I have recently had a new BT You View 4K box and multiple times it has failed to record on different channels. I have done a full factory reset including deleting those programmes I had managed to record. Still get failed to record. It only seems to be when the box is in standby. If I record while watching another channel with the box on it does seem to record. To test this I have set it to record a programme in the early hours and I will leave the box fully on and not in standby mode. Is there a resolution?
Just how common is this and is it for any particular channel(s)?
As you've done the maintenance mode resets , which would be the usual suggestion to help resolve this type of problem , then I'd be inclined to suggest that the problem is a faulty box.
If it was BT supplied as part of a contract for BT TV then I'd make contact with BT - I tend to use the online chat - and push for a replacement.
I've had reliability issues with this particular box in the distant past but now I think they're generally pretty good.
Can be any channel and does it every time when the box is in standby. My test last night by leaving the box on also failed. It was a channel 5 programme. I’ll contact BT.
I should have asked about signal strength & quality as this can have an impact. Can you post back what you get from several channels please.
The BT Youview boxes are quite sensitive to too high or too low a strength so worth checking.
The issue is not resolved. I used the Chat function and eventually my case was escalated. I received an email saying my complaint was being looked at, since then I have heard nothing. We have been away on an extended holiday arrived back and my programmes have again failed to record. As BT is providing me with a service that clearly does not work I shall be looking to move to Sky or another competitor unless someone contacts me to resolve the issue.
As a reminder BT Ultra HD box fails to record. It only works when the box has the blue light i.e. Box status on, and we are watching another channel. If the box is in Smart Standby mode it fails to record everytime. The signal stength is therefore fine. I have also done a hard reset of the box (twice).