Why are certain options only available in BT Infinity Areas? I particularly want HD TV on my BT Vision Box. I am on a Direct Exchange Line (ie, not via a roadside cabinet) and so - to date - cannot get Infiinity. However, I get 24 Mbps on my non-FTTC connection, which is of the same order as some of the Infinity customers - so please can someone explain what is the problem?
The problem is that BT wants everybody to upgrade to the more expensive Infinity broadband. To persuade customers to move, they make sure that the best features of BT TV are not available to those on ADSL.
They aren't prepared to bend that policy for those who can't get Infinity yet, though they have grudgingly allowed ADSL customers to get BT Sport - in SD only.
I had assumed so. However, I'd be interested to hear from a BT employee what business model leads to their turning away good business just because they haven't rolled out Infinity to my area/ worked out how to run Infiinty on a direct exchange line.
Not ideal as you say. At least standard definition BT Sport is available on YouView now. Previously you could only access it via an app/on a PC, even when you had signed up for a BT YouView+ box, so they have got a little more flexible.
Possibly worth a look at: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/
just in case.
Its nothing to do with that at all, its due to the fact the HD can only be offerd via Fibre, which is why other providers dont off HD via DSL.
What BT can technically offer compared to what they do offer can differ.
If you have a fast enough line speed AND your exchange is muticast enabled should mean that you should be able to get live HD sport streams. As for VOD - look at what netflix can provide in HD*
(*not all HDs are the same though!)