BT vision+ versus youview+

Over the last two months my vision+ box has gone into standby  on at least 12 occasions twice during recordings. I wonder if I were to buy one of the youview boxes for sale on ebay could I use this in place of the vision box ( which is not a good piece of kit). Would I still be able to get the extra channels and sky sports.

That was what I hoped would happen with youview, but to start with there was no Sky sports channels.  This has now changed so I might be interested as long as thes channels stay on youview (which is not guaranteed). Which number do I call to find more details.  A not keen on paying a 'start up' fee as I am only persuing this due to the unreliability of the vision + box.

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    I'm told that my BT Vision contract has ended and that if I wanted to drop to a £4 per month tarrif (I was on £12.50 but used precius little of this) I can but it would mean signing up for a further year. Does this sound right?
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    Are there any extra costs involved with switching to YouView on BT? I'm told YouView can access LoveFilm, will it do this with BT or am I tied to their on demand film channel?
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    You pay for box and lovefilm not on it yet

  • Changeover from BT Vision+ to Youview

    I have just been offered a new BT Youview box to replace my aging Vision+ Box.   BT tell me I will loose all my recordings when I plug in the new YOUVIEW Box.
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    When I changed over I connected the new Youview box to the homehub, and used a spare Hdmi input on my TV. The BT Vision box still functioned with no internet connection and I watched the existing recordings that way. I set up all new recordings on the new Youview box. When everything was watched on the old box I sent it back to BT. I'm not sure if the youview box will boot up without a network connection, Can you physically connnect both boxes to the Homehub? I know someone who did this and it worked OK. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I can't remember the last time we had a power failure.

  • Choosing between BT Vision and Youview - help?

    Hi everyone, I've got a BT Vision box (black one) and am on PAYG with the old style EPG. I installed a BT Vision box this weekend and it had a lovely new EPG on it. So I have some questions:
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    This should probably of on YouView board.
    The new software will arrive on your box in due course along with linear channels when they launch assuming you name meet whatever criteria is laid down at the time.
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  • Vision+ or Youview - which is the best box?

    After I had a few problems getting BTSport sorted on my YouView box Customer Services have sent me a Vision+ box.  Everything is now sorted with the YouView box so I'm inclined to keep it and send the Vision+ box back (if it ain't broke, don't fix it !) but I just wondered what the views of some of you folks with more experience of BT Vision are.
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    If you don't need Sky Sports keep the YouView box.

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  • Upgrade from vision to youview,how much?

    I am a btvision customer for some years but my contract has run out,can I get the youview box for free or do I still have to pay £49 connection charge,if i do then its not really free.

    Hi, you sure. TT have an actvation fee

  • YouView & BT Vision

    2 questions:
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    2. If I subscribe to this new offer from BT YouView, it says that I can "move your BT Vision service onto a YouView box". Does this mean that they want my BT Vision box back - or will somehow disable it so that you are no longer a BT Vision customer?

    miket101 wrote:
    Minusdot is that the email you recieved from bt ? Mine was different. Didn't bt say you could buy a box from elsewhere and use bt vision on it you just have to contact them.
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  • What model of BT Vision box is needed for BT Sport...

    What model of BT Vision box is needed in order to actually successfully receive BT Sport with a viewing card?
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    Hi sfield3,
    Thanks for posting. Which box do you currently have? If it's the older one you'll need to change it to the Vision+ or YouView box.
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  • Ask the Expert Live Discussion – YouView from BT

    Hi All
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    Our experts Sam, Rob and Francesca will be chatting with you on Thursday 06/12 at 7pm.
    For anyone who wasn't able to join us for the chat, we have included the chat transcript below
    6:58
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Hi Everyone, let’s get this chat started! Welcome to our live discussion with our experts about YouView from BT
    6:58
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Today we are joined by Rob, Sam, Francesca and Gary. Welcome everyone! Today’s chat is tech focused on YouView from BT, so if you have any individual service queries we can’t answer them during the chat, but do raise them in the forum as normal.
    6:58
    Nigel Elliott: 
    This chat is about the YouView from BT service itself, all comments will be moderated and the usual forum terms apply.
    7:03
    Comment From Phil 
    Hi guys I'm interested in getting this but wondered what the connection options are - does the box support HDMI, Scart and Component?
    7:03
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Hi Phil, good question our experts are typing up a reply right now
    7:07
    Gary: 
    Hi Phil, the box supports HDMI and SCART but not Component.
    7:08
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Hi folks. We have heard much about live channels launching on Vision at some point. Will these be available on YouView Vision player at the same time and will they be recordable?
    7:10
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Thanks for the question Guilbo - keep them coming guys!
    7:11
    Gary: 
    Hi, we are launching live channels on our Vision+ box soon and are also working on live channels on the YouView box. These will be available later in 2013
    7:12
    Gary: 
    You will be able to record them when they become available
    7:13
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Thanks, Gary. Will Sky Sports become available on YouView when you launch the linear channels?
    7:14
    Comment From Dee 
    Hi guys, will YouView usage count towards my broadband usage?
    7:16
    Gary: 
    We will release the full channel line up next year
    7:16
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Thanks Gary, does that answer your questions Guilbo?
    7:18
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Yes, mostly.
    7:21
    Comment From Dee 
    OK thanks. If I have BT Vision can I still have YouView?
    7:21
    Sam: 
    Hi Dee, Yes, with a BT Vision subscription, all your on-demand viewing (including all Vision on-demand, all catch-up as well as players such as NowTV) is exempt from any broadband usage allowance. So you don't need to worry how much you watch.
    7:22
    Francesca Mahoney: 
    Hi Dee, thanks for your question. If you have had your BT Vision+ box for more than 12 months then you can get YouView for £49.
    7:24
    Comment From b-1 
    Any word on when manual padding will become available on YouView?
    7:25
    Francesca Mahoney: 
    Hi Dee again - just to add - when you take YouView for £49 you will recontract your TV and broadband subscriptions. Thanks!
    7:27
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Some people have been experimenting with running a Vision and a YouView box simultaneously. Can they coexist? Also are their any plans for multiroom with YouView.
    7:28
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Thanks for the questions b-1 and Guilbo, your replies are on their way shortly.
    7:30
    Sam: 
    Hi Guilbo The use of two or more YouView/ Vision boxes on the same broadband line is not supported. If you plug in a YouView box from BT, your old BT Vision+ box may stop working and so you should watch the recordings on your old box before plugging in your new one. We hope to introduce a multiroom offering in 2013
    7:31
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Out of interest, do the people watching this chat already have YouView or are you thinking about signing up?
    7:33
    Sam: 
    also see FAQ's www.bt.com/help/youview
    7:34
    Comment From Dee 
    Hi me again OK so, if I sign up to YouView with BT, what happens when my contract with BT ends? Will the box still work?
    7:35
    Rob: 
    Hi b-1, Are you having problems with clipped recordings? YouView are looking at why this is sometimes happens and are working with broadcasters to improve the accuracy of their recording signals but they are not planning to add padding at the moment.
    7:37
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Thanks, Sam, that's interesting stuff. I don't have YouView (yet) but it is something that I will most likely move on to at some point. To follow on from a previous question, if I am in contract for Broadband, but out of contract for Vision, can I still get YouView for 49 squids by taking out a contract to Vision Player?
    7:38
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Just typing up your replies now guys
    7:39
    Sam: 
    Hi Guilbo, yes you can get the Box for £49 if you are in contract on your BB but out of contract on your Vision, taking the Youview box for £49 will recontract your Vision for another 12 months.
    7:39
    Francesca Mahoney: 
    Hi Dee again
    At the end of your contract the YouView box will still function but we hope you'll want to stay with your BT Vision subscription so you'll have access to all of our On Demand content and none of your YouView usage will count towards your broadband allowance.
    7:42
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Thanks folks. This is really helping to firm up on some things which up to now have been sketchy.
    7:42
    Francesca Mahoney: 
    No probs Guilbo
    7:44
    Nigel Elliott: 
    No problem Guilbo, if you have any other questions keep them coming!
    7:44
    Rob: 
    Hi All, Did you hear that YouView have just launched a free iPhone app to let you set a recording on your box while you're on the move? It's not yet available for Android phones. If you have an iPhone 3GS or later, an iPod touch or iPad, it's well worth downloading.
    7:47
    Comment From Steph 
    Hi Rob, if I have YouView from BT will I still be able to get BT Player programs via the app?
    7:47
    Comment From MikeC 
    Are there any plans to offer boxes with large hard-drives and can I get 3D content via BT Vision on YouView?
    7:48
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Interesting about the app. Will the services on it ever be able to stream to mobile devices, I wonder?
    7:49
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Thanks folks, you'll get your replies very soon
    7:53
    Rob: 
    Hi Steph & Guilbo, The YouView app is just for setting recordings at the moment. It will get better over time I'm sure, but streaming to mobile devices won't be possible for a while I expect.
    7:56
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Just a couple of minutes left guys, if you have any other questions now's the time to submit them!
    7:56
    Sam: 
    Hi Mike, we are looking into the possibility of bringing 3D content on Youview from BT in the future. The Youview Box from BT is 500GB but the High Street Retailers have both 500GB and 1TB.
    7:57
    Comment From Linz 
    Just purchased bt freestyle 750 duo and one of the handsets constantly says searching please help
    7:58
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Hi Linz, have a look over at the Phones board - one of our community members will be able to offer advice with this
    7:59
    Comment From James 
    On the mobile app - any plans to support windows phones?
    8:00
    Comment From MikeC 
    ok cheers thx guys
    8:00
    Comment From Guilbo 
    You were originally going to use a Pace box. Is the Humax a stopgap or is this now the permanent offering. Will there ever be a choice of boxes from BT?
    8:00
    Sam: 
    Hi James, sorry no not at the moment but it may be something Youview do in the future
    8:01
    Nigel Elliott: 
    No problem Mike
    8:03
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Thanks Guilbo, the experts are typing up your answer.
    8:05
    Rob: 
    Hi Guilbo, The YouView from BT box is a Humax box and as soon as any other other box types are announced we will let you know.
    8:06
    Comment From Guilbo 
    Cheers, Rob. Think that's me out of questions now, so thanks very much for your time. It has been useful.
    8:07
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Cheers Guilbo, glad you found it useful.
    8:07
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Hi folks, thank you very much, that was our last question.
    8:07
    Nigel Elliott: 
    Big thanks to Rob, Francesca, Sam and Gary for joining the chat and all you guys for posting some very interesting questions. It’s been a great session, I hope you’ve found it useful. I will close the chat now, but it will be available on the replay if you want to re-read any of the comments.
    8:07
    Nigel Elliott: 
    If anyone has got any further YouView from BT queries do raise them on the forum as normal.
    See you all on the next chat
    Here's some info on our experts:
    Francesca
    Francesca has been working in telecommunications for over 8 years and joined the BT TV team this summer. In her previous job, she was responsible for leading all commercial and P&L activities. Francesca is Head of Acquisition for BT TV and is responsible for delivering all TV sales, and most recently delivered the go to market strategy for the launch of YouView from BT.
    Rob
    Rob joined BT about 6 years ago and has been working on YouView almost since it was conceived around 4 years ago. Initially seconded to YouView when it was called Project Canvas, Rob came back to BT to work in BT Vision operations. Rob is currently the Product Manager for YouView from BT within BT Retail’s consumer division.
    Sam
    Sam has worked in telecommunications for 16 years and joined the BT TV Customer Service team 3 years ago. Sam is responsible for ensuring New Products and Service deliver the best possible customer experience and works closely with the operational units to improve customer satisfaction.
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  • BT Vision BTV-412 ERROR

    Hi Folks,
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  • BT Youview and Now TV

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