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Jul 11 2012

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

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52 Responses to “Update Scan – 11/07/12”

  1. Steve Says:

    Are you sure this is on Freesat?

    Just scanned and i cant find it, looked at the home page and it just says freeview?

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  2. admin Says:

    Might be restricted to Humax boxes at present, given that is an interactive service.

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  3. Big Adam Says:

    This looks very promising. Something akin to a commercial BBC 4?
    Let’s hope it sticks around!

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  4. Richard Crichton Says:

    admin said:
    Might be restricted to Humax boxes at present, given that is an interactive service.
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    admin said:
    Might be restricted to Humax boxes at present, given that is an interactive service.

    It’s on my Manhattan Plaza HD-S Just a placeholder that says “The Space
    launching soon the space dot org. Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC”
    Big Adam what make box are you using?

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  5. roger mellie Says:

    Its on the Freesat Echostar, also been on Freeview a while now.

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  6. lovinthetelly Says:

    Available by pressing the ‘secret’ code of RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, RED. I’ve also posted this on DS…

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  7. Neil Says:

    Working on my 2009 Panasonic kit.

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  8. Big Adam Says:

    Richard Crichton said: It’s on my Manhattan Plaza HD-S Just a placeholder that says “The Spacelaunching soon the space dot org. Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC”Big Adam what make box are you using?

    My comment was based only on the content of thespace.org website.

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  9. Chris Says:

    It’s an IPTV channel, which means I won’t be able to watch it on my naff broadband. Oh well, at least I can watch all the CH4 repeats on 4-Seven seeing as they made it a broadcast channel!

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  10. ian Says:

    Thought people would be interested, so, sorry for the ‘off-topic’ post here Mr Admin;
    The test card that was showing TNS HD on 11053H with the encryption flag showing but not enabled is currently broadcasting ITV4HD FTA, logo-less with no audio track playing through the stream even though it says it has 2 audio tracks.
    Posted to DS aswell.

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  11. Richard Crichton Says:

    Neil said:
    Working on my 2009 Panasonic kit.

    Wnen you say working is there programming or just a placeholder?

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  12. Richard Crichton Says:

    ian said:
    Thought people would be interested, so, sorry for the ‘off-topic’ post here Mr Admin;
    The test card that was showing TNS HD on 11053H with the encryption flag showing but not enabled is currently broadcasting ITV4HD FTA, logo-less with no audio track playing through the stream even though it says it has 2 audio tracks.
    Posted to DS aswell.

    The sound is encrypted according to Rob.

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  13. monkeymaniac Says:

    So when does it go live and what time?

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  14. ian Says:

    Its now at a blank screen, the pictures have been cut and thee was no sound feed at all.

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  15. bigal Says:

    ian said:
    Its now at a blank screen, the pictures have been cut and thee was no sound feed at all.

    Why not re brand it to waste of “Space”?

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  16. Muzer Says:

    @bigal: ian was referring to the ITV4 HD stream.

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  17. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said: Wnen you say working is there programming or just a placeholder?

    There’s a placeholder initially but when you enter that coloured button combo the service comes up and works quite smoothly. I was streaming video and audio on it via the interactive menu earlier.

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  18. Sherman T Says:

    Picture quality is way better than BBC iplayer (901) or ITV player (903) Lets hope it stays that way.

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  19. Stephen Roberts Says:

    Chris said:
    It’s an IPTV channel, which means I won’t be able to watch it on my naff broadband. Oh well, at least I can watch all the CH4 repeats on 4-Seven seeing as they made it a broadcast channel!

    If you suffer from poor broadband, have you considered broadband via satellite?

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  20. admin Says:

    Stephen Roberts said: If you suffer from poor broadband, have you considered broadband via satellite?

    I considered this given the poor speeds experienced where I am but whilst costly, the main issue for me was bandwidth; it is incredibly limited!!!

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  21. Stephen Roberts Says:

    8 to 18MBit/s packages are now available

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  22. admin Says:

    Stephen Roberts said:
    8 to 18MBit/s packages are now available

    Sure are, but that isn’t bandwidth.

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  23. Daran Brown Says:

    as an installer of Satellite Broadband, i can say it does work very well for TV, although you have to be careful of your data allowances. Watching hours and hours of live TV will soon eat up your allowance.

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  24. Chris Says:

    Stephen Roberts said: If you suffer from poor broadband, have you considered broadband via satellite?

    Yes, it’s always been prohibitively expensive, with download speeds not that much greater than what I’m getting via ADSL, and very low monthly bandwidth limits.

    Things are now getting better, prices are coming down and speeds are going up, you’re probably looking at the level that ADSL was at 4 years ago, but packages still have low bandwidth limits unless you’re on one of the top packages costing up to £100 per month, which still tends to rule out satellite TV for IPTV services.

    Also, I’d need planning permission for the dish (already have a satellite dish because there is no terrestrial reception where I live) and there are doubts as to how much effect latency will have on apparent speed – you don’t know until you buy it and install it.

    But yes, I’m now starting to seriously consider it, if there is no progress on fibre broadband at my exchange.

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  25. Chris Says:

    Chris said: which still tends to rule out satellite TV for IPTV services.

    *satellite broadband….

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  26. Richard Crichton Says:

    Have you considered setting up your own network like some people in remote areas of the UK have done already. Some interesting stuff at this link from Australia.

    http://www.radiospecialists.com.au/antennas%20-%20broadband%20grid-pack,%20yagi.htm

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  27. Stephen Roberts Says:

    Yes, the latency can be from 450 – 650ms

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  28. Stephen Roberts Says:

    [admin]No advertising sorry, appreciate the link might be genuine but your a new contributor to the site (only posting from today). Don’t mind you mentioning Tooway as a service, just not individual suppliers[/admin]

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  29. admin Says:

    Bandwidths are poor though, 50GB on the max 18mb service. Fair enough, will cover most, but not me :)

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  30. Richard Crichton Says:

    Neil said: There’s a placeholder initially but when you enter that coloured button combo the service comes up and works quite smoothly. I was streaming video and audio on it via the interactive menu earlier.

    I get to the menu page which freezes the box immediately. Got a Manhattan Plaza HD-S. Have to turn off at the wall.

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  31. Richard Crichton Says:

    Richard Crichton said: I get to the menu page which freezes the box immediately. Got a Manhattan Plaza HD-S. Have to turn off at the wall.

    Tried my “obsolete” TechniSat box for a laugh and it works perfectly on that!

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  32. Chris Says:

    Richard Crichton said: Have you considered setting up your own network like some people in remote areas of the UK have done already.

    Yes, but this will be expensive and a lot of work and there wouldn’t be enough people in my immedaite area who could commit to it.

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  33. Paul Says:

    admin said:
    Bandwidths are poor though, 50GB on the max 18mb service. Fair enough, will cover most, but not me

    Think you are confusing bandwidths and data allowances in this and the other post earlier in this thread. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent/received in any stated period depending on the link speed (e.g. 18mb/s), wheras allowances are the amount of data in total that can be sent/received in a specific period, as defined in the contract.

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  34. admin Says:

    Paul said: Think you are confusing bandwidths and data allowances in this and the other post earlier in this thread.Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent/received in any stated period depending on the link speed (e.g. 18mb/s), wheras allowances are the amount of data in total that can be sent/received in a specific period, as defined in the contract.

    Good point, but you know what I mean ;)

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  35. Chris Says:

    Yes, you’re right, I’m guilty of the same mix up too! :-)

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  36. admin Says:

    Paul said: Think you are confusing bandwidths and data allowances in this and the other post earlier in this thread.Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent/received in any stated period depending on the link speed (e.g. 18mb/s), wheras allowances are the amount of data in total that can be sent/received in a specific period, as defined in the contract.

    Realised why I use the bandwidth terminology now, because I deal with the hosting on this site which takes A LOT of bandwidth!!!!

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  37. ian Says:

    You host this site yourself? You dont use a server service?

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  38. admin Says:

    ian said:
    You host this site yourself? You dont use a server service?

    No, use a server, my broadband connection couldn’t cope with 10 visits, let alone thousands!!!

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  39. Brian Damage Says:

    Also working on a Panasonic 2011 TV, using the above code.

    Picture and sound quality are both excellent, but I really don’t like the huge DOG.

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  40. steve 1 Says:

    Hi everybody I haven’t been on this post for at least 4 months I have split up with the misses and now I don’t have freesat at the moment at least.keep up the good work admin

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  41. Richard Crichton Says:

    It says my box isn’t compatible. About time Freesat got its act together and had a generic box that works with all services. Can’t get ITV player, Box office 365 and now Space.

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  42. admin Says:

    Richard Crichton said:
    It says my box isn’t compatible. About time Freesat got its act together and had a generic box that works with all services. Can’t get ITV player, Box office 365 and now Space.

    ITV Player will be on the Manhattan very soon (final stage software approval); not sure Box Office 365 will last long term; don’t know about Space at this time.

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  43. Dave Says:

    Hi not been at home for a week to check on the space channel
    In a few words what is it :-)

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  44. Gordon S Valentine Says:

    “The Space is a digital arts service from Arts Council England and the BBC, bringing great theatre, concerts, opera, dance, film and more to every screen.”

    I hope that helps.

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  45. Richard Crichton Says:

    Gordon S Valentine said:
    “The Space is a digital arts service from Arts Council England and the BBC, bringing great theatre, concerts, opera, dance, film and more to every screen.”
    I hope that helps.

    Hardly to every screen as it doesn’t work with some Freesat HD boxes.

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  46. Richard Crichton Says:

    admin said: ITV Player will be on the Manhattan very soon (final stage software approval); not sure Box Office 365 will last long term; don’t know about Space at this time.

    Is that a Freesat very soon admin or a normal very soon :-)
    Freesat needs to get a grip and insist that all their licenced HD boxes work with all services not just Humax. How many years have they been going now and it’s still a major problem.

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  47. Mark White Says:

    Looking at getting a Manhattan HDS as a replacement for a Freesat SD box in our bedroom but could Alex clarify what the situation is re The Space as a guide for any future options…

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  48. Richard Crichton Says:

    BBC Olympics 48 Channel Line-Up for FTA box users info. Freesat boxes will have these added automatically.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/info/bbc_olympics_channels.shtml

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  49. stingeyal Says:

    All them HD channels and nothing worth watching.
    (sport hating, movie lover)

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  50. Kevin V1 Says:

    stingeyal said:
    All them HD channels and nothing worth watching.
    (sport hating, movie lover)

    Agree fully. I am investing in TV box sets this Summer.

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  51. Richard Crichton Says:

    Kevin V1 said: Agree fully. I am investing in TV box sets this Summer.

    Glad Sky is funding that lot and not the BBC. Sky would be nothing without sport so it’s very appropriate that they are paying out of their overflowing chest of subscribers money.
    I will be out and about, if the rain stops, not watching telly but if it’s raining I have a large library of films on disc to fall back on.

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  52. Mark White Says:

    I have queried with Freesat and had a response which says
    “Space launched on the following freesat boxes – Metronic HD, Humax HD, Humax DTR and Samsung DTR. Other boxes and freesat TVs to follow.”
    I hope the to ‘follow is’ quicker than the ITV Player saga with the future of The Space only definite until later this year as I understand at the moment…

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