BT Vision to be available on XBL (IPTV)

Se777eN

Distinguished Member
M$ go for worsed booooooo i will pass:eek:
 

andytabor

Active Member
tempting, but not enough to make me switch BB provider, very happy with virgin.
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Sorry, I did think it was wierd that I'd found this before anyone else. :oops:
It's obviously been re-released as info by MS as it wasn't picked up last time round. Anyway, came across this today:

Xbox 360 set-top box won't record TV
News by Ellie Gibson, Today 10:02

BT has confirmed the new set-top box for Xbox 360 won't allow you to view or record live television.

As announced earlier this week, the telecoms company has signed a deal with Microsoft to offer 360 owners access to the BT Vision service. At present, BT Vision users receive Freeview TV channels via a set-top box which also works as a digital video recorder.

The Xbox 360 service, due to launch this summer, will only be available to BT Broadband subscribers. It will offer users access to on-demand movies, near-live FA premier League matches and other content. Users won't require a set-top box, but they won't enjoy all the benefits of BT Vision other users get.

Speaking to the BBC a spokesperson said, "The reason for streaming only on the Xbox is because currently the console does not have the capability for live TV or enough hard drive for practical downloading of content."

Microsoft could face stiff competition in the face of PlayTV, the new television and personal video recorder for PS3. As revealed at last year's Leipzig Games Conference, it will let users watch and record live TV and can be controlled remotely via PSP. PlayTV is due to launch in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain early this year.

UPDATE: Microsoft has since contacted Eurogamer to clarify matters. Apparently. Here's what they have to say: "Xbox 360 is able to offer the complete Microsoft Mediaroom experience, including both live TV and VOD, when delivered over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

"BT Vision is unique in that it does not deliver live TV over IP. It delivers live TV over antenna-based digital terrestrial television (DTT) to a set-top-box. There are currently 13 other service providers delivering commercial TV services with the Mediaroom platform, and each of them delivers a live TV service that could potentially be accessed via the Xbox 360.

"That said, BT Vision customers can transfer live television content to their Xbox 360 that they have captured on their set top box.

Anyone?
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What a strange thing for BT to say, I mean wasn't this the very reason MS released the Elite and the 120GB HDD, so you could record IPTV? That's a pretty serious bit of misinformation by someone.
 

runam0k

Well-known Member
It's obviously been re-released as info by MS as it wasn't picked up last time round. Anyway, came across this today:

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What a strange thing for BT to say, I mean wasn't this the very reason MS released the Elite and the 120GB HDD, so you could record IPTV? That's a pretty serious bit of misinformation by someone.
Exactly. BT Vision is half-assed IPTV unfortunately.
 

Rokamunky

Standard Member
Ok, i have bt vision and Bt broadband and i haven't seen or heard anything about this. How does it work? do i download something that will enable me to get the movies and stuff? any info will be much appreciated
 

SpaceGhost

Active Member
It's obviously been re-released as info by MS as it wasn't picked up last time round. Anyway, came across this today:

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What a strange thing for BT to say, I mean wasn't this the very reason MS released the Elite and the 120GB HDD, so you could record IPTV? That's a pretty serious bit of misinformation by someone.

The increased sized hard drive was for the downloading of films over the marketplace as far as i was aware, plus the increasing size/amount of DLC for games. Don't think there's ever been any speak of the 360 being used as a PVR! :confused:

Additionally, the whole point of IPTV is that it's streamed over the net. Recording would be pretty useless and unnecessary. :suicide:

I currently have BT Vision and use the set top box to both record TV on and to watch on demand TV shows. I am soon getting rid as switching broadband provider, but what exactly is half assed about it? I think it's a pretty good service, and if they're able to extend their product to 360 owners then good for them!

I imagine there will be a dashboard update to allow for this functionality. The last BT Vision newsletter I received stated something along those lines.
 

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