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Watching Freeview on non-input channels..

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by kifimoto, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. kifimoto

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    I've got telewest cable already but of course it feeds in to the input channel and because my loft aerial packed up years ago, i can't utilise the picture in picture functionality with two tv channels!
    Now i'm thinking of getting a freeview box so that i can do just that. Is it possible to use the RF ouput in a Freeview box and watch the channels as Channel 1,2,3 on the TV channels rather than the input channels?
    apologies if i'm being vague but many thanks in advance!
     
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    Not many freeview boxes have a built in rf modulator, and if they do it will be i channel, freeview, so to speak, and you will need the freeview remote to change channels. The picture will be pretty low grade, not suitable for a 43" plasma. You need to connect with RGB scart to it really. But you've probably not got a free one, so you're stuck. This is the main drawback of the HDE, it hasn't got enough inputs, as really it has only 1 rgb capable scat as the other is shared with HDMI and component!!!! How could they be so crass.
     
  3. kifimoto

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    Come to think of it, all i really want it to be able to have BBC1/2 and ITV (may be channel 4 - but i hate the permanent red dot!) for the good old analogue teletext... so i may just get some body to fit a good roof antenna for me and i'll be happy.

    so there's no way i can use the tele remote's 1,2,3 etc to change channel - that's pants man.

    cheers
     
  4. whitcat

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    Another prob for you is there's no analogue teletext on Freeview. You would have to use the Freeview for TV and get the text from TW. If you don't have a decent aerial, you might not get Freeview at all.

    Have you not used the blue button to (temporarily) kill the C4 red dot on TW?
     
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    Thanks for the info! i'll try the blue button thing. (now let's see - what's actually good on channel 4....)
    i've actually arranged some aerial guy to sort my loft antenna out so hopefully we can just get a decent enough analogue signal for the good old teletext i crave!:laugh:
     

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