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NOW CLOSED YouView feedback thread: non testers: chance to win your own box – worth £199 – please share the TV programme your family Will Not Miss

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Oct-14 11:34:46

This is the feedback thread for the 15 testers who are trying on demand TV service YouView in their homes with their shiny new Humax DTR-T2000 set-top box worth £199.

Non testers: YouView are also offering you the chance to win a YouView+ set-top box giving you the opportunity to enjoy seamless live, on demand and catch-up television.

They say “YouView is an on demand TV service with over 70 live digital channels. It seamlessly combines seven day catch-up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 with a library of on demand TV programmes and films. A range of quality content is available via on demand players including UKTV, Sky Store, Now TV, milkshake!, S4C and STV. YouView is offered as part of broadband subscription bundles from TalkTalk and BT. It is also available to buy subscription-free from major retailers and electrical stores”.

For more information visit: www.youview.com

For a chance to win one please share on this thread the one programme your family make a point of watching together – be it X Factor, Strictly or Doctor Who, please share on this thread and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win your own box! See T&CS here

Testers – please share on this thread your responses to the following questions from YouView

1 Did you set up your YouView box yourself? If not, who did?
2 How easy did you find it to set up your YouView box?
3 How long did it take you to understand how to use YouView?
4 Has your child/children used YouView? How long did it take them to understand it and get used to it?
5 Which programmes have you most enjoyed watching on YouView so far?
6 Which of the services have you most enjoyed so far?
7 Who in your family has used your YouView box the most?
8 What have you found YouView most useful for so far? Catching up on shows you've missed/ entertaining the kids/finding something to watch to pass time/ watching TV live/ listening to the radio/ search functionality / scrolling back 7 days on the programme guide / using the on demand players or the record functionality?
9 Have you used NOW TV or Sky Store to watch films?
10 Did you try out the free YouView remote record app?

And feel free to add any additional comments.

Please also add a review here

Thanks
MNHQ

lorka Wed 15-Oct-14 13:26:13

Non tester - we always watch X factor together. We love getting our Jammies on and a wee treat to eat then snuggle up on the couch together watching the X factor. smile

juneybean Wed 15-Oct-14 16:30:15

1 Did you set up your YouView box yourself? If not, who did? Yes I did.
2 How easy did you find it to set up your YouView box? Very easy! Love the DLAN too, very helpful when the router is not near the TV.
3 How long did it take you to understand how to use YouView? Not long at all, it all seems very user friendly.
4 Has your child/children used YouView? How long did it take them to understand it and get used to it? Only watched alongside me, have not used it on their own.
5 Which programmes have you most enjoyed watching on YouView so far? I have used catch up the most so far, watched an episode of Our Girl from two weeks ago.
6 Which of the services have you most enjoyed so far? I'm enjoying being able to record series' it tells me how many it's downloaded for me.
7 Who in your family has used your YouView box the most? Me
8 What have you found YouView most useful for so far? Catching up on shows you've missed/ entertaining the kids/finding something to watch to pass time/ watching TV live/ listening to the radio/ search functionality / scrolling back 7 days on the programme guide / using the on demand players or the record functionality? I've found it useful for watching ondemand programmes in the living room as opposed to in my bedroom on the PC.
9 Have you used NOW TV or Sky Store to watch films? No
10 Did you try out the free YouView remote record app? Not yet

Tiredoftiredness Wed 15-Oct-14 16:57:21

1 Did you set up your YouView box yourself? If not, who did? Nope, dh did.
2 How easy did you find it to set up your YouView box? Must have been very easy - no swearing involved!
3 How long did it take you to understand how to use YouView? Immediate, very user friendly.
4 Has your child/children used YouView? How long did it take them to understand it and get used to it? DS is only 3 so I try to keep the remote out of reach, but he does understand and enjoy rewinding live TV!
5 Which programmes have you most enjoyed watching on YouView so far? Mostly watched live TV so far, but have used the rewind a day function which is great for she you "need" another episode of peppa pig in the mornings!
6 Which of the services have you most enjoyed so far? Pausing live TV and 7 day catchup
7 Who in your family has used your YouView box the most? Me!
8 What have you found YouView most useful for so far? Catching up on shows you've missed/ entertaining the kids/finding something to watch to pass time/ watching TV live/ listening to the radio/ search functionality / scrolling back 7 days on the programme guide / using the on demand players or the record functionality? Like the 7 day catch up, have also used live TV and record, yet to try search or on demand.
9 Have you used NOW TV or Sky Store to watch films? Not yet, intending to at the weekend!
10 Did you try out the free YouView remote record app? Not yet, like the idea of it though!

titchypumpkin Wed 15-Oct-14 17:07:36

Non-tester here. We're Downton Abbey fans in the titchy household....well I say "we" but really it involves DD1 being in bed, DD2 snoozing on me whilst I watch and DH fetching drinks/snacks grin

A tv box you can record/pause is a must with small DC, makes me wonder how we ever coped without one!

dickinson13 Wed 15-Oct-14 20:47:02

non-tester, we love watching Doctor Who together. Sometimes it can be a bit scary for my son but he loves it anyway!

sfancy Thu 16-Oct-14 09:59:26

Non Tester-We love the X factor and Tinga Tinga

NancyDroop Thu 16-Oct-14 11:10:34

Who do you think you are. Every episode smile

Dolallytats Thu 16-Oct-14 11:37:01

Non tester. Kung Fu Panda:Legends of Awesomeness & Penguins of Madagascar is essential after school viewing and In The Night Garden and The Bedtime Story on Cbeebies is adored by my youngest who toddles nicely off to bed when they've finished!!

Milchardo Thu 16-Oct-14 11:49:08

Non-tester We always try to watch Strictly Come Dancing together. DD has ASD and it's her favourite programme. smile

del2929 Thu 16-Oct-14 11:49:09

-----non tester-----

we always snuggle up to watch the great british bake off and now thats come to an end its the great british bake off masterclass!!! love it!

BellaVida Thu 16-Oct-14 11:55:33

Non-tester. We have quite an age range, so appropriateness and bedtime are a factor. You've Been Framed is a bit of a favourite- there's nothing like finishing a busy week and listening to them relaxed and giggling away at the videos.

Dwarvenmonkey Thu 16-Oct-14 11:56:16

Non-tester here too!

We don't have many tv programmes we "enjoy" watching together as the DC are too little for Doctor Who and we're too old for Justin's house. However we all do seem to enjoy Myth Busters (mainly for the explosions) grin

mumsbe Thu 16-Oct-14 11:57:44

DR WHO all the family love this we get a take away from the supermarket and some other treats. Even our baby gets excited when dr who begins

Behoove Thu 16-Oct-14 11:58:51

Non tester here.
The one unmissable programme which brings us all together as a family is Gogglebox. Who knew that a programme about watching different families and friends watching tv would be so watchable!

NotCitrus Thu 16-Oct-14 12:02:48

Non tester. The main programmes we watch together are house building programmes like Grand Designs or Shed of the Year, and some of the funny bits from Top Gear. Doctor Who is apparently so scary my 6yo won't even try watching it.

sc00ter Thu 16-Oct-14 12:05:39

Non Tester -

We all love to watch Downton Abbey.

Idontneedanotherhero Thu 16-Oct-14 12:15:24

I'm a non tester - We always watch The Chase together because it's fab! (And my dd who is nearly 2 loves the chasers!)

supermariossister Thu 16-Oct-14 12:19:39

I dont think there is one programme we all watch.i have started watching choccywoccydoodah and the children like to see the creations on there so will often watch

Emrob86 Thu 16-Oct-14 12:25:17

Non tester
All of us watched Bake Off together. smile when the kids are asleep my husband's and my favourite tv-show at the moment is Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish.

NowThenMardyBum Thu 16-Oct-14 12:29:18

Non tester

We always sit down to watch countryfile together. DD 18m loves to shout out the animal noises!

Pippa1108 Thu 16-Oct-14 12:32:37

We love to snuggle in the settee and watch Modern Family.

BornToFolk Thu 16-Oct-14 12:35:45

Non-tester

DS (7) has recently discovered Dr Who and we love to watch that together on a Saturday night...or quite often on a Sunday if I think it's going to be a scary one so I can watch it first!

anothergenericname Thu 16-Oct-14 13:00:59

We always sit down together to watch Strictly. DH and I both do our knitting (!) and DS passes commentary on all the 'pitty dwesses' and sparkly colours. It's a really lovely, cosy way to spend our Saturday evening and we all look forward to it at the end of the week. Even the baby (still gestating) likes to join in, the music always seems to provoke a few extra wriggles smile

PurplePidjin Thu 16-Oct-14 13:05:52

Non tester. We try and catch Rastamouse! My OH is Jamaican and ds is 2 so it's a nice gentle introduction to the other half of his heritage smile

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