UPC begins rollout new H3 firmware for Horizon Mediabox




UPC begins this week with the phased roll out a new update for Horizon Media box. The so-called H3 firmware offers a new text display of rag content. Furthermore, the set-top box would support more codecs and containers.

The H3 firmware is the second major firmware release for Horizon Media box. One of the improvements, the display of video-on-demand titles in text mode is implemented based on the needs of Horizon users. This text mode is an option in addition to the regular display using thumbnails and would have to make navigation smoother. In the search option has been added. ‘Just a mosaic-view’

According to UPC in the H3 firmware also delete multiple episodes of recorded TV-series or programs simplified: these can be erased simultaneously. Also you can jump while setting favorite channels to the cable company is simplified. Directly to the record list with a single press of the DVR button on the remote The options menu is cleared and there are some defaults changed. Thus Teletext will now always have a standard black background in order to enhance readability.

The H3 firmware also promises to support the DLNA mode, late UPC do not know what formats these are exact. More codecs and containers It is also flush in AVI, MOV, MKV and MP4 files further improved.

UPC choose a phased roll-out of the firmware. From this week Horizon owners in North Brabant will update ingest. If, while no major problems then until mid-September, the provinces of North Holland, South Holland, Friesland, Flevoland and Gelderland turn.

The introduction of the Horizon Mediabox in September 2012 went anything but smoothly; UPC had to deal with many complaints about the set-top boxes which suffered from various teething problems. In a study by the Consumer UPC subscribers were most dissatisfied about Horizon set-top box. The preceding H2 update was delayed : Instead of a previously scheduled rollout in June H2 update was released until mid-July.

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