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BT Vision is now available for customers to self install for a one-off connection fee of £30. By avoiding the need for an engineer visit, customers choosing BT Vision Self Install can save themselves £60.

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The Self Install option includes a pair of Comtrend Powerline Adaptors, which plug into wall power sockets and carry the video signal from the BT Home Hub to the V-box across the domestic power circuit.

The BT Vision Self Install equipment is delivered directly to the customers door by courier. BT promises self install is straightforward and can be completed in less than an hour with all the necessary equipment is included in the box, complete with a comprehensive guide.

This new initiative for the DIY option may be borne from the fact that BT has only managed to sell 60,000 of its BT Vision boxes since launch.
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#1
£30 for 160GB Digital Recorder is fantastic, even better for the Employees who got them for free. However to benefit you need to have BTBB, if you have BTBB then this is surely a must for most people? £30 is the going rate for a cheap freeview box
#2
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baker200
£30 for 160GB Digital Recorder is fantastic, even better for the Employees who got them for free. However to benefit you need to have BTBB, if you have BTBB then this is surely a must for most people? £30 is the going rate for a cheap freeview box


I got mine for free and free install from BT. I was with Sky but changed over to BT Vision when they offered Free Box and Install. If you tell them you are with Sky or other and you were thinking about moving to BT Vision then they will do what ever it takes to get you to go with them. LIKE FREE BOX AND FRE INSTALL:w00t: :santa: :thumbsup:
#3
Also powerline adaptors are normally about £60 upwards as well. I don't even use my powerline adaptors with the bt vision, I'm using them to get a wired connection to my xbox 360 :-)

Wideboy, what do u think so far of the BT vision?
#4
you have to have broadband with bt dont you ?
#5
We got ours for completely free :-D
Although they forgot to give us a phone and we're still waiting on a working powerline adaptor :-(
#6
I have BT Broadband already so can I just get this and it'd be a bit like the Sky+ box in terms of recording live TV? I understand that I still only get Freeview channels but would really like the easy recording facility that Sky+ has . . .

What the heck is a powerline adaptor? Would I need one? :?
#7
i have bt vision, i find it really good and easy to use. i like the idea of ordering films from the comfort of your own home. what is a powerline adapter?
#8
Kimburlee
What the heck is a powerline adaptor? Would I need one? :?


It is a way of joining two network devices together via normal wall power sockets (e.g. a computer upstairs connected to a broadband modem downstairs). It is often used as an alternative to wi-fi.

e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePlug_Powerline_Alliance

Martyn
#9
£30 connection fee to install it yourself? Why not just sell the box for £30 instead of giving the impression that it's free? Sounds like typical BT to me :roll:
#10
Yes you do have to BT Broadband but I also got 3 month at £14 (Broadband) and free pnone calls for the first three months also. Free BT Vision Box and Free install.

BT Vision is ok, it takes a little getting used to compared to sky. The packages are good and the prices are good also. You do miss all the new stuff on sky one but it will be on BT at some point or BBC, not as much football LIVE but its all there to watch at your leisure a few hours later. The films are ok, new stuff is cool but they expect you to pay for some other **** stuff. I think it is still a working progress. Overall not bad as you dont have to be tied down for 12 months like sky, you can give a months notice on any package and keep the box for nowt and pay nothing for your tv and just have the freeview.
#11
I'm guessing this is only available to exisitng customers if the renew their contracts?
#12
Kimburlee
I have BT Broadband already so can I just get this and it'd be a bit like the Sky+ box in terms of recording live TV? I understand that I still only get Freeview channels but would really like the easy recording facility that Sky+ has . . .

What the heck is a powerline adaptor? Would I need one? :?


Yeah - it records like sky+ and has "pause live tv" facility.

Powerline adaptors allow you to use your home mains as a network. You plug network cable from router into one Powerline adaptor at a handy socket and then wherever you want the Vision box to be (another room for instance), you plug another network cable into the second Powerline adaptor.
#13
Just for the powerline adapters it is worth the price lol.

Existing customers usually get the whole package for free - all the BT bits and bobs seen in the TV adverts too lol.

it is very handy as a freeview box with HDD and the pause rewind features. HDMI port to - upscale to 720p 1080i - handy!
#14
Anyone know if you have to sign up for another minimum term on the broadband to get this? Cant find any mention on website, mine's just expired so would prefer not to.
Also have they butchered the powerline adaptor to only work with the V-Box? Been looking at a way of doing away with cables running everywhere and this would do nicely
#15
JamalFatty
Anyone know if you have to sign up for another minimum term on the broadband to get this? Cant find any mention on website, mine's just expired so would prefer not to.
Also have they butchered the powerline adaptor to only work with the V-Box? Been looking at a way of doing away with cables running everywhere and this would do nicely


I'm afraid to get the box free you have to sign up to another BB contract, otherwise the box is £199.

The powerline adaptors have not been butchered to work only with BT Vision. I use my adaptors to get a wired connection to my Xbox 360... which means another saving of £60 on Xbox Wireless adaptor :thumbsup:.
#16
Scribbles
£30 connection fee to install it yourself? Why not just sell the box for £30 instead of giving the impression that it's free? Sounds like typical BT to me :roll:


The £30 connection fee is there because there is work required to enable the BB line to run BT vision. IIRC you can't just buy the box of the shelf and plug it in to work straightaway. BT will need enable some stuff on your line first. Also they need to ensure you get a min connection of 2mb.

When I ordered mine my connection was about 1mb, they did some tests and managed to reconfigure the line, so I'm now getting 3.8mb :-)
#17
Yes ther is a min contract of 12 months for the broadband but you can get it cheaper if you argue about the price and say you will move else where. They need you, you dont need them remember that:thumbsup: :santa:
#18
i know that this may sound daft but do you still need an aerial plugged in or does it get its signal off the broadband!!?:thinking:
#19
so you need to pay £30, then sign up to a broadband connection which is way over priced anyway.. No thanks..
#20
Hurdy Gurdy
i know that this may sound daft but do you still need an aerial plugged in or does it get its signal off the broadband!!?:thinking:


It's a standard 160gb twin tuner freeview PVR, with a network port for the (pay) on-demand stuff.

So, yes you need an aerial for the freeview part.
#21
I get my BT BB for £15 pcm anyway - I work from home so need something fairly reliable (which it always has been for me - unlike Tiscali!). I got offered this price when I renewed plus a deal on free calls weekends/evenings.

And now I might get the PVR thing for £30 too. I am now quite happy.

Thanks OP! :thumbsup:
#22
If only it was as clear cut as it's made out to be.

"You will also need a BT Home Hub in order to use BT Vision. If you have, or sign up to BT Total Broadband option 2 or 3, you will receive this for free (unless you already have a Home Hub, in which case, this will be utilised). If you are on, or sign up to BT Total Broadband option 1, you will need to purchase the BT Home Hub at £50 over the phone or £30 online."

BT, overpriced, over-rated, pay to view TV that's already on TV, more expense, etc.... etc.... puuuuulease.
#23
Thanks mikerr!!
#24
does this need an aerial input - silly question I know - but just want to check as my study has Bt Broadband but no aerial :-(
#25
gwentvillan
does this need an aerial input - silly question I know - but just want to check as my study has Bt Broadband but no aerial :-(
The answer is in the post 4 above yours.
#26
I got a BT Vision V-Box, Powerline adapters and a wireless USB dongle all for free. All BT wanted me to do was stay on for another year on their superb Broadband package for £2 less a month than I was paying last year.
#27
Just ordered mine. Got it for £28 (basically two months subscription to the on demand viewing package and so they waived the £30 fee). Included free Home Hub thingy and you can cancel the subscription after two months.

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