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Thank you for your prompt reply to me and I apologise for perhaps not being too clear.
I do have BT Infinity 2 with unlimited download and I get around 56mbps download. I can therefore receive all the premium channels via broadband. I also have Freesat so I can get all the channels that Freeview or Yourview offer and therefore I dont need an aerial.
What I dont have are the premium channels that are streamed via broadband to the BT Youview+ box.
My queries remain therefore:
1. Can I manage without an aerial and forego the channels that are transmitted that way but still receive the premium channels streamed via broadband - BT customer services says that I cannot.
2. If I can receive the premium channels via broadband (without an aerial) and can I still record them on the Youview+ box - BT customers services say that I cannot but Youview themselves say that I can.
I just need some practical advice from users please.
What BT actually say on their web page is
Your YouView+ from BT needs to be connected to a TV aerial and the internet in order to watch Freeview TV channels, Extra TV channels and On Demand programmes. Your Freeview channels come through the TV aerial and your Extra TV and On Demand come through your broadband line.
So your BT (IPTV) channels and your BT player on demand/catch up does not depend upon an aerialo being connected.
Freeview channels will require a suitable aerial connection.
Some Youview players do require an aerial connection to verify location to determine (geographic) elidigibilty to recieve their content. Often it is only necessary to connect an aerial and scan once to satisfy this criteria although at least one player did flirt with requiring a connection at time of viewing .
Thank you Rarmitage124.
i know what BT put in their website but sometimes you have to look beyond their statements - or is it more looking sideways? In any event, you have answered my queries and confirmed what Youview say.
As to BT customer services, I didn't have too much faith in them understanding and the operator even went to the supervisor. I suspect they just looked st and repeated the Company statement. That's why I came to actual users.
Thank you again and I can now make an iformed decision on the best way forward. All other streaming devices don't permit recordings to be made whereas I now know the BT Youview+ box will (even without an serial) and that is as I thought.
would you help me please as I have got the same issue. I have got satellite only at home and awaiting unlimited BT infinity1 service to start next week. It will cost me £250 to install an aerial. Do I really need it? I want to know which channel I won't be able to watch if I don't get the aerial please. would it be possible to watch BT sport etc. Thanks.