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Anybody Know how to manual tune ITV Granada?

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by fatbloke, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. fatbloke

    fatbloke Member

    Anybody Know how to manual tune ITV Granada? I'm on London and would like to get ITV Granada without messing everything else up.
  2. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    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.

  3. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    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)
  4. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    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?

    Does this mean that BBC1 London and ITV1 London are available no matter which postcode is used?
    If I use my local East Midlands postcode can I still view BBC Northern Ireland and UTV in Freesat mode?

  5. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

    Thanks 4291 for your reply.
    So can I generalise to say that most BBC1 regions are available in Freesat mode but only the "postcode defined" ITV1 region?
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Plus ITV1 London on 977. If y0u use a London postcode 101 and 977 are then both ITV1 London

    950 BBC 1 London 10773 H
    951 BBC 1 CI 10773 H
    952 BBC 1 E Mids 10788 V
    953 BBC 1 East (E) 10788 V
    954 BBC 1 East (W) 10773 H
    955 BBC 1 N West 10802 H
    956 BBC 1 NE & C 10817 V
    957 BBC 1 NI 10817 V
    958 BBC 1 Oxford 10817 V
    959 BBC 1 S East 10802 H
    960 BBC 1 Scotland 10802 H
    961 BBC 1 South 10817 V
    962 BBC 1 S West 10817 V
    963 BBC 1 W Mids 10788 V
    964 BBC 1 Wales 10788 V
    965 BBC 1 West 10773 H
    966 BBC 1 Yorks 10802 H
    967 BBC 1 EYrks&L 10788 V
    968 BBC 2 England 10773 H
    969 BBC 2 NI 10817 V
    970 BBC 2 Scotland 10802 H
    971 BBC 2 Wales 10788 V
    974 Channel 4 10714 H
    975 Channel 4 + 1 10729 V
    977 ITV 1 London 10758 V
  8. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    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.

    Hope this doesn't offend. I don't mean to preach. ;)