BT Vision combines Freeview content with TV programmes, films and music, and can be 'rented' by BT Total Broadband users.
The service uses a V-Box to offer Freeview content that can be paused in real time and recorded to memory. The V-Box also connects to a BT Home Hub, allowing you access to a range of movies, TV shows and music. This includes content from 4oD.
There's a one-off connection fee of £30 (it costs £60 to have an engineer install it for you). You can then subscribe to various packages, such as sport or entertainment, from £4 per month. Alternatively, content can be rented on a pay-as-you-go basis, with prices starting from 79p. It will expire after 24 hours, but can be watched as many times as you like within that time frame.
There's no high-definition content available on BT Vision yet but this will be available soon.
BT Vision also offers a download store that can be accessed from your PC, offering a range of content with has no expiration date. Prices start at 49p for music, £1.99 for TV shows and £5.99 for films.
With TV and movies, you get two files to download. One is designed for your PC, while the other is a specially formatted file that's suitable for use on a personal media player. Some downloads even feature the option of having a DVD of the content posted to you as well, so you can watch it on any PC or home entertainment system.