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TV with youview built in.

briston
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TV with youview built in.

Finally thinking of getting a smart TV, in this case a Sony kd55ag8
This is listed as having youview built in. Thus, for someone who has no idea about youview, only Freesat , it would seem I don't need any kit. Can I get youview from Plusnet and at what cost?
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Re: TV with youview built in.

Whilst we offer a Youview service, the live multicast/Internet delivered content will not work with the native app on your TV. You would need to use the separate set top box we supply.

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briston
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Re: TV with youview built in.

As one of the attractions of this TV is that we can dispense of dongles and external boxes, youtv from Plusnet is a non-goer then.
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Re: TV with youview built in.

That should have been youview not youtv
briston
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Re: TV with youview built in.

Ok, I have been looking further and getting more confused.
Assuming no box from Plusnet on a Sony TV with youview installed.
Will I get
Scroll back TV?
Discover (library of on demand programs)
Search (from the remote)
Mini guide (see what's next on all channels whilst watching)
More episodes (find related episodes)
If I do get these, what extra do I get with a box.
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Re: TV with youview built in.

With the box you can get a DVR - the ability to record programs) and some internet broadcast channels.

I have both a sony tv and the youview box from PN.
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briston
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Re: TV with youview built in.

I'm thick on this one sorry. Without the box, do you get anything from youview on a Sony TV with youview already installed. For instance, we have a fairly old TV, at present, all out TV is via Nowtv stick. Can I get the same on a Sony TV, but without a box.
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Re: TV with youview built in.

@briston Have a look here, this will tell you what's available to you.

briston
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Re: TV with youview built in.

Had a look, particularly at the section regarding'get a Sony tv', can I take it that I get all that without abox. If so do I pay any extra to Plusnet?
If you are familiar with Nowtv, I have a Nowtv stick, do not subscribe and that's what I am wanting from youview except with a Sony TV I don't want a box hanging about.
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Re: TV with youview built in.

I think you should get all that with just the tv - mine has all the catch up apps installed iplayer, itv hub, 4od etc.
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Re: TV with youview built in.

YouView is YouView and you don't need to pay anyone anything for it. As for NowTV I don't use it so what it provides without a subscription versus YouView itself I can't comment, but I'm sure other members will know.

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Re: TV with youview built in.

You'll get all of the catch-up apps, scroll back of digital Freeview channels etc. What you won't get is anything included in our additional or included channel packs. In short, it sounds like there's no point in you taking our TV service and most of what you want will 'just work'.

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