BT Youview 500Gb Set Top Box Recorder with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV – no subscription

February 19, 2014 - Comment

Product Features No subscription required Scroll back up to 7 days in your programme guide and watch catch up TV, on your TV Pause and rewind live TV, record up to 300 hours of TV Huge on demand library from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, Milkshake and more Remote recording via iPhone app

Buy Now! £139.95Amazon.co.uk Price
(as of April 20, 2020 6:45 am GMT+0000 - Details)

Product Features

  • No subscription required
  • Scroll back up to 7 days in your programme guide and watch catch up TV, on your TV
  • Pause and rewind live TV, record up to 300 hours of TV
  • Huge on demand library from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, Milkshake and more
  • Remote recording via iPhone app (Android coming soon)

Comments

Mr. C. Green "billynibbles" says:

Excellent but not perfect…… …but then you didn’t think it would be did you?Bought this in its BT YouView guise from Currys for £159.99.Yes, it’s a re-badged Humax DTR T1000, which is good. It would appear though that issue of software updates is still controlled by BT not Humax – this is evidenced by the fact that the December 2013 Humax ‘retail’ update added the ability to use a USB keyboard, whereas BT for some reason have chosen to hold this one back for future release. This may have something to do with the need to check that software upgrades work with their premium BT Vision services too, unlike the Humax retail version. You also end up with a mauve BT Vision button on the remote that does nothing. However, these are about the only downsides for buying at such a low price compared to the Humax offering.As the owner of a Humax HDR-Fox T2 also, it’s interesting to make comparisons, not all of them in the YouView kit’s favour. The good news is that you can correct any…

Su says:

disappointingly NO wi-fi I decided to try this BT Freeview Recorder as we had been looking to update our previous Freeview Recorder which we’ve had for several years.Firstly, I will admit that I am not technically minded so things like this must be quite easy for me to connect up. This has a “four” steps:– connect the aerial cable,- connect the hdmi cable from TV to box,- connect the Ethernet cable from box to internet hub, and finally- plug in and switch on.Easy, except why should I have to connect an Ethernet cable to run the internet to the box? This would be the only item in the house that requires a wired connection to the hub (which is in the hall). Surely, the way to go with items like this is Wi-Fi. My friend, who was helping me set this up, couldn’t believe that there was no way to set it up for Wi-Fi at all – he said that there is no way of plugging in a Wi-Fi aerial because the USB ports are deliberately disconnected (it took several phone…

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