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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Sep-15 23:03:30
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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I think Plusnet wanted me too sign for 24 months... and I'd not long signed for 18 months at that point as well.

The Now TV service is pretty good to honest, it does need Sky to integrate the streams from Sky Go too it though... can run out of stuff too watch pretty quick, and when using it with Apple TV the stream quality (720p) is pretty good too.

I gave my white Now TV box to me mum, I found it pretty useless in my house due to the very "hostile" 2.4Ghz wireless congestion in the area, render it useless at the times it was required, I'm thinking of investing in the new one for another room but not in any rush yet.

Standard User ZenUserJP
(member) Fri 25-Sep-15 23:26:15
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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I think Plusnet wanted me too sign for 24 months... and I'd not long signed for 18 months at that point as well.

The Now TV service is pretty good to honest, it does need Sky to integrate the streams from Sky Go too it though... can run out of stuff too watch pretty quick, and when using it with Apple TV the stream quality (720p) is pretty good too.

I gave my white Now TV box to me mum, I found it pretty useless in my house due to the very "hostile" 2.4Ghz wireless congestion in the area, render it useless at the times it was required, I'm thinking of investing in the new one for another room but not in any rush yet.


I'm all for a fire tv stick and a prime membership myself
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Sep-15 08:29:19
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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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.



I have no idea what the My View button is.
You View have only really done ok because of BT and Talk Talk throwing it at people, even the BBC have decided to abandon it. You View have not really done that well as a stand alone box. Picking one of Ebay is ok, but I do not think Plusnet will allow you to use it with their packages.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Sep-15 08:31:25
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I was a month into my contract and they offered me free 12 months for the entertainment package,, but I would still have to pay for the box and restart my contract, which was not too bad at that time. But I did not have a Tv licence at the time.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Sep-15 08:32:29
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I'm all for a fire tv stick and a prime membership myself


I tried the Amazon one as a trial and did not think much of it, difficult to find what you want and the the UI is awful,

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Standard User binary
(member) Sat 26-Sep-15 10:29:06
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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.


Which is kinda what it was originally intended to be.
Standard User beardedwonder
(member) Sat 26-Sep-15 10:39:31
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Re: new channels on plusnet TV


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I have no idea what the My View button is.
You View have only really done ok because of BT and Talk Talk throwing it at people, even the BBC have decided to abandon it. You View have not really done that well as a stand alone box. Picking one of Ebay is ok, but I do not think Plusnet will allow you to use it with their packages.

I was replying to kasg.

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.

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.

Edited by beardedwonder (Sat 26-Sep-15 10:41:34)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Sep-15 13:18:48
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Which is kinda what it was originally intended to be.


Really, If that is so then why did they put in the provision for it to be used for Pay TV apps? Bearing in mind that BT was int his from the start as it was and is a replacement for their failed BTTV box.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Sep-15 13:27:57
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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.
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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.
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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.

Adrian

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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Sep-15 15:07:26
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In reply to a post by binary:
Which is kinda what it was originally intended to be.


Really, If that is so then why did they put in the provision for it to be used for Pay TV apps? Bearing in mind that BT was int his from the start as it was and is a replacement for their failed BTTV box.


I also remember Alan Sugar saying something somewhere online during an interview that Youview was intended for use with IPTV

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