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BT Vision

BT Vision
alaScore 77

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the BT Vision is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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BT Vision+ review

 

Is it worth upgrading to the new, better looking Vision+ box?

Much better looking ; Imroved remote ; Reduced ower consumtion ; Feels quicker

No Freeview HD suort ; No much difference to the original

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BT Vision review

 

BT believes that its BT Vision digital recorder is so clever, it'll bring subscribers to its broadband service in droves and help the telephony giant compete against Sky, which is already making inroads into BT's phone and broadband business

Adds to Freeview without an exensive subscrition ; Good library and EPG

Currently unreliable hardware ; Must have BT broadband

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BT Vision+ review

 

BT Vision is an on-demand TV service delivered via broadband, and is only available to BT Total Broadband customers. The Vision+ is an update to the original silver Vision set-top box and looks a lot sleeker in black. It's had a few tweaks which...

The new Vision+ box is better looking than the old, but brings little else to the table bar lower power consumption.

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PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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BT Vision review

 

BT Vision combines Freeview content with TV programmes, films and music, and can be 'rented' by BT Total Broadband users.

For subscribers to BT Broadband, getting BT Vision is the most obvious and straightforward way to enjoy TV on your PC. What's more, this is one of the first services that also adds the ability to watch anything delivered via your broadband pipe on a...

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BT Vision review

 

If you're already a BT broadband customer and you don't have a PVR, this is an absolute bargain -- and the on-demand content is simply a bonus. But if you're with a different ISP this isn't worth switching for, and despite a lovely interface, its...

Low price ; Lovely menus ; Dual tuners ; Plenty of memory ; Quiet ; On-demand video

Ugly box ; Crashes every so often ; Hard drive never stops spinning ; On-demand content difficult to browse ; Wired connection to BT Home Hub

On the other hand, if you're not a BT customer there isn't much here to make you go through the rigmarole of changing your ISP. In that case, we'd recommend stumping up more cash and going for a DVD/Freeview recorder such as the Panasonic DMR-EX77. And...

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BT Vision

 

We're already huge fans of Sky+ HD, with Virgin's TiVo live and on demand TV service proving equally good when it comes to home entertainment. BT Vision is the latest service to enter the fray – join us after the break to find out whether it's as good...

BT Vision is an on demand digital TV service, offering freeview TV stations, paid for services including Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and ESPN, and a host of other on demand TV channels and options

BT Vision struggles to compete with Sky+ HD when it comes to the choice of live TV and high-definition channels. It may offer a great on demand service, but there simply aren't as many options for watching live TV, especially if you're not interested...

BT Vision may be easy to use, and makes sense if you're unable to install a satellite dish or already get lots of services through BT, but it's simply not as comprehensive as either Sky+ HD or Virgin TiVo. You'll find less channels to watch, and it...

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BT Vision

 

We're already huge fans of Sky+ HD, with Virgin's TiVo live and on demand TV service proving equally good when it comes to home entertainment. BT Vision is the latest service to enter the fray – join us after the break to find out whether it's as good...

BT Vision may be easy to use, and makes sense if you're unable to install a satellite dish or already get lots of services through BT, but it's simply not as comprehensive as either Sky+ HD or Virgin TiVo. You'll find less channels to watch, and it...

Expert review by:

BT Vision review

 

BT Vision combines Freeview content with TV programmes, films and music, and can be 'rented' by BT Total Broadband users.

For subscribers to BT Broadband, getting BT Vision is the most obvious and straightforward way to enjoy TV on your PC. What's more, this is one of the first services that also adds the ability to watch anything delivered via your broadband pipe on a...

Expert review by:

BT Vision

 

BT believes that its BT Vision digital recorder is so clever, it'll bring subscribers to its broadband service in droves and help the telephony giant compete against Sky, which is already making inroads into BT's phone and broadband business

Good EPG, Pretty good value, Has great potential

Can't be used wirelessly, Prone to crashing, Lack of decent VOD content

In theory, it's the most advanced PVR you can get, but in practice it's far from perfect

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