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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 5th Dec 17, 7:02 PM
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    Changing to Freeview from Virgin
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:02 PM
    Changing to Freeview from Virgin 5th Dec 17 at 7:02 PM
    We need a new tv and are thinking of going Freeview and getting rid of our Virgin TV. We would like to have a Freeview set with the record option. Anyone recommend how we go about choosing the best option? Would like to be able to watch extra sport as well, on ESPN. Not sure best way to do this? Any advice? Anyone using a Humax box?
    Last edited by littlerock; 05-12-2017 at 7:28 PM.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 5th Dec 17, 8:12 PM
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    Get a Freeview Play or Youview Humax box. If the box you get does not have a ESPN app then you will have to stream it another way such as via a Chromecast.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 6th Dec 17, 1:10 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 1:10 PM
    You might be thinking of getting a Freeview TV that can record, by plugging a USB stick or hard drive into it - don't. It will be very limited compared to the facilities you're used to on the Virgin box (you'll likely be stuck watching what you're recording just as one example), so as Wongataa says, a Freeview Play or Youview box will give you good recording facilities, plus easy to use catch up services (iPlayer etc). ESPN - pass.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 6th Dec 17, 7:24 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 7:24 PM
    ESPN in on BT TV and BT Sport as BT Sport / ESPN a subscription channel, requires BT Infinity and a Youview box. Also on Plusnet not sure about EE BB. Not aware of any UK ESPN app, but can be viewed via BT Sport from BT on a Chromecast.
    Last edited by Inner Zone; 06-12-2017 at 7:29 PM.
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