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Running a re-tune

#1
I notice from my TV that the 'almost weekly' alteration and addition of channels is upon us again. Seemingly only Sky Three and Sky Three Plus 1 renaming themselves as Pick Tv, and 'Daystar' on channel 47.

If I run a complete retune of my Humax, will I lose my existing timers?

I can't find anything in the manual about this, and am not sure about the manual tuning instructions. Would one way ahead be to take down the channel/frequency details of Sky Three (and +1), delete them, and then get manual search to find them again?
 
#2
yeah the timers will all vanish if you do a complete rescan, lunacy, i cant understand why humax cant do a fix for this, i can see that the affected channels may create a problem if there are any timers on them, but there must be a simple workaround??

you can get by this as you suggest by working out which mux these channels are broadcast on and just do a manual scan on the relevant ones, you will, of course, lose any timers set up on this mux
 
#3
Thanks for that. Every time we come up against something like this the words "ah yes but on a Toppy running Mystuff (as long as all your timers are based on searches)...." come to mind!

I did indeed run the full scan and as you say, lost all the timers. However, here's a tip for future recovery. Write a keyword search for each existing timer first - they don't get deleted as I found to my delight, and make restoring timers a doddle. (Maybe someone should make that a 'stickie' in a 'How To' section) Seemingly Sky Three had deleted itself off the list by not existing any more, so taking down its details was a no-no. So what did I gain? Some renamed channels and a God-slot channel - great, just what I gave up a basic Sky package to avoid!
 
#7
oh - one other point. If you manually rescan the individual MUXs then only scheduled recordings from channels from that MUX are affected. I did this recently and it worked just fine.
 
#13
Guess I was too quick off the mark and went at it like a bull in a china shop, as per bloody usual. Still never mind, I've given myself a useful tip for when I really do have to run a re-tune.
 
#14
I have a series link timer set up to record a programme from 5* (formerly Fiver), and it looks like the change of channel name (which the box picked up without need for a rescan) has not stopped the timer recording from working.
 

gomezz

Well-Known Member
#15
It won't as only the name has changed, not anything important like the MUX it is on or the LCN. I haven't bothered rescanning my Freeview boxes for months, since long before we lost Channel One.