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    What HD channels can you add apart from ITV 1 HD to sky HD?

    What HD channels can you add apart from ITV 1 HD to sky HD?

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    Banned

    I thought ITV HD was exclusive to freesat, maybe not. The obvious ones, sports, movies documentaries, BBC, C4. Apart from that nothing really

    From Telly Toad:

    ITV HD, still being promoted as “exclusive to Freesat”, can now be added to all Sky+ HD receivers that have been updated to Sky's new electronic programme guide (EPG) and operating system. ITV 1 HD programmes are few and far between, but they do include Champions League, FA Cup and England's World Cup qualifying matches, so if you're a football fan it's a valuable addition. It also means that Sky HD customers can view all the HD channels currently available in the UK (without an additional subscription or hardware) and that Freesat no longer has any exclusivity.

    So here's our step-by-step guide to adding ITV HD to your Sky HD receiver.

    Important: You must have the new EPG to add ITV HD. If your box hasn't been updated yet and the on-screen menu doesn't look like the one in the pictures below, then there's nothing you can do only wait. Thomson boxes are due to be updated in phases during March and April, Pace, Samsung and Amstrad between April and early May.


    Adding ITV 1 HD to your Sky HD box

    Step One
    Press TV Guide on your remote to enter the EPG. The default All Channels view will be the first thing you see and the middle menu bar will have focus. Anything that has focus is indicated by a light blue background.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-01.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Two
    Press the Up Arrow on the remote to give the top menu bar focus. It defaults to TV Guide.

    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-02.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Three
    Now use the Left or Right Arrow keys to move along through the options. You'll need to press it twice to the left, or eight times to the right, until you reach the Options menu.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-03.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Four
    Use the Down Arrow key to move the focus back to the middle menu bar. Sky+ Setup is the default option.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-04.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Five
    Use the Left or Right Arrow keys to move through the options. If you use the Left key it'll require four presses, whereas the right arrow key has to be pressed five times. Stop when you get to the Add Channels option.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-05.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Six
    Press the Down Arrow key to give the main body of the menu focus. Here you need to enter the frequency, polarisation, symbol rate and forward error correction (FEC) values of the satellite transponder upon which ITV HD is broadcast. Use the remote control's numerical keys to add the frequency and the Left/Right Arrow keys to change the polarisation. The other two values are suitable in their default states. Enter the following:

    Frequency (GHz): 11.427
    Polarisation: H
    Symbol Rate (Mbaud): 27.5
    FEC: 2/3

    When the values are correct, press the Yellow button on your remote to Find Channels.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-06.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Seven
    The box will now take a few moments to scan all the channels available on that transponder. While it's doing so, you'll see the following notice and the mini-TV (if enabled) will temporarily go blank.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-07.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Eight
    After a moment, the Sky HD box will display all the services it has found. ITV 1 HD is cryptically labelled as “10510”. Use the Down Arrow on the remote to highlight that option, then press the Yellow button on the remote to Store Channel.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-08.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Nine
    A small tick icon will appear next to “10510”, and you can now save your changes by pressing the Select button on the remote.
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-09.jpg[/IMG]

    Step Ten
    The Sky HD box will confirm the changes to the channel line-up, and you can press Select to continue
    [IMG]tellytoad.com/ima…axd?picture=itv-hd-sky-hd-10.jpg[/IMG]

    Easy as that!

    Guide taken from ]Tellytoad

    don't forget - to quickly get to itv HD:

    Services - 9 - 5 - Select - Select

    Ambdon;8069339

    don't forget - to quickly get to itv HD:Services - 9 - 5 - Select - Select



    Legend!

    I only got my Sky HD put in last night and was trying to flick between these channels. This will save time! Rep for you!

    Anybody know when we will get more HD channels then? as the lady in Tesco's on Saturday said we are getting at least 50 channels :?

    mikebike;8069597

    Anybody know when we will get more HD channels then? as the lady in … Anybody know when we will get more HD channels then? as the lady in Tesco's on Saturday said we are getting at least 50 channels :?



    Yeah but she works on the meat counter and knows nowt!

    any ideas why i can find and add ITV HD but when i select the channel i get a '' no signal '' pop up on the screen as i have full signal

    hippyharry;8069417

    Legend!I only got my Sky HD put in last night and was trying to flick … Legend!I only got my Sky HD put in last night and was trying to flick between these channels. This will save time! Rep for you!



    No worries - it saves me time when the footy's on!!

    This is quite useful as well!
    itv.com/Cha…tml

    mikebike;8069597

    Anybody know when we will get more HD channels then? as the lady in … Anybody know when we will get more HD channels then? as the lady in Tesco's on Saturday said we are getting at least 50 channels :?



    Have a look here :thumbsup:
    satellites.co.uk/for…tml

    Goonieman;8069635

    Yeah but she works on the meat counter and knows nowt!



    very funny good one that :thumbsup: no she was a Sky rep

    there arent 50 hd channels i think there are thrity something but you only get all of them if you are subscribing to the full pack(ie sky world @ £48.50 a month plus the tenner a month for hd) so if you are paying for all the basic channells including movies & sport you get all the hd channels for your £10 a month. disney cine hd is very good you get wall-e, monster inc, cars, bolt etc all in hd, very impressive (for the kids obviously:whistling:)
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