Home TV by Rostelecom

At the press conference, representatives of Rostelecom noted mostly well-known things that everyone knows about, but no one thinks about, we are talking about television, of course. In particular, they talked about the fact that the technological base of IPTV has not been updated for a long time, that a user who has high-speed Internet at home spends much less time near the TV, and that many today want to watch not just TV, but watch it according to their own decision: when they want and what they want. Common truths.

The company also noted the obvious disadvantages of modern Internet TV through set-top boxes - limited content and weak functionality of the software, when the user can watch the video at any time, but does not have the opportunity, for example, to record it and throw it into the archive. In fairness, it should be noted that today almost all major home TV providers are constantly improving the software part of their services.

Home TV from Rostelecom

What will Rostelecom offer with its new Home TV service? First, the company plans to pay significant attention not only to a large number of television channels (there will be more than a hundred of them), but also to the video-on-demand service. At the time of launch, about 500 films will be available, mostly new ones, but a rapid expansion of the base is planned, however, it is not yet possible to say how it will happen and at what pace, it remains only to look at this process in practice.

Also, the subscriber of "Home TV" will receive 7 GB of cloud space for storing various data. Another interesting feature is the ability to view your saved movies and videos from devices based on iOS and Android. Apps for smartphones have not yet been officially launched, but should soon appear in the AppStore and Google Play. The service works simply: the video you like is automatically converted and becomes available for playback on the mentioned platforms. For mobile devices, buffering with adaptive bitrate will be implemented: from time to time, the software analyzes the speed of the device's connection to the network and, depending on it, sets one of three bitrates for video.

Home TV will also have a feature to set passwords for selected channels to prevent children from watching them. They also promise a more interesting function of setting the viewing duration, when for a certain channel or all you can set a time limit for viewing, after which the channel turns off.

Set-top box

To test the service, I got a Smartlabs 282 HD Base IPTV set-top box. You can read about its characteristics, for example, here. Outwardly, this is a simple black box made of glossy and matte plastic. It looks simple, collects fingerprints well and acts as an excellent dust collector. However, for home TV from Rostelecom, you can choose other set-top boxes.

On the front side there is only one light indicator of the operation of the set-top box, as well as a window for receiving a signal from the remote control, on the reverse side there are connectors.

Here you can see a connector for connecting the set-top box to a TV via HDMI or A / V cable, there is a SCART adapter, a separate connector for connecting power and another one for connecting to the Internet via Ethernet. The minus of this set-top box is the lack of Wi-F \ th side, the kit comes with a normal, that is, a long (about 5 meters) Ethernet cable, which is more than enough for a typical room if the Internet center (router, etc.) is located in on one side, and a TV with a set-top box connected to it on the other.

There is a connector for connecting a flash drive or an external hard drive, you can watch videos from external media, and on the bottom of the set-top box there is a cover that hides the slot for a compact (laptop) hard drive, apparently. True, in the version of the set-top box that I had, this socket cannot be used, because there are no connectors for connecting a disk near it.

I really liked the control panel. I'm probably just behind on modern TV technology because I don't watch TV, but I haven't seen such a convenient and grippy remote control for a long time.

To operate the set-top box in normal mode, you need an Internet connection at a speed of at least 5 Mbps. And then everything is simple - the set-top box is connected by an Ethernet cable to the Internet center and turned on - the initial setup and software update take no more than 5 minutes, and the set-top box is ready to work.

“Inside” everything will probably be recognizable and simple for any person who has used this or that Internet TV: there is a choice between TV programs and movies, the schedule of TV programs is displayed, any of them can be recorded at any time so that see later.

The cost of films is still unknown, it will probably be similar to the price at which films are sold on the zabava.ru website. There are additional services like weather forecast and news feed from your Facebook friends Best Watches You Could Ever Find., as well as the ability to "like" movies (horror, what progress has come!).

Conclusion

At the time of preparation of the material, there was no information about tariffs and some features of the service, so the conclusion will be short. If Rostelecom can actively increase the base of films available for viewing by subscribers of the service, even after the purchase, especially if there are new relevant films (the latest) - this may be interesting. A very wide selection of TV channels and affordable tariffs can also be interesting, I personally was attracted by the ease of installing the set-top box, it took me 15 minutes from the moment it was unpacked to the start of watching a movie, which is great. One question remains - what is new to offer or plans to offer Rostelecom in its "Home TV"? Because at this stage, from all the information available about the service, only one conclusion can be drawn - this is just another good home TV.

Home TV by Rostelecom

At the press conference, representatives of Rostelecom noted mostly well-known things that everyone knows about, but no one thinks about, we are talking about television, of course. In particular, they talked about the fact that the technological base of IPTV has not been updated for a long time, that a user who has high-speed Internet at home spends much less time near the TV, and that many today want to watch not just TV, but watch it according to their own decision: when they want and what they want. Common truths.

The company also noted the obvious disadvantages of modern Internet TV through set-top boxes - limited content and weak functionality of the software, when the user can watch the video at any time, but does not have the opportunity, for example, to record it and throw it into the archive. In fairness, it should be noted that today almost all major home TV providers are constantly improving the software part of their services.

Home TV from Rostelecom

What will Rostelecom offer with its new Home TV service? First, the company plans to pay significant attention not only to a large number of television channels (there will be more than a hundred of them), but also to the video-on-demand service. At the time of launch, about 500 films will be available, mostly new ones, but a rapid expansion of the base is planned, however, it is not yet possible to say how it will happen and at what pace, it remains only to look at this process in practice.

Also, the subscriber of "Home TV" will receive 7 GB of cloud space for storing various data. Another interesting feature is the ability to view your saved movies and videos from devices based on iOS and Android. Apps for smartphones have not yet been officially launched, but should soon appear in the AppStore and Google Play. The service works simply: the video you like is automatically converted and becomes available for playback on the mentioned platforms. For mobile devices, buffering with adaptive bitrate will be implemented: from time to time, the software analyzes the speed of the device's connection to the network and, depending on it, sets one of three bitrates for video.

Home TV will also have a feature to set passwords for selected channels to prevent children from watching them. They also promise a more interesting function of setting the viewing duration, when for a certain channel or all you can set a time limit for viewing, after which the channel turns off.

Set-top box

To test the service, I got a Smartlabs 282 HD Base IPTV set-top box. You can read about its characteristics, for example, here. Outwardly, this is a simple black box made of glossy and matte plastic. It looks simple, collects fingerprints well and acts as an excellent dust collector. However, for home TV from Rostelecom, you can choose other set-top boxes.

On the front side there is only one light indicator of the operation of the set-top box, as well as a window for receiving a signal from the remote control, on the reverse side there are connectors.

Here you can see a connector for connecting the set-top box to a TV via HDMI or A / V cable, there is a SCART adapter, a separate connector for connecting power and another one for connecting to the Internet via Ethernet. The minus of this set-top box is the lack of Wi-F \ th side, the kit comes with a normal, that is, a long (about 5 meters) Ethernet cable, which is more than enough for a typical room if the Internet center (router, etc.) is located in on one side, and a TV with a set-top box connected to it on the other.

There is a connector for connecting a flash drive or an external hard drive, you can watch videos from external media, and on the bottom of the set-top box there is a cover that hides the slot for a compact (laptop) hard drive, apparently. True, in the version of the set-top box that I had, this socket cannot be used, because there are no connectors for connecting a disk near it.

I really liked the control panel. I'm probably just behind on modern TV technology because I don't watch TV, but I haven't seen such a convenient and grippy remote control for a long time.

To operate the set-top box in normal mode, you need an Internet connection at a speed of at least 5 Mbps. And then everything is simple - the set-top box is connected by an Ethernet cable to the Internet center and turned on - the initial setup and software update take no more than 5 minutes, and the set-top box is ready to work.

“Inside” everything will probably be recognizable and simple for any person who has used this or that Internet TV: there is a choice between TV programs and movies, the schedule of TV programs is displayed, any of them can be recorded at any time so that see later.

The cost of films is still unknown, it will probably be similar to the price at which films are sold on the zabava.ru website. There are additional services like weather forecast and news feed from your Facebook friends Best Watches You Could Ever Find., as well as the ability to "like" movies (horror, what progress has come!).

Conclusion

At the time of preparation of the material, there was no information about tariffs and some features of the service, so the conclusion will be short. If Rostelecom can actively increase the base of films available for viewing by subscribers of the service, even after the purchase, especially if there are new relevant films (the latest) - this may be interesting. A very wide selection of TV channels and affordable tariffs can also be interesting, I personally was attracted by the ease of installing the set-top box, it took me 15 minutes from the moment it was unpacked to the start of watching a movie, which is great. One question remains - what is new to offer or plans to offer Rostelecom in its "Home TV"? Because at this stage, from all the information available about the service, only one conclusion can be drawn - this is just another good home TV.

Home TV by Rostelecom

At the press conference, representatives of Rostelecom noted mostly well-known things that everyone knows about, but no one thinks about, we are talking about television, of course. In particular, they talked about the fact that the technological base of IPTV has not been updated for a long time, that a user who has high-speed Internet at home spends much less time near the TV, and that many today want to watch not just TV, but watch it according to their own decision: when they want and what they want. Common truths.

The company also noted the obvious disadvantages of modern Internet TV through set-top boxes - limited content and weak functionality of the software, when the user can watch the video at any time, but does not have the opportunity, for example, to record it and throw it into the archive. In fairness, it should be noted that today almost all major home TV providers are constantly improving the software part of their services.

Home TV from Rostelecom

What will Rostelecom offer with its new Home TV service? Firstly, the company plans to pay significant attention not only to a large number of television channels (there will be more than a hundred of them), but also to the video-on-demand service. At the time of launch, about 500 films will be available, mostly new ones, but a rapid expansion of the base is planned, however, it is not yet possible to say how it will happen and at what pace, it remains only to look at this process in practice.

Also, the subscriber of "Home TV" will receive 7 GB of cloud space for storing various data. Another interesting feature is the ability to view your saved movies and videos from devices based on iOS and Android. Apps for smartphones have not been officially launched yet, but should soon appear in the AppStore and Google Play. The service works simply: the video you like is automatically converted and becomes available for playback on the mentioned platforms. For mobile devices, buffering with adaptive bitrate will be implemented: from time to time, the software analyzes the speed of the device's connection to the network and, depending on it, sets one of three bitrates for video.

Home TV will also have a feature to set passwords for selected channels to prevent children from watching them. They also promise a more interesting function of setting the viewing duration, when for a certain channel or all you can set a time limit for viewing, after which the channel turns off.

Set-top box

To test the service, I got a Smartlabs 282 HD Base IPTV set-top box. You can read about its characteristics, for example, here. Outwardly, this is a simple black box made of glossy and matte plastic. It looks simple, collects fingerprints well and acts as an excellent dust collector. However, for home TV from Rostelecom, you can choose other set-top boxes.

On the front side there is only one light indicator of the operation of the set-top box, as well as a window for receiving a signal from the remote control, on the reverse side there are connectors.

Here you can see a connector for connecting the set-top box to a TV via HDMI or A / V cable, there is a SCART adapter, a separate connector for connecting power and another one for connecting to the Internet via Ethernet. The minus of this set-top box is the lack of Wi-F \ th side, the kit comes with a normal, that is, a long (about 5 meters) Ethernet cable, which is more than enough for a typical room if the Internet center (router, etc.) is located in on one side, and a TV with a set-top box connected to it on the other.

There is a connector for connecting a flash drive or an external hard drive, you can watch videos from external media, and on the bottom of the set-top box there is a cover that hides the slot for a compact (laptop) hard drive, apparently. True, in the version of the set-top box that I had, this socket cannot be used, because there are no connectors for connecting a disk near it.

I really liked the control panel. I'm probably just out of touch with modern TV technology because I don't watch TV, but I haven't seen such a convenient and grippy remote control for a long time.

To operate the set-top box in normal mode, you need an Internet connection at a speed of at least 5 Mbps. And then everything is simple - the set-top box is connected by an Ethernet cable to the Internet center and turned on - the initial setup and software update take no more than 5 minutes, and the set-top box is ready to work.

“Inside” everything will probably be recognizable and simple for any person who has used this or that Internet TV: there is a choice between TV programs and movies, the schedule of TV programs is displayed, any of them can be recorded at any time so that see later.

The cost of films is still unknown, it will probably be similar to the price at which films are sold on the zabava.ru website. There are additional services like weather forecast and news feed from your Facebook friends Best Watches You Could Ever Find., as well as the ability to "like" movies (horror, what progress has come!).

Conclusion

At the time of preparation of the material, there was no information about tariffs and some features of the service, so the conclusion will be short. If Rostelecom can actively increase the base of films available for viewing by subscribers of the service, even after the purchase, especially if there are new relevant films (the latest) - this may be interesting. A very wide selection of TV channels and affordable tariffs can also be interesting, I personally was attracted by the ease of installing the set-top box, it took me 15 minutes from the moment it was unpacked to the start of watching a movie, which is great. One question remains - what is new to offer or plans to offer Rostelecom in its "Home TV"? Because at this stage, from all the information available about the service, only one conclusion can be drawn - this is just another good home TV.

Home TV by Rostelecom

At the press conference, representatives of Rostelecom noted mostly well-known things that everyone knows about, but no one thinks about, we are talking about television, of course. In particular, they talked about the fact that the technological base of IPTV has not been updated for a long time, that a user who has high-speed Internet at home spends much less time near the TV, and that many today want to watch not just TV, but watch it according to their own decision: when they want and what they want. Common truths.

The company also noted the obvious disadvantages of modern Internet TV through set-top boxes - limited content and weak functionality of the software, when the user can watch the video at any time, but does not have the opportunity, for example, to record it and throw it into the archive. In fairness, it should be noted that today almost all major home TV providers are constantly improving the software part of their services.

Home TV from Rostelecom

What will Rostelecom offer with its new Home TV service? Firstly, the company plans to pay significant attention not only to a large number of television channels (there will be more than a hundred of them), but also to the video-on-demand service. At the time of launch, about 500 films will be available, mostly new ones, but a rapid expansion of the base is planned, however, it is not yet possible to say how it will happen and at what pace, it remains only to look at this process in practice.

Also, the subscriber of "Home TV" will receive 7 GB of cloud space for storing various data. Another interesting feature is the ability to view your saved movies and videos from devices based on iOS and Android. Apps for smartphones have not been officially launched yet, but should soon appear in the AppStore and Google Play. The service works simply: the video you like is automatically converted and becomes available for playback on the mentioned platforms. For mobile devices, buffering with adaptive bitrate will be implemented: from time to time, the software analyzes the speed of the device's connection to the network and, depending on it, sets one of three bitrates for video.

Home TV will also have a feature to set passwords for selected channels to prevent children from watching them. They also promise a more interesting function of setting the viewing duration, when for a certain channel or all you can set a time limit for viewing, after which the channel turns off.

Set-top box

To test the service, I got a Smartlabs 282 HD Base IPTV set-top box. You can read about its characteristics, for example, here. Outwardly, this is a simple black box made of glossy and matte plastic. It looks simple, collects fingerprints well and acts as an excellent dust collector. However, for home TV from Rostelecom, you can choose other set-top boxes.

On the front side there is only one light indicator of the operation of the set-top box, as well as a window for receiving a signal from the remote control, on the reverse side there are connectors.

Here you can see a connector for connecting the set-top box to a TV via HDMI or A / V cable, there is a SCART adapter, a separate connector for connecting power and another one for connecting to the Internet via Ethernet. The minus of this set-top box is the lack of Wi-F \ th side, the kit comes with a normal, that is, a long (about 5 meters) Ethernet cable, which is more than enough for a typical room if the Internet center (router, etc.) is located in on one side, and a TV with a set-top box connected to it on the other.

There is a connector for connecting a flash drive or an external hard drive, you can watch videos from external media, and on the bottom of the set-top box there is a cover that hides the slot for a compact (laptop) hard drive, apparently. True, in the version of the set-top box that I had, this socket cannot be used, because there are no connectors for connecting a disk near it.

I really liked the control panel. I'm probably just behind on modern TV technology because I don't watch TV, but I haven't seen such a convenient and grippy remote control for a long time.

To operate the set-top box in normal mode, you need an Internet connection at a speed of at least 5 Mbps. And then everything is simple - the set-top box is connected by an Ethernet cable to the Internet center and turned on - the initial setup and software update take no more than 5 minutes, and the set-top box is ready to work.

“Inside” everything will probably be recognizable and simple for any person who has used this or that Internet TV: there is a choice between TV programs and movies, the schedule of TV programs is displayed, any of them can be recorded at any time so that see later.

The cost of films is still unknown, it will probably be similar to the price at which films are sold on the zabava.ru website. There are additional services like weather forecasts and news feeds from your Facebook friends Best Watches You Could Ever Find., as well as the ability to "like" movies (horrible progress!).

The cost of the films is still unknown, probably, it will be similar to the price at which films are sold on the website zabava.ru. There are additional services like weather forecast and news feed from your Facebook friends Best Watches You Could Ever Find. Best Watches You Could Ever Find. , as well as the ability to put "likes" on films (horror, what progress has come to!).

Conclusion

At the time of preparation of the material, there was no information about tariffs and some features of the service, so the conclusion will be short. If Rostelecom can actively increase the base of films available for viewing by subscribers of the service, even after the purchase, especially if there are new relevant films (the latest) - this may be interesting. A very wide selection of TV channels and affordable tariffs can also be interesting, I personally was attracted by the ease of installing the set-top box, it took me 15 minutes from the moment it was unpacked to the start of watching a movie, which is great. One question remains - what is new to offer or plans to offer Rostelecom in its "Home TV"? Because at this stage, from all the information available about the service, only one conclusion can be drawn - this is just another good home TV.