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Vortical

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IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:22:59 PM »
The following article suggests IceTV are going to be releasing their own branded Media Centre PVR
http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Home_Cinema/Set_Top_Boxes/B4S6C2J2

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The launch of new TiVo services will also see HTS go up against Ice TV and their live EPG offering which next year will be able to deliver a range of similar services to personal video recorders from Topfield, Beyonwiz and PC's and notebooks running Microsoft's Media Centre software.

Ice TV is also set to launch a Media Centre PVR complete with their own content management system and live EPG service that can be controlled from an iPhone or Windows based phone according to Colin O Brien the Executive Chairman of Ice TV.

Any Ice TV Reps care to fill us in?

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 09:38:14 PM »
Unfortunately there is nothing we can add to this at this stage.

Moving forward, we are always going to keep our options open and remain platform agnostic by offering our service to as many different devices as possible. By continuing to release more and more unique features as part of IceTV Interactive we are constantly adding greater functionality to the devices that support our service and thereby enhancing the experience for users.

We welcome any opportunity that may present itself whereby we can have greater control over the user interface (UI) and the features offered on any platform. Until we have total control over the (UI) or have direct input over the hardware related features we will always be limited in what we can offer customers.

2009 will see many new entrants into the PVR / DVR / Media Centre space, with many shapes and sizes being made available to consumers to choose from. We have already seen a "crippled TiVo box" enter the market, now we have an encrypted Freeview EPG with Freeview branded PVR's without certain features, Sony's PlayTV and the so called "TiVo Killer" PVR from iiNet, all coming soon!!!

With the features we provide within IceTV Interactive, the IceTV Widget and our hugely successful iPhone App... We are proving that we not only understand what the user wants in terms of functionality and control over how they consume their favourite shows on TV, but we have the ability to present it in a sleek and stylish manner.

Additional forms of Content will certainly play a major role in any PVR offering and our intentions are again to offer something unique to users.

We will let everyone know of any new developments as they come to hand or when ready..... So stay tuned.

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Vortical

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 09:48:07 PM »
Here's hoping 2009 is the year that IceTV becomes a force to be reckoned with then  ;D

I sincerely hope you get full access to the EPG and you win the case against Nine.

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 08:57:46 PM »
Now Smarthouse is quoting IceTV having a 14 day EPG
http://smarthouse.com.au/Home_Cinema/Set_Top_Boxes/W4R7T5M7

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 01:04:02 PM »
Here's hoping 2009 is the year that IceTV becomes a force to be reckoned with then  ;D
Thanks. We've going to do everything we can to build a successful business that provides people with the things they actually want (and not a limited version of what they want).
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 03:13:28 PM by Marc-IceTV »

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 01:28:05 PM »
Now Smarthouse is quoting IceTV having a 14 day EPG
http://smarthouse.com.au/Home_Cinema/Set_Top_Boxes/W4R7T5M7
Actually, it's not really clear who's saying that. DPG (and in particular Jai) are the only ones mentioned as saying anything. Nevertheless, I hope it's true.
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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 03:47:56 PM »
Now Smarthouse is quoting IceTV having a 14 day EPG
http://smarthouse.com.au/Home_Cinema/Set_Top_Boxes/W4R7T5M7

Unfortunately this information is incorrect (at least for the foreseeable future anyway). As much as we would love to provide a 14-day EPG, with the limited resources we have and with no cooperation with the TV Networks this is virtually impossible.

With the ever changing program schedule and constant reshuffling by the TV Networks, anything more than 7-days can become extremely inaccurate.

But with features like Series recording and the newly released Keyword based recording via IceTV Interactive, the need for a longer EPG is arguably becoming less and less, as we can do the work for you.

Cheers,

mattk

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Re: IceTV Branded Media Center PVR
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 04:42:30 PM »
sh!tehouse magazine is run by idiots who either steal other publications material or just make stuff up - take no notice of what they say!!!
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