Consumer electronics should not be thrown 'in the bin' - they should be disposed of responsibly as they poison the land they end up in.
You would have been able to get a faulty unit swapped out with patience and the faulty unit would be disposed of responsibly by BT.
I think I can put your mind at rest Telecom89. The offending Humax DTR4000 box was placed in Forest Heath District Councils blue recycling bin at my home address. This is for any dry recycling materials including electronic household appliances. Being a goverment department IE a local council, they have a duty to recycle in accordance with current EU directives which, I think you'll find, should place this equipment in a position which will not harm the environment for us or our future generations.
Good stuff - just a bugbear of mine when you see the amount of stuff people chuck into the 'landfill' bin..!
At least it's not as bad as the GPO's radioactive trimphones...
walkerx since when was you covered for up to 6 years. I thought you were only covered with BT for there equitment as long as you stayed in contract with them.
I have had the G4 box nearly 12 months now and im very happy with it. Its far better than the older style BT Youview box that I had before that I still use as a Freeview PVR on another TV.
I thought that issue was that you don't buy the YouView box from BT. You pay an installation fee but the box is 'free' so as you haven't bought the box I don't see how anybody without a valid BT TV contract would get a box repaired/replaced free of charge.
I've yet to meet anyone who had consumer electronics repaired/replaced for free that were not covered by a manufacturer or extended warranty.
in particular they state:
"Your rights against the retailer can last for up to six years, but the onus is on you to prove a fault was present at the time of purchase after the first six months."
So not really 6 years free cover.