deangelj, on Oct 8 2009, 10:22 AM, said:
I've read from many on this forum, as well as writers such as this, about skipping limitations, and file copying limitations for Freeview branded PVRs. However, I've haven't seen anything yet in writing, or announcements, from Freeview, or any industry body. Where are people getting this info from? Is there some secret Freeview compliance document that PVR manufacturers are working with?
In short, yes.
The longer version: there is widely speculated to be a Non-Disclosure Agreement on the Freeview technical specifications.
Freeview public statements have, in the past, been very sketchy about just what the Freeview requirements are on Freeview-badged products. Sometimes they've been confusing and contradictory. But don't take my word for it. Here's Robin Parkes, Freeview CEO, on the subject
Parkes said the enigmatic campaign designed to promote Freeview wasn't well-received by the general public.
"It has caused some confusion and concern. ..."
All this means that a fairly large proportion of statements about exactly what Freeview requirements are, are speculation and/or deduction.
And this is all from the communications
Edited by prl, 08 October 2009 - 10:36 AM.