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USB port on back of YOUVIEW BOX...?????

a collier
First Timer

usb port on back of youview box...whats it for....


Wise Owl

Hi &  welcome a collier


In short Nothing.


It is not currently enabled and is there for possible future use.

Chat Champion
I believe it's soon going to be enabled for using a keyboard as part of the accessibility update that is currently being rolled out to retail boxes.
a collier
First Timer

thank you

First Timer
Wise Owl

All fairly self explanitory:


Arial in:  there for connecting to your arial

Arial out:  allows you to propagate the RF signal to another device, eg the TV,  to enalbe this connection you need to enable RF Passthrough on the youview box

TV SCART:  a SCART connector for passing the video/audio signal to your TV, generally for compatibility with older TVs that do not have HDMI

SPDIF:  a digital audio output, allowing you to pass the audio signal to a compatible Amp/Hi-fi system.  Personally I take my sound source from the TV set to the external sound system as that is then common for all inputs to theTV and not just the youview box.

Ethernet:  The boxes link to the ethernet, for catch-up etc

USB: Side and back of the youview box are (currently) unsed USB ports

Power:  The power supply for the box.

First Timer
It is used should you wish to make the box wireless when you can use it in a PC to configure it and your network

Some unused USB ports can be utilised for charging mobile devices / running a USB fan / lights & much much more


There was a thread that detailed a lot more devices a good while ago


There is no harm in trying to charge your phone to see if power is goint to the USB port :)


Found this one, but not the one I was looking for 



T_PC_R wrote:
Just by using the USB sockets on your TV, settop box, youview, DVD > player or recorder, router etc
List your ideas or alternatives here :)
Was just asked if there are any wifi enabled Xmas decorations
I have not seen any yet, (have you) ???
Do they or will they exist ??????


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