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Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

I can't be the only one that finds it irritating that the TV guide default channel order doesn't have all the HD channels in order.

 

101 - BBC One (standard definition)

102 - BBC Two (HD)

103 - ITV HD (HD)

104 - Channel 4 (standard definition)

105 - Channel 5 HD (HD)

 

Every time I want to watch either BBC One or Channel 4 in HD, I either have to scroll down 20 or so channels to find them, or go to the HD sub-section and again scroll down to find them (although less channels to scroll through this way).

 

My suggestion is either re-order the channel orders so HD is the default for all the channels earlier in the TV guide -OR- give users the option to re-order channels themselves (I'm sure you used to be able to do this on the old Sky boxes?).

 


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This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK Answer

Re: Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

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When a channel has ALL region variants in HD they can replace the SD version, BBC etc... don't yet have all there reginaon channels upgraded

Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense

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This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK Answer

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When a channel has ALL region variants in HD they can replace the SD version, BBC etc... don't yet have all there reginaon channels upgraded

Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense
This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@Anonymous do you have a SKY + box or SKY Q

 

If SKY Q then you can set  up to 99 (I think) channels in the Favourites section (in the order you wish)

 

Unfortunately otherwise SKY does seem to have an aversion to letting customers customize anything (I guess partly so they can roll out changes easily)

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Unfortunately I think you need to petition Ofcom to make this change as they regulate the channel numbers and under ofcom regulations, regional varieties of stations take precedence

 

Alternatively, you could set up favourites and place bbc 1 HD and Channel 4 in position 1 and 4 and build your own epg of (if on sky q) of your favourite 99 channels from 1 to 99

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As said - use  'Favourites' option. My EPG has:

1 - BBC1 HD

2 - BBC2 HD

3 - ITV HD

4 - Channel 4 HD

5 - 5 HD

and so on


@Anonymous wrote:

I can't be the only one that finds it irritating that the TV guide default channel order doesn't have all the HD channels in order.

 

101 - BBC One (standard definition)

102 - BBC Two (HD)

103 - ITV HD (HD)

104 - Channel 4 (standard definition)

105 - Channel 5 HD (HD)

 

Every time I want to watch either BBC One or Channel 4 in HD, I either have to scroll down 20 or so channels to find them, or go to the HD sub-section and again scroll down to find them (although less channels to scroll through this way).

 

My suggestion is either re-order the channel orders so HD is the default for all the channels earlier in the TV guide -OR- give users the option to re-order channels themselves (I'm sure you used to be able to do this on the old Sky boxes?).

 


 

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Re: Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

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Or just remember that BBC 1 HD is Ch 115 and Channel 4 HD is Ch 138


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This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

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Use the HD tab in the TV guide it then does not list the SD channels 🙂

Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense
This message was authored by Richardr1 This message was authored by: Richardr1

Re: Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

It is the choice of the BBC and C4.

 

In England, as others have said, the BBC doesn't screen the regions in HD, and it prefers you to have your regional programmes on 101. It does switch outside of England.

 

C4 does it as it does switch those who receive London, but not elsewhere. It sells advertising on a regional basis, and prefers people to watch their regions adverts, and it only transmits the London region in HD on satellite..

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This message was authored by Irunem This message was authored by: Irunem

Re: Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

It would be even simpler if programmes just defaulted to the highest definition available on a viewers subscription. It's 2021, why do we even have to choose this?

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@Irunem  If you read the responses the reasons have been provided.

Like you I'm a customer here, Sky Employees are clearly identified as such.
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@oj01 wrote:

Or just remember that BBC 1 HD is Ch 115 and Channel 4 HD is Ch 138


BBC Scotland HD is on 115.

 

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  • BBC Scotland HD is on 115.

Not in England 


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@oj01 wrote:
  • BBC Scotland HD is on 115.

Not in England 


The region should be mentioned whenever there are channel numbers mentioned. I should have mentioned that I am in Scotland and we do have BBC One Scotland HD on 101. Channel 4 is SD and 138 is the HD channel.

 

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@LGUser wrote:

@oj01 wrote:

Or just remember that BBC 1 HD is Ch 115 and Channel 4 HD is Ch 138


BBC Scotland HD is on 115.

 


You're resurrecting needlessly a reply that was made 5 months ago. If the OP hadn't understood they would have long since responded.

This message was authored by Swansearabman This message was authored by: Swansearabman

Re: Re-arrange the tv guide so HD is default (or allow users to do this)

No they haven't

 

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