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BT TV Reveal Spec for Smallest YouView+ Set Top Box DTR-T2100

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 (1:47 pm) - Score 4,747

Customers of BT’s YouView (IPTV) and broadband powered TV service have today been introduced to a much smaller version of their set-top-box (DTR-T2100) device (partly because it doesn’t need a fan), which adopts a similar style to the operators Home Hub 4 and Home Hub 5 routers. But still no built-in WiFi connectivity.

The new YouView+ STB, which has a faster start up time and should feel more responsive to use, will be available for “free” to new BT TV customers. Meanwhile existing customers can upgrade to the new box for a one-off fee of £35.

Take note that BT TV subscriptions start from £5 per month on a minimum 12 month contract, although you also need to pay a £35 activation charge and nearly all of BT’s packages are part of a broadband and phone bundle (bundles start from £15 per month and go up to £33 with an unlimited 76Mbps BTInfinity connection).

Hardware Specification
• Model Name: DTR-T2100
• Size 23.7 W x 4.3 D x 15.2 H (cm)
• Weight 0.76 kg
• Receives over 100 TV & 20 Radio channels, including Freeview HD
• 500GB hard drive, record up to 300 hours
• Pause and rewind live TV
• Record up 2 channels at once
• Video output resolution: 1080P/1080i/720p/576p/576i
• Dolby Digital Plus
• USB 2.0 x 2 (side and rear panel)
• Low power standby mode (<0.5W)
• Colour: Black

YouView+ from BT Features:
· Video on demand and catch up TV
· 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG)
· Scroll back in the EPG up to 7 days and watch catch up TV via the EPG
· Mini guide (now and next while watching TV)
· Video on demand with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, Milkshake, Dave, Now TV, S4C
· Search across all TV and on demand content
· Programme and Series record
· Remote recording via YouView App
· Red button services
· Help menu
· Parental controls/PIN protection
· An improved range of accessibility Features
· Subtitles (English/Welsh/Irish/Gaelic)
· Audio description (English/Welsh/Irish/Gaelic)
· Sign language
· Menu Zoom facility
· Supports plug in keyboards
· High contrast colour scheme settings
· Option to remove mini screen
· BT TV Player for BT TV subscribers
· BT Sport for BT Infinity customers

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