Hi I had multiroom fitted 10 April, all up and running OK.
But It begged a couple of questions (to myself)
1. If talktalk had sent the box and adapters by post I could have set it up myself, but then not everybody could.
2. It has enabled me to watch the same boosts upstairs as I can downstairs, (boosts of which I am already paying for).
That made me think what extra cost is this to talktalk, to justify an extra £4 a month, wouldn't a one off payment for the equipment have been suffice. Or am I missing something? Having said all that, it does the job and I am happy with and have a 3 month free trial.
This is an observation not a criticism, I have been with TalkTalk a long time and hope to be for the forseeable future.
A very happy UFO customer.
One thing that strikes me, and I do realise that there are benefits beyond my personal use, is the fact that it is cheaper for many people to purchase a second-hand box, (around £25/£30). You can then duplicate recordings, and watch in either room.
@AFCUK67 The testing has long closed, multiroom is now available in selected circumstances:
i was not in the trial but now see this is available for anyone, which i thought would be good, but looking at it what it is it seems a waste of money...unless im missing something?....cost £25 for box & £25 for set up and then £4 a month......what do you get for that, well Freeview through an aerial...which you would already have...access to on demand services which are free.....ability to watch your TV boosts..... no recording function or access to recording on your main box? so basically you are paying £4 a month just for the option to watch boosts channels in another room? think i will be better off just getting a Freeview recorder box and just watching boost channels on main room at no extra cost....was hoping this multi room was going to be good but looks poor for the cost
Multi-room is about watching the paid-for subscription channels (TV Boosts) in more than one room at the same time. You can watch one Boost channel in one room and a different Boost channel in the second room.
If that isn't what you need then, as you say, you may decide you don't need multi-room.
You can now, if you're a fibre connected customer, record two Boost channels on the main recording box. As a family, you can time-shift the viewing of subscription Boost programmes.
HollyBy has written a helpful Blog - "There's Been a lot going on" that's worth reading.
I have just enquired about multi room as I already have one box and would like another, but I would like to be able to record on both boxes. According to the Talktalk adviser I have just chatted to online, I can either have one box that records and one box that doesn`t or two boxes that don`t record, who one earth would bother paying for that. Forget it Talktalk, Sky here I come