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Go to Menu/Settings/STB Mode/OK. This changes to Non-freesat. Press Menu again to clear screen, then List.
The various regional channels are listed there. You may have to go through this process each time you wish to view.
Go to Menu/Settings/STB Mode/OK gets you back to normal.
Easiest way is to do a freesat tune and enter a Manchester postcode (MA2 4JA). Then use customise channels to move BBC1 London to 101. You will still have ITV1-London on 977. Using non-freesat makes recording difficult (no timers and you can't record freesat mode reservations while using non-freesat)
On a similar note and not wanting to hijack the thread:
I haven't yet purchased the Freesat Hummy but have had a Humax 9200 Freeview box for several year - and love it.
In Freesat mode are you limited to 1 BBC region and 1 ITV region as determined by the postcode entered?
BBC1 NI is on channel 957 on my box. UTV is on non-freesat mode 5091 and can be viewed by using the method described in #2. I don't think you can put it into favourites.
If you go down this route, navigate to 5091 using the arrow keys and OK twice.
The next time instead of using the arrow keys push RED several times and it will be in Recently Viewed.
I don't know another way of doing it. Somebody else might!
Customise BBC1 NI as in post #3 if you choose.
Plus ITV1 London on 977. If y0u use a London postcode 101 and 977 are then both ITV1 London
950 BBC 1 London10773H 951 BBC 1 CI10773H 952 BBC 1 E Mids10788V 953 BBC 1 East (E)10788V 954 BBC 1 East (W)10773H 955 BBC 1 N West10802H 956 BBC 1 NE & C10817V 957 BBC 1 NI10817V 958 BBC 1 Oxford10817V 959 BBC 1 S East10802H 960 BBC 1 Scotland10802H 961 BBC 1 South10817V 962 BBC 1 S West10817V 963 BBC 1 W Mids10788V 964 BBC 1 Wales10788V 965 BBC 1 West10773H 966 BBC 1 Yorks10802H 967 BBC 1 EYrks&L10788V 968 BBC 2 England10773H 969 BBC 2 NI10817V 970 BBC 2 Scotland10802H 971 BBC 2 Wales10788V 974 Channel 410714H 975 Channel 4 + 110729V 977 ITV 1 London10758V
That is my understanding, but I stand to be corrected.
The stations are being beamed from the satellite so as long as you are within the footprint the Humax will pick them up.
The postcode defines which you choose to view on Freeview. Putting in a NI postcode and you get NI programmes.
There are ways of getting around it I suppose.
How often would you need to watch UTV? If it is just for regional news I would leave well alone. It is not much of an effort to change modes.
Don't show the kids how to change to non-freesat mode. There are some unsavoury stations on there although most of them are encrypted.