new bt boxs

Ken Hill1Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 177 ✭✭
edited 11 November 2020, 11:13AM in Discussion
i was on the bt forum and i was this post on the new bt box with wifi as aynone  know about this new box bt boxs ?-plan-to-launch-a-new-wifi-equipped-tv-box. i did here  rumours about new box about year go i but it all went quiet and this the first time i come across the new about is  new bt boxs for sometime now anyone read this on the bt froum too.
https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/11/bt-uk-hints-at-plan-to-launch-a-new-wifi-equipped-tv-box.html

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  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭
    And not a sniff of the Y-word in any of it......
    ‘Impossible’ problems solved, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and What’sOn
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,925 ✭✭✭
    Wi-Fi? Mesh wi-fi apparently, which uses a series of modules, or nodes (BT use what are called discs), placed around your home for full Wi-Fi coverage. 4K as well. Allegedly.... 

    Nothing has been confirmed yet.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • westonewestone Member Posts: 18
    Y view will end up as legacy apparently
  • Maybe the BBC's commitment to public service, in the form of open source, can join some dots on both BT and TalkTalk's plans...
    https://github.com/bbc/device-identification-data/tree/master/devices/youview
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 410
    It's looking increasingly likely that the new BT and Talk Talks boxes in development don't include youview. 

    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,925 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    It's looking increasingly likely that the new BT and Talk Talks boxes in development don't include youview. 


    What Talk Talk box in development? Got any info? Or anyone else?
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭
    edited 12 November 2020, 6:12PM
    Visionman said:
    kodikid said:
    It's looking increasingly likely that the new BT and Talk Talks boxes in development don't include youview. 


    What Talk Talk box in development? Got any info? Or anyone else?
    The UZW4054TTG

    https://community.youview.com/youview/discussion/7606252/new-box-for-talktalk

    posted ten days ago by the indefatigable @Jimb
    ‘Impossible’ problems solved, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and What’sOn
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 410
    Just say for arguments sake that BT and TT both adopt the android freeview play platform. 
    What would the future hold for youview?
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Just say for arguments sake that BT and TT both adopt the android freeview play platform. 
    What would the future hold for youview?
    Saving those two customers from having to replace about 3 million existing boxes with these two new ones, which will no doubt only be available at a premium price point.
    ‘Impossible’ problems solved, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and What’sOn
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 394 ✭✭
    edited 12 November 2020, 10:19PM
    It don't look good for Youview in the long term if both BT and Talk Talk are maybe develop new boxes and moving away from Youview.
    I do like Youview but when you look at Sky Q and the new Virgin box that's due out in the coming months. Youview is slowly falling behind.
    The BT app for remote recording as never been as good as the old Youview app was.
    Im thinking of maybe buying a BT Youview box of Amazon as a back up just incase one of my two Youview boxes starts to play up. As there will come a time that even the likes of Amazon will stop selling Youview boxes. For  I have had two old T1000 die on me 3 or 4 years ago.
    I will say the Humax BT Youview boxes have lasted longer than the Freeview pvrs that I used from 2004 to 2014.
  • Ah, no-one read the link I left then.
    Even if you don't do code or understand the context, you just need to follow the link and scroll down a list of names.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭
    edited 13 November 2020, 9:41AM
    Ah, no-one read the link I left then.
    Even if you don't do code or understand the context, you just need to follow the link and scroll down a list of names.
    Not ignored by me at least. 
    But yes, a bit elliptical for many here, and a few hints as to what we were looking at might have got it a wider audience.
    The last entry is the Technicolor UZW4054TTG for TalkTalk, and the one before that the much-delayed Sagemcom RTIW387, believed to be for BT.

    It’s interesting, perhaps, that both are described as YouView still.
    ‘Impossible’ problems solved, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and What’sOn
  • Peskdale61Peskdale61 Member Posts: 91
    edited 14 November 2020, 9:28PM
    More interestingly, the Sagemcom is still identifying as 'YouviewHTML' in the useragent string, whereas the Technicolor (which is known to be an Android based box) does not.

    The Wifi certification states that is runs a Linux-based OS, also lending support that it is still a Youview-based (if not branded) box.
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:9uPmaKSrn7kJ:certifications.prod.wi-fi.org/pdf/certificate/public/download?cid=WFA97133+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

    Hardware-wise, I imagine the RTIW387 is very similar to the DIW387 that was recently launched by German telecom 1&1 for their IPTV service, albiet with terrestrial TV capabilities.
    https://www.androidtv-guide.com/pay-tv-provider/11-tv-box
    https://fccid.io/VW3DIW387/User-Manual/User-manual-4028588
    https://dsl.1und1.de/DetailsDigitalTV
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