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Freeview and Freesat to merge

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 announce plans to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

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BR
Brekkie
Does the Freesat EPG start at 1 or 101?
JO
Jon
Does the Freesat EPG start at 1 or 101?

101
RI
Richard

I've actually got a 150 quid LG 24inch telly that has both Freeview and Freesat built in (and all the popular non linear services). It's clearly designed to be used routinely on one platform, or the other, because switching between to the two modes is a cumbersome task. Future models will hopefully combine both platforms into a single EPG


If it's anything my model (from 2017) you can hold down one of the number keys and it will save the channel (like on most car radios - older digital ones anyway). You can do that for both Freeview and satellite channels and it will switch modes when required. Similarly. you can add channel shortcuts by pressing the home button, moving to the far left and adding channels in that way.


Many thanks Richard, I didn't know that, it's not mentioned in the non existant manual (or at least I've never been able to find any sort of detailed one) I've added the Freesat versions of ITV HD and Sky News SD to 3 and 7, and Freeview HD versions on 1,2,4,5, but I can't work out how you access the quick access versions of 1 to 8 rather than the 'normal' 1 to 8?

Once it’s set you can hold down the key in question and it will take you to the stored channel. Or you can hold down 0 to see what has been stored in keys 1-9 and select them that way.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can store apps in the same way, so you can assign BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub to a key if you want as well.
MA
Markymark

If it's anything my model (from 2017) you can hold down one of the number keys and it will save the channel (like on most car radios - older digital ones anyway). You can do that for both Freeview and satellite channels and it will switch modes when required. Similarly. you can add channel shortcuts by pressing the home button, moving to the far left and adding channels in that way.


Many thanks Richard, I didn't know that, it's not mentioned in the non existant manual (or at least I've never been able to find any sort of detailed one) I've added the Freesat versions of ITV HD and Sky News SD to 3 and 7, and Freeview HD versions on 1,2,4,5, but I can't work out how you access the quick access versions of 1 to 8 rather than the 'normal' 1 to 8?

Once it’s set you can hold down the key in question and it will take you to the stored channel. Or you can hold down 0 to see what has been stored in keys 1-9 and select them that way.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can store apps in the same way, so you can assign BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub to a key if you want as well.


Thanks again Richard. Yes, I see now, although I notice it 'kicks' the TV into the platform associated with that preset, and you need to 'long press' subsequent channels too. It's not going to be Mrs Markymark friendly, but it does serve (for me) as a good shortcut to switch generally between Freesat and Freeview.
By the way, button 9 is not available as a short cut button, it's locked out for some reason?
RI
Richard

Many thanks Richard, I didn't know that, it's not mentioned in the non existant manual (or at least I've never been able to find any sort of detailed one) I've added the Freesat versions of ITV HD and Sky News SD to 3 and 7, and Freeview HD versions on 1,2,4,5, but I can't work out how you access the quick access versions of 1 to 8 rather than the 'normal' 1 to 8?

Once it’s set you can hold down the key in question and it will take you to the stored channel. Or you can hold down 0 to see what has been stored in keys 1-9 and select them that way.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can store apps in the same way, so you can assign BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub to a key if you want as well.


Thanks again Richard. Yes, I see now, although I notice it 'kicks' the TV into the platform associated with that preset, and you need to 'long press' subsequent channels too. It's not going to be Mrs Markymark friendly, but it does serve (for me) as a good shortcut to switch generally between Freesat and Freeview.
By the way, button 9 is not available as a short cut button, it's locked out for some reason?


9 works on my model. Is it listed when you hold down zero?
You can also store channels in “my channels” by pressing the house button, pressing the arrow keys to choose the pen symbol on the far left.
MA
Markymark
Once it’s set you can hold down the key in question and it will take you to the stored channel. Or you can hold down 0 to see what has been stored in keys 1-9 and select them that way.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can store apps in the same way, so you can assign BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub to a key if you want as well.


Thanks again Richard. Yes, I see now, although I notice it 'kicks' the TV into the platform associated with that preset, and you need to 'long press' subsequent channels too. It's not going to be Mrs Markymark friendly, but it does serve (for me) as a good shortcut to switch generally between Freesat and Freeview.
By the way, button 9 is not available as a short cut button, it's locked out for some reason?


9 works on my model. Is it listed when you hold down zero?
You can also store channels in “my channels” by pressing the house button, pressing the arrow keys to choose the pen symbol on the far left.


When I push Zero, 9 is greyed out. When I press to hold on 9, it says function is not available?
RI
Richard

Thanks again Richard. Yes, I see now, although I notice it 'kicks' the TV into the platform associated with that preset, and you need to 'long press' subsequent channels too. It's not going to be Mrs Markymark friendly, but it does serve (for me) as a good shortcut to switch generally between Freesat and Freeview.
By the way, button 9 is not available as a short cut button, it's locked out for some reason?


9 works on my model. Is it listed when you hold down zero?
You can also store channels in “my channels” by pressing the house button, pressing the arrow keys to choose the pen symbol on the far left.


When I push Zero, 9 is greyed out. When I press to hold on 9, it says function is not available?


Oh I don’t know then. It is fine on mine which is a UJ630V. I have found on this model that it sometimes forgets some of the channels stored in this way but I’ve not had the same issue with a newer model which I have upstairs that is only used for Freeview.
MA
Markymark

9 works on my model. Is it listed when you hold down zero?
You can also store channels in “my channels” by pressing the house button, pressing the arrow keys to choose the pen symbol on the far left.


When I push Zero, 9 is greyed out. When I press to hold on 9, it says function is not available?


Oh I don’t know then. It is fine on mine which is a UJ630V. I have found on this model that it sometimes forgets some of the channels stored in this way but I’ve not had the same issue with a newer model which I have upstairs that is only used for Freeview.


Mine is certainly a very powerful little telly for the price, I'll carry on playing with it
RI
Richard

When I push Zero, 9 is greyed out. When I press to hold on 9, it says function is not available?


Oh I don’t know then. It is fine on mine which is a UJ630V. I have found on this model that it sometimes forgets some of the channels stored in this way but I’ve not had the same issue with a newer model which I have upstairs that is only used for Freeview.


Mine is certainly a very powerful little telly for the price, I'll carry on playing with it

Yes, both of ours are going strong but the next time I buy one it’ll probably be another LG.

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