time that last year's models were also left out of the BBC Sports app and HD on Lovefilm when they were launched. These last two were promised as "coming" but still have not arrived.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      I thought that I could get NetFlix on my TV or HT. Sadly it isn't available on either . I've got the LoveFilm app on them both, but don't subscribe.

      ...there again I have enough viewing material not to worry about either of them.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      The way Sky are securing movie/TV deals I don't think I'll be getting IPTV when there are so many offerings through my set top box. I view IPTV the same as 3D TV. Fun to use for a bit but mostly pointless.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Quote Originally Posted by cylon6 View Post
      The way Sky are securing movie/TV deals I don't think I'll be getting IPTV when there are so many offerings through my set top box. I view IPTV the same as 3D TV. Fun to use for a bit but mostly pointless.
      And according to BBC click this weekend, 3dtv is over (lack of content, lack of interest), in recent trade shows no manufacturer was offering anything for 3d.
      Its all 4k tv now.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      I saw that piece too. Knowing that both this and last year's CETA shows didn't push 3D TV as much as previous shows, I can understand his statement.

      However if you look a little more closely you'll find that many of the 4K TVs are also 3D TVs.

      Also Sky 3D is, to the best of my knowledge, the only dedicated 3D TV channel in Europe.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Quote Originally Posted by cylon6 View Post
      The way Sky are securing movie/TV deals I don't think I'll be getting IPTV when there are so many offerings through my set top box. I view IPTV the same as 3D TV. Fun to use for a bit but mostly pointless.
      I agree - but it's always good to have alternatives, even if those mean IPTV via those slow clunky menus inside my TV. And it doesn't stop me being angry that I can't have something (even if I would use it rarely) because Sony can't be bothered to keep their firmware on brand new TVs future-proofed beyond 12 months .

      Here is an interesting point though on these TV apps and their clunkiness: Tivo has recently allowed access by third parties to its SDK and tools. I had no idea the resource limits imposed on these apps on modern devices are so miserly: 32MB of system memory, 20MB graphics memory and 1MB hard drive space is the quota. The assumption has to be that your run-of-the-mill TV apps are even more restricted. No wonder they all behave like they were written in the 1990s .

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Quote Originally Posted by Restorer View Post
      I agree - but it's always good to have alternatives, even if those mean IPTV via those slow clunky menus inside my TV. And it doesn't stop me being angry that I can't have something (even if I would use it rarely) because Sony can't be bothered to keep their firmware on brand new TVs future-proofed beyond 12 months .

      Here is an interesting point though on these TV apps and their clunkiness: Tivo has recently allowed access by third parties to its SDK and tools. I had no idea the resource limits imposed on these apps on modern devices are so miserly: 32MB of system memory, 20MB graphics memory and 1MB hard drive space is the quota. The assumption has to be that your run-of-the-mill TV apps are even more restricted. No wonder they all behave like they were written in the 1990s .
      That's true but I think IPTV is only really viable to people that can't get Sky, Virgin or Freeview and comes off as extremely niche to me. Very sad that in this exciting digital age BBC cutbacks mean a reduced red button service.

      Interesting you talk about memory, that would explain why TV apps come across as clunky and actually put me off them altogether.

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      Re: BBC iplayer launch date 1st October?

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      And according to BBC click this weekend, 3dtv is over (lack of content, lack of interest), in recent trade shows no manufacturer was offering anything for 3d.
      Its all 4k tv now.
      3DTV seems more a niche novelty than a mass appeal thing. Most programmes shown in 3D aren't really dynamic "WOW" programmes that were made to utilise 3D and show it off to its fullest. HDTV I can see the benefits of though but even then because I have an older Sky+ box I record shows mostly in standard definition as they take up so much space on the disc.

     

     
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