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Luapmac
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Using powerline adapter for extra channels.

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Hi, I have read that I will not be able to view the 'extra' channels via powerline adapters. I get 70mbs on mine. Can anyone confirm if indeed you must be connected via Ethernet cable or is anyone actually using adapters to get the extra channels. thanks.
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bawmer
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Providing you have a good connection they can work fine - mine do as do many others who have reported on this forum.. BT will not support them though as any problems are likely to be outside of their domain.

Luapmac
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Thanks, thought that they would work at the speeds I get.
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stuartrogerson
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Works just fine for me and I have a much lower speed


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Luapmac
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Thanks for your help, and comments
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I started a post somewhere last month but can't find it now. Had new YouView box and Hub 5 installed. Engineer said no need to install ethernet cable to box from main BT point and hub in upstairs bedroom as powerline adaptors would work for extra channels and BT Sport. I have never been able to pick them up though on a scan and even trailed the ethernet cable through the house and tried scanning but nothing?! Any ideas? Thanks
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stuartrogerson
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Have you actually subscribed to the channels?


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What exactly does that mean?  I only have tv essential but was told with the new infinity broadband package, I would be able to get BT Sport on tv for free plus extra channels?

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stuartrogerson
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With TV essential you will have access to no extra channels unless you subscribe to them.
If you want access to BT Sport then you must ask as I understand it for it to be activated,
You must also have a multicast enabled cabinet/exchange


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JohnX
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I get frequent picture break-up when recording the extra channels. My YouView box is connected via PowerLine adapters.

 

The problem, though, is intermittent, so some recordings are perfect, others unwatchable.

 

Anyone else using PowerLine adapters experiencing this problem?

 

The PL adapters I'm using are TP Lingk 500mbit ones. I have no problems with on demand playback.

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