FreeSat & regions

  2neat 16:23 09 Aug 2009

Hi, I am considering getting a Panasonic TX-P42V10. This has onboard a freeSat receiver. I will place this into my existing Sky LNB as I have one spare port left. I live in Harrogate and would prefer to get regional programs, adverts (;-))etc. Can a freeSat receiver be tuned on EPG to select the channels for your region?

  Stuartli 18:02 09 Aug 2009

Yes. It's done using your post code. See:

click here

  natdoor 18:02 09 Aug 2009

It would appear that you can get local regional Tv and also non-local regions too. Click here click here

  2neat 20:34 09 Aug 2009

Thanks, this is good news. Its a right faff with Sky to get Yorkshire TV instead of Tyne Tees.
I have to select Services, Other channels, PIN number then select saved channel :-( Would be nice to just select from EPG and press ok!

  Jim Thing 21:53 09 Aug 2009

Yes it's definitely possible, as Stuartli says. I live in N. Ireland but I like to see the local news on BBC North West (don't ask), so I entered a Preston postcode.

You can also choose any other region 'on demand' by selecting 'non-Freesat Channels' in the menu, but non-Freesat channels aren't listed in the EPG.

  Jim Thing 21:59 09 Aug 2009

Sorry — I should have mentioned that I use the Humax Foxsat box. I don't know whether non-Freesat channels are available on any other box.

  Stuartli 22:26 09 Aug 2009
  Jim Thing 09:56 10 Aug 2009

Thanks for the link. Here in N.I. I watch NW Tonight regularly, thanks to the Preston postcode.

  Stuartli 10:31 10 Aug 2009

Any PR post code would suffice - they cover a wide area...:-)

  dms_05 11:40 14 Aug 2009

Quote "Its a right faff with Sky to get Yorkshire TV instead of Tyne Tees." Which means you have a Sky Card with an address in the Tyne Tees TV area. Harrogate is clearly YTV and a call to Sky will solve the problem by changing the address. Works the same as Freesat (ie on Post Codes).

  2neat 15:44 14 Aug 2009

at one time we did get YTV as default, but people north of HGT must have complained to SKY and they changed it to TT. Cheers

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