From what I've saw of it and from what I've been reading from the Youview Community Forum you may wish to NEVER receive the software in its current state. Far from being user friendly I can see people ditching Youview because of the mess they've made of this. Very interesting (and foreboding) reading on the YV Forums. Can only hope that by the time it reaches recordable boxes things will be ironed out.
Interesting that BT have disabled discussion on the page linked to above. Pretty sure they know that most (if not all) comments are going to be negative.
Dont take forums as a good reflection of a product. People only go to forums when they have an issue. Therefore you could have a million people happy with a product and 100 that aren't and a forum will only have the 100 people that aren't happy complaining on it.
Remember any change will always be unpopular with some people (people don't like change) and a few will really dislike having a change forced on them. Read any forum when any change is made on any system and you will find hundreds of people complaining.
There is one main issue that is being highlighted again and again and that is the recordings in tiles rather than text. there are also a lot of people that said they disliked this at first but are actually happy with it now....It will take time to settle with some people and wont ever settle with some. Over to YouView to fix 🙂
The thing about the YV Forum is that many of the people posting are people who have been testing the products new software and have been raising all the issues to date. Unfortunately they aren't being listened to. According to them there is more missing from the new look than what has effectively been added. As for the tiles replacing text, majority opinion over there is still against it, and having saw it for myself its a bit of a messy look and spoils the overall usefulness of the gui. If only these good folk were having their concerns acknowledged and worked on. It will definitely divide opinion, especially when some simple tasks now need more button presses to achieve.
So, any idea when this will be rolled-out to dtr-t1000 boxes? I can probably live with most of the shortcomings as long as responsiveness is improved. My box can be really slow loading menus and accessing players.
From what I have read it could well be the summer before it is released to the BT Youview PVRs.
in terms of new interface design this is so simple, when in doubt just copy what Sky have done!
I went into an EE shop this week since there was a tv box with its remote control sat there on display so I though I'd have a play. Suprise suprise the TV was tuned to a different channel... ie I bet it's tosh
Personally I'm blocking any updates for my 2 YouView boxes by setting my , non-BT , router to prevent these boxes accessing the internet between 12midnight & 8am which should stop automatic updates.
I'm a regular on the YouView forum & it's obvious that the new interface is not being welcomed by many.
Some will be dumping YouView unless some significant changes are made , and that'll probably be me as well when the updates are pushed onto the recording boxes.
The new interface is NOT suitable for older generation users , many who aren't very technically aware & struggle with new concepts. I feel quite safe making that statement as I'm in my 70s & I know my wife will absolutely hate the update.