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    I was having a dig at BT but didnt know the answer, so cheers.

    I cant imagine what quality the "HD" content would be, streamed over an (up to)8meg line. When I stream a 1080p movie locally from my media center it runs generally at about 15mbit/s, and thats a x264 compressed mkv file..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I think he was being sarcastic! But never-the-less you answered his question hehe.
    Indeed. But I'm not in the mood for such frivolity. *Wanders off grumbling at his software for not working*

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I was having a dig at BT but didnt know the answer, so cheers.

    I cant imagine what quality the "HD" content would be, streamed over an (up to)8meg line. When I stream a 1080p movie locally from my media center it runs generally at about 15mbit/s, and thats a x264 compressed mkv file..
    I don't know about this, as I've never used their HD content (I don't own a HD tv, and won't be doing for some time, my 100Hz Panasonic 'GIANT BOX' TV does the job perfectly well )

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    I set up the new BT Vision box last night, and guess what?! I love it! So much too choose from, all there to watch when I want, with no annoying adverts! I think tonight I may be catching up on Lost! Or maybe even watching The Wire - people have been saying I should watch it. Or maybe I'll even watch last weeks Come Dine With Me that I missed! The world, is now my oyster friends!

    Maybe I'll read the Lost Symbol though..... Only been waiting for it for about 2/3 months!

    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I cant imagine what quality the "HD" content would be, streamed over an (up to)8meg line. When I stream a 1080p movie locally from my media center it runs generally at about 15mbit/s, and thats a x264 compressed mkv file..
    HD Content is not streamed on BT Vision (as of this moment at least) - it must be fully downloaded to the HDD before it can be viewed. Might seem a bit of a pain, and probably is, but at least this way they can guarantee it is HD quality.

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    We had BT Vision for a while. Hated it! Went back to SkyHD.

    The QoS is nonsense, it just didn't work in the evenings, or stuttered when it would finally agree to letting you watch a programme you'd paid for.

    Plus you're tied to BT broadband to get it to work!

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    So how long do you have to wait between telling the box "I want to watch this programme" and actually starting to watch it?

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    Granted, it was 10 o'clock last night when we were testing it so I suppose the true test will come tonight when I get in. But last night I was pressing 'play', and waiting no more than 3 or 4 seconds before the video started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    We had BT Vision for a while. Hated it! Went back to SkyHD.

    The QoS is nonsense, it just didn't work in the evenings, or stuttered when it would finally agree to letting you watch a programme you'd paid for.

    Plus you're tied to BT broadband to get it to work!
    Never had that stuttering problem. What speeds are you getting with your broadband?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    So how long do you have to wait between telling the box "I want to watch this programme" and actually starting to watch it?
    A couple of seconds with SD content. As I said, never tried the HD stuff though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    We had BT Vision for a while. Hated it! Went back to SkyHD.

    The QoS is nonsense, it just didn't work in the evenings, or stuttered when it would finally agree to letting you watch a programme you'd paid for.

    Plus you're tied to BT broadband to get it to work!
    We already had BT Broadband, and have been with them for 2 years - more than happy with the service and speeds.

    As for lagging, I can't comment as our box was only installed last night - but the way I see it is surely they can't sell something that simply doesn't work. If it does lag at peak times then it will be going straight back to BT, but I honestly can't see it happening.

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    hi mate,
    Weve had it for about a year now and we really like it. Dont use the movies much but the on demand content is great, TV replay is sweet too as there are no ads! Ocassionaly the stream drops out which is a bit annoying but overall its a great package!

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    I have always found BT Broadband to be incredibly bad value, I am getting speeds of 12 -14Mb/s for £9.99 w/ free wireless router

    The bt vision did interest me though, but thats cus they said they were showing CSI Miami :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    I have always found BT Broadband to be incredibly bad value, I am getting speeds of 12 -14Mb/s for £9.99 w/ free wireless router
    I live so far from the exchange I got fed up of my poor internet. Went with BT Broadband as a change and all of a sudden we're getting 6 meg compared to the old 1.5 meg we were getting.

    The broadband might be £25 per month, but I don't mind paying it because I'm over the moon with the service they are providing.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    hi mate,
    Weve had it for about a year now and we really like it. Dont use the movies much but the on demand content is great, TV replay is sweet too as there are no ads! Ocassionaly the stream drops out which is a bit annoying but overall its a great package
    What speed is your line? And how often has it kopped out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I live so far from the exchange I got fed up of my poor internet. Went with BT Broadband as a change and all of a sudden we're getting 6 meg compared to the old 1.5 meg we were getting.

    The broadband might be £25 per month, but I don't mind paying it because I'm over the moon with the service they are providing.



    What speed is your line? And how often has it kopped out?
    whose broadband are you with ?

    Am with Be myself and find it pretty good for £18 a month unlimited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    I have always found BT Broadband to be incredibly bad value, I am getting speeds of 12 -14Mb/s for £9.99 w/ free wireless router
    12 - 14 meg for a tenner? That's bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    The bt vision did interest me though, but thats cus they said they were showing CSI Miami :P
    Mmmmm Natalia Boa Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    12 - 14 meg for a tenner? That's bad?



    Mmmmm Natalia Boa Vista

    Lol, im with O2, BT was too much, I can buy all the DVD's of CSI:Miami I want now though with my saved bunse

    I would recommend O2 to anyone, their service is SO quick, even during peak times.



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