Hi - I'm new to Youview but not to BT Broadband. So when my Humax box arrived Thursday I had everthing installed and working with 20 minutes. I have a 3 year old Sony 32 inch Freeview TV (not latest tech but with HDMI) - so was looking forward to HD, on demand and programme recording - all in one package. So really disappointed with some of the basic problems.
i)The standard Freeview output from the Humax box is nowhere near as sharp as the Sony internal Freeview - and the picture is much much darker (from all sources, HD , on Demand). I have to increase brightness from 60% to 100% to get a similar picture -
ii)Despite resetting my home hub checking my broadband speed (6Mb) and all connections (and tunring off my PC and all other devices) every time I try and watch On Demand or Catch up I get significant buffering problems and picture freezing completely. This is across all th eplayers BBC ITV C5 ect.
iii)The Humax box has locked up twice while in buffering mode - and can only be sorted by turning power off. This has been of an eveing mostly - so the Broadband may be busier - but its either the Humax or the BT BB service. The same thing has happened in testing this morning.
Any ideas- is the picture issue fixable in the Humax box? And can anything be done to sort out the buffering on the various players - as this doesn't seem to be a Broadband service issue?
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New software 10.6.0 seems to fix all the youview buffering problems!!!! Tonight I can actually use on demand uwithout freezing the humax box. So allthose frustrated forum contributors check out the new release. Stop press - got one short buffer delay on BBC hd, but this wouldn't even start yesterday. Hope this does prove to be a sea change for the catch up features - congrats if it does!!!