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anncjones
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BT Vision & You View

I currently have BT Vision (old silver box) and have just received my You View box. My BT Vision is connected by scart adapter and the Youview will be connected by HDMI so my question is can I run both by plugging in two Ethernet cables (one each device) to my home hub 5?
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Wheel_nut
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Re: BT Vision & You View

Yes, you can connect both boxes by ethernet cables or as I have done, have the old Vision Box on Powerline adapters. However, My Vision Box is a BLACK Box so the Silver box may behave differently.

 

I have found that the Vision box works as a standard Freeview PVR and even updates its firmware are periodic intervals.

 

Caveat: You do this at your own risk and this configuration is NOT supported by BT so don't call them for help with it.

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Re: BT Vision & You View

The silver boxes are not capable of operating standalone without BT Broadband.  However, I have no idea if it will still boot properly once the YouView box goes live if still connected to broadband.  I can only suggest trying it to see.

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Re: BT Vision & You View

I'm fairly certain that the silver box will cease to function altogether ectophile ?


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Re: BT Vision & You View

The silver box will cease to function once your account has been migrated from Mediaroom to youview.

 

Steve

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