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    How to get ITV HD channel on your Sky+ HD box (and more!)

    Sky+ HD is the UK's leading High Definition platform but there is still one elusive channel missing from the line up; ITV HD.

    In the same way ITV kept their SD channels from joining the service in the early years of Sky Digital, today they are holding back their HD channel in the hope of furthering their own venture. Back then it was On Digital, today it is Freesat.

    But there is a work around way for Sky+ HD viewers to manually add ITV HD to their set top boxes. You can do this legitimately and completely free of charge. To do so all you need is to have the lastest EPG software installed and follow the simple instructions in this step by step guide:

    tellytoad.com/pag…spx

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    Original Poster

    Further to the above you can also add hidden channels, test broadcasts and feeds to ANY Sky Digital sep top box which are not listed on the regular EPG programme guide. These include ITV1 regions such as STV Scotland, Ulster ITV, ITV Wales, Channel Islands ITV and all English ITV1 regions. RTE and TV3 Ireland are also available, although these are encrypted, you can still view the Irish teletext which is especially handy for people living in post DSO areas.

    It’s good for having a little mess around with, again it’s completely free and legitimate, and every so often a little gem crop up like being able to watch new channels a few weeks before their official launch or extra cameras from the Big Brother House etc.

    Here’s a link to the website that lists what’s available with full instructions of how to add the channels:

    (again this post if for ALL Sky viewers not just those with HD like above)

    wildsat.com/

    supermod

    This has been posted a few times now & similar posts have been moved to MISC as its information rather than a freebie offer, thanks

    eg
    hotukdeals.com/ite…-hd

    how do i get the latest epg by the way what is epg?

    I hadn't seen the previous posts regarding this - so I now have ITV HD thanks to you.

    Cheers

    I'm going to try when I get home tonight. Cheers

    Well worth getting as in my experience the SD feed that ITV use for SKY is shocking, especially for the football. It looks so nice and crisp in HD though.

    Mine got the update last night so I now have ITV HD added. Cool.

    Original Poster

    Anyone else get the EPG update recently?

    Taksim_Red;6784859

    Anyone else get the EPG update recently?



    i wish. i'm sick of SD ITV. terrible quality. ruins the xfactor and football.

    ITV HD only runs 1 or 2 programmes a day.............

    i got it last week, they are currently doing all the samsung hd boxes, i think all the others have been done

    ChrisUK;6784952

    ITV HD only runs 1 or 2 programmes a day.............



    It had something good on it tonight :whistling:

    lol, i did watch the game on ITV HD & yes it did look good

    Taksim_Red;6784859

    Anyone else get the EPG update recently?



    Yep, got mine about a week ago. I'm another one with a Samsung box.

    ChrisUK;6784985

    lol, i did watch the game on ITV HD & yes it did look good



    the difference between itv hd and sd is amazing, it looks awful in sd they really need to ort that out

    I thought all HD broadcasts were in 720p, but the dreambox says different.

    Some are broadcast in 1080 !

    Original Poster

    emhaslam;6784914

    i wish. i'm sick of SD ITV. terrible quality. ruins the xfactor and … i wish. i'm sick of SD ITV. terrible quality. ruins the xfactor and football.



    To be honest, as long as you've got a good aerial, you might be better off watching ITV1 on analouge - while you still can! The digital feed is far too pixilated

    can this be done with virgin?

    Original Poster

    lastlaststar;6785887

    can this be done with virgin?



    Sadly not. Virgin Media are light years behind Sky. I think Sky have got about 30 HD channels whereas Virgin have a mere 6.
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