42 thoughts on “Update Scan – 11/10/12”

  1. No worries, thought it was my browser at first!!!

    What do people think about Heart and Capital? The presentation is quite good, I like the way the music is segued together (a bit of a radio term for back to back-ing songs), it’s almost like a radio station but on the TV which is probably what Global are aiming at.

    I notice though that the LCN’s allocated for this are still high up, wonder what they have planned for 507, 508 and 512, 513 and 514?

  2. I think they’re good stations, I like the party segment on Heart on Friday night. 3 more stations to Freesats lineup :0)

  3. Hi, Apologies for posting this on here, I have put the same question on page re Humax boxes.

    I have a Foxsat HD box for about 10 months now. Really impressed with quality of picture especially HD but during the last few days whilst watching HD channels. I keep losing the picture albeit for only a split second. I keep the sound. Rather annoying. I have had all the leads including the HDMI ones and aerial lead out. Thinking it might be static. But still occuring. Please help.

  4. UPDATE 11/10/12 – “54071” – The channel named as “54071” on the Eutelsat 28A satellite at 28.5 degrees east is now showing regular programming but at the time of writing there is no channel name or identification on screen, this channel is showing programmes like “Bonanza”, “Dragnet”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, and “Flash Gordon”, the frequency for this channel is 12.560 H, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3
    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra1n.htm

  5. Shwany said:
    So far they have been unwatchable for me?!

    They are on one of the weaker E28A Txp’s, were nearly unwatchable for me and breaking up Thurs eve as it absolutely lashed it down here for about two hours!

  6. Neil said: They are on one of the weaker E28A Txp’s, were nearly unwatchable for me and breaking up Thurs eve as it absolutely lashed it down here for about two hours!

    It’s clear today but those 2 channels still break, not as bad as clubland but still not very good. Time for bigger dish?

  7. the new channels are ok but they keep breaking up why did you put them on the weaker signals and not the stronger signals

  8. johnevans said:
    the new channels are ok but they keep breaking up why did you put them on the weaker signals and not the stronger signals

    It’s all down to dosh! You pay more and get more power, pay more for more bandwidth etc etc.

    A correctly panned 45cm elliptical minidish with <10mtrs of LNB CT100 cable run should receive EB28A's 12523V transponder carrying the services ok during normal weather conditions. I've no issue with them although if it lashes it down with rain they were macro blocking slightly but that was very heavy rain last Thurs eve.

  9. Richard Crichton said:
    UPDATE 11/10/12 – “54071″ – The channel named as “54071″ on the Eutelsat 28A satellite at 28.5 degrees east is now showing regular programming but at the time of writing there is no channel name or identification on screen, this channel is showing programmes like “Bonanza”, “Dragnet”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, and “Flash Gordon”, the frequency for this channel is 12.560 H, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3
    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra1n.htm

    I am sure it used to be called film 24 thought it closed down sometime back just tuned in to see it it also ran the film jack and the beanstalk with abbot and costella Every morning

  10. Neil said: They are on one of the weaker E28A Txp’s, were nearly unwatchable for me and breaking up Thurs eve as it absolutely lashed it down here for about two hours!

    Why struggle with a wimpy zone 1 dish? Get a Sky zone 2 dish. They are cheap as chips and are standard fitment in Scotland. I’ve no problem at all with Capital or Heart TV reception here in Fife.

  11. Freeview are making channels 1-4 the HD versions in their EPG. I think Freesat should do the same instead of having them scattered all over the guide.

  12. Why can I not receive BBC3 or BBC4?
    Message on screen reads ” scrambled or unavailable”
    I have previously had no problems in receiving these channels.

  13. Lukasz said:
    Is there a way for the STB to alert the user that a retune of the freesat is needed (like Freeview does)?

    No there isn’t.

    G Harrison said:
    Why can I not receive BBC3 or BBC4?
    Message on screen reads ” scrambled or unavailable”
    I have previously had no problems in receiving these channels.

    G Harrison said:
    Why can I not receive BBC3 or BBC4?
    Message on screen reads ” scrambled or unavailable”
    I have previously had no problems in receiving these channels.

    It shouldn’t happen. The box should auto update.

    UPDATE 12/10/12 – BBC Changes – The first stage of the BBC’s frequency changes at 28.2 degrees east have taken place:-
    BBC News is now on 10.818 V, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6
    BBC Three/CBBC is now on 10.818 V, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6
    BBC Four/CBeebies is now on 10.773 H, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6
    BBC Alba is now on 10.803 H, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6
    BBC 1 NE and C is now on 10.803 H, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6
    BBC Sport Stream 1 is now on 10.773 H, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6 does not seem to have happened at time of writing
    Please do not forget that on the 15th of October all BBC Radio Channels will move to 10.788 V and 10.803 H, all BBC Radio will share these two frequencies which are on the UK beam as opposed to 11.954 H which is on the European beam, this means that after the 16th of October some outlying parts of Europe will lose their BBC Radio reception.
    From http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra1n.htm

  14. Humax boxes update at 3am . I believe others are different. My Manhattan has always auto updated with the recent sole exception of Capital TV and Heart TV for some strange reason.

  15. admin said:
    Sorry all for the inability to comment recently; problem should now be fixed.
    (thanks Neil for pointing it out)

    I sent you an email on here about it before the weekend. . . .

  16. ian said: I sent you an email on here about it before the weekend. . . .

    Didn’t even receive that; I guess the problem was more widespread on the site. Thanks for trying to inform me though.

  17. G Harrison said:
    Why can I not receive BBC3 or BBC4?
    Message on screen reads ” scrambled or unavailable”
    I have previously had no problems in receiving these channels.

    They dont start till 1900 uk time, so no point trying during the day. Cbeebies / CBBC use the daytime capacity.

  18. Rosco said: They dont start till 1900 uk time, so no point trying during the day. Cbeebies / CBBC use the daytime capacity.

    He should get Cbeebies/CBBC during the day not a scambled or unavailable message so I advise a Freest tune..

  19. ian said:
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    BBC Two HD logo and ident
    Thanks to a friend at the BBC

    Looks good, lets hope they now keep BBC HD going for content from elsewhere if C5 aren’t going to take up the fifth DTT HD slot for another couple of years.

  20. Richard Crichton said:
    Freeview are making channels 1-4 the HD versions in their EPG. I think Freesat should do the same instead of having them scattered all over the guide.

    Freeview are making LCN’s 101-104 for their HD channels, LCN’s 1-5 will still be the main PSB’s SD channels.

  21. Richard Crichton Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Humax boxes update at 3am . I believe others are different. My Manhattan has always auto updated with the recent sole exception of Capital TV and Heart TV for some strange reason.
    My Manhattan didn’t update. Did a manual scan, have the channels and at the same time now have no sound on the HD channels?????

  22. I think the BBC Two HD logo and ident look poor i thought.
    I saw them a few months ago after the DQF report released.
    They also commissioned a BBC Three HD logo aswell, which at the time i thought was ominous but now, with the space DSAT capacity, a possibility along with maybe CBBC HD?
    I doubt it but, you never know

  23. ian said:
    I think the BBC Two HD logo and ident look poor i thought.
    I saw them a few months ago after the DQF report released.
    They also commissioned a BBC Three HD logo aswell, which at the time i thought was ominous but now, with the space DSAT capacity, a possibility along with maybe CBBC HD?
    I doubt it but, you never know

    I was pretty much expecting it to look the same as the current one with their HD branding put on the side. Interesting on BBC Three, I guess with CBBC those two timeshared channels would best benefit from being in HD before BBC Four as they have newer content. I won’t hold my breath though as guess the beeb will probably do nothing and make some excuse even though the DTT bandwidth exists!

  24. Goldtop said:
    Richard Crichton Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Humax boxes update at 3am . I believe others are different. My Manhattan has always auto updated with the recent sole exception of Capital TV and Heart TV for some strange reason.
    My Manhattan didn’t update. Did a manual scan, have the channels and at the same time now have no sound on the HD channels?????

    That’s strange, have you a HD-S or a HDR-S. If its a HD-S are you running the latest 1.45 software that gives you ITV Player, The Space and louder analog sound level?

  25. “Richard Chrichton says:
    That’s strange, have you a HD-S or a HDR-S. If its a HD-S are you running the latest 1.45 software that gives you ITV Player, The Space and louder analog sound level?

    Have the new HDR-S which was working fine until I did a re-scan to pick up the missing channels. Software version is V1.0.3 and no updates are available. Still no sound on the HD channels.

  26. Goldtop said:
    Have the new HDR-S which was working fine until I did a re-scan to pick up the missing channels. Software version is V1.0.3 and no updates are available. Still no sound on the HD channels.

    Make sure you switch Dolby Digital off from within the sound menu.

  27. admin said: Make sure you switch Dolby Digital off from within the sound menu.

    Admin where did that come from? It makes no difference on my HD-S however I don’t know about the HDR-S.
    However If that dosen’t cure the problem I would advise raising a ticket with Manhattan.

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