I was replying to kasg.
i realised that, but just thought I say I have no idea what a My view button is.
Saying that the BBC have decided to abandon it is to purposefully misrepresent the situation. A service was wanted that integrated all of the main FTA players VOD content in one box, commercial companies then used the platform to attempt to rival Sky's offers. It's not great for the BBC to be involved in a service that has become so commercialised, hence the new Freeview Play service.
The BBC knew very well what You View would become , they used BT money and Talk Talk eventually when they got on board to get You View off the ground and then when it seemed like it was not doing as well as they had liked they dropped it.
What they are doing now is going to confuse people, too many different User interfaces, with You View, Freesat freetime and now Freeview play.
No wonder people have no idea what to go for. Why not just put the Freesat freetime on Freeview?
Also how long will it be before some manufacture decides to put pay TV apps onto a Freeview Play device?
Analogue days was much easier, just turn on tv and watch, if you want to record just press a button on the video recorder.
As for picking them up on ebay, it means you can get a dual tuner, HD, Freeview PVR with all the catchup services, worth over £200 for under £100.
The problem with picking stuff up on Ebay is that you have no idea how long they will last and how they have been treated.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux