The Telstra T-Box has been judged “Best TV Service Innovation” at the 2012 IPTV World Forum awards in London. Other devices that were in the running for this top award were: AT&T U-verse TV, VideoGuard Connect, Verizon FiOS TV app on Microsoft Xbox, Vodafone TV, Entertain Sat and Connect TV.
This award, which is regarded as the world’s top IPTV award was awarded to the T-Box which is in over 300 000 Australia homes.
The 2012 IP&TV Industry Awards were judged by a panel of senior and expert individuals. This includes cable and telecom operators as well as independent experts, who represent an impressive cross section of the industry. This is the T-Box’s second award in as many years at the IPTV World Forum.
The T-Box Features:
- Over 4000 titles on BigPond Movies
- AFL and NRL Game Analysers
- Foxtel on T-Box, including exclusive AFL content for 2012 season
- Applications including Picasa and Weather
- 11 BigPond TV Channels including news, AFL, NRL, V8 Supercars, Home Shopping and BigPond Music
- Personal Video recorder
- Digital Set top box
The T-Box comes with HD personal video recorder functionality and 320GB of hard drive storage. The Telstra T-Box is also a digital set top box enabling analog televisions to receive digital broadcasts and is ideal for people who wish to use their current TV as opposed to purchasing a new a digital TV.
T-Box also supports connection to home theatre systems with digital audio and standard audio connections. The device has HDMI, composite and component video connections to your TV
Telstra Bigpond customers can rent movies through their T-Box from BigPond movies, pricing starts at $3.99 per movie.
The T-Box receives remote software updates that automatically download and install. This requires the T-Box to be connected to a high speed Bigpond broadband connection such as Cable or ADSL 2+. The T-Box can be connected via ethernet or Wi-Fi.
Do you own a T Box? Let us know what you like or how you feel about the device by leaving us a comment below. Read Telstra’s media release here
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