Update Scan – 04/08/14

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  1. Keith said:
    Sorry.Just realised that this on freeview, not freesat. Not had a good day.

    I reckon TruTV+1 will appear on all platforms as per TruTV. We’ve already got CBS Action.

  2. a. nony mouse said:
    re: Improving the freetime user interface post from January, besides the canned statement that you got thanking us for the list of improvements, 6 months on, are we ever going to see any of them? they promised to get back to us with an update.

    Well we got the HD category as many people requested.

  3. RichardC said: Well we got the HD category as many people requested.

    They already had that planned several months before.

  4. I see freeview are getting plenty new channels and I know we have them already it’s just a Shame we don’t have some of there channels 🙂

    Also just seen today that quest is now on demand on there website 🙂
    Really good if you only have freesat ….

  5. I have a Humax Freesat Box on my 42 inch tv my other two smaller sets were retuned yesterday Sept3 I can’t seem to retune my box and never got an onscreen message saying to do it. How do I know if it needs doing, I don’t seem to have lost any tv channels. I am 66 years old and technology has passed me by. Please help

  6. Just re-tuned my freeview HD tv and there’s quite a few new channels including HD. There’s more HD channels on freeview now than on Freesat! I thought it was supposed to be the other way round as time went on! Freeview has now gone past what Freesat can offer which is most disappointing. Next time I need a new box I will definitely be returning to Freeview. If Freesat don’t do something soon I really don’t see how they can survive. It’s been good the last four or five years better than Freeview that’s why I changed, but not anymore. For me Freesat looks like it’s gone!

  7. I don’t watch Freeview at all as a rule, but just bought a new full HD tv with FV HD. I had a peek at the Freeview HD and I’m afraid it lack’s superior HD quality compared to Freesat HD. So will stick with FS.

  8. Bloody hell just checked my TV’s freeview hd, where did all those channels come from? It’s now got BBC four HD and BBC news HD at last, but it’s also got 4seven HD, Al jazeera HD, Community HD, and even Channel 4+1 HD. The picture quality’s at least as good as my Humax HDR. I’m with Fatbloke, if this is the same when I need my next recorder I’m also going back to freeview, why wouldn’t I. Oh dear, what happened to freesat?

  9. stonedimmaculate62 said:
    I don’t watch Freeview at all as a rule, but just bought a new full HD tv with FV HD. I had a peek at the Freeview HD and I’m afraidit lack’s superior HD quality compared to Freesat HD. So will stick with FS.

    There you go… quality over quantity, Freesat wins hands down on that 🙂

    Don’t count Community Channel HD as a HD channel on DTT (Freeview), it’s 24/7 SD upscaled so totally pointless if you want my opinion!

  10. Agree, would never watch community anyway, but also agree with truck the freeview HD picture on my Samsung is every bit as good as my freesat HD. I’m also sure from what I’ve seen and heard, is that the latest freeview HD recorder from Humax will be every bit as good as my foxsat HDR.

  11. Thing is, down the line Freeview will struggle for space for more HD channels, not so for Freesat. One question, are some of those channels on Freewiew from Sky, if so, are Sky paying the BBC lots of lolly to slow down the process introducing more channels to Freesat.

    And I don’t mean those Dave, Quest, UKTV or others . Has I’m confident more HD will come to Freesat sooner or later.

  12. stonedimmaculate62 said:
    Thing is, down the line Freeview will struggle for space for more HD channels, not so for Freesat.

    That’s what I thought a few years ago but with space being freed up elsewhere and without the platform competition from Sky, Freeview seem to have a better selection of channels now.

  13. Well folks, it seems 5*+1 is making a return as there’s a new label on the Ch5 TP (10.964H) showing 5*+1, also labelled 5*+1 FSAT so could be exclusive to the platform for a while.

    Nothing great to write home about but it is nice to see Channel 5 paying the platform a bit of respect after all these years of denying us 5HD!

  14. Hi dose this mean less freeview channels ? And will most channels on freeview go Internet based ?
    Cos ano it doesn’t effect freesat so I presume they can get many more channels on .

    Any news yet about netflix or amazon

  15. Richard C at post 62 – If your break up of Freeview HD is a Channel 33 multiplex (e.g. BBC News HD) you might be getting interference from 4G telephones.

    This can (in theory) be filtered, but the filters do not seem to be very effective.

    Freesat quality remains much better.

  16. Derek said:
    Richard C at post 62 – If your break up of Freeview HD is a Channel 33 multiplex (e.g. BBC News HD) you might be getting interference from 4G telephones.
    This can (in theory) be filtered, but the filters do not seem to be very effective.
    Freesat quality remains much better.

    Derek
    It’s all the HD channels. SD is ok. Signal strength only 56 so could it be that?
    72 Dave I’m not sure what it means. Youview (TalkTalk) already has over 60 internet based channels mostly Sky pay so who knows what Freeview will do in the future.

  17. Apologies for being slightly off topic. Richard, not sure where you are located, but not all the multiplexes operate at the same power, so (in some reception areas) some channels may break up.

    There are a number of websites where you can insert your postcode, and you can see an estimate of those channels that you should be able to receive. This varies widely across the country.

    This is, of course, another reason to use Freesat instead. However, in my case I get break up on ITV Freesat Ch 119, which I cannot seem to resolve [Insert sigh].

  18. stonedimmaculate62 said:
    Thing is, down the line Freeview will struggle for space for more HD channels, not so for Freesat. One question, are some of those channels on Freewiew from Sky, if so, are Sky paying the BBC lots of lolly to slow down the process introducing more channels to Freesat.
    And I don’t mean those Dave, Quest, UKTV or others . Has I’m confident more HD will come to Freesat sooner or later.

    One of the Freeview HD multiplexes in the lower channel numbers (COM7) that carry extra HD services on the main high power transmitting stations is transmitted at much lower power than the smaller capacity (COM8) HD multiplex in the higher channel numbers transmitted at high power;therefore only 70% of viewers can get COM7 (this is HIGHLY dependent on the condition of the aerial and cabling and positioning of the aerial on the roof used to get it as it is slightly more difficult to receive), while 30% of viewers with old ageing aerial systems or knackered old aerials i.e. bent twisted distorted or wobbly don’t get this extra multiplex at all.

  19. Derek said:
    Apologies for being slightly off topic.Richard, not sure where you are located, but not all the multiplexes operate at the same power, so (in some reception areas) some channels may break up.
    There are a number of websites where you can insert your postcode, and you can see an estimate of those channels that you should be able to receive.This varies widely across the country.
    This is, of course, another reason to use Freesat instead.However, in my case I get break up on ITV Freesat Ch 119, which I cannot seem to resolve [Insert sigh].

    Mid Fife -Craigkelly TX \got a new booster from a well know diy warehouse and all is well.

  20. Irish music coming to Bonanza Channel soon. Meanwhile it was also confirmed that the channel will be distributed on Freesat channel 157 from 13th October 2014. Also ITV Be coming on the 8th from 7pm on 118.

  21. RichardC said:
    Irish music coming to Bonanza Channel soon. Meanwhile it was also confirmed that the channel will be distributed on Freesat channel 157 from 13th October 2014. Also ITV Be coming on the 8th from 7pm on 118.

    Looks like they’ll be moving ITV4+1 then up the EPG then, pity they’ll be upsetting the uniformity of channels and their +1’s adjacent to each other. Guess it couldn’t last for ever as things swap and change over time.

  22. Could you make the following channels full screen instead of half screen please?
    More >Movies and +1
    CBS Reality and +1
    True Entertainment
    True Drama
    True Movies 1 and 2
    CBS Drama
    CBS Action

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