Alticast Ranks Highly in HD-PVR Usability Survey Carried out by TBB in Germany

Independent Testing of Germany's HD-PVR Boxes Reveals the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Oct 14, 2010, 15:12 ET from Alticast

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published report from TBB (thebrainbehind) regarding consumer usability of 2010 market deployed HD-PVR Set Top Boxes in Germany placed Alticast and collaborators at the top of the pile.  The independent report states that Pay-TV, Free-to-Air and Cable Operator-boxes were tested for their ease of use and functionality. And that in order to do so TBB tested the boxes in the home environment looking at the products from the perspective of the audience whilst basing their tests on a comprehensive criteria-weighting matrix, individual functions and integration of the product.  Besides the main applications such as EPG, PVR and VOD, all functions were evaluated including the general menu navigation.

The report states that the highest rated product was the Unitymedia HD PVR running Alticast/Zappware Software/UI and built by Echostar.

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Alticast ( products power functionality, speed and performance for more than 15 million devices ranging from DVB-MHP STBs, to cable set-top boxes (OCAP/tru2way) in Korea and North America, to Blu-ray Disc worldwide. Based on Java and the GEM open standards, Alticast is changing the way people view TV by driving innovation for new classes of interactive television products.

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