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How to get Sky News on a Freesat box

Just a few button presses and you can have those channels that Sky hasn't yet allowed Freeview to give you... including Sky News

Just a few button presses and you can have those channels that
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On the set-top box:

Press [MENU] then [DOWN] twice, then [RIGHT], [DOWN] again to highlight "Manual Tune" and press [RIGHT].

On the menu scroll [DOWN] to "Transponder" and then use [DOWN] to find the value "12207V 27500 A".

Scroll down to the "Search" button and press [OK]. Tuning takes a few seconds to complete and press the [SAVE] button.

The set-top box is now in "non-Freesat mode". Press [EXIT] to see the TV picture, which will be Sky News, unless you have already added other channels, when it will be on the highest channel number.

To return to normal Freesat mode, press [MENU] again, and in the "Settings" menu, choose "STB Mode" and select "Freesat".



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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
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jb38
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5:15 PM

graham: No! as its available as a part of a subscription package, although is also available as a limited version on Top Up TV Anytime.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011
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divvy
5:26 PM

how do i retune my ross freesat box

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divvy
5:42 PM

hello ,anybody know how to tune a ross freesat box

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
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biggas
3:05 PM

I currently have a Top Up Tv card that I subscribe to which I use via my CI slot on my tv.I now have a Humax Freesat+ HD box installed, can I now receive tutv via the Humax if I put the card in the Humax CI slot.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Briantist
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7:46 AM

biggas: Basically, no.

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Monday, 26 September 2011
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Dave
12:53 PM

I have just purchased a new Humax Foxsat HDR 500 Freesat receiver, all works fine, except I am dissapointed with the audio, in just a normal size room I have to have the volume bar all the way across (on full is this normal??), for satisfactory earing, my volume on the tv is set the same as when I had a Sky box, My tv is a Samsung 32" H D ready (4 years old).any ideas.


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jb38
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3:40 PM

Dave: Sky boxes have a rather high level of audio output, and if the sound level bar is set anything above 33% it can be too high for many TVs, this resulting in their volume controls having be set at a very low level for normal listening.

Humax boxes on the other hand have a lower audio output level, with fully advanced being roughly equivalent to the Sky boxes 33%, but this shouldn't be looked at as a fault, as this is in line with the output levels found in many other Freeview boxes including PVR's.

In other words, its because the Sky box is designed with a rather "punchy" level of audio output that it makes other devices seem lacking in this respect.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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Dave
4:37 PM

To jb 38.
Thanks for that info, re my Humax audio, I now have pease of mind

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Friday, 4 November 2011
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Leigh Brown
3:38 PM

Hi,

I've tried following the instructions to get sky news on my Samsung Smt-S7800 Freesat box but cannot find the required transponder value number - any suggestions? Also, can i get any other channels other than the ones advertised? Thanks.

Regards,

Leigh

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Saturday, 5 November 2011
Briantist
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10:53 AM

Leigh Brown: Sky News is on 12207 V 27500, you can't get it by using any other parameters.

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