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Old 01-11-2013, 21:58
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Going back to the original header ---"Top Up TV, will it survive past 2013?" --- we now know the answer is a definate NOOOOO .
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Old 02-11-2013, 00:16
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Going back to the original header ---"Top Up TV, will it survive past 2013?" --- we now know the answer is a definate NOOOOO .
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never has a ds forum thread had a more definitive answer
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:52
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Is the 14 day guide on my Thomson box going to die now? It only goes up to next Wednesday. I'm not bothered myself, but my mrs won't impressed if all the series links stop working on the soaps lol.
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Old 05-11-2013, 14:24
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Is the 14 day guide on my Thomson box going to die now? It only goes up to next Wednesday. I'm not bothered myself, but my mrs won't impressed if all the series links stop working on the soaps lol.
YUP. is dead. as a dodo.

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Old 05-11-2013, 23:11
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All the top up tv channels have gone on my freeview epg now.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:32
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Hi all,
loved my 2 boxes over the years and gutted that there will be no epg to record from. Never used TUTV but loved the box as a recorder of Freeview.
anyone thought of a way to still record using time,date, length etc (like the old VCR days!)
Failing that - what use for the boxes (once content watched)
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:40
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Still using my 2 boxes to record with using the EPG.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:42
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Maybe someone will leak a more normal ROM for it.

USB slot?
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:55
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Still using my 2 boxes to record with.
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Until Wed Oscar? or beyond? You going to share the knowledge?

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Old 11-11-2013, 19:04
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Until Wed Oscar? or beyond? You going to share the knowledge?

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Menu

Set-up

Change your box settings

TV Guide Type

Use < > to switch between 8 day Freeview plus guide and the heritage top up tv guide.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:22
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Menu

Set-up

Change your box settings

TV Guide Type

Use < > to switch between 8 day Freeview plus guide and the heritage top up tv guide.
Ok. Ta Oscar. You can manually add a "timed" item but no EPG or programme name.
Is that right or is there an EPG I'm missing (after Wednesday)
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:50
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Ok. Ta Oscar. You can manually add a "timed" item but no EPG or programme name.
Is that right or is there an EPG I'm missing (after Wednesday)
R
Don't understand your problem. The settings described by TUTV Viewer get you the standard EPG available on the TUTV PVRs and any other Freeview box. It has always been there and will continue until the PVR dies for some other reason.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:58
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I've been getting TopUp services not available messages- please rescan.....

Not much of a problem, as I just ignore the message.

Maybe TUTV should have released a firmware update that rids the box of any TUTV stuff (lozengers, etc....)

Not a fan of the 8day EPG, and it appears that you cannot add a few mins either side of the scheduled recording.
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:00
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Don't understand your problem. The settings described by TUTV Viewer get you the standard EPG available on the TUTV PVRs and any other Freeview box. It has always been there and will continue until the PVR dies for some other reason.
I have no epg after Wed as I assumed that is what has been stopped being updated?
Can you see progs on your EPG after that day? If so any idea why mine don't?
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:05
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I can see an EPG until next Sunday .........
TV in use right now so can't check any further.
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:18
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I can see an EPG until next Sunday .........
TV in use right now so can't check any further.
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Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear!
Sorry guys. I didn't wait long enough for 7day guide to download! What a plonker.
It's the 14 day guide that's been pulled then? The 7day one works fine (once you are patient and wait!)
Maybe they should put a nice message on the website before anyone goes out and orders TalkTalk youview box and contract like this idiot did.
Oh well at least I'll have HD record and On Demand.
Should have checked with you guys first eh?
thanks again,
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:15
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Old Guide has always worked fine on my brother's Thomson DTI 1000 - he removed his TopUp TV card a while back when he unsubscribed.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:22
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RichardLister.
I ceased to sub to TUTV ages ago and when the hard drive died in 1 of my boxes I replaced it and found that all reference to TUTV disappeared --- this was before they went belly up.
The box has worked faultlessly since.
So has another box which was a heap of trouble when TUTV was being transmitted.
There was a message of sorts on the site ---- they wanted people to sub to Sly !!
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:35
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I wonder if anyone will buy the brand and resurrect it? WH Smith has bought the Past Times, Gadget Shop brands and most recently the Model Zone brand so I wouldn't rule some ne doing this if the price was right! Maybe a YouView or Freeview HD channel suite.
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Old 12-11-2013, 13:37
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I wonder if anyone will buy the brand and resurrect it? WH Smith has bought the Past Times, Gadget Shop brands and most recently the Model Zone brand so I wouldn't rule some ne doing this if the price was right! Maybe a YouView or Freeview HD channel suite.
The brand might have some value, I wouldn't be surprised if a company did buy rights to the name, even maybe someone like itv but I doubt we will see this brand back on our screens anytime soon.
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Old 12-11-2013, 18:58
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Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear!
Sorry guys. I didn't wait long enough for 7day guide to download! What a plonker.
It's the 14 day guide that's been pulled then? The 7day one works fine (once you are patient and wait!)
Maybe they should put a nice message on the website before anyone goes out and orders TalkTalk youview box and contract like this idiot did.
Oh well at least I'll have HD record and On Demand.
Should have checked with you guys first eh?
thanks again,
Richard
Can someone confirm that the 14day EPG is not working and ONLY the 8Day one is or is it just me?
I have the 8day working fine now but I just want confirmation that TUTV disappearing means the 14day guide goes with them.
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Old 12-11-2013, 19:19
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I have the 8day working fine now but I just want confirmation that TUTV disappearing means the 14day guide goes with them.
I thought that had been confirmed several times already on this very thread.
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Old 12-11-2013, 20:28
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I wonder if anyone will buy the brand and resurrect it? WH Smith has bought the Past Times, Gadget Shop brands and most recently the Model Zone brand so I wouldn't rule some ne doing this if the price was right! Maybe a YouView or Freeview HD channel suite.
Why would anyone buy the brand? When you have all the other tv providers out there, its not going to be a tv provider again, so what else could you use 'TopUp TV' for?
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Old 13-11-2013, 18:15
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Can someone confirm that the 14day EPG is not working and ONLY the 8Day one is or is it just me?
I have the 8day working fine now but I just want confirmation that TUTV disappearing means the 14day guide goes with them.
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R
Well I just tried to switch to the 14 day guide and guess what ?
It won't let me so that answers that ------ it ain't there any more.
The 14 day guide gave me all manner of problems when TUTV were alive so switched to the 8 day ages ago to make the box as stable as I could without having to do power cycles on a regular basis.

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Old 14-11-2013, 01:37
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The brand might have some value, I wouldn't be surprised if a company did buy rights to the name, even maybe someone like itv but I doubt we will see this brand back on our screens anytime soon.
With how Top Up ended up I cannot see it being of interest to anyone any more to resurrect. I think the only way it could have been a serious contender is if it had the clout and channels that OnDigital/ITV Digital did , but once more Freeview channels appeared and Top Up reduced its service its days were numbered.
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