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Old 04-06-2021, 18:23   #1
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BT launches new TV Box.

I have been told by Sources that "BT have launched their new tv box today to selected vip customers, it has 4k hdr 1tb 4 tuners and uses the youview interface."
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Old 04-06-2021, 19:24   #2
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I have been told by Sources that "BT have launched their new tv box today to selected vip customers, it has 4k hdr 1tb 4 tuners and uses the youview interface."
Indeed, they have.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2021...r-set-top-box/
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Old 04-06-2021, 22:46   #3
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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

BT told me that if I wanted to leave VM, they would buy me out of my contract and install a phone line for free.

Not sure if this is a general offer or specific to me, but worth bearing in mind if anyone wants to switch.

BT is becoming more and more appealing.
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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

only 4 tuners? my V6 has 7
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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

It can do 4 DTT recordings and 2 BTtv recordings simultaneously - while you watch a 7th channel.

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It can do 4 DTT recordings and 2 BTtv recordings simultaneously - while you watch a 7th channel.
That is good, as is the ability to record Now TV (they are currently offering the Entertainment pass half price for two years at £5 a month).

Even though they appear to have thrown the towel in on TV by effectively becoming a reseller of Now TV & trying to offload their own TV channels, I think that they are seriously worth considering.
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That is good, as is the ability to record Now TV (they are currently offering the Entertainment pass half price for two years at £5 a month).

Even though they appear to have thrown the towel in on TV by effectively becoming a reseller of Now TV & trying to offload their own TV channels, I think that they are seriously worth considering.
I don't think they've thrown in the towel, Richard. I think they have simply recognised that streaming is the future.
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I don't think they've thrown in the towel, Richard. I think they have simply recognised that streaming is the future.
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I thought that was your weapon of choice, Hugh.
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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

Please provide an example…
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I don't think they've thrown in the towel, Richard. I think they have simply recognised that streaming is the future.
Apart from the channels that come from Freeview, their channels were delivered by IPTV anyway.

Am I correct in thinking that VOD is streaming & that linear channels provided over the internet is IPTV?
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Apart from the channels that come from Freeview, their channels were delivered by IPTV anyway.

Am I correct in thinking that VOD is streaming & that linear channels provided over the internet is IPTV?
I don’t think we need to distinguish in that way, Richard.The pedants will have a field day.
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Haha.

Richard with the question I’ve been asking for two years now.
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Re: BT launches new TV Box.

I suppose that even analogue television broadcasts were streaming ie it was being continually fed to the end user from a source further back that had to continuously supply the signal.

I wonder if the term is derived from a stream where a supply of water has to be continually replenished to keep the flow going at any given point?
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