I like the look of YouView and would like to buy a retail version (the 1TB DTR-T1010), to replace my Sky box next month.
I would also like to take some of the extra channels from BT but cannot move my broadband to Infinity (I already have Fibre), until September as I am under contract.
I am getting mixed messages from my research with BT about whether or not I can add a TV subscription to a retail box at a later date, so does anyone have a definitive answer?
As far as I can tell from my enquiries...
1. BT don't sell the silver 1TB version
2. You can add a TV subscription to a retail box
3. You can't add a TV subscription to a retail box
4. BT's additional channels will be available on YouView this summer via IPTV for Infinity customers
This is a very fustrating area about BT that no one seams to know. I have being waiting 6 months for a clear answer and i got three conficting answers from members of staff .
I boaught my box before i had BT, now i have BT infinity i am interested in the extra channels but no one seams to know what to do. Its fustrating and im not willing to pay 5pound a month for a box i allready own that i dont ger anything extra.
Right hand and left hand springs to mind!
They have been quite clear when it comes to BT Sport that if you have a retail box you will need Infinity and a BT TV subscription to view it (so they can clearly make this process work), and the evidence of the extra TV channels I seek being available on a YouView box is available to anyone with Google:
Recognise the channel names?
So I can only conclude that either BT staff really don't know this is happening or BT are convinced I will accept one of their boxes just to get the channels, which I won't.
I don't like the look of it (and don't get me started on that fugly new remote!), plus I want more storage space. Amazing really, all I want to do is give them money for something they are clearly going to offer...