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NOW CLOSED: MNers needed to try a YouView box (RRP £299) and share their thoughts on site

(178 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 11:26:51

We've been asked by the team at YouView to find 20 UK Mumsnetters to try out a YouView box and to share their feedback on Mumsnet.

We're looking for folks who are keen to switch from their current TV provider or who want to add this box to another TV in their home. Testers should be in the UK and have at least one child at home.

YouView say "YouView is a subscription-free television service which seamlessly combines live and catch-up television. The service offers over 70 free to air channels and radio stations via a TV aerial and also connects to any broadband service to bring catch-up and on demand programmes directly to your TV. The TV service, which launched in July 2012, is backed by BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva"

You can get YouView free as part of a broadband subscription from BT or TalkTalk (activation / installation fees may apply) or to buy from all major retailers and many independent electrical stores - RRP from £299.

There are some technical requirements for this product test:

~ To set up a YouView set-top box you need to connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable or SCART lead, to your TV aerial and to your broadband router via an Ethernet cable

~ If your router is more than 2 metres from your box you'll need a longer Ethernet cable than provided or will need to use a powerline adapter.

~ A minimum broadband speed of 3Mb/s and an unlimited data allowance from your broadband supplier is recommended.

YouView also say "The service has pause, rewind, fast-forward and record functionality for live TV giving you more flexibility when enjoying your favourite TV programmes. We also offer the option to record one show while watching another, gives reminders to let you know a programme is about to start and has up to 300 hours (500GB) of storage space for your programme recordings in MyView"

Please read all about YouView here

Before you apply please ensure you check your details here - checker.youview.com/ to ensure you can receive the YouView service at home and check you have unlimited broadband as this is recommended.

If you're selected to take part you will be sent a YouView Humax DTR T1000 box worth c£299 - you'll be asked to install it at home, try it and add feedback at least twice to a thread on Mumsnet. You'll be asked to add your first impressions and then to add extra feedback a week or two later to share what you've been watching, recording, pausing and how you and your family are finding YouView. We'll also ask you to add a review to the reviews area on Mumsnet.

If you'd like to take part please add your details here

So long as you add feedback as required you will be able to keep the box.

Thanks and good luck

MNHQ

PigeonStreet Wed 27-Feb-13 13:14:33

Have signed up. Keeping everything crossed that I'm finally picked to test something.

Fingers crossed......

bemybebe Wed 27-Feb-13 14:25:18

Is there a way to check if my form was received? I thought I did submit it this afternoon but I am not sure now. Would not want to miss the chance. blush

Hi, it's telling me my broadband speed isn't fast enough but it's just that we're having problems with Virgin today and yesterday (even the tv channels have went off, they seem to be doing something in our area.

We have 32mb broadband!

Can we still apply as we know we have a fast enough connection (we do speed tests every couple of nights).

I've submitted anyway, just in case it closes before I get a chance! Broadband is definitely fast enough and the website says we can get the channels.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Feb-13 18:52:15

bemybebe - yep rec'd ok.
SchroSaw - I think so - please can you add that info the end box? I think BB speeds can vary a bit by time of day.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Feb-13 18:52:36

(sorry schrosaw - should have read your other message!)

QOD Wed 27-Feb-13 19:16:06

My broadband is too slow apparently.
Which isn't right actually, we have independent broad band not via phone lines but I suppose they just go by postcode area. sad

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Wed 27-Feb-13 19:18:37

Done smile

PurplePidjin Wed 27-Feb-13 19:23:10

Yes please, it would make evening cluster feeds soooooo much more interesting!!

Sorry, I didn't put it in the end box! Eeks sorry. It is definitely fast enough though. smile

Hopezibah Wed 27-Feb-13 22:41:09

We just bought one of these (well a You view one that is similar probably not the exact same one). So far very impressed with it. What a shame we didn't see this first. (I know, I know there is no guarantee we would have been picked).

SirBoobAlot Wed 27-Feb-13 23:39:38

Have got my fingers crossed for this one (after I googled what an ethernet cable was!!).

busymummy3 Thu 28-Feb-13 00:37:04

AnnMumsnet(MNHQ) Please could you check my form received which I submitted Tuesday 26/02 I did ask in my post but think I may have been forgotten sob ! sad
Sorry to be a pain , you seem to be doing lots of checks its just I'm not sure whether mine was sent or not as I was logged out in the middle of filling in the questionnaire then I didnt get an acknowlegement on completion like you normally do .
Thanks very much xxx

MTBMummy Thu 28-Feb-13 09:18:00

Sob - we bought one last week - although I can highly recommend it

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Feb-13 11:45:58

Sorry busymummy3 if I missed your note...yes it was submitted ok!

Miffytastic Thu 28-Feb-13 12:31:53

I've just entered my details - when will the decision be made?

gunther73 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:47:43

Pick me!!! I am out of contract with sky, and have used virgin in the past as well. Both had their plus and minus points but would really consider moving to this long term. Fingers crossed.

MyMillsBaby Thu 28-Feb-13 14:22:09

Yes please! We've been looking for a non-subscription tv service for some time. We have a smart tv and currently use the in-built freeview but we don't have access to all the fabulous channels this bad boy does! Oooh how exciting... the pause button is going to be essential for our family as we're always getting distracted by our baby boy when watching the telly xx

Should point out - we can confirm that we could meet all the installation requirements.

SKYTVADDICT Thu 28-Feb-13 17:49:17

Me, Me, me please. I obviously need to be persuaded away from Sky grin which isn't working too well since moving home a couple of weeks ago.

Philsbird Thu 28-Feb-13 18:55:00

Pick me please!! I'm with virgin at present and am not very happy with the service provided at all. I would be very pleased to be a tester and fit the required criteria!! Xx

AwkwardAnnie Thu 28-Feb-13 21:39:00

Oh Please, Please, Please! We can't get this service through our internet provider, and the boxes are so expensive! I did look into getting it but decided we'd have to wait a few years until the priced came down.

My 16m son is Rubbish at sleeping so I usually have to go up and settle him 3 or 4 times in the evening so I never get to watch entire episodes of anything. Then the 3 or 4 night feeds + full time job mean I'm exhausted anyway so go to bed early and don't get to watch good TV.

With this I'd be able to catch up at some point and actually join in some conversations about TV at work! smile

busymummy3 Thu 28-Feb-13 22:20:48

Thankyou for checking for me AnnMumsnet thanks

MamaSara Thu 28-Feb-13 22:25:47

Submitted....not sure what my chances are with 97 posts before me, but very much keeping my fingers crossed on this one!!! It would make life SO much easier....the amount of times I've had to turn off the TV when the children are in the middle of a programme and had to deal with the fallout, and one of these days it would be nice to see a full series without missing that one critical episode, or catching up on that last riveting 10 minutes of a programme that I missed when summoned upstairs by my youngest...

NikkiCrick Fri 01-Mar-13 22:10:09

Have actually been looking at this service from Talk Talk, but think the set up fees expensive

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