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  • It depends upon your definition of "partner" Dr. Of course they aren't a partner like the TV networks are or TalkTalk etc., but they do have a habit of throwing their weight around and getting their own way. Like it's been said, they did everything they could to try and block the project. Then when all that failed, they…
  • Thank you Martin, for a reply that doesn't just hurl accusations at me of scare-mongering or some whacky conspiracy theorist. Your time is appreciated. A lot of what you say backs up some of my points on this forum that I have been flamed by other's for. Please don't accuse me of "failing to listen" when, before your…
  • I can assure you I genuinely do Piers. And I really thought that's what I'd get. On the not-for-profit aspect, even I'm not so green as to think that YouView are doing this just to feel all warm and fuzzy. And are prepared to forget about the set-up costs of the whole venture. And, like I've pointed out, what's wrong with…
  • Might sound like a daft idea to try, but you might still have tried it for what it's worth. I've had some success with it. But have you tried the aerial lead into the TV then from the TV out to the YV box? Or if you already have it that way round, the aerial into the YV then from the RF out on the YV (for which I think you…
  • I think you ought to review what I've read and differentiate between "claim" and speculation of what's probably and logically going on. In the real world. YouView invested a lot of money in setting up, what I think, is a great idea. And despite delays in launching, haven't done too bad at meeting what they set out to do.…
  • Depends upon how you define partner. They aren't a partner in the BBC, ITV, CH4, etc., sense, but as a content provider they have a relationship that some would think of as partnership. And anytime you build up a relationship with anything relating to Sky or other Murdoch related interests, you pretty much find that they…
  • That's quite right Visionman. Experience of Roku's great little box is an illustration of what happens when Sky come on board. They latched onto that as soon as it launched in the UK. In case you're not familiar with Roku, it's a streaming media player that even you or I could write an app, or "channel" for and access or…
  • Same sort of set up here. Only I've a LG BR player. It wasn't expensive and has those too. As well as Blinkbox, Acetrax (both services just like renting a movie from Blockbuster) and some others as I'm sure your Sony has these or something like it. I think the point being, if there's a service you want, I think it's best…
  • I've mentioned on a couple of occasions that YouView have a loyalty to both their content providers, and their end consumers. I fully believe that. But they do have to balance the two. And I'd love to know when the obvious realisation that a company dare do something to make money and profit has ever constituted…
  • I feel somewhat blessed in the 3 months I've had my unit, and recording at least one thing every day, I've never had one failed recording. If I was experiencing failed recordings regularly, I plain wouldn't use the thing and would be utterly disappointed in it. As I was with the 2 previous PVR's I've owned. One I scrapped…
  • I have no motives, just saying how these things work in the real commercial world where these things do actually go on. I've not seen anywhere where those people have told me anything along those lines. Please feel free to point them out as I'm sure you will if they exist. And on the point of flagging, it's pretty flagging…
  • Thanks for a great informative reply with great links . Very helpful.
  • Who ever claimed that Hoover invented the vacuum cleaner? "Hoovering" just became a popularly accepted term to describe vacuum cleaning just as FreeView is a virtually universal term to sum up FTA terrestrial TV channels.
  • gwatuk, it also does all that on the Roku platform too. As well as some movies not being available on YouView when they are on Roku. Strange that, I might just raise that as a question.
  • Although that seems a little David and Goliath really. Only with David mortally wounding Goliath with a rather hurtful comment about the colour of his shoes.
  • YouView play down the abilities of the unit to harvest information and use it for marketing purposes and defend it in their "Privacy Policy" with the wording.... "However, please note that most of the information we collect is purely technical in nature and relates only to our users' YouView devices. Most of the…
  • I imagine the smartphone app or the unit's ability to receive software updates or something close to these to be a likely explanation. On the subject of security, you do realise that this is one port open on the inbound. Any number of ports could be open on the outbound.
  • It doesn't happen quite as much these days but do you remember when the supermarket check-out area was packed with choccy bars and candy? We all know why that was. So Parents would be badgered by their kids to buy them sweets. That's one of the reasons the paid content is on there and probably always will be. It's there to…
  • Do you, in all honesty, think this will happen when you think about it? Unlike a regular Freeview box that's only being peddled to the end consumer, YouView is sold to both the consumer and the content providers. Part of that appeal to the content providers is to be able to advertise and make known the content that they…
  • Just "This channel only" or "all channels" would sort out around 90% of the issues that this creates. Though MediaPortal isn't without it's own problems in this regard in my experience. But something along these lines would reduce frustration surrounding this, and the need to have to delete surplus recordings. It always…
  • Makes you wonder where the intelligent TV's they promised us when they made a lot of talk about the "Information Superhighway". They were saying back then that boxes like this would be able to tell from our viewing habits what we liked to watch, and alert us, or even record for us, anything we'd probably find interesting.…
  • For me, having to tap out a search on a numeric key-pad, old skool texting stylee, is more of an issue. A physical keyboard on the reverse of the remote (I recall a Boxee Box or Sony Internet TV has those) or even an on-screen keyboard would be easier.
  • You can get a Roku for £49. Receive Netflix and media off your network via Plex as well as bags of other stuff. Beats Apple TV for half the price.
  • Sounds like someone is the sort of person to constantly point out that you're not "hoovering" the lounge today as your vacuum cleaner isn't made by "hoover".
  • (tongue-in-cheek) if the overall YouView experience so-far is anything to go by, the "beta" testing part of the process is known by YouView as "release".
  • I can only imagine that there's something in the specs that is unfavorable to one or more of the YouView partners and perhaps the protection of their content. Pure speculation on my part, but maybe something to do with USB or ethernet connectivity that might make it easier to rip-off recordings perhaps. I don't know what…
  • Thanks Roy that makes sense. In reviewing my recordings briefly, this does sound like what's happening and may actually be of some benefit. As they sometimes show 2 episodes from 2 different series on the same evening. So they seem, on a brief look anyway, to often be split over the 2 "folders". So this way it tends to…
  • AirPlay can be more problematic using exclusive Apple platforms than DLNA is over a wide variety of manufacturers devices and differing operating systems. And that's going some. As redchiz points out, it can throw up some curious situations from time to time.
  • Client (renderer) I could see happening. Although why when there's going to be no extra income from it? Their only justification would be to attract more people to the platform. And I think they're doing that already by working with TalkTalk and BT reducing the need to shell out up-front for the boxes. I would imagine that…
  • Although I already have DLNA renderer on my BluRay so no need for it on my YV, I play music through DLNA all the time. In the lounge it plays through my BR player onto my AV receiver. And because it can be controlled through a smartphone or tablet, there's no need to turn the TV on to do it. So people do use DLNA/uPnP set…