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suttonyoung
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YouView Box Requirements

Hi

I am thinking of coming back to BT TV after being with Sky for the last 3 years. I have a lounge TV, with aerial socket next to my router and a dish cable, and another room TV with no aerial connection but Sky dish connection.

 

Obviously, I would like to keep the multiroom experience, but will the second YouView box need an active aerial connection or can it rely on Powerline connection to my router? I could always maintain a Freeview satellite box for the conservatory and miss out on all the BT content Smiley Frustrated

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Stuart

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benwiddowson
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Re: YouView Box Requirements

Youview needs an aerial connection and a connection to your BT hub to function fully. Many have had mixed experiences with powerline adapters.
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TNT555
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Re: YouView Box Requirements

Just like Sky multiroom, Youview boxes really need an aerial connection ( else you won't get freeview channels )  and network connection. I also agree powerline ethernet should be avoided, it may or many not work correctly, hard wired ethernet is far more reliable.

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stuartrogerson
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Re: YouView Box Requirements

Re plas I have used them for years now without the slightest problem as have many people


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TimCurtis
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Re: YouView Box Requirements


@stuartrogerson wrote:
Re plas I have used them for years now without the slightest problem as have many people

Me too. I've PLA's for 1 room & direct ethernet for the other. Both function equally well.

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toekneem
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Re: YouView Box Requirements

another one with no problems with powerline adapters, just make sure you get decent ones

toekneem

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