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Freeview updates do annoy me.



 
 
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Old July 28th 15, 11:26 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
David[_9_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

Got messages on Freeview box and TV set today saying "New Service Added" or
"please re-scan"
I find it annoying that Freeview send no message to just what they have
done.
It could be just another Shopping channel added that I would never watch on
the other hand might just be a channel that I would really enjoy but I will
never know it is there.
Regards
David

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Old July 28th 15, 03:25 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Brian-Gaff
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

There seems to be a rebirth of community channel and some text or internet
delivered services and some crap up on what used to be the top up tv
channels that are blank so I guess are also internet delivered.
I did not need to do a retune though it did it for me apparently so why is
it that sometimes it won't?
Brian

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Got messages on Freeview box and TV set today saying "New Service Added"
or "please re-scan"
I find it annoying that Freeview send no message to just what they have
done.
It could be just another Shopping channel added that I would never watch
on the other hand might just be a channel that I would really enjoy but I
will never know it is there.
Regards
David



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Old July 28th 15, 07:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

On 28/07/15 12:26, David wrote:
Got messages on Freeview box and TV set today saying "New Service Added" or
"please re-scan"
I find it annoying that Freeview send no message to just what they have
done.
It could be just another Shopping channel added that I would never watch on
the other hand might just be a channel that I would really enjoy but I will
never know it is there.
Regards
David


It's called progress.

My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add new
DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s) /and
tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR omits that
option!.

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Jeff
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Old July 28th 15, 09:06 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Richard Tobin
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add new
DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s) /and
tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR omits that
option!.


Are you sure it's not just called something else? Like "update
channel list"?

-- Richard
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Old July 29th 15, 08:36 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

In article , Richard Tobin
wrote:
In article , Jeff Layman
wrote:


My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add
new DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s)
/and tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR
omits that option!.


Are you sure it's not just called something else? Like "update channel
list"?


Our 1-year-old Panasonic TV doesn't seem to have a "*STOP* telling me
there's yet *another* pointless update" option. I have looked, but if this
is available I haven't been able to find it. Whereas my older Panasonic
recorders *do* have an option so I can stop them telling me.

The "New services - do you wish to update?" seems to appear now about once
every week or so. If I opt to 'ignore' it just says this again the next
time I turn it on. The updates all seem to be for details of channels I
never have any interest in. So its just an annoyance.

Jim

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Old July 29th 15, 06:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

Jim Lesurf wrote:
In article , Richard Tobin
wrote:
In article , Jeff Layman
wrote:


My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add
new DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s)
/and tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR
omits that option!.


Are you sure it's not just called something else? Like "update channel
list"?


Our 1-year-old Panasonic TV doesn't seem to have a "*STOP* telling me
there's yet *another* pointless update" option. I have looked, but if this
is available I haven't been able to find it. Whereas my older Panasonic
recorders *do* have an option so I can stop them telling me.

The "New services - do you wish to update?" seems to appear now about once
every week or so. If I opt to 'ignore' it just says this again the next
time I turn it on. The updates all seem to be for details of channels I
never have any interest in. So its just an annoyance.

Jim



We always watch TV via our Humax. I got very fed up with our TV (a
Panasonic with integral digital tuner) telling me about new channels so I
unplugged the aerial.

It was the only option in the absence of any "menu option" to disable
updates (or their notification at least).

Tim
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Old July 29th 15, 07:02 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

On 28/07/15 22:06, Richard Tobin wrote:
In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add new
DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s) /and
tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR omits that
option!.


Are you sure it's not just called something else? Like "update
channel list"?

-- Richard


No - "Update channel list" does just that. You get a complete list of
the channels which includes the new ones. You still have no idea what
they are. The only other option is to add manually, and that means going
through each channel in turn as the Freeview update message doesn't even
tell you what channel(s) the new services are on.

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Jeff
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Old July 29th 15, 07:05 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

On 29/07/15 09:36, Jim Lesurf wrote:
In article , Richard Tobin
wrote:
In article , Jeff Layman
wrote:


My 6-years old Panasonic TV has an option in its tuning menu to "add
new DVB services". If I select that, it scans for the new service(s)
/and tells me what has been added/. My one-year old Panasonic PVR
omits that option!.


Are you sure it's not just called something else? Like "update channel
list"?


Our 1-year-old Panasonic TV doesn't seem to have a "*STOP* telling me
there's yet *another* pointless update" option. I have looked, but if this
is available I haven't been able to find it. Whereas my older Panasonic
recorders *do* have an option so I can stop them telling me.


Seems like Panasonic got the idea before Microsoft did for Windows 10! :-)

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Jeff
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Old July 30th 15, 08:13 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.

In article
,
Tim+ wrote:

We always watch TV via our Humax. I got very fed up with our TV (a
Panasonic with integral digital tuner) telling me about new channels so
I unplugged the aerial.


The bulk of our TV viewing is via using gip. However we find it still makes
sense to view 'live' broadcasts of the news/weather. And that's when we get
the annoying irrelevant demands for a rescan.

Jim

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Old July 30th 15, 01:34 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.tech.broadcast
UnsteadyKen[_4_]
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Default Freeview updates do annoy me.


In article:

Jim Lesurf says...

And that's when we get
the annoying irrelevant demands for a rescan.

It's not fair, I never get to see these annoying demands, my kit just
silently adds new channels to the EPG, who should I complain to?


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