[opendtv] Re: Over the air updates for STB's

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Prinyar Boon" <Prinyar.Boon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:32:08 -0500


The Freeview system grew out of the onDigital system, and as such the 
specifications of the STBs was in the control of the onDigital people.  Part 
of the onDigital system was the built in ability to update the box software 
over the air.  This is the same type of closed system as I was describing 
for USDTV, DirecTV, and Dish Network here.

Am I mistaken in believing that Freeview does not distribute OTA software 
updates to all brands of STBs in the UK, or do all freeview boxes sold 
comply to a common software standard?


John Shutt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Prinyar Boon" <Prinyar.Boon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


In the UK over the air updates for STB's are now routine in the freeview 

One of the functions of the DTG test bed/centre is to ensure that over the 
updates do not interfere with STB's from other manufacturers.



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