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BBC iPlayer now in Apps & Games

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Northwest4u, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 #1 of 33
    Northwest4u

    Northwest4u New Member

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    The BBC iPlayer App is now in the Apps & Games section.
    Had a quick play this morning seems quite similar to the online version of iPlayer.. hopefully many more apps to come.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 #2 of 33
    deshepherd

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    Does this then play via IP connection rather than using a tuner?

    N.b. "hopefully many more apps to come" ... and hopefully there'll be a way to organise them so that the ones you actually want are at the top of the list and you don't have to wade through a couple of pages a dross to find the one you want!
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 #3 of 33
    mikerr

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    Yep - that's a bonus I hadn't thought of ! :up::up:

    iPlayer content in catchup needs a tuner, as does on-demand TV

    The iplayer and youtube apps don't need a tuner as they are over the modem.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 #4 of 33
    Digital Fanatic

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    Radio as well... looking good :)
     
  5. Mar 2, 2011 #5 of 33
    jonphil

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    Can't wait to get home and try it now :)
     
  6. Mar 2, 2011 #6 of 33
    Digital Fanatic

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    It's like the web version.. very well done :)
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 #7 of 33
    jonphil

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    Hope it's better than the PS3 version :) and we can pick higher quality streams.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2011 #8 of 33
    nocomp

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    Hi

    The red button is back as well !

    Been turned on within the last few minutes

    Hooray
     
  9. Mar 2, 2011 #9 of 33
    Tavis75

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    I assume that's the reason for the redundant second "Apps and Games" menu option, once there are more apps available I'm expecting it to be divided up into sub-categories. There's just not much point at the moment with so few apps.
     
  10. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    is it? Not on mine :(
     
  11. nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    It's on and working here just watched how tv ruined your life via iplayer!!
     
  12. Mimizuku no Lew

    Mimizuku no Lew Rattus Sapiens

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    Sony's implementation seems to be quite inconsistent. The iPlayer on my Bravia TV doesn't list BBC HD but the version on my Sony Blu-ray player does.
     
  13. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    You are getting the red button "press red" on BBC channels?
     
  14. Hambone88

    Hambone88 New Member

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    Could you check and see if the subtitles work
    on the iplayer please as they don't on V+
    but they do via the computer.
     
  15. scgf

    scgf New Member

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    No HD? I really can't watch SD on my new TiVo - the picture is just so bad. :(
     
  16. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    It's BETA, so HD will come later. You can access HD content in th VM VoD menus.

    SD looks fine on my SONY bravia.
     
  17. jonphil

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    Just tested it and subtitles work.
    Seemed to cause the video to pause a while before it came one, guess it was downloading all the subtitle track.
     
  18. Mimizuku no Lew

    Mimizuku no Lew Rattus Sapiens

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    Bear in mind also that, if the iPlayer app on my Sony Blu-ray player is anything to go by, HD content will be 720p instead of 1080i.
     
  19. M_at

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    Utter tosh.

    It's not beta and you're doing a huge dis-service to your employer by stating so. It may still be being developed but there's a huge difference between ongoing development and beta testing.

    HD is available now - what appears to be causing concern is a different scaling in use compared to the V+ box. What is not know at the moment - at least on this forum - is whether the scaling is done in software or hardware and whether or not a software update will be able to have any effect on it.
     
  20. M_at

    M_at New Member

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    You can tell the res by right clicking in the web version on a PC - 1280 x 720 is currently the standard used for HD output.
     

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