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BT Vision - any good?

 
 
On 31 Jan 2011 at 7:37pm mccauley wrote:
Is anyone using BT Vision for their TV and broadband? If so, what are your thoughts on it's reliability in Lewes? I've tried watching iPlayer online, with varying degrees of success, depending on how well the BT internet is behaving that day. FYI we can't have a Sky or FreeSat satellite dish on our house, and as far as I know there is no cable supplier either. Any help or advice appreciated.
 
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On 31 Jan 2011 at 7:54pm mccauley wrote:
Ah, hit a snag already. Just noticed BT site says "To get the Freeview channels, you'll also need to be in a Freeview reception area..." Poo.
Any helpful suggestions on getting more than 4 channels without having a dish (or moving house!)?
 
 
On 31 Jan 2011 at 8:19pm jonnyboy wrote:
Try tvcatchup.com, it's free, you register and that's it.
 
 
On 31 Jan 2011 at 9:40pm Rookie wrote:
Depending on where you live in Lewes it is possible to receive Freeview. If you live up high up, such as on Nevill like me, or even over Malling, and your aerial points towards the Heathfield main transmitter then you can get an excellent digital signal. Down in the town though you have no chance, and the local transmitter for Lewes isn't due to be upgraded to digital until sometime next year I believe.
 
 
On 31 Jan 2011 at 10:18pm mccauley wrote:
Aye, we're down in town, so it's back to iPlayer etc.
Thanks for the tvcatchup tip Jonnyboy, I'll look into that.
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 7:54am 'ere be monsters wrote:
BT Vision, can't see that working!
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 8:27am Mr Forks wrote:
Anything operated by BT is rubbish, simple as !
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 9:21am Clifford wrote:
A mate on mine has got BT broadband. When I saw him the other day it was slower than my old dial-up used to be. And that's saying something. Sad thing is he was so used to it he didn't notice.
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 1:35pm mccauley wrote:
As a follow on to that then (and apologies if this is a well-trodden thread) what do users recommend as the fastest/most reliable broadband provider in Lewes?
(We're currently on flaky-as-hell BT Openzone)
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 4:36pm Rookie wrote:
I'm on TalkTalk. Seems reliable enough and fast enough for me. There was some fun and games getting it set up with them though. It took several phone calls to actually get what I was paying for. But since I got it it's been faultless.
 
 
On 1 Feb 2011 at 11:41pm mccauley wrote:
Thanks Rookie
 
 
On 2 Feb 2011 at 2:12am MC wrote:
Www.bethere.co.uk. They have a switch in Lewes exchange (Google LLU) so can offer very fast broadband. In Lewes it makes no sense to go with anyone else. Very good service and low prices too. BTW. My experience with Talk Talk (Opal) has been dire and I would't touch them with a barge pole.
 
 
On 2 Feb 2011 at 11:02pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Talk talk - very good, very fast speed. A little problematic setting it up - took 2 weeks, but no problems in 18 months.


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