I have Youview via a G4 box but i dont yet have infinity (not being upgraded in our area till later this year). I fancy Sky Movies for a bit so my question is this.
In terms of quality of the picture/sound and general useability of the service is it better to have Sky Movies with BT or have it via NowTV on the Youview box. Ovbiously being in a non infinity area will leave me with ondemand only.
The playback quality of on demand is great for Sky Movies, we had it for a month around Christmas time and it worked very well. As long as you can stream other on demand content with your current connection you'll be absolutely fine. Of course, with the two options you're looking at one is quite a bit less per month than the other and both options are available via your YouView box so it's up to you to wigh up the options.
I cant say about now TV as I have never used it.
I dont have the Sky Movies bolt on but have the 20 entertanment channels/BT sport and the HD extra bolt on. Plus BT films/TV box sets and the BT music bolts on and going buy them sound is as good as normal TV if not better and the picture is every good.
The HD extra bolt on is very good and well worth the extra £3 a month.
As you dont get Infinity in your area as yet. You will only be able to get some of the BT on demand stuff.
I have used both BT and NowTV for Sky Movies and will say, the only extra benefit of paying BT £16 instead of the £9 to NowTV is the ability to record.
With NowTV you can have 4 devices linked and stream on 2 at the same time.
With BT you can only have 1 device linked and thus stream only on that that single device.
Overall if not bothered about recording then get Sky Movies via NowTV (and if you watch it on Youview Box anyway it doesn't count towards your bandwidth usage)
Thanks for the reply's. Ill go with NowTv until infinity arrives and then go with bt. I would want the ability to record but as they don't offer that via copper at the moment ill just save the £8 a month
Why do you want the ability to record the Sky Movies channels, unless you plan on watching stuff months down the line - everything on the channels is usually available via the on-demand service.
Remember if you cancel the service or have internet issues, change provider you then can't watch any of the ip channels you have recorded.