The rollout of the NBN has offered many homes improved internet connection speeds, allowing for greater accessibility to media streaming services.
Foxtel has now released their IP based set top box – the IQ5 unit. No satellite or cable connection is required, the Foxtel content is streamed entirely via internet connection. The benefit of this is that installation is now a simpler and more practical option where cables or satellite equipment may be unsightly or impractical to install.
With an external antenna connected the IQ5 unit can also receive Free-to-air channels. Note these channels are only available with an antenna connection, they are not streamed via IP.
The new look decoder is compact and has the option to clip-on a hard drive to allow recording.
More information is available here.