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Old 10-05-2012, 21:14
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What's happened to Vintage TV? Getting no signal and showing No Information Available message on EPG.
Moved transponder retune your box.
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:17
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Shouldn't it be automatic?
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:19
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Shouldn't it be automatic?
Yes at 3am but only on a humax box
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:20
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Freesat should be adding more channels not removing them

Ocean tv
Movies 4 men 2/+1
Wedding TV

What next channel 4 hd?

Still won't make me go pay for tv
You call the removal of three channels a ridiculous amount?
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:21
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Yes at 3am but only on a humax box
Thanks! Thought we'd lost another channel.

Odd though... I don't ever remember losing the signal before with a transponder move. Just had the 'No Information Available' message but could still view the channel itself!
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:25
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You call the removal of three channels a ridiculous amount?
Yes

Thanks! Thought we'd lost another channel.
If vintage tv had been removed boxes would have been on there was back to store!

Would be an utter disaster if the best music channel gets took off
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:35
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Humax Foxsat HDR I think - there doesnt seem to be anything there I want to watch though - its either multiple versions of BBC1, 2, ITV or C4, other things Freesat already has, or "Scrambled or not available" channels if something looks interesting (Comedy Central), or when something comes on its only for about 1 hour at time (or 2 shows) then goes off again
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:40
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Humax Foxsat HDR I think - there doesnt seem to be anything there I want to watch though - its either multiple versions of BBC1, 2, ITV or C4, other things Freesat already has, or "Scrambled or not available" channels if something looks interesting (Comedy Central), or when something comes on its only for about 1 hour at time (or 2 shows) then goes off again
See post 37.
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:42
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If vintage tv had been removed boxes would have been on there was back to store!

Would be an utter disaster if the best music channel gets took off
Totally agree! Even though I did watch M4M2 on the odd occasion for their comedies, sci-fi, and horror, I can live without it.

Vintage tv on the other hand, I do watch a lot more. And I'd seriously reconsider Freesat if it was removed. Though... CBS Action and Horror Channel are my two favourite channels outside of the terrestrial and their digital channels, so they would be the only things keeping me from binning my Freesat box.
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Old 11-05-2012, 00:59
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Vintage Tv a little gem Just glad it changed transponder and not removed from the epg.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:19
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There are so many little channels now that there are some I haven't even found yet and a great many I would never think of watching whether I've found them or not.

Whilst I would never suggest that only what I want should be kept, TV has to be selective to your own personal tastes now as there is just too much to cope with.

Very specialist TV like the Wedding Channel is hardly general entertainment that everyone is going to miss, is it?

I scan the EPG and if something new takes my fancy I give it a go. If I like it, it gets added to my favourites selection, if not, it doesn't and get forgotten about.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:42
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Shouldn't it be automatic?
Yes at 3am but only on a humax box
All decent Freesat boxes handle new/moved/removed channels automatically and silently.

The Humax used to nag the user at power on every time there was any change, but thankfully they removed the nag screens in a software update a while back.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:04
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My Panasonic TV & Panasonic BluRay Satellite recorder moved Vintage TV automatically.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:17
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...The Humax used to nag the user at power on every time there was any change, but thankfully they removed the nag screens in a software update a while back...
Actually I didn't mind the nag screen because then I was aware that something had changed. Though I acknowledge the convenience of the box automatically doing the changes, what I don't like is a channel just disappearing without a bye or leave.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:35
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Actually I didn't mind the nag screen because then I was aware that something had changed. Though I acknowledge the convenience of the box automatically doing the changes, what I don't like is a channel just disappearing without a bye or leave.
Thanks to the freesat change thread and Barry (MyHumax) who keeps a Foxsat on V1.00.13 we get to know what's changed.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:49
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Well I completely disagree. If they'd taken, say, ten channels, now that would be a ridiculous amount. That's actually how many channels (about) I thought you were going to say.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:58
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Well I completely disagree. If they'd taken, say, ten channels, now that would be a ridiculous amount. That's actually how many channels (about) I thought you were going to say.
1 is one too many
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Old 11-05-2012, 13:16
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1 is one too many
So you were annoyed when 'Filth' disappeared too?
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Old 11-05-2012, 13:18
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So you were annoyed when 'Filth' disappeared too?
No because adult channels I erase anyway there a rip off.

I will correct myself: 1 is one too many unless its an adult channel
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Old 11-05-2012, 13:26
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Oh, moving the goalposts now then.
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Old 11-05-2012, 13:33
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Oh, moving the goalposts now then.
Oh come on who would pay 1.50 a min to speak to these people I may be insane but not that insane lol
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Old 11-05-2012, 13:47
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I think all satalite platforms loose channels FREESAT is no different to sky the good thing with FREESAT is you can delete any channel you do not want on your epg
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Old 12-05-2012, 17:11
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I wonder if Wedding TV forgot to pay their EPG bill to Freesat
Maybe they need to watch Ocean Finance TV to find out about loans... oh wait
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Old 12-05-2012, 17:30
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Dont think wedding tv is coming back as the website now only mentions sky.
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Old 12-05-2012, 17:40
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Dont think wedding tv is coming back as the website now only mentions sky.
Freesat still mentions it as one of their channels on their site.
http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-ge...ls/wedding-tv/

yet again, the also mention the following channels...

http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-ge...nels/s4-c-two/
http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-ge...s/movies4men2/
http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-ge...movies4men2-1/
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