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Standard User imbsuk
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 15-Sep-13 18:58:20
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unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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I would like Bt Infinity 1 (unlimited), plus to be able to watch the 'free' BT sports channels on our TV rather than streamed online. So one needs a BT Vision+ Box right? Does one also need to pay the 5£ a month subscription for BT TV? I see no option to order a box without the extra subscription charges of BT TV. And if one is able to order a box on top of the BT infinity package, how much is it? Any other charges I should be aware of? Also, is there any good websites to order from for deals? Sorry for the newbie questions, but I don't appear to have the intelligence required to decipher their website.

Edit: and how are the sports channel received? Streamed through the internet connection, or through the aerial?

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Edited by imbsuk (Sun 15-Sep-13 19:01:43)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 15-Sep-13 19:36:45
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Re: unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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The basic £5 channel package means you avoid paying the 299 retail price of the settop box.

Bt sport if you have bt tv and infinity is over Internet, well a small bit of it.

You can add bt sport to any freeview box for free if you dont want hd or just watch the web based app.

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Standard User mnbvcxz
(regular) Mon 16-Sep-13 16:38:23
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Re: unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
You can add bt sport to any freeview box for free if you dont want hd or just watch the web based app.


Add it to a bt freeview box perhaps. But generic freeview boxes will list the channels but they will be encrypted and have no way to unencrypt them. I can see them on my tv but when I looked on Bt's website it said "you may see the channels on other boxes but you can only decrypt them on a bt box". And a sky box of course if you have a subscription.

Possibly you could connect a laptop to a tv using the tv out cable and put the online web version on your tv like that if you have the right bits? Though not very elegant.


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Standard User alwall
(member) Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:23
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Re: unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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If you have Infinity and Bt Sports, the BT Youview box will be enabled to receive the streamed sports channels.
The BTVision box is only required if you need to de-encrypt the DTT ("Freeview") signal because you only have ADSL. See the BT Forum here

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 16-Sep-13 19:00:26
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Re: unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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Ah yes, the joys of the need for an encryption card. Kicks brain.

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Standard User thar
(experienced) Mon 16-Sep-13 21:10:18
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Re: unable to make head nor tail of the BT website


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You don't actually need a Sky subscription, just a box with a viewing card.

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