BTVision to get a software upgrade

BTVision digital tuner and PVR
BTVision digital tuner and PVR

Great to see that the BTVision box (the V-box™) is getting a software update this month.  The update focuses on three main improvements:

  1. Recording
    All new recordings you set up will add 5 minutes to the end.  This is great news, as the current setup often loses the last couple of minutes from the end of programmes.
  2. Restarts
    On a number of occasions we’ve returned to our BTVision box to discover that for some reason it’s rebooted itself and thinks it’s doing a first-time install.  The new update will “reduce this from happening”.
  3. User interface tweak
    The UI is getting a tweak, making it “a bit more clear”, we’re promised.

All that said, overall as it is I think it’s a really great system.  I need to blog about it at the other place … maybe once the update has gone through (sometime between 6 – 20 October).

BT Vision

Our BT Vision box arrived today.

I had thought that I wouldn’t use the whole plug-it-into-the-broadband-and-connect-to-the-internet features because our TV is in the living room and the router is in the study.

But BT had already thought of that: it came with a sort of homeplug network setup, so that the ethernet connection is transmitted using the house’s power circuit.

They’re clever boffins over at BT.