Telstra TV

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Telstra has partnered with Roku to develop and launch the Telstra TV streaming device.

 

Telstra TV is a service that delivers streamed video on demand content, including Catch Up TV, SVOD and TVOD. Telstra TV gives customers the flexibility and control to access the content they want at any given point in time. 

 

Roku are the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV. Their streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value.

 

 

Key Product Features

  • Speed – Roku’s fastest processor to date
  • Apps – Access to a huge range of local and international content 
  • Video & Audio Support - 720p/1080p HD and Dolby Digital 7.1
  • Connectivity - 802.11n dual band wireless or 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • Remote - Infrared (IR) Remote with quick replay button
  • Extra Storage - MicroSD slot and USB port for additional storage 
  • Mobile Integration – Support screen mirroring with Mirracast and 2nd screen ‘casting’ with Netflix and Youtube

 

Device Specifications

  • Processor – Dual Arm A9 1Ghz Processor 32KB L1 Cache
  • RAM - 512MB DRAM
  • Storage – 256MB Flash NAND
  • Ports – HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0, MicroSD Slot, 
  • Remote - Roku Standard infrared (IR) Remote  with 2x AAA batteries
  • Other Inclusions – Power Adapter, 1.5m HDMI Cable

 

Telstra TV will be available for purchase in September 2015, with pricing and more specifics around content and the streaming player available closer to launch.

 

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Would love to hear your thoughts on this new product  @Wanglese @GlennL @DEANJA @Kalak @ProfessorPhone @Ms_Megahurtz

 

Any questions that you might have around this? Would this be a product that you'd be keen on? (I love my streaming TV and would definitely make it easier to watch The X Files on Presto, that's for sure!) 

 

 

Level 23: Superhero

I posted in Glenn's thread on this.

 

One question I would like to know is if it is going to be locked to Telstra IP addresses like the T-Box currently is?

 

I say this because one of the primary reasons I haven't tried Presto is because it's not on XBox or AppleTV, which are the platforms I watch my streaming media from. Even Stan has made it's way to AppleTV.

 

A box that allows access to all the major platforms that is simple to use is something I would look seriously into, especially with local warranty and support.

Level 22: Superhuman

I WANT ONE.

 

 

Specs are interesting.  I'm hoping it's the Roku3, because I like the advanced features.

 

It's not going to completely replace the T-Box, because it seems to lack PVR capablilities, (though I see that people have been making it work) but it has serious DLNA capabilities.

 

 

Interesting to see Telstra recognising that content is king, but delivery is queen, prince, and the whole army.

 

Consumption of bandwidth will be what it promotes, and it eases off the support and development issues Telstra currently faces with the T-Box.

 

 

(NEVER had any issues with Presto on the T-Box except for one 3 day account issue)

 

PLEASE SELL THE VANILLA VERSION, instead of dumbing or locking it down.

 

 

What will be interesting as a future, is inevitably the dumb geoblocking is going to go the way of the dinosaur, it may take a few years, but it IS inevitable.

 

 

Can't wait to get my hands on one.  If you want volunteers, I'll walk over broken glass to get my handfs on one, or pre-order it ASAP.

 

 

 

Level 21: Augmented

Sorry @Wanglese I am pretty sure its a Roku 2.

 

I currently have so many different types of media centres here it doesn't overly interest me.

 

Smart TV, Plex box, Kodi, WD TV, Chromecast, Miracast adapter

 

The reason I like Kodi is I use it as a network PVR which I don't think can be done on Roku.

 

It will be interesting to see how it goes and would happily test it out.

 

I want to know what local catch up content does it have, ABC iView, SBS On Demand, JumpIn, Plus7, TenPlay?

 

If there is one device to rule them all it has to support these applications.

 

Roku does have a Plex app so that is a win for local content

Level 23: Superhero

First off, thanks for offering a sample unit to test SW , I'll keep a close eye on the mail-box. I'll be better placed to comment once I've got one up and running .... LOL  Thought that might be a good stir to kick things off.

 

Interesting piece of marketing by Telstra with this unit (Wang, it's the #2 unit, unfortunately not the #3 with the likes of the ear piece plug-in available on the remote etc. etc.).

 

Saw a story on ACA this evening, showing the unit and the onscreen interface. I think one of the main things people should be aware of, this is NOT essentialy a replacement for the T-Box (Luv my T-box), it's not a PVR.

 

The Roku's have built up a pretty strong reputation and following especially overseas, where they have been using them extensively for years, before Chromecast became a buz word, for on-line streaming of some of the weidest TV channels on earth. (The good old US of A of course).

 

The pricing package will want to be pretty keen, as the Roku 2 has been marked down in most markets from $69.95 to around the $49-$59 mark.

 

Great for anyone who hasn't got a smart TV or a Chromecast.

 

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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

I have been waiting for this...

 

I can't wait...I will certainly be buying one as soon as I am able...

 

It will be a nice addition in our household...  

Level 22: Superhuman

@GlennL,

 

I hear ya.

 

I have a Noontec NAS, which is just magic,  Plex on my Apple (for iTunesU sharing), Serviio on one PC, and my Xperia Z does media sharing directly, and my Sony Blu-ray does Netflix and all the other things, so we have a LOT of choice of content.

 

I'm keen on this new device, even if it is the Roku 2.

 

 

 

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I'm hoping that this will have something other than HDMI connections.  Component would be great.  Our TV is not smart, and has no HDMI, so if this could give us catch up TV, anything else would be a bonus.  

Level 23: Superhero

Bad luck there I'm afraid Bluesue, HDMI, However all may not be lost, there are adaptors to badwards convert HDMI to other plugging systems that should work with your TV.

 

Here's an example of a HDMI to AV Composite Converter, from Jaycar stores: http://www.jaycar.com.au/Sight-%26-Sound---Home/AV-Switchers-%26-Converters/Converters/HDMI-to-AV-Co...

 

There are many more available from other retailers etc. and on E-bay that are complient and a fraction of that price. But Jaycar stuff is normally well tested and reliable.

 

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Level 21: Augmented

Seems that box does do HDCP so it should be alright but its very expensive may as well get a WDTV or something that natively supports component\composite