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2nd room box with no viewing card.

Pollensa1946

Established Member
I have installed a 2nd non-subscription box in a bedroom. Since this is very much secondary viewing I haven't bothered to buy a viewing card for this box. The result of course is that I'm missing Chan5 and the regional variants of BBC & ITV and as expected 101 has been assigned to BBC 1 London and 103 to ITV London. I can find the regional variants for BBC1 & 2 and have assigned those, but nowhere on the channel list does there appear a regional variant for ITV1. Also I have read in these forums that it's possible to tune in the FTA version of Chan5 via "Other Channels", but when I go down that route no Chan5 appears on the "Other Channels" list.
So questions...
Is it possible to tune in regional variants of ITV1 ? How ?
Are there some special settings to be done in "Other CHannels" to get the FTA Chan5 ? What settings ?
Thanks.
 

grahamlthompson

In memoriam
I have installed a 2nd non-subscription box in a bedroom. Since this is very much secondary viewing I haven't bothered to buy a viewing card for this box. The result of course is that I'm missing Chan5 and the regional variants of BBC & ITV and as expected 101 has been assigned to BBC 1 London and 103 to ITV London. I can find the regional variants for BBC1 & 2 and have assigned those, but nowhere on the channel list does there appear a regional variant for ITV1. Also I have read in these forums that it's possible to tune in the FTA version of Chan5 via "Other Channels", but when I go down that route no Chan5 appears on the "Other Channels" list.
So questions...
Is it possible to tune in regional variants of ITV1 ? How ?
Are there some special settings to be done in "Other CHannels" to get the FTA Chan5 ? What settings ?
Thanks.

To get these you need to scan the correct transponders using add channels and save them. THey will then appear in the other services list

FTA Channel 5 is sandwiched on a bbc transponder (10773 H 22000 5/6) a scan of this transponder should find it (there's nothing special about it).

FTA ITV regions

ITV 1 London 10758 V
ITV 1 Granada 10758 V
ITV 1 Anglia North 10758 V
ITV 1 Central West 10758 V
ITV 1 Border England 10832 H
ITV 1 Central East 10832 H
ITV 1 Thames Valley 10832 H
ITV 1 Wales 10832 H
ITV 1 West 10832 H
ITV 1 West Country South 10832 H
ITV 1 Anglia South 10891 H
ITV 1 Border Scotland 10891 H
ITV 1 Meridian South 10891 H
ITV 1 Tyne Tees North 10891 H
ITV 1 Yorkshire West 10891 H

Note ITV West Country South is currently transmitting a much better picture than the other regions as it's servicing terrestrial transmitters in the South West
 
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Dave FR PD130

Established Member
Do you still get all the other free channels without having a viewing card?

I'm thinking about getting Sky + HD, which will mean I have a spare sky + box, and i was going to see if my parents could use it, on a dish from maplin or something? But they won't have a viewing card. Is this possible?

Sky said they'd need to buy a "freeview" card for £25.
 

fernandez

Distinguished Member
Do you still get all the other free channels without having a viewing card?

I'm thinking about getting Sky + HD, which will mean I have a spare sky + box, and i was going to see if my parents could use it, on a dish from maplin or something? But they won't have a viewing card. Is this possible?

Sky said they'd need to buy a "freeview" card for £25.

From the freesatfromsky website:

"Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?

A: All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just £19.57. If you'd like to access the interactive services available, you'll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 08448 244 400."

Having a card will ensure that you have the correct BBC1/ITV1 regions, that C4 and FIVE will appear on the EPG and give access to Sky3 and Setanta Sports News.

So, although a card isn't essential it is convenient
 
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