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Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Oct-12 12:59:50
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TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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I am thinking of ditching Sky and going for TT Youview, the only thing that is holding me back is the thought of going back to watching SD on all but BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD, the last time i used a freeview box with my LCD TV the picture quality on some channels was awful.

Has anyone here had this installed?

Does the box up-scale the SD channels and if not how do you find the picture quality?


TIA.
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Sun 14-Oct-12 15:26:14
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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I thought youview did do HD
http://www.youview.com/features/
claims
"High Definition
Extraordinary TV in HD

Brighter, sharper pictures and sound. YouView supports full HD. On demand and catch up programmes are also available in HD, and if you record something in HD, you can watch it back in HD."
Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Oct-12 17:14:54
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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I thought youview did do HD


It does that's why i said -

"holding me back is the thought of going back to watching SD on all but BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD"

Most of the channels i watch regularly on Sky are in HD so going back to SD is going to be a big step backwards if the picture quality is rubbish, i will stay with Sky if this is the case.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 14-Oct-12 17:25:37
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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The live channels are just Freeview so only those in HD on Freeview will be in HD on the YouView box.
The on-demand aspects will vary according to the content source.

Used freeview recently on a big TV and amazed how people put up with the blocky picture on SD

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Oct-12 17:48:05
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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Used freeview recently on a big TV and amazed how people put up with the blocky picture on SD


That is what it was like on mine, i thought the cheap Asda freeview box wasn't helping but it looks like freeview is not the best option, i will stick with Sky and wait until we get FTTC by then we will probably all be viewing the majority of channels in HD by way of our Broadband connections..
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Oct-12 21:49:42
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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In reply to a post by Jack_Hackett:
I am thinking of ditching Sky and going for TT Youview, the only thing that is holding me back is the thought of going back to watching SD on all but BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD, the last time i used a freeview box with my LCD TV the picture quality on some channels was awful.

Has anyone here had this installed?

Does the box up-scale the SD channels and if not how do you find the picture quality?


TIA.
Why does what appears to be a set top tv box require some employee of talk talk to install it, as presumably it will connect to the existing antenna and or router ,why does something as trivial as this require customers to spend £50.00 when they can easily perform D.I.Y. and achieve the same or a better outcome without it

http://www.youview.com/how-it-works/

Edited by tommy45 (Sun 14-Oct-12 21:53:04)

Standard User ntm1275
(learned) Mon 15-Oct-12 00:47:43
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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You may want to look at VouView shortcomin before deciding
http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/dtr-t1000-youview-shor...

If you aren't that bothered about the catch up services (apart from iPlayer), a much better option is the Humax HDR-Fox T2

I have one and it upscales SD content and it is perfectly fine on my Panny 42" TV

I've been on Freeview for years, and this is the best PVR I've ever owned for Freeview

It also has a lively custom firmware community, that adds all manner of extra features to it
Such as:-
Web interface
Smart Phone Web Interface
Remote scheduling
Network Share mount - play virtually any video/music/photo stored on a computer, server or NAS
Decrypt both SD and HD content
Transfer recorded video to USB drive, or via your home network (SD and HD) to a computer
FTP server
On box video splicer
Bittorrent client
Samba server
There are many more, just too many to list

Look at the Forum for more info
http://hummy.tv/forum/

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 15-Oct-12 10:53:21
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Re: TalkTalk Offers Free YouView


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Freeview picture quality is awful and since a youview box is a glorified Freeview PVR, it will be the same.

The idea of youview is good, in that the you can go back in time on the guide, but then it goes from the guide and onto the providers app. So you pick say HIGNFY on BBc a couple of days back and it will go to the BBC Iplayer, so no standard interface.

The box can also be a bit slow.

i don't have one myself, but I am in contact with someone who got one as they was in the trials.


Maybe you should wait until the bring out a Freesat version.

Adrian

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 15-Oct-12 11:22:15
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
Freeview picture quality is awful and since a youview box is a glorified Freeview PVR, it will be the same.

The idea of youview is good, in that the you can go back in time on the guide, but then it goes from the guide and onto the providers app. So you pick say HIGNFY on BBc a couple of days back and it will go to the BBC Iplayer, so no standard interface.
Sounds like something easily achievable by Raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi.


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Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Oct-12 18:23:38
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Why does what appears to be a set top tv box require some employee of talk talk to install it, as presumably it will connect to the existing antenna and or router ,why does something as trivial as this require customers to spend £50.00 when they can easily perform D.I.Y. and achieve the same or a better outcome without it


No one seems to be letting on but i have read there will be a D - I - Y install option next year.

Edited by Jack_Hackett (Mon 15-Oct-12 18:23:57)

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