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BT YouView and retail boxes get adult channels filter update

YouView boxes from BT will get a software upgrade to overcome a few glitches that have plagued devices. 

Among the fixes for the BT devices are one to remedy the HDMI CEC TV standby-to-on and source selection feature not working as expected. YouView said that further improvements to HDMI CEC to switch devices to standby/off may be included in a later release.

The update will also fix missing options when the (i) button is pressed on a recorded programme as well as black/blank screen displayed when tuning to a channel with a recording in progress.

BT YouView and retail boxes get adult channels filter update
Right now, only BT YouView boxes and unbranded ‘retail’ boxes are due to get the upgrade

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to YouViewHidden channels being displayed in the EPG and the inability to see More Episodes/Series within On Demand as well as a failure to detect an HD programme being broadcast at a different time whilst scheduling recordings are also slated to be fix with the update.

The software also include a number of enhancements to the device including the ability to remove the currently set channel filter via the red button; Adult Channels will only appear in ‘Adult & Dating’ or in the ‘All Channels’ Filters.

The Timeshift playback bar will now include a new visual design for the playback bar; The playback time now follows the programme position marker when scrolling left or right; A Buffer time marker has been introduced at 5 minute intervals. The marker colour will alternate between grey and blue with each 5 minute interval; An HD icon will be displayed for HD channels.

YouView said that the update will be a phased roll out so not all boxes would receive the update at once. The update only affects Humax boxes from BT. TalkTalk TV, which makes use of Huawei equipment, will receive the update soon, but there’s no ETA for this yet.


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