Really want a decent TV recorder if possible when I leave sky, that supports now TV, I heard netgems boxes do but outside of youview I haven't seen many boxes that do
You need to have a nosy at the link. If it’s not on there as supported then NOW isn’t on it.
You mean NetGem boxes stop working if you are not subscribed to TalkTalkTV?
That is something that is anathema to YouView.
Now don’t mention it, but be aware that the Now app on YouView boxes does not support subtitles.
Though everything else on these YouView boxes does support them, including the Now channels provided in the EPG by BT TV.