Freeview+ archive

  • Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV
    Televisions

    Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

    By 13 March 2014

    There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first...

  • Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording
    Apps

    Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

    By 16 January 2014

    Freesat has announced an iOS companion app for the set-top box. The Freesat app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, will be more than just a TV guide - it's also a TV remote for your online-connected box. Using the app's Roll Back TV Guide you can view...

  • Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in
    Tablets

    Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in

    By 13 December 2013

    Watching live digital TV on your tablet right now could be easier, it could be wireless, and it could be all HD with recording options. At the moment Elgato offers a TV tuner you can plug into your tablet, but Motive Television and Granite Broadcasting...

  • VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month
    Online

    VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month

    By 28 November 2013

    If you have Freeview and want a little more but don’t want to splurge on Sky or Cable, VuTV is here for you. A happy middle ground is offered by VuTV in a simple to set up way. All you need to do it sign up for £6.99 a month then watch the extra content...

  • 10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014
    Home Cinema

    10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

    By 16 July 2013

    Ofcom, the UK's independent communications regulator, has announced that some of the bandwidth freed after the digital switchover was completed at the end of last year can now be allocated to new terrestrial high-definition TV channels. This means that...

  • Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG
    Online

    Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG

    By 28 March 2013

    Freeview wants to get in on the catch-up action offered by YouView and has incorporated links to relevant services into its online programme guide. The Freeview website now offers scrolling back in time, so you can flick back, check out what you missed...

  • Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete
    Home Cinema

    Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete

    By 24 October 2012

    That's that then. Starting in Whitehaven, Cumbria, at the back end of 2007, it has taken five years to complete the UK's digital TV switchover, with the Divis transmitter, just outside Belfast, having its analogue broadcasts turned off for the very last...

  • BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'
    Online

    BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

    By 3 October 2012

    The BBC is reducing its video component of BBC Red Button from five streams to one on Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media, in a move that is sure to irk subscribers.  The reduction will take place on 15 October and will mean Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media customers...

  • Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2012

    With YouView arguably landing with a plop. rather than then splash LordSirAlanSugar would have liked, the set-top-box arena still has plenty to play for. So, with that in mind, Pure is stepping out of its radio comfort zone, and into making Freeview PVRs....

  • APP OF THE DAY: TVCatchup review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: TVCatchup review (Android)

    By 4 September 2012

    Watching TV on your Android device has never been too much of a problem. Flash support in the browser meant it was relatively easy to navigate to a catch-up TV site to stream content, or use one of the dedicated apps. With services moving on from Flash,...

  • Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony
    Home Cinema

    Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony

    By 30 July 2012

    Humax says it is in the final stages of testing an update that should ensure all 24 of BBC’s live Olympic coverage channels can be recorded with the company’s Freesat boxes. Customers had complained that the Humax Foxsat-HDR Freesat box had failed...

  • Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need
    Home Cinema

    Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need

    By 4 July 2012

    YouView's non-executive chairman Alan Sugar has claimed that the new service will not be aiming to steal users away from pay-TV rivals Sky and Virgin Media, but to take on Freeview in the home. At least when it comes to set-top-boxes. Speaking at the...

  • EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box
    Home Cinema

    EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

    By 3 May 2012

    With analogue TV going the way of the dodo in the UK, there is presumably a lot of demand for people who are still enjoying their old, analogue-only TVs, but would like to watch more than just snow when the last UK region switches later this year. Now...

  • London Digital Switchover starts today
    Home Cinema

    London Digital Switchover starts today

    By 4 April 2012

    The UK's TV Digital Switchover process has reached London at last, with the analogue version of BBC Two being the first to cease broadcast. Owners of televisions housing digital TV tuners, digital TV set-top-boxes and digital video recorders are advised...

  • Humax Tivizen TV  review
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    Humax Tivizen TV review

    By 27 March 2012

    There are various ways to watch TV on your iOS device, or Android phone or tablet but there aren't any that match the simplicity or convenience of Freeview on a normal TV. The Humax Tivizen aims to help with that, offering a DVB-T (read Freeview) receiver...

  • Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in
    Home Cinema

    Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

    By 5 March 2012

    Set top box specialist Humax has announced that it is bringing the Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver to the UK. The Tivizen, in case you're not familair, is a small device that  can fit in your pocket, or slip into your bag, and has a flexible antenna that...

  • UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness
    Phones

    UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

    By 22 February 2012

    The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals. Culture Minister...

  • Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover
    Phones

    Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

    By 18 October 2011

    24 October 2012 (a year on Monday) marks the last day in the extensive digital television switchover process as the final analogue TV signal is due to be turned off, and Freeview, the UK's free TV service is celebrating the "one year to go" anniversary...

  • 24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies
    Home Cinema

    24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

    By 16 October 2011

    Quick, grab your diaries, you’ve got a new date to jot down: 24 October 2012. That’s the date the UK’s analogue TV era will come to an end, 80 years after the first experimental broadcasts, as the old five-channel system will be switched off for...

  • Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview
    Home Cinema

    Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

    By 5 September 2011

    Ofcom has invited applications from commercial public service broadcasters for this fifth HD slot on Freeview. The move opens the door for Channel 5 to make the Freeview HD plunge, 18 months or so after it ballsed up its last attempt by not providing...

  • Freeview HD Smart-ens up with the Samsung BD-DT7800 PVR
    Home Cinema

    Freeview HD Smart-ens up with the Samsung BD-DT7800 PVR

    By 9 August 2011

    If you kick yourself every-time you read about a new funky app for the Samsung Smart Hub because you've already splashed the cash on your TV and Blu-ray setup, then the Samsung BD-DT7800 may offer you a way in - as it's a Freeview HD recorder with the...

  • Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone
    Home Cinema

    Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone

    By 16 June 2011

    Bought a Freeview HD box or Freeview HD TV recently? Then you’re not alone. According to the latest figures out, the combined total of Freeview HD boxes and TV sold into homes in the UK is about to pass the 2 million marker. Alix Pryde, the director...

  • ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview
    Home Cinema

    ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

    By 11 January 2011

    Freeview has announced that it will begin broadcasting ITV+1 on 11 January, on channel 33. The move comes on a day when the terrestrial channel announced major a major reshuffle behind the scenes to bring creative and commercial activities together. Like...

  • Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on
    Home Cinema

    Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

    By 29 December 2010

    Earlier this month, German company Equinux unleashed its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.   Well, we say slap bang - it all depends on what sort of DVB-T/TNT/DTT Freeview reception you can pick up from its...

  • Equinux Tizi puts Freeview on your iPhone and iPad
    Phones

    Equinux Tizi puts Freeview on your iPhone and iPad

    By 8 December 2010

    German company Equinux is all set to unleash its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.  And we're not dealing with internet streaming video content here, we're talking digital Freeview on your iDevice.  Pocket-lint...