New Freeview Play Box from Humax called Aura

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  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭
    You shouldn't consider yourself to be a curse, that's for the rest of us to say. 
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    kodikid said:
    Suppose they are " really close " to getting Netflix as well.
    I could tell you what they are not really close to getting. Or, more accurately, my wife could!
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    I just looked at the App Store to see if the Humax Aura app was there!
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 549 ✭✭
    And......
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    And nothing!
  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 422 ✭✭

    Thought you might like to see this review from the latest ComputerActive issue.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 549 ✭✭
    Brings nothing new to the table, no Netflix or ability to install it was and continues to be its achilles heel.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 422 ✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Brings nothing new to the table, no Netflix or ability to install it was and continues to be its achilles heel.
    I didn't say there was, just thought people might be interested, that's all.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    @Stevef_fr8ys

    Well, I knew Roku Sticks got hot, but not that hot..... 😛

    But Computer Active shouldn’t claim ‘Every streaming service you could want and more’ while we are still waiting for Britbox to appear on the UK channels list 😢
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭
    Ah that one magical device, the Nirvana box/stick ....
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    Ah that one magical device, the Nirvana box/stick ....
    That deserves a Kurt reply.....
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    There are lots of positive reviews of the Aura on the Humax website.
    Nowhere else. Just on the Humax website.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Brings nothing new to the table ....
    Like some people on here I could mention ....
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 549 ✭✭
    redchiz said:
    kodikid said:
    Brings nothing new to the table ....
    Like some people on here I could mention ....
    Touché 
    But the words "new" and youview are rarely seen together. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,022 ✭✭✭
    edited 16 January 2021, 8:11PM
    Judging by the shift in the market I'm more viewing PVR's as becoming Media streamers with a Freeview recording facility added. Sad to hear of the demise of Humax's Freetime From Freesat, as that was Freesat's YouView clone. Many manufacturers have pulled out of the Terrestrial PVR market as well, as streaming becomes more and more popular.  
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    Judging by the shift in the market I'm more viewing PVR's as becoming Media streamers with a Freeview recording facility added. Sad to hear of the demise of Humax's Freetime From Freesat, as that was Freesat's YouView clone. Many manufacturers have pulled out of the Terrestrial PVR market as well, as streaming becomes more and more popular.  
    @Visionman

    Following your prediction of the possible demise of YouView, I may have to recover my DigitalStream PVR from the loft, and contemplate this PVR with no internet smarts at all, just the recording capability.

    A disadvantage which would suddenly turn into a major advantage if YouView turned off the tap, as the DS is completely standalone and beholden to no remote facility.

    Then I can make my choice of streaming stick, few of which cost more than 30% of the price of a PVR, thus indicating what the cost of the ‘add-on’ recording capability is.

    But do you not think that most manufacturers who have pulled out of the PVR market have done so not because of streaming, but because of the glut of BT YouView boxes out there on eBay and Amazon, at prices they can’t match?
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,022 ✭✭✭
    So you DO know that the vast majority of PVR manufacturers have pulled out of the market?

    Yet you want to point the finger at BT for this? When Ofcom constantly states in its bi-annual reports its down to the trend to/of streaming? Oh? Nah. I think I'll just listen to Ofcom.

    I love a good conspiracy theory me, but that one just doesn't wash....
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    So you DO know that the vast majority of PVR manufacturers have pulled out of the market?

    Not necessarily. I was just humouring you. Are you disagreeing with me for not challenging you here?
    But since you ask, can you give me examples of who has left this marketplace, exactly?


    Yet you want to point the finger at BT for this? When Ofcom constantly states in its bi-annual reports its down to the trend to/of streaming? Oh? Nah. I think I'll just listen to Ofcom.

    Then you will have to listen on your own, as you provide no citations for such reports, and I decline to be mine own executioner and search for them online. 

    I love a good conspiracy theory me, but that one just doesn't wash....

    Conspiracy theory? Do you even know what a conspiracy theory is?
    It takes at least two to conspire. Who do you think might be conspiring with who here, in what way, and to what end?
    Oh, and play the ball and not the man this time. If you can, that is 😛
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,022 ✭✭✭
    edited 18 January 2021, 12:08AM
    I have no idea what that post means.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    I have no idea what that post meant.

    Try sleeping on it, and looking at it again in the morning. I find this very effective when I am stuck on a Sudoku.
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,022 ✭✭✭
    edited 18 January 2021, 1:31AM
    I have no need.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    I have no need.
    Whoever said that the internet is a write-only medium must have had you in mind 😛
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    Despite the fact that its stores are closed for the time being, is it significant that only four John Lewis stores in the country stock this box and none of them has stock?
    A good three months in and still no IOS app. 

    On a separate note, how do you buy a tv during a pandemic? I wouldn’t want to buy one from a web page description.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    Saven said: 
    On a separate note, how do you buy a tv during a pandemic? I wouldn’t want to buy one from a web page description.
    And I wouldn’t want to buy one based on looks alone in a showroom, or I would buy a Sony, and enter a world of hurt 😢

    So you do need both.

    Sony - best OLED picture bar none, but the underpinnings are awful
    LG - the sweet spot for OLEDs
    Samsung - QLED is just not quite as good as OLED, but I would miss not having the OneConnect box, so we are waiting to see what they come up with for 2021
    Panasonic - expensive OLEDs, but the cognoscentis’ choice at the moment
    Philips - very well regarded OLEDs, and nobody has yet produced a satisfactory add-on Ambilight replacement, if you like that

    But we were planning to going to a Loaf showroom to check out their mattresses, and this will likely be a hard decision to make without trying them; so we are just going to have to sleep on it 😛
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    I was in John Lewis TV department a couple of years back. A young lady came up to help, took me through what I wanted from a tv and advised me to stay with what I had. I did, of course, but my next one will come from John Lewis!
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 549 ✭✭
    edited 19 January 2021, 2:23PM
    Saven said:
    Despite the fact that its stores are closed for the time being, is it significant that only four John Lewis stores in the country stock this box and none of them has stock?
    A good three months in and still no IOS app. 

    On a separate note, how do you buy a tv during a pandemic? I wouldn’t want to buy one from a web page description.

    I wouldn't read too much into that, look at the televisions/ Dyson cordless vacs or in fact most stock and you'll swear the words " out of stock" are part of the description as they are mentioned religiously. 
    Not just JL but argos as well.
    Just one consequence of covid. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 549 ✭✭
    Roy said:
    Saven said: 
    On a separate note, how do you buy a tv during a pandemic? I wouldn’t want to buy one from a web page description.
    And I wouldn’t want to buy one based on looks alone in a showroom, or I would buy a Sony, and enter a world of hurt 😢

    So you do need both.

    Sony - best OLED picture bar none, but the underpinnings are awful
    LG - the sweet spot for OLEDs
    Samsung - QLED is just not quite as good as OLED, but I would miss not having the OneConnect box, so we are waiting to see what they come up with for 2021
    Panasonic - expensive OLEDs, but the cognoscentis’ choice at the moment
    Philips - very well regarded OLEDs, and nobody has yet produced a satisfactory add-on Ambilight replacement, if you like that

    But we were planning to going to a Loaf showroom to check out their mattresses, and this will likely be a hard decision to make without trying them; so we are just going to have to sleep on it 😛
    Why go to a bakery to buy a bed.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭
    @Roy isn't the only real variable the software that those different makers produce, given that all large-screen OLED displays are manufactured by LG?
  • SavenSaven Member Posts: 49
    edited 19 January 2021, 4:34PM
    kodikid said:
    Saven said:
    Despite the fact that its stores are closed for the time being, is it significant that only four John Lewis stores in the country stock this box and none of them has stock?
    A good three months in and still no IOS app. 

    On a separate note, how do you buy a tv during a pandemic? I wouldn’t want to buy one from a web page description.

    I wouldn't read too much into that, look at the televisions/ Dyson cordless vacs or in fact most stock and you'll swear the words " out of stock" are part of the description as they are mentioned religiously. 
    Not just JL but argos as well.
    Just one consequence of covid. 
    Only four John Lewis stores stock the item but they are out of stock. The item isn’t stocked ever at the other stores. According to the John Lewis app that is.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    @Roy isn't the only real variable the software that those different makers produce, given that all large-screen OLED displays are manufactured by LG?
    @redchiz

    Yes indeed, LG produce all the OLED screens; but there is hardware behind them in these TVs, as well as software.

    However, this does not detract from your point here, that it is a competition by these manufacturers to drive these identical screens to the best advantage, and not to produce better screens than one another.
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
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