BT YouView HD Recorder - 500 GB

£100 price drop! Was £299.99

Product overview



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What does BT’s Youview box give you?

Watch the TV you want when you want. Access all the key catch up TV players, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD. No subscription needed and no satellite dish required.

Everyone loves great TV, it’s frustrating when you miss a great show - and it’s never quite the same on a computer. Wouldn’t it be good if you could combine the simplicity and value of Freeview with the choice and convenience of catch-up and on-demand services – all on your own TV?


Scroll back up to 7 days

Are you out and about at the time your favourite TV show is on? No problem, with the BT Youview box our unique programme guide goes back in time, so you can watch shows from last night or last week. Not only can you scroll back 7 days and watch the TV you may have missed, you can also scroll forward so you see what will be on. All on your TV - where you want to see it.


Watch catch up TV where it should be – on your TV!

Frustrated watching catch up TV on your small laptop screen? With Youview you get great catch up TV with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4 On Demand, Demand 5, and Milkshake all on your TV screen. Your programmes can also be enjoyed in HD TV: with brighter, sharper pictures and sound including BBC One HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD, and BBC HD all available. There are over 70 TV channels to choose from with Red button services included. You can also carry on watching TV while choosing what you want to watch later.


Pause live TV

Phone ringing? Missed a bit? You can pause and rewind live TV and pick up where you left off or simply rewind to watch again. Make sure you never miss the match winning goal or the important scene in your favourite soap.


Record on the go from your phone

Forgotten to set up a recording for your favourite show? With the YouView smartphone App you can now set your box to record remotely on your iPhone.


Record your favourite shows

You really can record whatever TV you want - with the space for up to 300 hours’ worth of TV on your YouView box. Whether it’s a one-off recording or you’re using the series recording function you don’t have to worry about having enough space. You can record one channel while watching another; or record 2 live TV channels while watching a recording or an on demand programme. You can also pause, rewind and fast forward all your recordings. They are easy to organise – you can sort your recordings by title or date.


Find TV you want with our Intelligent search

To make sure that you only watch the TV you really want to watch, with YouView you can use an Intelligent Search across all live TV, catch up services and on demand that allows you to search by programme type or key words. This means you’ll always find something for you whatever time of the day or night.


Designed so that everyone can enjoy it

We have designed an ergonomic remote control for ease of use. There is also an easy shortcut button to get subtitles on live TV and recordings. For the visually impaired we have an easy shortcut button that starts and stops audio description.


Worried about what they’re watching?

We know that everyone wants to protect their kids and with the YouView box you can put in place PIN protection for programmes with age ratings of 15, 16, and 18. This feature applies to live TV or scrolled back programmes.


Good for the Environment

Eco credentials come as standard with the BT YouView box and it's good to know the packaging it comes in is recyclable and made from FSC certified material. It has a low power standby mode so it’s kind to the environment as well as your wallet.


Get access to the biggest on demand library with a subscription to BT Vision

BT Vision has over 5,500 shows available including the best UK and US TV shows, blockbuster (pay per view) and classic films, kid’s shows with no ads, and more. Only YouView from BT gives you the latest blockbuster films in stunning HD as well as access to a huge library of music videos – you can even create your own music video playlists.


Other technical information

It has HDMI and SCART connectorsThe box is Surround sound compatibleThere are front panel control buttons and programme information on front displayIt enables connections for home audio system (SPDIF and RCA )

What’s in the box:

YouView Set Top BoxUnique BT Remote control and batteriesEthernet cable (2m) – connects YouView box to the internetUser guideHDMI cable – connects YouView box to TV

BT Vision is available to BT Broadband customers who subscribe to the TV service



Hard Drive
500 GB
Recording Time
Up to 300 hours
Pause and Rewind Live TV
Video Output Resolution
Digital Audio Format
Dolby Digital Plus
HDMI socket
SCART socket
100BaseT Ethernet port
RCA out
USB 2.0 port
38cm x 25cm x 6.2cm


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Customer reviews

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3* Impressed so far
Reviewed by Robert C on 01/03/2014
I bought this unit to replace a faulty DigitalStream Freeview + recorder. Does what it says. Connected it using WiFi (TP-Link TL-WR702N) to get all its facilities. Only bought it for the record facility really. Cannot find out how to set up a "Favourites" EPG. Covers all "On Demand" sites. Remote a bit "Clunky".
2* Does not receive Sky Sports
Reviewed by Paul Amiel on 29/01/2014
This a very good Recorder but does not receive Sky Sports so be aware of this before making your purchase.
1* Terrible product, upgrade to new box
Reviewed by Warren on 10/03/2015
Really awful for freezing, being slow and unresponsive. Upgraded to improved box and haven't had problem since.
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