BT Youview+ 500GB (Pre Owned)  £47.50 Delivered @ CEX
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BT Youview+ 500GB (Pre Owned) £47.50 Delivered @ CEX

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Found 17th Feb
Saw a refurb for £79.99 was a deal on here. CEX have them for £45+ £2.50p&p. Aye its a pre owned box but it comes with there 24 months warranty too. Bought one recently myself and it was in perfect condition.

Ideal if you just want a YouView box for the bedroom.

- This is a YouView Box no subscription to BT is required to use it.
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Bloody hell! I’ve still got my Youview+ box in the attic from last year after returning to Sky. Had no idea it was worth a few bob!
These are great, I use them all over several properties. I got mine off Gumtree for much cheaper, but you obviously don't get an warranty. To answer all the questions:

No, it does not require any BT servie or otherwise, just a normal TV aerial and internet connection
It does need WIRED network connection for catch up TV, although you can use a powerline/TP-LINK to get round this
Twin Tuners
Yes you can watch TV while recording
Yes, you can watch a separately recorded program while recording 2 channels
Yes, all free channels, including HD channels
It has Catch up TV
It has series record, and at least 7 day schedule (might be more, can't remember)
Yes, normal TV aerial
Any subscriptions channels (like BT Sport), naturally you have to pay for!!
Edited by: "Sphere" 17th Feb
Chasloyal5 m ago

So just about everything a basic smart tv with a USB stick plugged in …So just about everything a basic smart tv with a USB stick plugged in offers


If you have a 500gb usb stick and your tv has at least 2 tuners
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very cheap
Do you still need an aerial point, or does it just require Ethernet?
Azzin7 m ago

Do you still need an aerial point, or does it just require Ethernet?



You'll need an aerial for the initial setup and to watch any of the freeview channels
Is this the Freeview play version with 7 day forward record + 7 day backwards catch up please?
Hmmm this is very tempting, is this a dual tuner job?
Does it have all the free channels and comes with apps installed.

Do I need to connect it with outside dish and does the recording work without any kind of subscription.

Can you record anything from tv at any time. How many channels can you record at the same time, can you watch the tv while it’s being recorded.

Last question will this box work without internet connection (Ethernet cable) and would I need to have a aerial in all the time to watch free channels. Can you get free BT Sport with this box. Thanks for reading my questions now can someone please help me thanks in advance
Bloody hell! I’ve still got my Youview+ box in the attic from last year after returning to Sky. Had no idea it was worth a few bob!
Does it require a BT media service?
These are great, I use them all over several properties. I got mine off Gumtree for much cheaper, but you obviously don't get an warranty. To answer all the questions:

No, it does not require any BT servie or otherwise, just a normal TV aerial and internet connection
It does need WIRED network connection for catch up TV, although you can use a powerline/TP-LINK to get round this
Twin Tuners
Yes you can watch TV while recording
Yes, you can watch a separately recorded program while recording 2 channels
Yes, all free channels, including HD channels
It has Catch up TV
It has series record, and at least 7 day schedule (might be more, can't remember)
Yes, normal TV aerial
Any subscriptions channels (like BT Sport), naturally you have to pay for!!
Edited by: "Sphere" 17th Feb
I have one and am wondering if I should sell on eBay or if I should hold on to it for when I move to France - assuming I could get catch up through ethernet and VPN?
I have had a few Youview boxes and this is the best of the ones that I have used. The early Humax/BT and Huawei/Talk Talk ones were desperately under powered for the Youview software. They worked OK but the menu was very slow to navigate. They were so slow to respond that you often left unsure as to whether it had heard your command.

This one was the next generation of BT boxes and was much more responsive.

Not sure that I would want to buy a B grade model though. I know you get a warranty from CEX but that would be little comfort if the hard disk crashes and you lose all your recordings.
Sphere1 h, 5 m ago

These are great, I use them all over several properties. I got mine off …These are great, I use them all over several properties. I got mine off Gumtree for much cheaper, but you obviously don't get an warranty. To answer all the questions:No, it does not require any BT servie or otherwise, just a normal TV aerial and internet connectionIt does need WIRED network connection for catch up TV, although you can use a powerline/TP-LINK to get round thisTwin TunersYes you can watch TV while recordingYes, you can watch a separately recorded program while recording 2 channelsYes, all free channels, including HD channelsIt has Catch up TVIt has series record, and at least 7 day schedule (might be more, can't remember)Yes, normal TV aerialAny subscriptions channels (like BT Sport), naturally you have to pay for!!


So just about everything a basic smart tv with a USB stick plugged in offers
Chasloyal5 m ago

So just about everything a basic smart tv with a USB stick plugged in …So just about everything a basic smart tv with a USB stick plugged in offers


If you have a 500gb usb stick and your tv has at least 2 tuners
Got one of these with a BT broadband subscription, and I still have it plugged in, but rarely use it now.

If you live in an area with indifferent freeview reception, this probably isn't a good choice as the TV tuners are rather weak, this loses reception long before and far more frequently than my LG TV if the weather is poor. It also has an annoying habit of frequently putting up a pop-up over the picture to warn me reception is poor.

I frequently find mine has failed to record an episode of a series or anything for days, either because of poor reception, or even because it has put up a notification, such as complaining about poor reception on the channel I'd left it on, rather than the one I wanted recording or warning me of earlier overlapping programmes.

The Youview recording listing is also really crap since they "upgraded" to completely new HTML5 firmware, they've gone for looks over the previous usability.

The one thing it come in useful for is the various network TV player apps than my TV doesn't have.
Edited by: "melted" 17th Feb
mcek15 m ago

If you have a 500gb usb stick and your tv has at least 2 tuners


And your TV is capable of recording from a different tuner to the one you are watching - my LG has a satellite tuner and a freeview tuner but it can't record from one while I watch the other.
Great little boxes, purchased this a year ago to replace sky as we only watch mostly free channels, so wondered why we were paying sky for their basic package.

Never had any problems recording and has all catch up & Netflix services.

Plug in your aerial and ethernet cable to your router and you're good to go.
This was mentioned earlier in the other thread. Some of these are brand new, still ask to see all available in store and don't just accept the first one they bring out.

Also, as mentioned, the t4000 1tb box is only £30 more and a better deal imo.
decanay25 m ago

This was mentioned earlier in the other thread. Some of these are brand …This was mentioned earlier in the other thread. Some of these are brand new, still ask to see all available in store and don't just accept the first one they bring out.Also, as mentioned, the t4000 1tb box is only £30 more and a better deal imo.


Sorry but the t4000 is not a better box, it is slightly faster than the 500gb one and obviously has double the capacity but it is let down by one thing ... Fan noise, its very noticeable, especially when watching movies or series ( I would say its on par with the Xbox One S if not louder). Save your money and go for the 500GB one, also you will have no benefit for the UHD unless you have BT.
mcek57 m ago

If you have a 500gb usb stick and your tv has at least 2 tuners


As far as I'm aware there are bundles of dual tuner televisions out there for people after that sort of thing and I would have thought a 500gb portable HDD would be perfect seeing they're cheap as chips nowadays. Are these pimped up freeview boxes cheaper than that, hmmm I suppose they are but I have just never seen they bring anything worth having to the table.

Why people would choose to go to such 'cost cutting' lengths rather than just getting the most basic Sky Q or cable packages I don't know but horses for courses n all that.

I would never accept that not everyone wants to 'pay' to view television argument either as it's a seriously flawed one because unless you're over 75 or have some over 75 living in your household you're paying dear old auntie one n half a year whether you watch her content or not.
BT had both the usability and performance of their youview boxes screwed up when youview switched over to an html5 renderer
No means of refusing or reversing the 'upgrade' either; planned obsolescence forcing hardware upgrades, causing waste.

Good deal though, given how cheaply CEX credit can be obtained by trading in over priced goods.
mcek1 h, 46 m ago

If you have a 500gb usb stick and your tv has at least 2 tuners



+50 likes for this comment!!
TehJumpingJawa23 m ago

BT had both the usability and performance of their youview boxes screwed …BT had both the usability and performance of their youview boxes screwed up when youview switched over to an html5 renderer :(No means of refusing or reversing the 'upgrade' either; planned obsolescence forcing hardware upgrades, causing waste. :(Good deal though, given how cheaply CEX credit can be obtained by trading in over priced goods.



Agree with this, have two boxes, one upgraded and one did not somehow. The old UI is a bit more boring and has it's own foibles but is much better and more responsive than the new one. Absolutely no idea why YouView saw fit to update it.
thomps12157 m ago

Sorry but the t4000 is not a better box, it is slightly faster than the …Sorry but the t4000 is not a better box, it is slightly faster than the 500gb one and obviously has double the capacity but it is let down by one thing ... Fan noise, its very noticeable, especially when watching movies or series ( I would say its on par with the Xbox One S if not louder). Save your money and go for the 500GB one, also you will have no benefit for the UHD unless you have BT.


Disagree, my UHD box is much quicker than my parents' HD one and the fan is rarely noticeable at normal listening volume. It can get loud, but doesn't happen often on mine.
Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't have a TV Ariel and just have the sky freeview feed, would this connect into the sky satellite feed rather than a terrestrial ariel?
TehJumpingJawa55 m ago

BT had both the usability and performance of their youview boxes screwed …BT had both the usability and performance of their youview boxes screwed up when youview switched over to an html5 renderer :(No means of refusing or reversing the 'upgrade' either; planned obsolescence forcing hardware upgrades, causing waste. :(Good deal though, given how cheaply CEX credit can be obtained by trading in over priced goods.


Hi. I've got a DTR 1000 or 1010. I've never upgraded firmware/had it connected to the internet. I was thinking about connecting it via ethernet very soon for updates and possibly catch up TV. Although I haven't used it in the past so maybe won't miss it if I don't connect.

Do you think I'll regret updating/connecting to internet? Or is it possible/recommend not to update firmware?
Edited by: "stec77" 17th Feb
sb18769 m ago

Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't …Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't have a TV Ariel and just have the sky freeview feed, would this connect into the sky satellite feed rather than a terrestrial ariel?


Why not go with BT? They are doing quite a few good deals on Infinity with BT Sport lobbed in for free and keep Sky for telly?

If you not got aerial I think you'll need a freesat box, if they even still exist, otherwise you'll just have to watch telly through the internet.
sb187653 m ago

Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't …Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't have a TV Ariel and just have the sky freeview feed, would this connect into the sky satellite feed rather than a terrestrial ariel?



No, it has to be used with a terrestrial aerial. Satellite equipment and terrestrial equipment are different.

Why not look into a Freesat box to connect to your dish. However, as these can be pricey, it may be cheaper overall to have a terrestrial aerial installed and go for this kind of box.

N.B also that Freesat from Sky, Freesat and Freeview channel line-ups are not identical and this can catch you out if you are after particular channels: ukfree.tv/cha…_tv

Also worth checking before switching to Freeview, is whether you are in a Freeview Lite area. I am in a 'Freeview Lite' area so only get half of the Freeview channels, this can be the case if you live out of the range of a main transmitter.
Edited by: "milady" 17th Feb
melted3 h, 6 m ago

Got one of these with a BT broadband subscription, and I still have it …Got one of these with a BT broadband subscription, and I still have it plugged in, but rarely use it now. If you live in an area with indifferent freeview reception, this probably isn't a good choice as the TV tuners are rather weak, this loses reception long before and far more frequently than my LG TV if the weather is poor. It also has an annoying habit of frequently putting up a pop-up over the picture to warn me reception is poor.I frequently find mine has failed to record an episode of a series or anything for days, either because of poor reception, or even because it has put up a notification, such as complaining about poor reception on the channel I'd left it on, rather than the one I wanted recording or warning me of earlier overlapping programmes.The Youview recording listing is also really crap since they "upgraded" to completely new HTML5 firmware, they've gone for looks over the previous usability. The one thing it come in useful for is the various network TV player apps than my TV doesn't have.


Completely agree - the freeview TV tuner is rubbish on the BT boxes. Picture constantly freezing and breaking up, but perfect when I switch to the inbuilt tuner on my TV using the same aerial connection. I won't recommend for freeview as it probably won't record any programmes anyway due to poor signal. Connect a hard drive to your TV and record that way, albeit you'll be limited to the channel you're watching. Alternatively, use catch-up services.
stec7758 m ago

Hi. I've got a DTR 1000 or 1010. I've never upgraded firmware/had it …Hi. I've got a DTR 1000 or 1010. I've never upgraded firmware/had it connected to the internet. I was thinking about connecting it via ethernet very soon for updates and possibly catch up TV. Although I haven't used it in the past so maybe won't miss it if I don't connect.Do you think I'll regret updating/connecting to internet? Or is it possible/recommend not to update firmware?


It is possible to block the update server on your router. You'll have to Google how though, I missed my opportunity
TheVoice1 h, 27 m ago

Disagree, my UHD box is much quicker than my parents' HD one and the fan …Disagree, my UHD box is much quicker than my parents' HD one and the fan is rarely noticeable at normal listening volume. It can get loud, but doesn't happen often on mine.


I did say that it is quicker and has more storage, but for many people the fan will be annoying, also I've read on forums that some peoples fans are louder than others and go to a higher rpm more frequently, it may also be relative to the room temperature and the location/ airflow to the box. For me it falls down to poor engineering.
thomps1212 h, 28 m ago

Sorry but the t4000 is not a better box, it is slightly faster than the …Sorry but the t4000 is not a better box, it is slightly faster than the 500gb one and obviously has double the capacity but it is let down by one thing ... Fan noise, its very noticeable, especially when watching movies or series ( I would say its on par with the Xbox One S if not louder). Save your money and go for the 500GB one, also you will have no benefit for the UHD unless you have BT.


I did say in my opinion, and I have to disagree with you. Double the storage, much better performance, and uhd sport, I do have a subscription - £16 a month gets all channels, so it's much cheaper than the alternatives from sky or Virgin.

Ina cabinet I don't really notice any fan noise either. I agree it could be a problem for some, but it's not that loud.
These are not really comparable to things like a Chromecast, Roku etc. The key uses and advantages of each are different. I have one of these and have just bought a Chromecast and may get a Roku stick, too.

This is a very low price for a twin tuner recording HD receiver. A new twin tuner HD receiver could be around £150, e.g. Humax DRT-T2000

Its advantages are:

- Slick use compared to streaming with some devices, i.e. just sit down, start iPlayer etc.Good for people that couldn't cope with a Chromecast/Roku (Yes, they do exist and there are many of them)
- Can record two channels at once
- Series record
- Can pause and rewind live tv
- Has Netflix, iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4, Demand 5, Now TV (on demand movies only) and they work very reliably unlike some smart tvs/sticks etc.
- Price: where else are you going to get a twin tuner receiver at this price?
- No subscription

Disadvantages:
- No Youtube and unlikely to ever be
- Firmware update that some people didn't like
- Tuner may not be good in weak signal areas (see other posts) - I have not had this problem, though
- May not be worthwhile if you already own a TV with twin tuners and recording.

N.B. You may need powerline connectors if your router is far from the TV

Interesting reading:
expertreviews.co.uk/tvs…ing
Edited by: "milady" 17th Feb
Chasloyal3 h, 6 m ago

As far as I'm aware there are bundles of dual tuner televisions out there …As far as I'm aware there are bundles of dual tuner televisions out there for people after that sort of thing and I would have thought a 500gb portable HDD would be perfect seeing they're cheap as chips nowadays. Are these pimped up freeview boxes cheaper than that, hmmm I suppose they are but I have just never seen they bring anything worth having to the table.Why people would choose to go to such 'cost cutting' lengths rather than just getting the most basic Sky Q or cable packages I don't know but horses for courses n all that.I would never accept that not everyone wants to 'pay' to view television argument either as it's a seriously flawed one because unless you're over 75 or have some over 75 living in your household you're paying dear old auntie one n half a year whether you watch her content or not.



I just looked at Sky Q and the cheapest price is £20 a month (VAT included?). That's £240 annually, plus set-up costs. OK, this may not be worthwhile if you already have a twin tuner TV but otherwise it's a good deal.
Edited by: "milady" 17th Feb
Anyone figured out how to transfer recordings to another hard drive when it gets full?
Would this be worth replacing a first generation box with? Although I’ve had no problems with it, it can be quite slow!
Annoying no youtube.

Anyway to share/transfer recordings via network/usb?
milady1 h, 16 m ago

I just looked at Sky Q and the cheapest price is £20 a month (VAT …I just looked at Sky Q and the cheapest price is £20 a month (VAT included?). That's £240 annually, plus set-up costs. OK, this may not be worthwhile if you already have a twin tuner TV but otherwise it's a good deal.


When it comes to Freeview we actually watch more Amazon Prime content never mind Sky so I can 100% state that this apple a month subscription anyone can choose to pay offers far better value than the 15 quid a month we are all forced to pay for the state controlled broadcaster.

Having to pay for the state broadcaster by law is the ultimate definition of a totalitarian state if you want to scrutinise the concept yet not many complain about it whilst berating private broadcasters people choose to spend money on
sb18763 h, 5 m ago

Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't …Just cancelled sky as they wouldn't offer any deal on broadband. I don't have a TV Ariel and just have the sky freeview feed, would this connect into the sky satellite feed rather than a terrestrial ariel?


Every property in this country should have a aerial in their living room, if don’t have one then you have get it install from BT open reach I think it’s £120.00 for a aerial little cable box.
Do they come with remote control and power cables etc. I cannot see anything on the site.
Be careful using CEX.
I ordered a Human T2 box from them.
First one failed the hard drive test and came with the wrong remote.
Second one smelled like something was burning inside.
Obvious that no testing had been done on either box.
No hassle with returns though.
I got a functioning one from a hospice charity shop on eBay so was pleased that my money went to a good cause.
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