Looks like the deletion of wedding tv last update had been a mistake well at least its been rectified not that i watch Wedding tv. now i’d love to see channels like travel channel join freesat guide. i already have it in my extra channels list.
Will check out Sonlife shortly, presume it’s a religious channel? We’ve not had much in the way of channel additions recently but I think we’ll be in for an interesting few Months ahead with 1N’s imminent arrival.
I too would like to see the Travel Channel added as it’s one of the more interesting non-freesat channels, I’m surprised why they’ve not already come on board? Maybe they are waiting for Freesat’s unit sales to hit a benchmark figure they’ve deemed will be viable business-wise? We must be close to the 2million mark shortly I guess?
Oh great – Jimmy Swaggart – as if the world [and Freesat] needed yet another loon rummaging for money! Lets not kid ourselves, that is what all this mumbo jumbo is about.
Of course, Frank Zappa loved to point out the hypocrisy of these clowns. Zappa composed parodies of three The Beatles songs, Norwegian Wood, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and Strawberry Fields Forever with new lyrics all about the televangelism sex scandals and Jimmy Swaggart in the 1980’s. Due to copyright problems [Michael Jackson objected] these parodies haven’t appeared on CD yet, but can be found on several bootleg albums.
What is going on with humax manual scan again for these channels this software update is 1 step forward 4 steps back sort it out humax.if it wasn’t for this site I wouldn’t know I got new channels.what about people without the internet? Aleast we had a banner before.
I am going mad !! Have an Astra Satellite/ DIsh which was giving an excellent picture here in Spain with a 1 Metre Dish, for Sky News, CNN, BBC and other Channels. Now I cannot get True Movies, have moved frequency to 11307 V 27500 with 28.2, but still no True Movies, can anyone offer assistance please?
I have not moved the Dish and believe it to be in the same position.
11 Dave Clarke,
If your still not getting them after a re tune & missing any other channels I would consider changing your Lnb , they are very cheap now and its worth a try . You can get a good one from around £15…
Would a HD section of the EPG be better than the scattered HD positioned channels right now?
Like for instance, have a reshuffle, so the channels then able to be grouped together, while leaving space for future HD channel launches and being able to slot the sister channels side by side perhaps?
After spending the weekend with my parents I am glad to get back to Freesat EPG. My parents have a Sky receiver and the vast majority of channels shown are unavailable unless you pay a subscription. Also the menu always defaults back to the first page!
Ian, what size dish are you using? You’d probably need a 2.4m in Slovenia for 2D with a 1mtr for 2A/B and EB1. If you combine these together with an IRS D/A you’d be able to balance the incoming levels so you don’t overload the Freesat receiver’s front-end with too much RF.
Kevin: my parents used to be in the same position before they got a Humax Foxsat. Have they recently cancelled Sky and dropped down to FSFS? Treat them to a Freesat STB.
My parents have been on Sky for a long time but I believe they only had the basic sub for the minimum period. They currently have an old CRT TV but they plan to purchase a large HD set as they can barely read subtitles on their current TV.
I have suggested that they get a TV with a Freesat receiver as they live in an area with poor terrestrial reception. That way they will get HD transmissions.
No suprise I suppose. Ofcon has found room for a fifth HD channel on Freeview. Personally I like my films without commercial breaks and not so old so it’s a thumbs down from me for Film 4 HD on Freesat.
Yep, I read the Ofcom application info last night (or should I say just over half of it). Only the PSB’s can apply for it, so that’s an ITV region, C4 region, C5 or S4C. Unless C5 don’t apply again this time, which is unlikely considering the now change of ownership, then it’s a dead cert they’ll get it. I guess this will also potentially open the door for the service to go FTA on Satellite too, all depends on what contractual deal is in place with Sky I suppose although did hear a whisper it included a clause of exclusion from Freeview for what was on the table at the time. Interesting Ofcom and the BBC reckon they’ll be able to still offer top quality pictures at very low bitrates, not convinced myself!
I know what you mean about the ad breaks on Film4 but overall it’s not a bad channel, also DOG-free too which for a FTA channel is a bonus!
You notice I wrote Ofcon and not Ofcom as Ofcon is a more apt name.I would certainly prefer Film 4HD to CH5 HD.
Got a Samsung Smart Hub Blu-ray player recently which has Lovefilm,Picasa,YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and BBCiplayer. Lovefilm would be a good addition for Freesat to have.
Lets hope these channels are an early christmas present and a push for new people joining freesat… with the likes of film4 hd coming soon (hopefully) and also channel 5 sister channels possibly in the very near future things are looking very good…
Yes, my 2010 Panny G20 had an update today, I installed it, and it has indeed added the newer Viera Connect service.
It’s basically identical to the old Viera Cast, but with a much uglier interface in my opinion, and, here’s the important bit, many, many more available providers. Though still nothing UK-centric like iPlayer. I did notice an interesting-looking free film streaming service though (in the “app” store).
Has there been a software update overnight regarding the Humax Foxsat HDR? (07/09/11…spookily enough coinciding with the first phase of the digital switchover in the West Midlands)?
I know issues have been recently noted on other posts, but since yesterday it now appears that the EPG takes some 5 minutes to load (you receive a dialog box “receiving broadcast information” if you try to schedule a recording before you get the sound & ghost of the picture behind the EPG, some 5 minutes later, at which point you can schedule recordings). Previously the lag was about 10-15 seconds. Have the boys at Humax tried to fix, as it appears my Foxsat is now worst than it was.
The only work around is to record a live programme, which fools the EPG into accepting schedule recordings, but I shouldn’t have to use a work around should I?
As the signal is digital 60% signal is going to give you the same quality as 90%. It is only on analogue you lose picture quality. It is the cliff face equation. I suffer the cliff face issue when watching Freeview. Every so often the picture goes pixelated or is lost altogether.