Freeview Changes 24/02/2009

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by britcub, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. britcub

    britcub Bear with a TiVo

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    Any news as to when TiVo will be updated with the channel location changes implemented on Freeview today?
     
  2. Nero2

    Nero2 New Member

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    What changes?
     
  3. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    They should have been in the daily call yesterday evening!
     
  4. Nero2

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    Thanks J.
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    From that thread:

    24 (from 28) ITV4
    27 (from 31) ITV 2+1
    28 (from 29) E4
    29 (from 30) E4+1
    72 (from 75) CITV

    25 Dave +1 the service name became "Dave ja vu"

    No new channels, just a reshuffle.
     
  6. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    I don't have a Freeview setup for TiVo - did the changes happen on TiVo?
     
  7. verses

    verses TiVoTiVoTiVoTiVoTiVo

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    It's looking ok on mine
     
  8. digital_S

    digital_S New Member

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    Yep, it did happen on TiVo - I didn't even know Freeview were changing channels again :eek:
    Is it cause they're adding more new channels?

    I like the new Dave +1 name, as Mike mentions... "Dave ja vu" :D Witty :cool:
     
  9. britcub

    britcub Bear with a TiVo

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    Too impatient I guess... wasn't there when I forced a daily call at 6pm :)
     
  10. TIVO_YORK99

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    Can you change the channel numbers yourself with freeview or are you stuck with the set channel numbers? I'd be annoyed if I couldn't change them to how I wanted.
     
  11. verses

    verses TiVoTiVoTiVoTiVoTiVo

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    I imagine it would depend on the specific freeview box. My Netgem iPlayer lets you remap the channels as you please, but I don't recall seeing a similar option on my Dad's Sagem box.

    Obviously if you remap them, TiVo won't know about it (unless there's a hack to do it) so it would start recording the wrong channels.

    Ian
     
  12. Pete77

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    You can change the channel numbers using one of the channel modules in TivoWebPlus.
     
  13. TCM2007

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    If you're using a TiVo, why would you care what the live TV channel numbers are?
     
  14. Pete77

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    You may have a non standard set top box that refuses to allow its channel numbers to be the same as the official channel numbers on that platform and the ones that Tivo has in its EPG.

    In those circumstances you will have to modify the channel numbers on Tivo to agree with your set top box.
     
  15. RichardJH

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    :confused::confused: What is a non standard STB ?
     
  16. Pete77

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    Set Top Box. As in Freeview box or Satellite box etc.

    As I understand it a Tivo can control a non Sky Euro sat box for recording subject to ensuring the Tivo uses whatever channel numbers the non Sky Euro Satbox may also choose to use. Of course some of those boxes let you amend the channel numbers on the box to match the Tivo but others do not.
     
  17. RichardJH

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    Hanworth....
    My question related to Freeview as per the thread so I ask again what do you consider a non standard "Freeview" STB
     
  18. DX30

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    It would be pretty unusual but you could have a non-Freeview DVB-T STB intended for a different market (e.g. Germany). This wouldn't have the Freeview LCN channel numbering scheme, and you may not be able reorder the channels on the STB.

    Of course TiVo wouldn't have specifically added IR codes for that sort of STB, but you might be able to find a set that worked.

    Unlikely in practice but you might get the occasional grey imports. Personally I'd just buy a new Freeview STB rather than try renumbering the TiVo.
     
  19. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    You could have a Freeview STB that has been hit by the split NIT problem but not as badly as the Setpal STBs (which just died). These STBs can get all the channels but a large number of them don't have the right channel number and get given one (usually in the 800 region) by the STB. So in this case, you would have to tell Tivo what channel numbers had been assigned by the STB (each time you did a rescan).
     

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