I am interested to know peoples opinion/experience of whether IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) is a real alternative/replacement if we lose the Free to View (BBC/ITV etc - NOT SKY)... when the ‘switch over’ to the new satellite happens.
(I think this will, but just when is the big Q at the moment. Also there is a ‘possibility’ we will still be able to receive the free to view with our existing set up, but most think not.)
I am personally only interested in a small media streaming box by my TV and to use it like the current set top box - i.e with an easy to use TV guide, handset and no fiddling with other stuff via my computer. I also want the quality this system should give rather than the sometimes inferior quality via a PC.
I have had on loan a MAG 250 box, with pre-loaded channels, and all worked fine. I am just wary about committing however, to a monthly fee if A) The provider is ‘here to day gone tomorrow’ - as we all know these exist! B) It is a very grey area about how they get these programmes to you - and again, will they disappear overnight if there is a crack down in the law.
Oh - and there is the question of the quality of the internet connection.
If everyone switches to this system… will we suddenly not have enough download speed to even send an email, let alone watch TV!