Have I joined too early?
Simon Burr Member Posts: 19
edited 4 March 2017, 10:29AM in Archived Posts
Hi guys, as a TalkTalk customer, I have just took the plunge and canceled my sky subscription and taken out the YouView on my plus package. Now my question is have I made the right decision? Basically for the last two years all that's been on in our house is Disney JR And I might get a few hours of Discovery or Dave and the amount I have been paying out has been pointless. But then I read that the new box has been buggy and slow, I have a 24 mb connection so I'm hoping its just because peoples connections are just too slow. Anyone want to reassure me I done the right thing?
But thanks for the advice starting to feel less of a guinepig now lol
As far as I know YouView are investigating the issue although what they will then do to adapt to the customer feedback is so far not know.
Given you have talk talk, you will get a bunch of premium content too.
I have the humax - I have not found it slow. Best to read reviews on mag or review sites - the forums can give you a really scewed view! Newbies can have problems that have nothing to do with the box but will report them anyway rather than ringing support, and some people who live eat and breath youview or whatever can be the most scathing about fairly minor issues that most may not even notice.
Hope you find your box useful :-)
The padding seems to be a big issue along with box freezes. I'm hoping both will be resolved soon if not in the next update.
My box is due on 02/11/12 so hopefully the new update will have ironed out some of the problems.
I really hope this project succeeds as Sky need a bit of serious competition.
Soon after the public forum opened I posted a reply about how the YouView box compares to my old PVR.
I've had TWO clipped recordings, bother were Homeland and CHannel 4 have put their hands up to that one & promised a fix.
and that they are only CONSIDERING this option and still stating that this question is answered satisfactory.
I was 99.9% happy with my youview box it was just the remaining percentage was the fundemental requirement to record progammes properly it just couldn't do.
If you check some of the posts on the link you will see that the trialists pointed out this flaw before the box was released so there should have been no reason for it not being fixed before release.........
It's scarcely a dozen a people posting about this!
Of course, many folk want the fixes yesterday, but I think that is a little optimistic.
"Some people are demanding the impossible and then throwing toys out of prams when they don't get it.":-
in the context of expecting recordings to include the beginning and end of a programme. This is obviously not impossible and expecting it does not amount to "throwing toys out of prams".
"As I have just mentioned in a direct email (requested by Jesse), every box I have ever owned has had - in addition to EPG scheduling - the ability to set up a manual recording, i.e. "Record Channel 5 for 3 hours from 9pm every Thursday.
This is how I have gotten around Five's unreliability in the past, but this isn't an option with YouView, where recordings can only be scheduled from the EPG.
While I understand that auto-padding can be complex if you want to do it right, it seems to me a manual option shouldn't be too difficult, and would give people an option when they are aware of repeating problems".
Surely this would be a good interim answer, without introducing any complications.
"every box I have ever owned has had - in addition to EPG scheduling - the ability to set up a manual recording"
ergo I deem it is feasible, no technical knowledge required to come to that conclusion, so please don't ask me to come up with the code to justify this opinion.