I'm having issues with BT Sport on my new Youview box - juddering, pixelation and loss of sound. This has happened the last two Friday nights whilst trying to watch the rugby.
My previous Youview box didn't have these issues and I'm a bit mystified.
My setup is the newer of the two Youview+ boxes and a new Smarthub which were sent out to me in November. The Youview box is connected via good quality TP Link Powerline adapters to the hub. My broadband download speed, measured whilst the rugby was playing, via an ethernet cable connected to the Powerline adapter behind the TV was 34 Mb/s.
Any tips as to what I should be checking to find the problem?
(I have to say I'm underwhelmed with the new kit - the speed is the same as before, wireless connection certainly more secure but the remote and the quality of the internet channels on the Youview + box are pretty pathetic)
Thanks in advance for your help
there are posts of people having connection/speed problems when using some tplink power line adapters. Have you tried connecting with Ethernet cable and missing out the tplink to see if that solves the problem. Then you would know if it is the tplink
No schoolboy errors there, that's quite a normal way of doing things.
What model exactly are the TP-Link powerline adapters?
What changed with this new setup? Did you have BT Sport previously , now changed to HD, now got a recording box rather than the Zapper box etc?
You mentioned checking for quality rather than speed. Well there's no way I know off but the way that BT Sport & the other BT internet channels is delivered is different to the way the like of iPlayer work.
BT Sport uses multicast transmission , which just throws you blocks of data without checking that they are received correctly whearas normally you get a block , check it and if there's an error it gets resent to you before the next block is sent. That's why BT Sport etc can be seriously affected by all sorts of things.
Thanks for the replies so far.
I have had BT Sport HD for some years now and the changes I made were a new hub and the newer version of the Youview + box.
The powerline adapters are TP Link AV600s but I think I've just ruled them out as the source of the issues.
After being out all morning on the bike I watched the tail end of the Leinster game on BT Sport 2 HD and experienced the same problems of pixelation and signal interruption every five minutes or so.
After the game I disconnected the box from the powerlines and connected it direct to the back of the hub with a long ethernet cable and as I'm watching the Ulster game right now the same issues are happening.
Tim - your comment about the way BT Sport is transmitted is really interesting because I watched a show on ITV player in mid week without any reception problems.
One idea that is just bugging me is that it's quite windy here this afternoon. My line is connected to the eaves so do you think that might be affecting the broadband signal? Could it be coincidental that I've just changed hub and box?
I ran the line tests available on the BT website last week but they didn't show any problems.
Do you still have the old HomeHub that you could temporarily put back & see if that makes a difference? That might rule the hub change in or out.
Before that can you post the connection stats from the HHub & post back here, I can't tell you how to get them as I've never used a HomeHub.
Another thing to check is connecting the hub to the test socket of the master socket by removing the faceplate & connecting the ADSL/VDSL cable through a filter to the now exposed socket.
I'd probably try this latter one first & then the hub change if you've still got it.
Sorry, I haven't had chance to check this yet. I'll try to figure out what and where the access stats are and post them. My wife watched another ITV player programme last night without any problems so it seems to be just BT Sport and BT Sport HD that are affected.
As promised here are the stats (I hope this is what you meant). I can't swap the hub I'm afraid because I sent it back to BT in the recycling bag.
Product namemart Hub
Firmware updated:Thu Oct 18 08:35:38 2018
DSL uptime:2 days,05 Hours28 Mins46 Secs
Data rate:11.456 Mbps / 48.999 Mbps
Maximum data rate:11.456 Mbps / 55.824 Mbps
Noise margin:6.1 / 8.6
Line attenuation:26.9 / 20.0
Signal attenuation:26.6 / 19.4
Data sent / received:312.2 MB / 3.0 GB
2.4 GHz wireless network name:BTHub6
2.4 GHz wireless channel:Automatic (Smart Wireless)
5 GHz wireless network name:BTHub6
5 GHz wireless channel:Automatic (Smart Wireless)
Wireless mode:Mode 1
Does that help?