Three bugbears about YouView

VisionmanVisionman Posts: 8,918Member ✭✭✭
Three bugbears about YouView....

No Playbar jump to time. ie skip 50 mins.
No HD default in either the main menu, guide or mini guide. So I find the 'turn on the box' default channels useless, as I don't watch SD.
And finally, only the BBC iPlayer is in HD, so its about time the commercial PSBs dragged their backsides and their Players into the 21st century to offer it.

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  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,297Member ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    Three bugbears about YouView....

    No Playbar jump to time. ie skip 50 mins.
    No HD default in either the main menu, guide or mini guide. So I find the 'turn on the box' default channels useless, as I don't watch SD.
    And finally, only the BBC iPlayer is in HD, so its about time the commercial PSBs dragged their backsides and their Players into the 21st century to offer it.
    Do those commercial PSBs offer HD in their players on other platforms?

    If not, it’s a little unfair to call this a YouView bugbear, don’t you think?

    But my candidate would be the unwished-for ISP branding you get if BT or TalkTalk are your ISP, even when you don’t subscribe to their offerings.

    The worst thing about YouView by a country mile.
    ‘Does television exist for us to watch, or do we exist to watch television?’ - Noah Hawley
  • alal Posts: 1,282Member ✭✭
    My main bugbear by a very long distance is the fact that PVR relies on a timing system which is completely unreliable meaning there is no guarantee that the most important part of a recording gets recorded.
    The only channels that I feel certain will record in their entirety are, ironically, the only ones with HD catchup.
    Second is the quality of the hardware. My signal strength is relatively low (despite SS & SQ = 100%), yet all youview recordings (I've had 5 boxes) on the main HD mux show a little breakup. No other receivers show breakup at all.
  • andro101010andro101010 Posts: 18Member
    I'd also vote for the ability to jump to specific time in a recording. At the moment it's like being back in the days of VHS.
    It does feel daft to see duplicate channels (HD & SD). The viewer only needs one listing with a transparent option along the lines of:
    "Press {green} to switch HD/SD
    *warning this will clear the live TV buffer*".
  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,297Member ✭✭✭
    Jump to time is coming back, I think, but perhaps not on the timescale or with the priority we would wish.

    Your ‘green toggle’ is ingenious - though like all toggles, it suffers from the weakness that you have to know the current toggle state to be sure that you are changing to what you want, rather than being there already - but I think you would have to put this to Freeview rather than YouView, as separate (not duplicate) SD and HD channels is rather baked into the standards at present.

    You would also have to think about how you would handle searching, recording, and so on, under such a regime.
    ‘Does television exist for us to watch, or do we exist to watch television?’ - Noah Hawley
  • JoeJoe Posts: 1,950Member ✭✭✭
    I agree with Visionmans points above, further to that here's my 3 bugbears:

    1. Mytv Series folders needs to provide season/series shortcuts
    2. Mytv recording information could be displayed with more clarity. The episode title always feels a bit lost not distinguished from the main body of text. The ondemand search in Youview provides greater clarity in this respect ( it also has series/season shortcuts see point 1 above)
    3.Netlfix app has a couple of well documented issues that have remained unresolved. a) frame rate conversion issue that can result in annoying repetative judder on panning shots, in very rare cases it can make some material unwatchable. b) Netflix on Youview uses a filter to enhance/sharpen the picture.The problem arises once you have used Netflix, the sharpening filter is applied to all Youview content (well certainly DTT tv), where it should be limited to just the Netflix app. The only way to return to the default unsharpened viewing experience is to turn Youview off from the mains, or alternatively a software update. 
  • Ian Brown1Ian Brown1 Posts: 41Member
    My bugbear, although it is only a minor irritation really, is the lack of functional buttons on some of the pop-up windows. For example, when I press Info in the guide and I like the sound of the programme summary, why can't I just press Play or Record? I think it irritates me mostly because it seems like it should be easy to fix and it would add a lot to the convenience of the UI from my perspective.
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 8,918Member ✭✭✭
    @Ian Brown1
    What your talking about there (pressing 'i') is called Action Panel and there are a few different versions of it knocking around atm. It is currently in the throes of development. For instance, on one of my boxes, I can  just press play for content. On my other, I can't yet. But these are only first or second versions, with more development to come. I don't know what is to come, but honestly can't see a 'Record' feature being missed out on some future release.
  • DaveGrohlDaveGrohl Posts: 78Member
    1. The fog that affects 40% of the screen every single time you press any button during playback or live viewing, which stays there for 8 seconds. 8 seconds?!?!?!
    2. See 1.
    3. Software updates that destroy functionality of my box, NextGen being the obvious example but the last one being the live pause functionality corruption.
  • Nick7Nick7 Posts: 83Member
    1. No "Discover" option on BT boxes
    2. When a recording clashes, a suggestion of an alternate date/time to save searching again
    3. All the other functions that were present in the old software.(lol)
    4. Thank you.



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