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New Channels on Freeview

edited 30 September 2009 at 8:54AM in Freebies (no spend required)
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edited 30 September 2009 at 8:54AM in Freebies (no spend required)
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Unless you've been asleep for the past few weeks then you should know that as of lunch time today you may lose some or all of your freeview channels, this is becaue theyre upgrading they're service enabling the broadcast of HD Channels in the future aswell as upgrading the signal strength and finally launching the new channel "QUEST" on channel 38.

More information here:
http://www.freeview.co.uk/_retuneinfo/
http://tvretune.co.uk/

Or call the official infomation line on: 08456051122 (no alternate freenumber available yet).

New "proposed" channel guide:
http://www.freeview.co.uk/_retuneinfo/_format/downloads/ChannelGuide30September.pdf

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Original Post
I noticed whilst watching Dave (channel 19 on freeview, freeview+, TopUpTV, TopUpTV+, TopUpTV Anytime, etc) last night that there was a notice in the top left corner of the screen saying Dave+1 now on channel 25!

After a quick re-scan for channels sure enough it detected it aswell as a few other new interactive channels such as smileTV2 (Channel 46), DirectGov (Channel 106 and really useful for those without internet), CNN International (Channel 84) and some not so useful channels such as QUEST (Coming Soon apparently), SuperCasino (Ch48), and 1-2-1 Dating (Ch104).

To rescan your box you should (similar but not always the same for all boxes so you may need to get your instructions out) -

1. Press Menu on your remote
2. Select Setup and press ok/enter on your remote
3. Select Scan For Channels
4. Select Replace all channels (most boxes skip this step now and replace all automatically)
5. Wait a few minutes and the scan should be complete and you'll have all your new channels

Note: TV Guides can take up to 7 days to come up to date on the new channels after the update but this will happen automatically like usual whilst your box is on standby over night


Hope this helps for those who hadnt noticed!

http://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview/Channels
http://www.topuptv.com/

Also if you search the forums im sure you'll find somewhere a free downloadable weekly tv guide if you dont like going through the digital one on the box and dont like paying for magazines (which usually have on select channels and times in). http://www.tvguide.co.uk/

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UPDATE 08/03/09:
You may of been prompted to rescan (replace all channels) on your freeview/topuptv box again. If not its best to do it anyways (it can do no harm). As far as i can tell it doesnt add anymore channels but Film4 moves to channel 15 and a few of the frequencies of the other channels have been altered meaning a better picture/sound quality more of the time!

UPDATE (14/02/09):
Not the greatest update ever but if you retune and replace all channels on monday (16/02/09) you may notice the FiveUS (channel35) is being rebranded as FiveUSA. Its not a cruicial update as i believe the channel frequecy is remaining the same.
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  • Jen_31Jen_31 Forumite
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    Thanks for this. Only scanned mine last week, and nothing new came up :)

    Whats Quest channel?

    I know the tmf music channel and thehits (4music) channels are rubbish now. Also seems to be more rudey programmes on too it seems :rolleyes:
    :)
  • After a quick Google i think QUEST (Ch.47) is a new free-to-air channel from the makers of Discovery....but it was a very quick search so maybe other people have some more info?
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  • Leanne200Leanne200 Forumite
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    How would this work if you don't have a box, but have an intergrated Freeview in the TV?? :confused: ..any ideas? I am clueless lol
  • on mine


    menu
    installation
    add channels
  • Leanne200 wrote: »
    How would this work if you don't have a box, but have an intergrated Freeview in the TV?? :confused: ..any ideas? I am clueless lol

    go into your set up menu and then digital set up
    scan and it should find any new channels
    sometimes a pain as mine (sony bravia) sometimes completely replaces all my channels and i end up having to rearrange them :mad:

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  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    I noticed last night that Dave plus 1 has miraculously appeared on my freeview without me having to do a scan, but I still can't get Dave, which seems ever so slightly weird.
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  • davesterdavester Forumite
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    elsien wrote: »
    I noticed last night that Dave plus 1 has miraculously appeared on my freeview without me having to do a scan, but I still can't get Dave, which seems ever so slightly weird.

    Sorry about that, but if you get my +1 channel then you still get my great selection of shows.

    Also has anyone else noticed The amount of junk channels that usally has some half naked girl on it, or disparate people chatting with their mobiles at some extortionate price?
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  • We still cant get Dave, but we do get to live in a nice place so oh well :) not all bad :)
  • indelacioindelacio Forumite
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    We still cant get Dave, but we do get to live in a nice place so oh well :) not all bad :)
    youre not missing much.. just repeats of topgear and fithgear mostly.
  • If you have missing channels try tuning on rainy days, for some reason I find you can pick up more then than on dry ones. It's most probably an antenna issue but I can't be bothered with the expense of getting a new one fitted, just for the hope of an anoying nth shopping channel.
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