TV Recorders & Set Top Box News
Asus Qube Google TV box to launch April 2312 April 2013
The Google TV set top box, Asus Qube, looks set to launch on April 23, a month after the Taiwanese company’s Q1 2013 projection.
Sony FMP-X1 4K media player announced08 April 2013
Sony has launched its first 4K media player, the Sony FMP-X1 - though its 4K online distribution service appears to be lagging behind.
Apple TV upgrade packs smaller A5 chip, not A5X11 March 2013
The Apple TV has just received a mid-cycle component upgrade, which sees the set-top box pack a smaller A5 chip rather than the expected A5X processor.
Youview chairman Lord Alan Sugar steps down01 March 2013
Lord Alan Sugar has announced that he is to step down from his role as the non-executive chairman for YouView in the coming weeks.
Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD TV recorder launched25 February 2013
Pure has launched its first TV set top box, the Pure Avalon 300R Connect with Freeview+ HD and recording capabilities.
YouView Humax DTR-T1010 set-top box released with silver finish14 February 2013
Humax has released its latest YouView set-top box, the Humax DTR-T1010, boasting an aesthetic upgrade despite featuring the same specs and lack of Wi-Fi as its predecessor.
YouView iOS App launched with remote record features12 December 2012
TV service provider YouView has launched the first YouView App with the iOS application introducing remote record features.
Apple TV update to add Bluetooth keyboard compatibility10 December 2012
A new Apple TV update beta has revealed that the iPhone and iPad manufacturer is to add Bluetooth keyboard compatibility to its TV enhancing system.
PS3 tops Netflix streaming charts05 December 2012
The Sony PS3 is officially the most popular device for streaming Netflix content to TV sets
Sky's NOW TV arrives on Roku set-top boxes28 November 2012
NOW TV, the subscription-based internet video service from Sky is now available on Roku media streaming boxes.
Xbox TV to take on Apple TV in 201322 November 2012
Reports have emerged claiming that Microsoft is working on an Xbox TV set top box for 2013
Virgin Media TV Anywhere PC and mobile app goes live07 November 2012
Virgin Media launches its cloud-based TV Anywhere service to stream live and on-demand programmes to PCs and laptops and an app to control TiVo boxes.
BBC iPlayer arrives on Sky+30 October 2012
Sky+ customers can now access the BBC iPlayer directly from their Sky+ HD box.
D-Link Boxee TV pictures leaked online09 October 2012
Boxee set-top box will combine TV tuner with web apps and PVR functionality
BBC iPlayer adding Live Restart to Sky, Virgin and Freesat (updated)04 October 2012
Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat users will be able to choose any live BBC TV channel and zip back to the start of the show using the iPlayer’s Live Restart
Sky adds catch-up TV to Sky+ boxes, BBC iPlayer imminent26 September 2012
A 7-day catch-up TV section has been added to the on-demand service on Sky+, carrying programmes from Sky, ITV, Channel 5 and soon the BBC.
Sky+ HD 2TB box launched - store up to 350 hours of HD joy26 September 2012
Sky has launched a higher-capacity version of its Sky+ HD box, now with a 2TB hard drive.
Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD recorder offers iPlayer and music streaming21 September 2012
Digital radio brand Pure ventures into video with the Avalon 300R Connect, a Freeview HD PVR with a 500GB or 1TB hard disk and Wi-Fi, costing £299-£349.
Apple TV may skip 2012 altogether06 September 2012
There may be no updated Apple TV in 2012, according to reports, thanks to uncooperative US media companies
Apple TV Could be Evolving into a Cloud-Based PVR20 August 2012
Apple is reportedly planning to blur the division between live and on-demand programmes through its next-gen Apple TV box with a possible ‘cloud PVR’ service too.
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