NOW TV Smart TV Box with Pause & Rewind £34.95 @ John lewis - Free c&c
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NOW TV Smart TV Box with Pause & Rewind £34.95 @ John lewis - Free c&c

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Found 3rd Jul 2017
Product information

This amazing NOW TV Smart Box not only makes it quicker and easier to watch the TV you love, but also to pause and rewind live TV to ensure you don't miss a second. Bringing entertainment all together, it comes with all the same NOW TV features as before plus 5x faster processing and an Ethernet port.
This pack is bundled with 4-months Sky Movies Pass, so you get unlimited access to the latest movies you missed and up to 16 premieres every month - no contract. With NOW TV you can also enjoy access to over 60 Freeview channels and 15 HD channels, as well as great entertainment and sports (both sold separately).
Simple setup
Just create a NOW TV account, connect to your home broadband network and login. As well as built-in Wi-Fi, this new box features an Ethernet port which offers you another way to get online.
*Sky Movies Pass automatically renews at end of four months at �9.99 pm unless cancelled
Apps and more
Watch your favourite shows on ITV Player, All 4, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and more. Alternatively, connect with friends on Facebook, listen to music on Spotify and catch YouTube clips with their dedicated apps.
Requirements:
NOW TV account, Wi-Fi/Ethernet and HDMI connection required to use box (HDMI cable supplied). 18+. See nowtv.com for full terms.
Please note:Some services mentioned are subscription dependant.
Delivery information:If you buy a large screen TV along with this item, please note that they'll be delivered separately.
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Christ, there are some whingers on this site aren't there?

Think that's one of the major problems of the internet - gives everyone a voice even if they need to complain without reason and share their utter stupidity.

I'd limit access to people over 18 that have a basic grasp of the English language, common sense and an IQ above 50!!

Facebook wouldn't like that though. Love this site. I validate myself that my basic education has got me this far - and I went to an awful school!!
Worth mentioning the 4 month sky movies pass in title, OP
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Worth mentioning the 4 month sky movies pass in title, OP
Thanks for the post. Heat added & also bought. Thanks again.
Or 2 months Sky Cinema £29.99 @ Argos argos.co.uk/pro…202?
Edited by: "intime" 3rd Jul 2017
I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit annoying. Also the sport stutters super badly for me, there is terrible ghosting with football.
Maybe its my tv, but when I stream from pc to tv its nice and smooth.
Am I right that Plex can no longer be side loaded to these boxes?
freezingheat

I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit … I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit annoying. Also the sport stutters super badly for me, there is terrible ghosting with football.Maybe its my tv, but when I stream from pc to tv its nice and smooth.



perhaps your TV has different settings based upon the input? I have a Hisense TV and I think that does the same thing (although I tend to stick with a single HDMI input now).
TangiblePear

Am I right that Plex can no longer be side loaded to these boxes?



It appears that it's blocked/removed via an OTA firmware update. A quick google suggests that Plex is no longer viable...such a shame!
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freezingheat

I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit … I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit annoying. Also the sport stutters super badly for me, there is terrible ghosting with football.Maybe its my tv, but when I stream from pc to tv its nice and smooth.



my box is virtually silent
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intime

Or 2 months Sky Cinema £29.99 @ Argos … Or 2 months Sky Cinema £29.99 @ Argos http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6194202?



that's about the cheapest it's ever been

somebody who needs heat should stick up a deal
freezingheat

I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit … I find the fan on this box very loud, which is ok but at night its a bit annoying. Also the sport stutters super badly for me, there is terrible ghosting with football.Maybe its my tv, but when I stream from pc to tv its nice and smooth.


Yes mine is noisy too.
The fan can be removed, see you tube, guess it is there for a reason though.
The box gets extremely hot.
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luvsadealdealdeal

my box is virtually silent



otoh I rarely turn it on
luvsadealdealdeal

otoh I rarely turn it on



Mine is totally silent, but it's not plugged in
Really wish they would stop crippling the NowTV boxes with software. Have ended up paying out for Roku boxes now as they do run all the apps I need (Plex, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, iPlayer, etc) - but it's galling knowing the NowTV boxes are basically the same innards at half the price, but with software modified to limit what they can actually run.
OP

..it comes with all the same NOW TV features as before ... and an … ..it comes with all the same NOW TV features as before ... and an Ethernet port.


My original box has an Ethernet port for homeplug connection so its not exactly a New Feature
TangiblePear

Am I right that Plex can no longer be side loaded to these boxes?


Are there any alternatives to plex for streaming movies from the pc onto the tv?
Christ, there are some whingers on this site aren't there?

Think that's one of the major problems of the internet - gives everyone a voice even if they need to complain without reason and share their utter stupidity.

I'd limit access to people over 18 that have a basic grasp of the English language, common sense and an IQ above 50!!

Facebook wouldn't like that though. Love this site. I validate myself that my basic education has got me this far - and I went to an awful school!!
can you do the pause and rewind on this box without a digital TV aerial?
ie just with WiFi
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that's about the cheapest it's ever beensomebody who needs heat should …that's about the cheapest it's ever beensomebody who needs heat should stick up a deal


OOS everywhere near me, but a great price.
Cheapest ever was John Lewis on launch, they did a price match against normal box. Was £20 if I remember correctly.

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Yup, £19.99

hotukdeals.com/dea…377
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 3rd Jul 2017
Hughsars

Christ, there are some whingers on this site aren't there?Think that's … Christ, there are some whingers on this site aren't there?Think that's one of the major problems of the internet - gives everyone a voice even if they need to complain without reason and share their utter stupidity. I'd limit access to people over 18 that have a basic grasp of the English language, common sense and an IQ above 50!!Facebook wouldn't like that though. Love this site. I validate myself that my basic education has got me this far - and I went to an awful school!!


Check out tRump supporter's on Twitter. Makes this lot look like geniuses.
luvsadealdealdeal

my box is virtually silent



Same
Just ordered Virgin Media Full House/100MB/talk weekend/BT Sport & ESPN £52 a month as much cheaper than BT AND with £220 Quidco but heat anyway I was looking for a good deal till VM Quidco came up!
Edited by: "seaniboy" 3rd Jul 2017
jaydeeuk1

OOS everywhere near me, but a great price.Cheapest ever was John Lewis on … OOS everywhere near me, but a great price.Cheapest ever was John Lewis on launch, they did a price match against normal box. Was £20 if I remember correctly.EditYup, £19.99https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/now-tv-smart-box-new-freeview-box-4-months-cinema-pass-john-lewis-1995-2503377



Hahahahaha, yep!, I remember that one too!, lol.

It actually was excellent, while it lasted ...
luvsadealdealdeal

that's about the cheapest it's ever beensomebody who needs heat should … that's about the cheapest it's ever beensomebody who needs heat should stick up a deal

ranja81

5 month entertainment for … 5 month entertainment for £34.95https://www.johnlewis.com/now-tv-smart-tv-box-with-pause-rewind-with-5-month-entertainment-pass-black/p2919115?navAction=jump


But pound for pound, the OP's Deal equivalent is by far the better overall Deal I reckon?. :-)


This Deal however, is a whole newwwww kettle of fish though?!, hehehe. :-D
AwesomeDawson

Same


Mine is silent when streaming, but noisy when viewing live TV (for an hour or more).
Good price though, for a good box and pass. Heat added.
Hi folks, what happens once subscription is over? Can i still watch freeview / free channels on the box? Or is it essentially a dud?

Basically I'm trying to find an easy way to watch tv channels in the easiest manner. I have a ps4 but you need multiple apps to get a small subset of channels, and for some reason my samsung TV isn't tuning any freeview channels on my aerial. I also have a PC hooked up to the TV but again unless I use a complex UI of Kodi there's no slick way to watch tv. It's fine for me, but my parents wouldn't have a clue where to start...
just for my 2 cents, and i'm not like a connoisseur on Freeview boxes, but i'd say this is average. I hate that the HD versions on the tv guide are all the way down the bottom, meaning you have to scroll down for ages before you get to them. and there's no page down button to get there quickly, and you can't type the numbers etc. It's also very geared towards having a subscription to Now TV, which to be honest I might do cos it's so cheap. Also, if it's been on standby for a while, it takes about 30 secs to boot, maybe annoying for some. It looks nice, the remote is ok too, decent picture in HD, all the good apps too, yeah it's alright.
Just an FYI, you need an aerial to watch Freeview & you can't use the internet connection to pause / rewind etc.
chicaneuk15 h, 49 m ago

Really wish they would stop crippling the NowTV boxes with software. Have …Really wish they would stop crippling the NowTV boxes with software. Have ended up paying out for Roku boxes now as they do run all the apps I need (Plex, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, iPlayer, etc) - but it's galling knowing the NowTV boxes are basically the same innards at half the price, but with software modified to limit what they can actually run.


I don't think you understand how this works. NOW TV subsidises the cost of the box. If you get the box and use Plex they're losing money on nothing.

But perhaps there's a gap in the market. Why don't you set up real Plex boxes and pay people to take them, lets us know how long you keep doing it.
Do I need an aerial to access the freeview channels on this?
Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just cancelled (or am in the process of) my entertainment package, they're offering me sweeteners to keep me on. 4 months at £3.49, which sounds good to me. If I cancel fully, are they likely to email me with a better offer, or will that be it, do you think?

Does anyone have any experience of how they operate with regards to retentions?
hobohanky

Do I need an aerial to access the freeview channels on this?


Yes
ScroopEgerton

Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just … Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just cancelled (or am in the process of) my entertainment package, they're offering me sweeteners to keep me on. 4 months at £3.49, which sounds good to me. If I cancel fully, are they likely to email me with a better offer, or will that be it, do you think?Does anyone have any experience of how they operate with regards to retentions?



No the only offer you get is the one you mention so take that
EndemicAlarm38 m ago

I don't think you understand how this works. NOW TV subsidises the cost of …I don't think you understand how this works. NOW TV subsidises the cost of the box. If you get the box and use Plex they're losing money on nothing.But perhaps there's a gap in the market. Why don't you set up real Plex boxes and pay people to take them, lets us know how long you keep doing it.

​Poor sky, my heart bleeds
ScroopEgerton28 m ago

Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just cancelled …Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just cancelled (or am in the process of) my entertainment package, they're offering me sweeteners to keep me on. 4 months at £3.49, which sounds good to me. If I cancel fully, are they likely to email me with a better offer, or will that be it, do you think?Does anyone have any experience of how they operate with regards to retentions?


They will continue to bombard you with offers for years after you leave but there's no guarantee when you'll get them.
ScroopEgerton

Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just … Quick bit of advise from the crowd, if you don't mind- I've just cancelled (or am in the process of) my entertainment package, they're offering me sweeteners to keep me on. 4 months at £3.49, which sounds good to me. If I cancel fully, are they likely to email me with a better offer, or will that be it, do you think?Does anyone have any experience of how they operate with regards to retentions?



A day or 2 afternoon cancelling mine, they sent me an email saying "let's get this relationship back on track" And were offering me a month for 99p. Another time I got 3 months for 99p each month.
Edited by: "jambone" 4th Jul 2017
Can you pause/rewind after subscription has finished?
Potentially worth if for the passes, but if you subscribe to any TV other than Sky's stuff (which you should be doing) then the boxes are a waste of time. Kind of a joke that even this higher priced version is still so locked down. It's one thing when you're only paying a tenner or so - you can justify it basically being a Sky box. But this thing surely can't compete with Chromecast/Fire/Roku.
i'm after freeview box in which you can record, any suggestions?
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westywales

i'm after freeview box in which you can record, any suggestions?



humax not the cheapest but nice gui and reliable
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