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Is the 888 appearing on the right hand side of our screens not a link to the gambling site 888, flashing an image that would impregnate our minds?  Why else would we get those particular numbers?   If you press pause 888 dissapears immediately, we have subtitles on as my wife is deaf. 

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The display of '888' on transmission of BBC1 (or recordings from) via V6 box 

It is a BBC fault

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Hi Up_in_arms, thanks for posting and welcome to the community.

I will feed this back on your behalf.  However @ozsat is correct in regards to the fault.  '888' is historically the number you had to key in on BBC's Ceefax page, if you were wishing to use the subtitles facility, which is why when there is this specific fault, that number  is being displayed.


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Having had discussions with a few old friends in the TV trade, this is likely only to appear on TV sets that still carry the old analogue Teletext hardware. The annunciations are from the TV, not the Virgin box, & are liable to be triggered by a tag on the programme itself. This would have to be “blocked” at the BBC output suite to stop it appearing.

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Thanks for your support @nodrogd.  Fantastic as usual:-)  

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Why does this only happen on Vigin Media. I don't get this on terrestrial TV

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I have a new Sony Bravia 4K HDR android which shows 888, but not on terrestrial TV. Only on virgin media since new hub installed a few months ago. Been with virgin media since 2005.. Never happened before. 

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Hi Up_in_arms

Would you be able to send us a screenshot of this please 

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The BBC have already said it is their problem and is on both Sky and VirginMedia feed.


@Up_in_arms wrote:

Why does this only happen on Vigin Media. I don't get this on terrestrial TV


 

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@Up_in_arms wrote:

Why does this only happen on Vigin Media. I don't get this on terrestrial TV


Changes in TV sets at the manufacturing stage. First gen DVB-T TVs had both the analogue & digital tuners feeding the Teletext decoder. More modern sets do not have an interface between the DVB-T circuitry & the Teletext decoder, although they still retain the analogue tuner connectivity, along with HDMI, as some digital services on satellite still or were recently carrying Teletext services that require the TV to decode them.

There are different setups for different countries, & sets differ by manufacturer. Hit the Teletext button on your TV when an HDMI input is selected. If the screen goes blank then the link to the Teletext decoder still exists. If nothing happens it does not.

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