New BT YouView Box with new features and wifi onboard,to give multi room abilm capabilty a and WIFi?

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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 742 ✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 5:33AM
    Don't get me wrong I would be the first in the queue for a new box with all of today's features....just think it's only a matter of time before BT pull out of TV.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,170 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 6:19AM
    But not for at least another 3 years? Cr*p post.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • westonewestone Member Posts: 40
    Visionman said:
    kodikid said:
    He remarkably thought the topic was about a new box not sport.

    To which the answer has already been answered and is yes. Not that your interested.
    Question actually was 'Can anyone update me on this,whether its true and when is it likely to happen?  Tks'. So I can not see the answer of when it is likely to happen. Has a post been deleted that answered that?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,170 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 7:58AM
    westone said:
    Visionman said:
    Question actually was 'Can anyone update me on this,whether its true and when is it likely to happen?  Tks'. So I can not see the answer of when it is likely to happen. Has a post been deleted that answered that?

     Then I defer to your superior knowledge. Or lack of it. Dunno.
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  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,002 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 8:31AM
    @westone

    The NDA mantra goes:-

    Those who know can’t say.
    Those who say can’t know.

    (This does not apply to TalkTalk, which leaks like a sieve, but we are talking BT here).
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • StephenStephen Member Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone read ISPreview this morning?
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 9:19AM
    Stephen said:
    Anyone read ISPreview this morning?
    Can’t we link

    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/06/bt-uk-launch-new-broadband-tv-box-pro-with-hdr-and-wifi.html

    lol I got there first. Wi-fi is still an issue.
  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 505 ✭✭
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,002 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 9:27AM
    Stephen said:
    Anyone read ISPreview this morning?
    This:-
    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/06/bt-uk-launch-new-broadband-tv-box-pro-with-hdr-and-wifi.html
    you mean?

    Curious that it does not link to any official announcement that I can find on the web, though Pocket-Lint have it also:-
    https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/news/bt/157189-bt-tv-box-pro-unveiled-with-4k-hdr-dolby-atmos-and-1tb-hdd

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  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,170 ✭✭✭
    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/06/bt-uk-launch-new-broadband-tv-box-pro-with-hdr-and-wifi.html

    Took them long enough. That box has been in testing for over a year. Though Covid preventing.
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  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 505 ✭✭
    But no WiFi initially.
    Only 5 years to wait for TalkTalk to catch up!
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,002 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/06/bt-uk-launch-new-broadband-tv-box-pro-with-hdr-and-wifi.html

    Took them long enough. That box has been in testing for over a year. Though Covid preventing.
    And it’s still not really ready 😢
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 742 ✭✭
    Youview or freeview play. 
    No mention of either 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 11:47AM
    kodikid said:
    Youview or freeview play. 
    No mention of either 
    It is YouView

    ‘We’ve seen such great feedback since launching our flexible TV plans and now the award-winning platform is about to enter the next generation of viewing. We’ve got lots more planned, which I can’t wait to share with our customers shortly‘

    4k SDR channel



    4k HDR channel



    Take your pick what you like.
  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,352 ✭✭✭
    "BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control."
    Any chance of some screenshots @Stephen ?
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    jimb said:
    "BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control."
    Any chance of some screenshots @Stephen ?
     New AND EXISTING. You have seen the new homepage have you not?
  • StephenStephen Member Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    scott said:
    @Stephen - do you actually like the remote on your desk ;)
    I do actually like it because I can use it anywhere and don't have to point it at the box! And two don't interfere! And I can also use it (after a reset) to control Humax devices if the TV Box Pro is off! Or I can use old Humax remotes to control the TV Box Pro! So many choices!

    jimb said:
    "BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control."
    Any chance of some screenshots @Stephen ?
    Indeed, as per @scott this is the new Home screen, but rendered at 1080p (previous boxes have rendered the UI at 720p)

  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,352 ✭✭✭
    Stephen said:

    Indeed, as per @scott this is the new Home screen, but rendered at 1080p (previous boxes have rendered the UI at 720p)

    And there I was getting all excited  :(
  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,352 ✭✭✭
    So to get this nice new box I would have to leave TalkTalk and become a BT VIP.
    That would mean my monthly payments would increase by 377%  :o

  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    Stephen said:
    scott said:
    @Stephen - do you actually like the remote on your desk ;)
    I do actually like it because I can use it anywhere and don't have to point it at the box! And two don't interfere! And I can also use it (after a reset) to control Humax devices if the TV Box Pro is off! Or I can use old Humax remotes to control the TV Box Pro! So many choices!

    jimb said:
    "BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control."
    Any chance of some screenshots @Stephen ?
    Indeed, as per @scott this is the new Home screen, but rendered at 1080p (previous boxes have rendered the UI at 720p)

    @stephen I like it but would be nice to see the buttons in the dark and the non delete and stop buttons (and combined play/pause) take some getting used to.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,002 ✭✭✭
    @scott

    What is SDR?
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 5:45PM
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 534 ✭✭
    edited 4 June 2021, 6:12PM
    I have no interest in getting the VIP package as adding Sport would be a waste of money for me as would not watch the sport channels enough. I'm  happy with the Now Big Entertainment package and HD add on.
    New box dose look good though and I like how it's a 1tb box.
    Link don't say what the remote will look like.
    Hopefully a full remove of the new BT box will be online soon.

  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,170 ✭✭✭
    A few of us have said for a while a new box was in development. Now its been released,

    @Roy says 'Its still not really ready.' In whose opinion? Yours? The masses will be all over this.
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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 742 ✭✭
    Visionman said:
    A few of us have said for a while a new box was in development. Now its been released,

    @Roy says 'Its still not really ready.' In whose opinion? Yours? The masses will be all over this.
    They haven't actually worked out how to enable WiFi on it.
    First users will be using wired connection. 
    I'm no tech expert but how hard can it be to enable WiFi on a box??.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,250 ✭✭✭
    "The masses?" With their £65 a month to spend and their compliant TVs? Are we living in the same world @Visionman?
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Visionman said:
    A few of us have said for a while a new box was in development. Now its been released,

    @Roy says 'Its still not really ready.' In whose opinion? Yours? The masses will be all over this.
    They haven't actually worked out how to enable WiFi on it.
    First users will be using wired connection. 
    I'm no tech expert but how hard can it be to enable WiFi on a box??.
    There is a big difference between ‘enabling it’ and ‘making it work reliably for most people over multicast allowing 4k HDR streams’.

    I would agree with Roy that there are still a couple of big parts to be enabled (Wi-fi and multiroom) but maybe they thought if they didn’t release something people might not believe there was a new box coming ;)
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,250 ✭✭✭
    I didn't think multicast was a thing any more? Plus the complete absence of 4K/HDR content from anything other than third-party providers hardly makes it a sensation? 


  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,170 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    "The masses?" With their £65 a month to spend and their compliant TVs? Are we living in the same world @Visionman?

    Perhaps your right....
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