Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by johannes » 16 Dec 2013, 09:57

Monday isn't over yet, uploading soon! :)
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by johannes » 16 Dec 2013, 14:29

Now available on Google Play:

http://app.tvsweden.se
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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by NoSubstitute » 20 Dec 2013, 10:31

Nice!
Can't wait to come home and test it out! :-)

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by mike_nl » 30 Dec 2013, 03:21

Hi Johannes,

first of all i hope you and your family had have a good and peacefull chrsitmas.

About the topic, i do not live in sweden, badly ;-).
But that looks amazing because the video shows
me what i wish to have years ago...

So do your best to get it better and better...

BTW:
- my b2's are allways have the latest updates ;-)

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Will Excito open up TV sweden?

Post by fredrikj » 31 Dec 2013, 05:34

When I bought my B3 I was really excited about a Swedish company that appeared to completely embraced the concepts of open source and open hardware. Since then the waining maintenance of bubba source repositories and your work with the completely proprietary V1 has me worried.

TV Sweden is a cool gizmo, to me seems to have the right features at a great price. My finger is on the buy trigger, but I hesitate because Excito's announcement does not mention that open heritage which made me excited about the B3. I do not want to buy a product that relies on closed source. I do want the ability to tinker with the software that runs on hardware that I own. I want to have the confidence that when (not if) Excito decides to shift focus again in the future, the source code that runs on my hardware is available, and if I have to I can maintain that myself going forward.

So, Excito, what is your strategy for TV Sweden? Will this be a dead end proprietary closed source only solution, like the V1? Or do you intend to return to the open source foundation that used to make your products great?

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by johannes » 02 Jan 2014, 08:56

Hi Fredrik,

We are still very much an open source company, our developers live by that but this product (TV Sweden) is something else. For various reasons (such as focus on user experience, business with larger customers etc.) we will not open this device up for you guys, we (developers) would like to but business does not allow that. I very much understand where you are coming from and what you are after in a product, but this particular product is not aiming for your target group, regrettably.

Sorry!
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by NoSubstitute » 04 Jan 2014, 05:07

Sadly Big Media don't like open products with or without DRM.
So many of us root our devices as soon as we get a new one, but then we also have to accept that a few media sources are no longer accessible to us. It sucks, but, so far, they make the rules.

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Re: Product launch: TV on demand just got better!

Post by fredrikj » 05 Jan 2014, 05:39

Thank you Johannes for your sincere response on the openness issue. While obviously it is a strategy that I'd hope you'd be able to avoid, I do understand that there are some business reasons behind it.

I'll keep my eye out for future open products from Excito and in the meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy my B3.

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