Harley Street, What A Mess ITV!

Maybe we should have called it “Hardly Street” after many reports of no red button to access the high-definition version of this new (and first) HD drama from the ITV, exclusive to Freesat.

We know that some regions have been able to receive the HD version, and given that most successful reports have come from London, the North West and Central, it would appear that its only worked on those ITV regions which were available from launch, not those that were introduced two days ago.

What a mess, Freesat should be very disappointed with ITV for not only the poor performance of this programme, but for learning from the mistakes of Euro 2008.

Why not post a comment below, providing us with your default ITV region, digital box brand and whether you were able to access it or not.

61 thoughts on “Harley Street, What A Mess ITV!”

  1. John P. (40) Here are the settings I used on my Topfield 7710 HDPVR:
    Transponder settings:
    Frequency: 11428
    Symbolrate: 27500
    TP Stream ID: 0
    Polarity: Horizontal
    Mode: Normal
    Modulation: DVB-S
    TV Services settings:
    Name: ITV HD
    Provider: BSkyB
    Video PID: 3401
    Audio PID: 11594
    PCR PID: 3401
    PMT PID: 3400
    Service ID: 10510
    Satellite: Eurobird1
    Transponder: 11428
    Advanced settings:
    Res. 1: 27
    Res. 2: 1
    APID Flag: on
    You cannot make all these settings on the Topfield, but with the programe Top Set 2.0 (freeware http://www.topfield-sat.de/SVS-WEB/topset.html) you can upload all the system settings to your PC, edit them and download them to the Topfield.

  2. Meridian South and Humax STB. HD via red button OK for Harley Street. Some picture jerkyness. Sound major issue (Dolby 2.0). Levels up and down, sounded like very compressed, all dialogue seemed to be redubbed. This may all be down to postproduction of programme, but would be interested to hear other peoples experiences.

  3. ITV Central, Humax, worked fine (sorry).

    On the other hand, whether the show is worth watching is another debate alltogether 😉

  4. ITV TT N – Humax Foxsat HD – no red button option. Don’t know how Deb (38) got it?

  5. Night watchman – my reply no 38 was incorrect and I couldn’t go back and edit my reply, look at the reply underneath (39) I corrected myself ….. the bottom line is ITV Tyne Tees we could not get HD. cheers

  6. STV-HD / ITV-HD
    Anyone outwith London or using a London post code may be interested in the reply from Scottish Television regarding no HD signal on Saturday evening for “The Scorpion King” other regions may find this true also.
    STV quote
    “Dear Mr *********,

    Thank you for contacting stv.

    We are aware that ITV have launched an HD service on Freesat in some parts of the UK. stv has asked ITV to make an stv version of this service available in Scotland. We are keen to get this resolved as soon as possible and as soon as the stv HD service is made available in Scotland stv will be happy to broadcast it.

    Kind Regards,

  7. Well what a pleasant surprise, sat down to watch the Mummy on ITV1 Granada Saturday 9th Aug and the HD button was available!!! Just wish ITV made a bit more stuff available in HD.


  8. itv.HD..should be on sky platform…along with the othe itv channels im not paying money for a freesat…spent enough on sky HD box, sky HD box subscription,…and a little thing..the HD plasma tv!!! itv carried on like this at the start of sky satellite digital transmisions…keeping itv…off the satelitte chanel for ages…when by LAW…thier programmes had to be available on ALL platforms…here we go again…i blame it on the monkey,and his stooge…and itv have never recovered…or learnt a lesson…

  9. I live in nottinham have just got freesat. No ITV HD no ITV PLUS. Oh and lets not forget there ITV player, catch up thingy or what ever its called now, which has never worked properly. I gave up hope, with that bunch of fools a long time ago.

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