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MetalGearRex852 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Great, another retune due to channels I never watch.

It's cumbersome if your box or TV isn't adding them automatically, but I don't mind retunes.

Expect more with a possible EPG reshuffle, additional new channels and whoever wins the ex-BBC THREE HD spectrum.

It wasn't as drastic as how February to May went last year, where BBC THREE's closure set off multiple side effects across Freeview.
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MetalGearRex852 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I can't remember the last time I really needed to retune? I really only watch the main HD channels.

The last time I've had to retune was when the Craft Channel was removed since they ran out of money to continue broadcasting on Freeview, not to mention internal conflict (which resonated into administration).

Considering that tenders for the 9pm - 7am slots on PSB3 ended last month and are due to be announced possibly this month or February (March 2017 is the date set for the HD channel to launch), who will win the slot?
'What is the only planet capable of sustaining life?'
'Mars.'
Brekkie26,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I can't remember the last time I really needed to retune? I really only watch the main HD channels.

I only tend to retune now if it's forced upon me, which still seems to happen occassionally. Suspect I haven't retuned since the end of the Olympics and I think the minor channels sort themselves out unless they swap muxes.

There are times though when it seems channel changes are happening practically weekly and really as a platform Freeview should be co-ordinated better than that.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Inspector Sands10,531 posts since 25 Aug 2004
The biggest problem with retuning for me is that I only really use a PVR and it removes all the timed recordings. What I tend to do is retune the TV first and see what's changed
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Markymark4,378 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The biggest problem with retuning for me is that I only really use a PVR and it removes all the timed recordings. What I tend to do is retune the TV first and see what's changed


Yes, and some PVRs ( here's looking at you Humax) don't allow a specific mux only scan, and will only do a complete rescan. Top tip for the recording schedule, take a shot of the screen with your phone before a rescan !