I'm a noob to BTTV and am wondering if I've misunderstood the benefit of a Youview mini box ..
I appreciate it can bring 'smart tv' functionality to an otherwise 'dumb tv' but I expected (even though I knew it couldn't record) to be able to watch recordings stored on the main box and at least be able to watch my Entertainment Package subscription channels 'live' 😩.
My second TV is already 'smart' so I'm actually better off using LG WebOS to watch Freeview and Apps incl. NowTV and save myself £5/m in the process?
Am I missing something?
If you have a Smart TV with Freeview and you're on a NowTV pack, the mini box is pretty useless as you can access the extra channels through the relevant apps. We use a Roku stick in the bedroom and it works like a charm
That's what I'm thinking - if the minibox sync'd to the main box and allowed remote watching of recordings or even allowed the subscription channels to be view through the 'guide' that would be a benefit but as it stands I can do everything the mini box offers using a combination of Freeview and LG WebOs apps (and there's a Chromecast plugged in too so we're more than covered)
I think I'll be dropping the extra box off our sub before the cooling off period ends
You should be able to view the subscrition channels through the EPG, though there's little point if you can use the apps on the TV.
Thanks for the reply and the continuity...
No, I did have the minibox plugged straight into the SH2 and it did an initial software update when it first booted.
If it sync'd to the main box to enable remote watching of recordings etc we mightve considered keeping it but in real terms it doesn't look like it would offer much more than the TV's inbuilt apps especially as the TV has NowTV.
I suppose it would be a good way to turn a 'dumb' TV into a 'semi-smart' TV but I think we'll just carry on with the main box for a bit