on 21-12-2011 21h14
seems weird i cannot watch bt vision on my laptop,you provide my braodband my phone line ,why cant i use my wifi pc to watch programs and stuff or when i travel access my tv vision etc
Surely this should be the right way
or have i got it wrong
21-12-2011 21h22 - edited 21-12-2011 21h23
This is a customer to customer forum, so you won`t get an answer from BT to that type of question.
The only way to watch and control BT Vision from another location or device, is to use 3rd party hardware like a Slingbox.
on 21-12-2011 21h52
A can't see any technical reason why they couldn't provide BT Vision by computer in the home, but they would have issues with the copyright holders of the programs, as they can be very wary of anything that would allow the content to be copied.
Outside the home, there would be additional issues. BT Vision uses QoS (quality of service) rather than lots of buffering to ensure that the video streams smoothly. This wouldn't be possible without a BT line and a compatible router.
But, ultimately, it's the content owners who control what BT can offer, not BT themselves. If they say "no", then there's nothing BT can do about it.
on 21-12-2011 22h16
The system is not designed to send video on demand to anything other than the Vbox.
Oddly enough, the Slingbox Classic that I have, works fine with on-demand stuff. I expect some of the later models may have hardware to stop it.