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Disable SD channels like Sky box

When will it be possible to have the standard option to remove SD channels and replace them with HD? It's 2015 and let's be honest even the Sky box does it. Let's be truthful who cares about SD when 4K is around the corner.
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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

Sky does it for some channels within the STB software - It's not done for the main BBC and ITV channels as far as I'm aware due to the reduced regional variations.

 

Instead of doing a software swap, Virgin Media have recently moved some SD and HD channels around, so that HD channels are listed first which achieves the same result. This also allows them to do it for both V HD and TiVo STBs which have different software.

 

However the same restriction for regional variation channels also applies.

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Yes it is. Saw it yesterday at my mother's.
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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

I can't do it on my SkyHD box

 

So HD channers were moved up the HD - but you can't disable SD channels.

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Saw it yesterday.
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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

You saw something - it was not disabling the SD channels.

 

There is a setting in the menu which set downloads to be HD (where available)

 

There is an EPG option to display HD list only  -  which TiVo also has

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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

Who cares how you define it.
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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

Well if that is what you saw  -  TiVo already does it

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Nope channels started at 101 and when a HD channel was available it was replaced by the HD channel.
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Re: Disable SD channels like Sky box

That was just a swap of places.

 

On my Sky box here - BBC1HD is on 141  -   BBC1SD is on 101

 BBC2HD was moved to 102 and BBC2SD moved down

 

On Sky - the BBC moved BBC1HD to 101 where the local news programme on SD was the same as HD - so in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

England still has SD on 101.

 

 

BBC would have to arrange with VM for something similar.

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