[mythtv] Freesat (UK)

John reidjr at btconnect.com
Tue Feb 12 18:48:10 UTC 2008

Simon Kenyon wrote:
> David Matthews wrote:
>> John wrote:
>>> Chris Birkinshaw wrote:
>>>> I would recommend that anyone interesting in getting mythtv compatible 
>>>> with Freesat have a look at the BBCs transponder 4 (the one that has 
>>>> the HD service on)
>>> Probably old news, but I see that BBC 1 East (W) is currently displaying 
>>> a red button, which leads to a screen similar to the BBC Freeview 
>>> screen. It has Freesat Trial text service written on it.
>>> Seems to partially work on current svn, in so far as I get the butons, 
>>> an can read the news, but seems to only partially respond to button 
>>> presses. Fun to play with for somebody who knows what they are doing 
>>> though :-)
>> Thanks for pointing that out.  It's on the 10847V transponder which is 
>> the same as the HD service so this is obviously the one they're using 
>> for testing.
>> The MHEG profile for Freesat apparently includes features that aren't 
>> used on Freeview so aren't currently implemented in Myth.  From what 
>> I've been able to see this includes the Slider class which is in the 
>> 1.06 profile for Freeview but not actually transmitted, presumably 
>> because many of the set top boxes out there only support the 1.05 
>> profile.  I'm trying to get information about the Freesat profile 
>> although it's possible to work out some of it from the MHEG standard.
> do we have any idea where, when and how the EPG will be broadcast?

_http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=704055_ suggests 
that "Arqiva have confirmed to the Astra 2D Website, that tests are 
being carried out on transponder C5, 11.385 horizontal polarization"

This suggests the EPG is on a separate transponder, as all of the 
Freesat channels themselves will remain where they are.


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