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RIP to motors tv on HDR T2...

Discussion in 'Freeview' started by martypants16, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. martypants16

    martypants16 Member

    Very sad to see i can no longer receive it on channel 240 after the latest retune. I love my T2 not to mention the custom firmware which is amazing but feel i may grudgingly have to buy a humax youview box to start getting the channels im missing.
     
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Usain the Whippet

    I never found it, so I don't miss it. It's only telly, anyway.
     
  3. loungelizard

    loungelizard New Member

    I've really enjoyed having Motors TV on my T2 for the last year or so and pretty disappointed it's now gone. I've considered getting something that supports channel 240 but as you can't record it and I time shift most of my viewing it really isn't going help me much. Instead I've been looking for a catch-up player or website that I can hopefully use with Chromecast but been unsuccessful so far. :(
     
  4. andypat1963

    andypat1963 New Member

    i get motors tv on channel 71 on freeview in the north west of england
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Have you checked it recently? It is no longer available on 71.
     
  6. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that Freeview 240 was ever viewable on the HDR-Fox T2, I haven't tried that particular one but I have found that most of the 200's (IP services) have always displayed 'Your device is not compatible with this service'
     
  7. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    I get it on 240 on my Samsung and both EE boxes, but it's streamed. On my old Sony, (not smart) I get the same as EP. Just been watching a bit of tractor pulling. But no lcn 71 on anything.
     
  8. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I'm still getting LCN 71 on my HDR-Fox T2 after a re-scan 10 minutes ago (Sutton Coldfield transmitter), but it only displays a message saying use 240, I would have expected LCN 71 to have been removed from the list
     
  9. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    No LCN 71 on my T2. (Hastings Tx: Heathfield main) I wonder what happens after a retune. But as I'm not interested in a channel that it can't display anyway, I can't be assed.
     
  10. Black Hole

    Black Hole Usain the Whippet

    For those who haven't followed all this: Motors TV used to be a streamed service (ie a suitable receiver box could use the broadcast EPG data to access the data stream via an Internet connection), then moved to a full Freeview service (on a minor mux), and has now retreated back to being a streamed service.

    The HDR-FOX is not capable of accessing streamed services (typically LCN 200-299), and used to crash if you tried.
     
  11. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Motors TV has always been a streamed service, the temporary move to a full Freeview service was in addition to the streamed service.
     
  12. martypants16

    martypants16 Member

    Des anyone here own a Youview box and if so do these streaming services work on that? Can you use the catch up service?