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Standard User beardedwonder
(member) Thu 24-Sep-15 15:38:50
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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£50 for a PVR is not bad either, the only problem is I don't think the You view box is the best box around.

The Youview+ box that Plusnet supply (Humax DTR-T2120) is the best Youview box on the market, by far, and possibly the best DTT box on the market depending on needs, it also looks quite good and has a small footprint. I have used four Youview PVR boxes:
Huawei DN370T (very slow, especially when recording two channels 320GB, remote lag on all screens), DN372T (an improvement on the original, not as much lag [still some], still only 320GB),
DTR-T1000 (good box much more responsive than either Huawei box, 500GB)
DTR-T2102 (quickest at turning on from standby, no lag, VOD content loads quickly as well)

The HDR-FOXT2 is the most customisable, with firmware available to allow all sorts of fiddling, the newer Humax boxes are locked down.

The killer feature for Youview is having all the main players VOD apps available and simply scrolling back in the EPG to load programmes.

N.B. Freeview Play is just around the corner and Humax are expected to release some PVRs for that soon, prices expected to start at £200.

Edited by beardedwonder (Thu 24-Sep-15 15:40:15)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Sep-15 21:47:08
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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Nat Geo - owned by Fox wink


And?

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Sep-15 21:52:49
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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The Youview box that Plusnet is currently supplying is rather good (the Youview+ version that records).

The comments about Freeview and Plusnet TV are rather odd - Plusnet TV is additional to Freeview, you can't have Plusnet TV without it, i.e. an aerial is required.


The You View UI is still pretty slow even on newer boxes and people still complain about having problems with certain features.

I think what he is trying to say is that you pay for Plusnet TV and get nothing more for doing so that you can get on normal Freeview, which is incorrect.


Without the extra channels from BT, Talk Talk and now Plusnet, You View is nothing more than a glorified pvr with some catch up features.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Sep-15 22:06:08
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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Gold has its moments for stuff like Only Fools, Porridge, Bottom & Young Ones but then discovery's, nat geo's can be a decent way to fill in the gaps of a rainy Sunday afternoon smile



I used to like Gold a few years back, in fact a lot of years back, but it is nothing like it used to be.
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I think the main sub channels currently that I can think of would be Sky 1, Fox, Comedy Central... Dave's not too bad, either for stuff like suits and Red Dwarf!


Dave is free anyway on Freeview, Sky one is not available on Plusnet TV, to be honest it is only really documentary channels I am interested in, but those are not like they used to be.

Thought if your deciding between the TV and Leaving Plusnet, my answer would be pretty biased considering the mixture of issues and bad attitudes I've experienced with them.


I have stopped paying for my Tv licence and have until January until it runs out, I went without TV for 3 years because to be honest it is pretty naff. I only decided to reinstated it this year because I saw that Motors Tv was on Freeview and thought it would be good.
Turns out it is not that good.

so is it worth me keeping my Tv licence, extending my contract with plusnet, which will no doubt knock me down to 40/2 and paying £50 for the box and then a fiver a month extra just for a couple of channels I may watch?


If you do find the TV is suitable then BT could be one to look at!


I know Plusnet belongs to BT, it is still ran as a separate company and I vowed the last time I left never to go back to BT again, Awful customer service and awful broadband service, never again. Bad enough having to go with Plusnet. But at the time it was a choice btween them and Talk Talk.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Sep-15 22:09:34
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


[re: beardedwonder] [link to this post]
 
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£50 for a PVR is not bad either, the only problem is I don't think the You view box is the best box around.

The Youview+ box that Plusnet supply (Humax DTR-T2120) is the best Youview box on the market, by far, and possibly the best DTT box on the market depending on needs, it also looks quite good and has a small footprint. I have used four Youview PVR boxes:
Huawei DN370T (very slow, especially when recording two channels 320GB, remote lag on all screens), DN372T (an improvement on the original, not as much lag [still some], still only 320GB),
DTR-T1000 (good box much more responsive than either Huawei box, 500GB)
DTR-T2102 (quickest at turning on from standby, no lag, VOD content loads quickly as well)

The HDR-FOXT2 is the most customisable, with firmware available to allow all sorts of fiddling, the newer Humax boxes are locked down.

The killer feature for Youview is having all the main players VOD apps available and simply scrolling back in the EPG to load programmes.

N.B. Freeview Play is just around the corner and Humax are expected to release some PVRs for that soon, prices expected to start at £200.


i would not bother with a Freeview play box to be honest, I got a ps3 which I can use for catchup tv and it have Netflix which I use.

I only thought of Plusnet TV for the nat geo channels, but as I said it seems like they are not that great these days. It seems like all the TV channels these days are dumb down.

Adrian

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Standard User beardedwonder
(member) Fri 25-Sep-15 00:05:59
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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The You View UI is still pretty slow even on newer boxes and people still complain about having problems with certain features.

It definitely isn't slow, it's faster than any other PVR that I have used, it will even let you have VOD as PiP whilst browsing the guide with no slow down. What features are causing problems? This box is on our main set and gets used extensively without any hiccups, previous Youview boxes have been prone to crashing, not one with this one...yet!
Standard User kasg
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Sep-15 10:56:00
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Agreed, it's an excellent box, fast and no problems whatsoever. The YouView UI still isn't brilliant, but it's better than it was and the presence of a "MyView" button on the remote helps a lot.

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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Sep-15 11:38:51
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Dave is free anyway on Freeview, Sky one is not available on Plusnet TV, to be honest it is only really documentary channels I am interested in, but those are not like they used to be

No Sky 1, thats surprising, I was put off Plusnet TV as soon as I was presented with details on the cost and the appalling lengthy re-contract I would have to do on all my services as well as taking the TV service, so I never got as far as looking at channel listings and features.

I personally thought it was just reselling BT's channels but it seems that isn't the case, or at least channels are being held back for some reason.

At the time Plusnet TV was being released I was being offered TV from Sky for £120 a year which was very temping but in the end I just binned it completely and opted for Now TV subscriptions.

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 25-Sep-15 17:28:41
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
Dave is free anyway on Freeview, Sky one is not available on Plusnet TV, to be honest it is only really documentary channels I am interested in, but those are not like they used to be

No Sky 1, thats surprising, I was put off Plusnet TV as soon as I was presented with details on the cost and the appalling lengthy re-contract I would have to do on all my services as well as taking the TV service, so I never got as far as looking at channel listings and features.

I personally thought it was just reselling BT's channels but it seems that isn't the case, or at least channels are being held back for some reason.

At the time Plusnet TV was being released I was being offered TV from Sky for £120 a year which was very temping but in the end I just binned it completely and opted for Now TV subscriptions.


Price wise it is not too bad I suppose, £50 for a box if it is decent, my Digital stream HD PVr cost me £150 and that was cheap, it is getting on now and is not really supported apart from a third party. £5 a month then for the channels. That fiver do not include HD, I think it is another £3 for HD,

Entertainment package

307 Comedy Central
309 MTV
316 Fox
319 SyFy
320 Universal Channel
321 E!
322 Discovery
323 TLC
324 Investigation Discovery
325 Animal Planet
327 History
328 Crime & Investigation
331 Sony Entertainment
412 Eurosport 1
413 Eurosport 2

HD Package £3 a month extra

370 Comedy Central HD
371 MTV HD
372 Fox HD
375 SyFy HD
376 Discovery HD
378 Animal Planet HD
379 History HD
380 Crime & Investigation HD
435 Eurosport HD 1
436 Eurosport HD 2

Then Watch, Alibi, gold, Nat Geo and Nat Geo wild and BT sport 1 included, Natgeo and Nat geo wild is avaiulbe in Hd in the HD pack
Kid's Package £3 a month

480 Disney Channel
481 Disney Junior
482 Disney XD
483 Nickelodeon
484 Nick Jr.
485 Nick Toons
486 Cartoon Network
487 Boomerang
488 Cartoonito

thjen there is the BT sport channels for a fiver a month.

There are other packs as well like Entertainment extra.

I would have to recontract for another 18 months, which is ok if you are going to stay with them.

Plusnet is a cheaper service than BT and I expect BT would prefer people to go for BT instead of plusnet,. so they offer more on BT

I have a Sky now box, but I have not subscribed to it for a few months now.

Adrian

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Plusnet FTTC
Standard User beardedwonder
(member) Fri 25-Sep-15 18:10:19
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Agreed, it's an excellent box, fast and no problems whatsoever. The YouView UI still isn't brilliant, but it's better than it was and the presence of a "MyView" button on the remote helps a lot.

Certainly right about the MyView button, that used to be a pain with the other boxes. They seem to be updating it fairly regularly which is a good sign.

It looks like you can pick one up on ebay now for £85 so that's another option.
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