...but I have some questions before I take the plunge.
Thanks in advance!
If you go into it, I'm sure you will find it quite flexible with regard to fitting into your home. For instance Bt supply a connection system via your home's electricity circuit, which I have not had reason to use yet.
Unfortunately I got the Youview box to watch the 2 Bt Sports channels, plus ESPN on both my 42 inch Panasonic plasma HD ready tv, AND my DELL computer - however @ the moment the computer screen has only been able to show BT's prerecorded video of footie, rugby etc., BUT NO LIVE SPORT. What has annoyed me, is that this was not made clear at the time of ordering, that one had to have a 64 BIT Processor/RAM in their computer, mine is 32 BIT so no live sport on the computer. All BT customer service say is "get yr computer upgraded, or buy a new one" - as I'm also a BT small shareholder, I think that BT acted ignorantly, by not making this specific RAM requirement public, before taking the public's orders & money.
On the plus side, their TV HD broadcast of BBC1, BBC2, ITV, & Channel 4 is absolutely superb!, and the YOUVIEW's box's recording facility/capacity appears generous and easy to use. It works off my Freeview roof aerial, which enables me to still use a HUMAX satellite box that I bought a few years ago.
Freeview HD is in my area, so I would be able to watch BBC1, 2, ITV1 and C4 all in HD?
What about the extra channels via Inifiity, are they HD as well?
The YouView box does have Freeview HD tuners, so it can pick them up if they are broadcast in your area. The YouView box has no WiFi capability because it isn't considered reliable enough for streaming TV.
It's possible to use powerline adaptors to connect the YouView box to the Home Hub, however BT do not support this for the new HD channels streamed over Infinity. That doesn't mean it won't work, but if it doesn't then BT will tell you to run an ethernet cable instead.
I would want to connect my new youview box to my gigabit switch which is in turn connected to my HH4 gigabit port. Will this work?
there would be no problem with this - one of my boxes is connected via switch - originally both were until I started changing my network at home