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KC adds YouView to its broadband bundles as an option

The standard retail price of the Humax DTR-T1000 YouView set-top box is £299, and canny shoppers can find it for £249 online, but this is still a large sum of money for many. BT Retail and TalkTalk both offer the device for a £50 activation fee, and now KC in the Hull area is joining the fray.

KC TV is offering a slightly different proposition to the other providers, a KC broadband, telephone and TV bundle is an extra £12 a month on top of the standard bundle, which also buys you extra usage allowance for your broadband, raising the standard 33GB allowance on Home to 110GB, and on Home Xtra it goes from 300GB to unlimited. A £30 setup fee must be paid which includes installation of the set-top box and broadband optimisation.

The TV bundle comes with a 24 month minimum contract term, but if you continue the subscription beyond the two years, the warranty will extend so long as you keep the subscription.

The scrollback functionality of the YouView box needs you to have a broadband connection that connects at 3 Mbps or better, and with KC declaring that all its broadband lines are a minimum of 2 Mbps already then the number unlikely to be able to use the IPTV capabilities of YouView are minimal in the Hull area.


£248 at Richer Sounds

  • dogbark
  • over 8 years ago

Somewhat disingenuous as BT require a subscription so £110 not including delivery would be more accurate. Not idea what talktalk charge, I would assume a subscription is required.

  • fibrebunny
  • over 8 years ago

Seems an expensive lazy route to access what is already free online and over the air.

  • professor973
  • over 8 years ago

Having had the BT Humax Youview box for a month now, I have to say the concept of having a EPG with + 7 and - 7 days is excellent and works really well. The seemless integration with the on-demand content works really well.

However, the Youview software is still heavily under development, a large number of bugs affecting many users and alot of features promised for 2013.

  • mbailey
  • over 8 years ago

If you get a Youview box now, you have to accept you will be helping trial a product under development and you are not buying a finished product yet.

The potential for what the platform can deliver is enormous, but time will tell when we have the software in place to full utilise the hardware.

  • mbailey
  • over 8 years ago

On the work in development, pretty much the same with Sky boxes and plenty of other PVR devices as they add more features, and sometimes change UI etc

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 8 years ago

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