OpenMedia and myPVR featured in the Weekend Herald 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 by steve
Weekend Herald
NZ Herald

OpenMedia and myPVR got a special mention in this weekends Herald article titled “TV – but not as we know it“.

Sadly the on-line version of the story doesn’t include the picture of Steven (our self confessed geek) demoing myPVR that is included on page B9 of the printed edition.

For more details on myPVR‘s support for freeview see our new info page.

New look myPVR website, and now shipping myPVR with dual core CPU as standard 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Friday, March 23rd, 2007 by steve

myPVR WebsiteOpenMedia have now launched a website dedicated to myPVR. This new website mypvr.co.nz will have all of the most up-to-date information on myPVR and where it stands in the world of freeview digital television.

OpenMedia is also pleased to announce that myPVR now ships with a dual core CPU as standard. By using AMD energy efficient CPUs we can provide the best levels of computing power, whilst maintaining a low system temperature.

myPVR 2.0 Full Review in Tone Issue 56 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Sunday, February 11th, 2007 by steve
Tone Magazine OpenMedia would like to thank Tim Anderson and Tone magazine for reviewing myPVR 2.0 in the March 2007 edition, and giving it a score of 87%. You can find the review on page 79.Tim was impressed with both the look and functionality of myPVR, and how quietly it performed given the tasks he threw at it.We are feeling quite pleased with our score. In particular the reviewer compliments our excellent customer support as well as the use of Linux rather than Windows MCE.Unsurprisingly our easy to use integrated Electronic Program Guide (EPG) was a big hit with the reviewer, he particularly liked the fact it arrives preconfigured.Keep your eyes open for our latest advert on page 75.

myPVR 2.0 Further Information

First round of myPVR retailers announced 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 by steve

myPVR ResellersOpenMedia are proud to announce their association with Axent Audio and Freeview Shop who are now selling myPVR. For further information please take a look at our new myPVR Sales Page. Otherwise you can contact Ben Carroll at Axent audio on 09 827 1220 for a myPVR Demo, or just take a look at the freeviewshop website.

OpenMedia announces a Virtual Remote Control for myPVR 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Friday, December 29th, 2006 by steve

OpenMedia are very pleased to announce that its market leading myPVR Personal Digital Video Recorder now comes with a built-in web browser based virtual remote control.

Customers who would otherwise be unable to use a standard remote control unit to perform operations such as setting TV recordings and playback, changing TV channels and watching their favourite TV show can now achieve these things simply and easily. These customers can now use a standard web browser on their own home computer to control their myPVR.

OpenMedia believe that this innovation is a world first, and confirmation of the ability of the Open Source software development community to respond rapidly and effectively to end user’s needs. In particular OpenMedia would like to thank one of their customers – Thane Pullan a young man from Christchurch with Cerebral Palsy, whose particular needs prompted the development. He said:

β€œThe virtual remote has enabled me to access aspects of a recording device that I have never been able to before. I am a technology junkie with five other devices; myPVR is by far the easiest to use. I am very pleased with the outcome of my purchase and I continue to be impressed with their ongoing support.”

This development is expected to be of practical benefit as an accessibility solution to people around the world.

The work has been released to the Open Source community under the Gnu Public License, and as an optional add-on to MythTV which forms the foundation of myPVR. OpenMedia would like to acknowledge the Open Source community for its timely help in providing solutions to components of the final product.

Specialised adaptations to the accessibility aspects of computers have enabled handicapped people to enjoy access to modern information processing and entertainment technology comparable to that offered to the general public.

Handicapped users of the myPVR Personal Video Recorder are now able to use their computer, as tailored to their own requirements, to tune into TV programs, record and play back programs, DVDs and CDs, and manage their library of videos and music.

For a demo of the Virtual Remote Control please click through for the standard version or the alternative wide layout.

Traditional Remote Control Web Virtual Remote
Remote Control Virtual Remote Control

myPVR FAQ page now on-line 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Saturday, November 18th, 2006 by steve

Based on all of the feedback generated by Big Boys Toys we now have a myPVR Frequently Asked Questions page. If you feel we haven’t covered some of your questions please contact us and we will endeavour to update it.

More on Optus D1 and the new TVNZ digital channels 

Filed under: DTV News, myPVR News on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 by steve

There are some updated reports in the press on the additional TVNZ channels, along with news that parts of the new Optus D1 satellite have been configured incorrectly for New Zealand which may impact services.

We will be following this closely as we fully test support for these new satellite channels with myPVR.

A big thank you to all our Big Boys Toys visitors 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Monday, November 13th, 2006 by steve

Big Boys Toys 2006Steven and Cherie send a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand over the last couple of days. We had a great show at BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys 2006, with a lot of interesting feedback from the public about myPVR. This was the first public showing of the new look version 2 of myPVR and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

First of all we would like to say a quick thank you to Newtek for the loan of a Benq 37″ LCD TV, IBM for the loan of Tux the penguin, and to Orcon for kindly supplying the internet connection we needed for some of our demonstrations.

We will have updated information on line over the next couple of days along with the updated pricing for the version 2 units. We also hope to have a frequently asked questions page to cover the queries we got from potential customers over the course of the show.

Until then if you have any additional queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

OpenMedia launch myPVR version 2 at Big Boys Toys 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Sunday, November 12th, 2006 by steve

OpenMedia are using their appearance at Big Boys Toys to launch version 2 of myPVR. More details will be made available on the website next week, including updated pricing, but if you get a chance pop along to the show and take a look at our new hardware.

See OpenMedia’s myPVR at Big Boys Toys 2006 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Sunday, November 5th, 2006 by steve

OpenMedia is proud to announce our involvement with BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys 2006. We will be situated in the “Technology and Gaming” area in Hall 3 on stand 301, so please don’t miss us!

We will have two of our latest myPVR units running demonstrations, and set up for you to have a play to see for yourself just how user-friendly myPVR really is.

Come along to meet us and take away as much information as you need about myPVR, or even place your order with us at the show.