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    tobybowes
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    New Channels on Freeview
    • #1
    • 24th Jan 09, 11:24 AM
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    New Channels on Freeview 24th Jan 09 at 11:24 AM
    #################UPDATE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2009#################
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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

    ################################################## #####


    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.
    Last edited by tobybowes; 30-09-2009 at 8:54 AM.
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  • Jen_31
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    • 24th Jan 09, 11:33 AM
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    • 24th Jan 09, 11:33 AM
    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:
  • tobybowes
    • #3
    • 24th Jan 09, 11:40 AM
    • #3
    • 24th Jan 09, 11:40 AM
    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?
    • Leanne200
    • By Leanne200 24th Jan 09, 12:16 PM
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    Leanne200
    • #4
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:16 PM
    • #4
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:16 PM
    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
  • clerkio
    • #5
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:24 PM
    adding channels to tv with built in freeview
    • #5
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:24 PM
    on mine


    menu
    installation
    add channels
  • Rammstein1
    • #6
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:28 PM
    • #6
    • 24th Jan 09, 12:28 PM
    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
    Originally posted by Leanne200
    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

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    • elsien
    • By elsien 24th Jan 09, 12:39 PM
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    elsien
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    • 24th Jan 09, 12:39 PM
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    • 24th Jan 09, 12:39 PM
    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.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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  • davester
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    • 24th Jan 09, 1:47 PM
    • #8
    • 24th Jan 09, 1:47 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by elsien
    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?
  • flipper_2010
    • #9
    • 24th Jan 09, 1:53 PM
    • #9
    • 24th Jan 09, 1:53 PM
    We still cant get Dave, but we do get to live in a nice place so oh well not all bad
    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 24th Jan 09, 3:26 PM
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    indelacio
    We still cant get Dave, but we do get to live in a nice place so oh well not all bad
    Originally posted by flipper_2010
    youre not missing much.. just repeats of topgear and fithgear mostly.
  • SwissToni
    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.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 24th Jan 09, 3:53 PM
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    Karmacat
    I like Dave! It does have the odd good film on, and when I discovered Top Gear and the Hamster, I could catch up (very easily!).

    I still have a sky box and I'm keeping it till I've DVD'd every episode of Stargate Atlantis, then its going. Thing is, I'm sure I can't get UKTV History, and I'd really like to ..... I've scanned recently, does anyone have any other tips, or should I just talk to Sky?
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    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 24th Jan 09, 3:56 PM
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    indelacio
    I like Dave! It does have the odd good film on, and when I discovered Top Gear and the Hamster, I could catch up (very easily!).

    I still have a sky box and I'm keeping it till I've DVD'd every episode of Stargate Atlantis, then its going. Thing is, I'm sure I can't get UKTV History, and I'd really like to ..... I've scanned recently, does anyone have any other tips, or should I just talk to Sky?
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Have you not seen the final episode yet.. I cant believe they rushed stargate atlantis to a close... just to get ready for stargate universe... I cant remember the site, but DIVx episodes Ive seen them online.. and theyre dvd quality... fantastic. and they have them up to the last atlantis episode.
  • dani+glen
    Thanks Found 3 New Channels
    • OwtForNowt
    • By OwtForNowt 24th Jan 09, 4:04 PM
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    OwtForNowt
    Thanks for the info.
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  • SwissToni
    I like Dave, loads of comedy repeats and other chill out stuff.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 24th Jan 09, 4:55 PM
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    Karmacat
    Have you not seen the final episode yet.. I cant believe they rushed stargate atlantis to a close... just to get ready for stargate universe... I cant remember the site, but DIVx episodes Ive seen them online.. and theyre dvd quality... fantastic. and they have them up to the last atlantis episode.
    Originally posted by indelacio
    Ooh yes, I have, thanks. Sky are repeating them 2 eps a day from S1 - they're almost halfway through S2 right now. It'll be fun to see Stargate Universe - I suppose I might have to go back on Sky if they get that!
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    • cozza
    • By cozza 24th Jan 09, 6:50 PM
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    cozza
    how can you do this on sky as i just got the freeview channel and havnt git dave or sky sports news but on my sons freeview box he gets them ? do i have to talk to sky or can i tune it in ?
    cozza
    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 24th Jan 09, 7:07 PM
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    indelacio
    how can you do this on sky as i just got the freeview channel and havnt git dave or sky sports news but on my sons freeview box he gets them ? do i have to talk to sky or can i tune it in ?
    cozza
    Originally posted by cozza
    Your skybox will only get sky channels unless youve got a freeview and freesat box (like me) as freesat is different to freeview.. not sure if daves on freesat.
    • Quaint1
    • By Quaint1 24th Jan 09, 10:17 PM
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    Quaint1
    The main reason I don't mind Dave is that, later this year, there is going to be some NEW Red Dwarf shows exclusively airing on the channel.
    Au Res.,
    Paul
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