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Saturday, 17 November 2018
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effie
10:43 AM
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Really happy with freeview but wonder why does my 2nd television not get all the freeview channels that my main television gets?

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MikeP
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10:52 AM

effie:

Are both sets Freeview HD capable? Are they connected to the same aerial system? Are they tuned to the same transmitter? Which programmes are 'missing' on one TV? What signal strengths are you getting on both sets for each multiplex channel?

Craigkelly uses the following channels: 27, 24, 21, 29, 32, 37, 55 and 56. So you need to be using a wideband aerial for both sets.



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Sunday, 18 November 2018
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andy
8:06 AM

effie:
How old is your tv that is missing channels, as some channels are transmitted using dvb2 and if tv isnt compatible thats why they could be missing.

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Thursday, 7 November 2019
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hywel trick
8:05 AM

On which providers can I view Discovery Turbo, Discovery History and Discovery Shed ?

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Charles Stuart
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7:18 PM

I'm not sure where to ask this question but I'll ask it here. I have a 2016 43" LG TV and it seems that LG regards it as too old to support some apps, notably for me, Britbox. I also want Discovery+, which is not supported at all on LG. I am therefore thinking of getting Chromecast or another similar streaming dongle. I do sometimes watch YouTube videos and the LG TV is most annoying with these, sometimes running out of available memory, shutting down whatever I'm watching and then clearing its cache. I don't subscribe and have no intention of subscribibg to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+. I do subscribe to Now TV Entertainment for access to the SyFy channel but this supported by my TV. Should I choose Chromecast or one of the others? If I choose Chromecast, should I go for the cheap version operated via my iPhone or the more expensive version with its own remote control?

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Chris.SE
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10:18 PM

Charles Stuart:

I have sometimes found the information from LG to be inaccurate. Which model LG is it?
I have a 2016 43" UH668V. It has Freeview Play, and Britbox is available from the content store.

It's not LG not supporting Discovery+, the media service doesn't offer a native app for WebOS but see
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If you have a smartphone you shouldn't have to buy anything. I'm going to try it myself in a few minutes (I signed up for an account ages ago but not used it).

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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Chris.SE
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3:29 AM

Charles Stuart:

Chromecast isn't of course built-in and as with previous tries with my Android phone, getting any casting to work satisfactorily with the TV was very hit and miss. A lot of the casting apps just seem to go round in circles advertising another one, there's a knack to using them, but some don't like the TV or visa versa.
As previously, I had better success using a screen mirroring app.
One of the other reasons I found the screen mirroring app(s) better is the casting apps don't seem to allow rotation of the picture to display in the correct orientation depending on the source.

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Charles Stuart
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3:21 PM

The TV is LG webOS TV UH661V. The thing is that the Britbox app from the LG content store does not work with this TV because the TV is too old. I can download it but it doesn't work and LG says that my TV is not supported for the app.

Do you recommend any particular screen mirroring app? How much does it cost? How does it work? I have an iPhone and an iPad. Or do you think that the new Chromecast with Google TV would work well? It doesn't mirror anything as everything is in the dongle and it's controlled by the remote control that it comes with. Many of the mirroring apps have the dreaded "in-app purchases" that I think should be illegal. I'd much rather pay something up front or a monthly/annual subscription. That's much more honest than the false appearance of being free.

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Saturday, 26 June 2021
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Charles Stuart
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6:59 PM

Airplay is not supported by my LG TV, UH661V.

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Sunday, 27 June 2021
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Chris.SE
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6:51 AM

Charles Stuart:

Yes, AirPlay seems only to work on a limited number of TV brands and only then mostly those manufactured in the last 2 or 3 years

This is looking odd. The primary difference between my model and yours AFAIK is my sound is Harman Kardon and the remotes are different.

Do you have the latest firmware 05.60.15 ? It only came out around the last week of May - website says dated 27/5/21.
Does your LCN100 (Freeview) page display full graphic images and a number of catchup players which are selectable, and also a selection of series or programmes, OR do you just get a "text" display?
Do you get the Accessible TV Guide on LCN555 or just a text message?

I hadn't downloaded Britbox until your comment, but I have now and installed it and Launched it and it's inviting me to sign up for the free trial which I won't be doing right now as I won't have time over the next 7 days to make the most of it. It seems totally odd that it won't work on yours - I take it you have a decent internet connection and that you have HbbTV turned ON in >Settings >Programmes just in case that affects it.

I have no idea about the latest Chromecast and Google TV. I'm not a particular fan of Google and only use what I have to because I have an Android phone!
Whether the screen mirroring apps I use on android have an iPhone equivalent, I'm afraid I don't know, I don't think they do, but this may help Top 5 Screen Mirroring Apps for iPhone

The android ones I use are - Miracast for Android to TV : WiFi Display by Cornero apps; Screen Mirroring App - Cast phone to TV with Wifi by TV Master - Smart TV Remote Control
I also have XCast by InShot Inc.; they have another one I'll try that also casts web video and there are several that do Miracast I'm going to try.
They are all free, most have those "In-app purchases", some are quite irritating to navigate past to get the app running, but it's how well it works once running that's important.

One annoying thing is that when you disconnect the App, the TV does not always return to it's previous function, you have to use the TV WebOS menu to go back to Live TV, this seems to be a function (bug) of the TV. I found this same bug with the Britbox app as well!

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