The TalkTalk trials team are sending personal invitations to trial Multiroom. The email is specific to the recipient.
The product offering was mentioned on 15 November at the TalkTalk financial results presentation as something TalkTalk were working on providing in early 2018.
It was mentioned at that meeting that TalkTalk staff were trialling Multiroom. The trial is now being extended to specific customers.
If it is real i have not had one and i have been on all the tv trials.
If it is true i hope they dont put a speed requirement on the line like BT have done.
As many trialist have said in the past multi room worked great when TT allowed it in the early days.
It will only be for fibre enabled lines as the normal ASDL speeds will not support 2 boxes plus computers and other plugged in equipment.
TalkTalk deciding as a marketing choice to target fibre-only enabled homes could well encourage the take up of more fibre upgrades so more revenue generation for TalkTalk from both fibre and extra TV services.
But ADSL2+ running at the top end of the range of speeds up to 17Mbps will quite comfortably support a family home with two TV Boxes etc.
The average UK ADSL speed of 9Mbps wouldn't be best suited but 14Mbps and above has enough headroom to be perfectly acceptable.
I am. Am I unique? Remember that the fibre customers are still only 25% of TalkTalk's total customer base and 3 million of us are on ADSL. Given that the average UK ADSL speed is 9Mbps implies statistically that around a million ADSL customers are likely to be in the same position as me with enough speed to support multiroom. That's exactly the same as the fibre customer base. 1
But the key thing is that TalkTalk needs to increase its fibre and TV customers and their spend because that's the only thing that's balancing and ultimately reversing the dilution of revenue from the increasing take up of Fixed Low Price Plans.
When I was on ASDL I was getting between 4 Mbps and 16 Mbps usually towards the higher end but often down to about 6 Mbps especially at peak times.
...as we know, the network usage could slow you down at peak times, but here it's a consistent 16Mbps so I'd be comfortable with purchasing a multi-room option.
And although Plusnet only offer YouView boxes to fibre customers BT Retail will provide me with a YouView box for BT TV and BT Sport on an ADSL connection. So they at least are NOT in the mindset of "it only works on fibre"!
Yes, all of this:
With Essential (on standard BT Broadband only) you get:
Plus, you can
And as I originally only had the Starter Pack with the TalkTalk YouView Box the BT offering of Sport and on-demand bolt-ons is a good competitive offering without the cost of fibre.