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NOW CLOSED: YouView feedback thread: Non Testers: share the TV programme you'd love to rewind, watch again or pause for a chance to win a £100 JL voucher

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Mar-13 10:59:26


This is the feedback thread for the 20 testers who have received a new YouView TV box and who are currently trying it out in their homes.

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"

The YouView box allows you to record, pause and rewind TV, as well as featuring BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

Testers: we'll be asking you to add feedback twice - we'd like your first impressions now and in a couple of weeks we will add some more questions.

So, in terms of your first impressions. please....
~ give your overall impression when it arrived
~ describe the set up: did you set up your YouView box yourself? If not, who did? How easy did you / your DH/DP etc find it to set up your YouView box?
~ tell us which TV is it on/ in which room
~ share what you/ your family think the first couple of times you used it - what was the best feature and what, if anything, have you struggled with

If you're not a tester, YouView would love to hear from you - for a chance to win a £100 John Lewis voucher please share on this thread the programme(s) you'd love to pause, record or watch again - this could be a programme that's on now, or something special from the last few years or even something from your childhood - the programme which is really special to you and/or your family. Maybe you were on TV as a child and would like to see it again or you want to relive an Olympic moment or even maybe you're a massive Corrie fan and want to never miss an episode! Please share this on the thread and you'll be entered into the prize draw.


Please note: The final questions have now been added to the thread on Tues 2 April at 11:30

Clawdy Wed 13-Mar-13 17:09:43

Not a tester. Many years ago my dad was in a jazz band and they appeared in a Jack Jackson tv special,before the days of videoing! how I'd love to see that again,as he died some years later.

bigflipflop Wed 13-Mar-13 19:00:53

Ooooh Rockstock not sure about the Tizzy one. funnily enough though the link you posted is on my facebook page as we speak!!! What about Chorlton and the Wheelies...with "the little old lady" ?

JenniferHelen Wed 13-Mar-13 19:03:48

I'd love to watch Clarissa again that was broadcast in the early '90s. it was the most amazing, moving, gripping, emotionally devastating TV adaptation I've ever seen and it starred a very dashing Sean Bean.

PureQuintessence Wed 13-Mar-13 19:07:01

I would love to see The 'Money Programme' screened on BBC2 at 7.30pm 17th January 1999.

Katz Wed 13-Mar-13 19:09:19

The bbc pride and prejudice series with colin firth, hmmmmmmmmmm

MadameOvary Wed 13-Mar-13 19:27:57

overall impression
Sleek and glossy

describe the set up
I set it up myself, found it very easy.

Tell us which TV is it on/ in which room
I only have one TV, in the living room. It's on that.

Share what you think /the first couple of times you used it
I always see how far I can get without a manual but having never used a Hard Disk Recorder before I had to look at the instructions. They were well set out and I was able to search for programmes easily.

What was the best feature
Two so far: the ability to record a whole series at once and the intuitive search menu.

Struggled with?
I'm still trying to work out if it's possible to record past episodes or just current/future ones.

Cherrybright Wed 13-Mar-13 19:34:38

I would love to watch grange hill again and zap! ( I am sure thats what its called!)

pettyprudence Wed 13-Mar-13 19:56:31

I would love to watch "Happy Days" again - I LOVED that programme as a child. Always on after tea smile

I would also love to watch The Sopranos again, I do honestly think it is the best tv series ever.

GrendelsMum Wed 13-Mar-13 20:40:43

Not a tester - DH and I missed most of the first series of Death in Paradise and would love to see the episodes that we haven't been able to track down through other means (ahem).

ceeveebee Wed 13-Mar-13 20:48:45

Ok here goes Ann,
This life
Any other programme with Egg in it
Cold feet
Life on Mars
Ashes to ashes

GetKnitted Wed 13-Mar-13 20:49:15

I could watch pride and predjudice every night grin

NoelHeadbands Wed 13-Mar-13 20:52:43

I'd love to go back to when Moonlighting was the highlight of the week for me and my mates <sigh>

morethanpotatoprints Wed 13-Mar-13 21:02:59

I would like to show my dd

Banana Splits
Hong Kong Phooey
And....... THE DOUBLE DECKERS, my fav programme as a kid.

For me also Cold Feet I loved this.

Skyebluesapphire Thu 14-Mar-13 00:00:17

I like watching old series on Sky like Cracker, Footballers Wives, Bad Girls etc,

Programmes I would like to see right from the first episode right through the series include Soldier Soldier, Casualty, holby City, Survivors, The Last Train, all sorts of dramas

majjsu Thu 14-Mar-13 03:39:01

Loved Hong Kong Phooey

Lent1l Thu 14-Mar-13 09:40:10

The programme I would love to wacth again is a very specific episode of Number 74. It was a Saturday morning children's show. The particular episode I'd like to watch starred my Dad on the Police Launch Ashburton. They had the crew involved in a high-speed water chase of some crooks. I remember my Dad grinning underneath his binoculars as he searched the water for signs of the crooks. My Dad lost his fight against cancer two years ago this week. Thinking about him on that show brings back good memories from my childhood. If I could watch something again and pause it would be that and pause as his cheeky grin appears.

jumbly Thu 14-Mar-13 12:43:30

Alan Bleasdale's '86 series, 'The Monocled Mutineer', or Adam Curtis' 'Century of the Self' series from 2002.

magentastardust Thu 14-Mar-13 12:49:05

I would like to watch and rewind Scott and Charlene's wedding in Neighbours! Ahhh and sing a long to a bit of Angry Anderson!

TotallyEggFlipped Thu 14-Mar-13 12:56:37

I'd love to watch My So Called Life and Heartbreak High again, although I'd probably think they're pants now.
And Entourage. I'd love to be able to watch that again and again.

LittleAbruzzenBear Thu 14-Mar-13 12:57:04

The X Files, I loved it. Closely followed by 24 and Dallas (the original lot, not the awful new ones)

Jims Thu 14-Mar-13 13:41:19

Not a tester but we have Peppa Pig on record for peace at cooking time! I only wish it was longer and didn't have the adverts before/after which record too on our box.

We also have the Gruffalo's Child on the box. Plus a copy of Room on the Broom on DVD after I accidentally deleted it on the box in a not-concentrating moment - oops!! I love those, they are so beautifully animated.

HannahLI Thu 14-Mar-13 13:47:14

When I was a child I remember seeing a film version of the secret garden that was shown, we had it recorded on good old VHS for a while until it accidently got recorded over. My parents brought a new copy of what they thought was the same version but it wasnt. we searched and searched but we have never seen it again so that would be my love to watch and pause program.

Snapespeare Thu 14-Mar-13 14:06:19

I love Doctor Who. As a child I remember hiding behind the sofa when Cybermen came on and one xmas I was putting up xmas decorations while DW was on and refused to come back down the step ladder while the Daleks were on TV - because in those days they were very much gravitationally challenged.... I was delighted when it came back - I see it as a British institution that I can now share with my DCs - funnily enough my youngest prefers 'classic' who ( I prefer David Tennant , but that's a different story!)

flamingtoaster Thu 14-Mar-13 14:45:15

(Non-tester) There are parts of Sesame Street that I would love to rewind and watch again and again - my DCs favourite parts and the song I used to sing to my daughter at bedtime about the boogie woogie sheep! (this one I can rewind because it is on YouTube). Firefly obviously - wonderful series - and Moonlighting.

eminemmerdale Thu 14-Mar-13 14:45:41

I should love to rewatch The Tomorrow People - I loved it! RockStock do you mean Kizzy? about a gypsy girl? It was based on the Didakoi books by Rumer Godden. Also Sapphire and Steel - I though that was very 'cutting edge' at the time. and an amazing childrens series called 'Marianne Dreams' It was all about a little girl ill in bed who had visions about the houseshe lived in and drew pictures of it. Found out it was a novel by Catherine Storr.

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