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Jan 17 2012

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

0 added –
1 deleted – 814 Speedauctiontv
1 changed – Channel 5 regional/postcodes moved to 1N

46 Responses to “Update Scan – 17/01/12”

  1. sts Says:

    It’s only January, and another channel has left Freesat.

    (altough we did receive a time shift channel of an existing channel)

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  2. Richard Crichton Says:

    sts said:
    It’s only January, and another channel has left Freesat.

    (altough we did receive a time shift channel of an existing channel)

    Call that a channel. It was a barrow. Channels come and go. Times are hard. Entire shop chains are closing down.

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  3. swjoduk Says:

    No further news on NME Tvs permanent successor then?

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  4. steve 1 Says:

    Is technisat HDFS freesat hd recorder £44 @ tesco a good buy or what?

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  5. admin Says:

    steve 1 said:
    Is technisat HDFS freesat hd recorder £44 @ tesco a good buy or what?

    It is if you can find a Tesco with stock!

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  6. Neil Says:

    The C5 region changes took place for Regions 1,3.4 and 5 last week, has Region 2 now also changed?

    Speedauction TV may be winding up which could be why they’ve left the platform? No great loss for me though.

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  7. j dickson Says:

    what happend to electric sofa media and there 3 new channels

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  8. dave wing Says:

    no great loss but come on in 2012 wanna see some NEW good channels
    i have been told off FREESAT some channels will not come over cos only 2 million customers but if you get some high profile channels i know people will
    COME ON
    DAVE
    SONY CHANNEL
    PICK TV
    COME ON THERE CHANNELS

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  9. Keith Says:

    At the risk of appearing dim. I am, of course, aware of the ITV and BBC regions; but what are Channel 5 regions and how do these correspond to postcodes?

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  10. Neil Says:

    Keith: the main broadcasters all transmit multiple region variants for targeting advertisers. C4 have six, C5 have five and ITV have numerous regions identifiable by name (Meridian, Central etc). For a long time and due to spotbeam limitations bandwidth-wise, C5 have transmitted a single region (R2 – Midlands and South) to all of the UK for Freesat, only now all their services are on Astra 1N have they gone free to air and as such Freesat users receive the correct corresponding region for ads etc depending on their location determined by postcode.

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  11. Keith Says:

    Neil: Ah! Very interesting. Thanks very much for that; and for going to the effort to provide such a clear and detailed explanation.

    I really hadn’t considered that. I had always assumed that only ITV had regional advert variations, all other channels carrying the same national adverts. Out of curiosity; do you know if C4 and C5 have always transmitted regional adverts on Freeview, or even on analogue based upon transmitter location? I can’t say I’ve ever noticed any specifically regional ads on any channel other than ITV – but I can’t claim to have paid any particular attention.

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  12. sj Says:

    O

    dave wing said:
    ……..
    i have been told off FREESAT some channels will not come over……..

    Wouldn’t believe what Freesat says……..

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  13. James Blair Says:

    The +1 channels for 3,4,5 were not properly regionalised. The HD versions of 3,4 are similar. Some do get the right region some don’t.

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  14. ali s Says:

    i’m pretty technically challenged so could someone explain why I have now lost channel 5? I would have thought if channel 5 were regionalised I would stll get it?

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  15. steve 1 Says:

    If you do a scan you will get it 5 back

    ali s said:
    i’m pretty technically challenged so could someone explain why I have now lost channel 5? I would have thought if channel 5 were regionalised I would stll get it?

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  16. Neil Says:

    Keith said:
    Neil: Ah!Very interesting.Thanks very much for that; and for going to the effort to provide such a clear and detailed explanation.

    I really hadn’t considered that.I had always assumed that only ITV had regional advert variations, all other channels carrying the same national adverts.Out of curiosity; do you know if C4 and C5 have always transmitted regional adverts on Freeview, or even on analogue based upon transmitter location?I can’t say I’ve ever noticed any specifically regional ads on any channel other than ITV – but I can’t claim to have paid any particular attention.

    No worries Keith. Yep, C4 and C5 have always had regional variations for advertising on all platforms. Analogue-wise each main station gets the relevant ‘region’ for the area although obviously in the Analogue terrestrial world that is now being slowly wound up.

    As James correctly says in post 13, the +1’s of ITV are not fully regionalised with only six ‘macro’ regions, C4+1 is fully replicated with the linear C4 and C5+1 is a single national service (at present). Likewise HD versions of ITV and C4 aren’t fully regionalised. C4 use the London region for the whole of the UK, ITV currently have two ITV1HD’s FTA on Freesat (London for the South, Granada for the North).

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  17. Kat Says:

    ali s said:
    i’m pretty technically challenged so could someone explain why I have now lost channel 5? I would have thought if channel 5 were regionalised I would stll get it?

    steve 1 said:
    If you do a scan you will get it 5 back

    I have the same problem but have a Bush freesat box and see no way to scan only to update and it says there are no updates. It ‘s not just me being thick hubby can’t figure it out either ;)
    Any advice?? (no not going to swap hubby lol)

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  18. steve 1 Says:

    Try a factory reset then you will start from scratch let us know how you get on

    Kat said:
    I have the same problem but have a Bush freesat box and see no way to scan only to update and it says there are no updates. It ‘s not just me being thick hubby can’t figure it out either
    Any advice?? (no not going to swap hubby lol)

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  19. Peter Says:

    Be careful if re-setting – you will loose all your saved recordings and settings.

    I too have lost Channel 5 (105) today, any reason why?
    I use a Humax FOXSAT-HDR 320Gb hard drive

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  20. Rob skycosta Says:

    Iv done 3 installs today none of them had channel 5 and mind at home says no signal. Will we get these back ?

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  21. Anna Says:

    We are with you Peter and Rob. Also have the Humax Foxsat and are still struggling now to retune. Have also tried Factory resets more than once, and still get no channels available. We seem to have logged on to a different satellite DM ? and numbers start at 5000!!! Really can’t understand all this at all.

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  22. steve 1 Says:

    You don’t lose your saved recordings I have tried it a banner comes up as well you just lose your timer settings

    Peter said:
    Be careful if re-setting – you will loose all your saved recordings and settings.
    I too have lost Channel 5 (105) today, any reason why?
    I use a Humax FOXSAT-HDR 320Gb hard drive

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  23. Kat Says:

    Hi Steve 1
    On my box I did the ‘first time install’ which I am assuming is the same as a factory reset but still no luck with channel 5 :(
    am still getting the ‘no signal’ message
    Any other ideas?
    Cheers,
    Kat

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  24. steve 1 Says:

    The only thing I can think is you have a old box and it doesn’t support the change my main box is a humax pvr no problem there and a bush hd box in bedroom still ok.how old is the box?

    Kat said:
    Hi Steve 1
    On my box I did the ‘first time install’ which I am assuming is the same as a factory reset but still no luck with channel 5
    am still getting the ‘no signal’ message
    Any other ideas?
    Cheers,
    Kat

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  25. steve 1 Says:

    Sorry kat I have checked my bush box and I have same problem my humax is ok.anyone else out there can shed any light on this?

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  26. Kat Says:

    box is about 2.5 yrs old.
    Friends nearby have different box and they have no probs, looks like I’ll have to get a new box then :(
    not a bush one tho eh ;)

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  27. steve 1 Says:

    Dont get a box just yet see if there is a solution there is a lot of brainy people on this site

    Kat said:
    box is about 2.5 yrs old.
    Friends nearby have different box and they have no probs, looks like I’ll have to get a new box then
    not a bush one tho eh

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  28. Liz_jes Says:

    Don’t buy a new box. Try to add a TP on your existing box: 10964 H 22000 Check the following link and you will find TP 57 channel list: http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html
    You will get more than Channel five back!

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  29. steve 1 Says:

    Kat I have tried first time install on my bush box and got 5 back mine is about 2 and half years old box.keep on pressing ok until it scans channels.let us know how you got on

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  30. steve 1 Says:

    What do you mean you will get more than 5 back?

    Liz_jes said:
    Don’t buy a new box. Try to add a TP on your existing box: 10964 H22000 Check the following link and you will find TP 57 channel list: http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html
    You will get more than Channel five back!

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  31. Neil Says:

    Press TV won’t ever be joining the platform, they’ve just had their licence revoked today, now completely off-air at 28.2/28.5E. Apparently the official line is that they failed to pay the Ofcom £100k fine and abiding by their licence conditions, George Galloway will be disappointed!

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  32. Liz_jes Says:

    Steve: I added the TP as I described and I now have Channel 5, 5USA, 5* and so on. This on a simple “Skyline” HDSR 400 box. Just check the channel list on the link I provided, and for tp 57.

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  33. steve 1 Says:

    Didnt you say you had a bush box?my humax was automatic but my bush box had to do manual scan

    Liz_jes said:
    Steve: I added the TP as I described and I now have Channel 5, 5USA, 5* and so on. This on a simple “Skyline” HDSR 400 box. Just check the channel list on the link I provided, and for tp 57.

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  34. steve 1 Says:

    Sorry wrong person I think had to much cider!

    Liz_jes said:
    Steve: I added the TP as I described and I now have Channel 5, 5USA, 5* and so on. This on a simple “Skyline” HDSR 400 box. Just check the channel list on the link I provided, and for tp 57.

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  35. admin Says:

    steve 1 said:
    Sorry wrong person I think had to much cider!

    Oh geez, don’t give me a busy night sorting your drunken ramblings Steve, I have other things to do :D

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  36. babsy56 Says:

    I have lost channel 5 was advised to first time install form channel 999 I have to enter a code . I have a goodmans freesat box does anyone know what the code is?…Thanks

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  37. admin Says:

    babsy56 said:
    I have lost channel 5 was advised to first time install form channel 999 I have to enter a code . I have a goodmans freesat box does anyone know what the code is?…Thanks

    Usually 0000

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  38. Kat Says:

    nah still no luck have ordered new box, thanks for trying

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  39. steve 1 Says:

    To kat My box is 2 and a half years old did a scan back to normal you got to keep pressing ok until scan its a shame I don’t live next door

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  40. Kat Says:

    yes it is :)
    I did the first install 7 times and it did scan but still no ch 5 and I had also lost E4 a few months back. Just installed new box and have all channels again.

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  41. steve 1 Says:

    Ok kat I hope you are pleased with your new box

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  42. freesat novice Says:

    Tried rescanning this evening – still giving the old frequency for Channel 5. We have a Fortec Star box and I find the instructions incomprehensible. Can someone give me a complete novice guide in how we get Channel 5 back?

    I suspect what we need to is “Try to add a TP on your existing box: 10964 H 22000 ” but I haven’t a clue how. to do this.

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  43. admin Says:

    freesat novice said:
    Tried rescanning this evening – still giving the old frequency for Channel 5. We have a Fortec Star box and I find the instructions incomprehensible. Can someone give me a complete novice guide in how we get Channel 5 back?
    I suspect what we need to is “Try to add a TP on your existing box: 10964 H 22000 ” but I haven’t a clue how. to do this.

    Can’t really help you on that one, don’t have knowledge of that receiver because it isn’t a freesat product.

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  44. steve 1 Says:

    Try a factory reset

    freesat novice said:
    Tried rescanning this evening – still giving the old frequency for Channel 5. We have a Fortec Star box and I find the instructions incomprehensible. Can someone give me a complete novice guide in how we get Channel 5 back?
    I suspect what we need to is “Try to add a TP on your existing box: 10964 H 22000 ” but I haven’t a clue how. to do this.

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  45. Liz_jes Says:

    Freesat novice: I don’t know the Fortec Box, but in the menu, you should have an option to add a TP? Try to find in the menu options something like Installation, Manual Scan,… Then just add the values as I mentioned previously: TP/Frequency: 10964 Polarization: H Symbol rate: 22000. Best of luck

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  46. freesat novice Says:

    Thanks for your help – managed to add the TP – didn’t seem to work at first. Then switched off and unplugged everything and at the second attempt it worked (once we’d remembered how to get the TV looking at freesat rather than the builtin Freeview which we can’t receive here).
    So I;m going back to the World’s greatest truckers which is the only thing I watch on Channel 5.

    Help much appreciated.

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