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It's the new version, with pictures.
There are a number of issues with the new version, so find a comfortable seat, and read this long thread.
I think you will find your issue has been raised from this post onwards https://community.bt.com/t5/YouView-Boxes/Get-ready-for-your-brand-new-BT-TV-experience/m-p/1730138#...
So you cannot choose favourite channels
If you just want a FreeView PVR, then your original Vision+ box can be used for that. You just will not get any subscription channels.