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Old 12-07-2019, 13:04   #16
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Re: OFCOM forcing some EPG changes for PSB channels on all platforms

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Normally I only look at favourites so it will make no difference . There again wish I could put Netflix at the top ! Have a Amazon sub but can not recall when I last looked at it .Really should cancel I guess.!
Hi Itshim,

I had the same wish to put Netflix first in favourites, I stumbled across a workaround that may help you.

Un-favourite all your apps using thumbs down I think
Re-favourite your apps in the order you want them to appear in the favourites folder.
Hey Presto

I did this some time ago so hopefully it still works after various software updates on the V6
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Re: OFCOM forcing some EPG changes for PSB channels on all platforms

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Normally I only look at favourites so it will make no difference . There again wish I could put Netflix at the top ! Have a Amazon sub but can not recall when I last looked at it .Really should cancel I guess.!
Hi, Itshim. It might be worth your while waiting for the Amazon Prime app to be added this month or next. When it arrives, make a note of all the films/series that you like the sound of, and bookmark them in 'My Shows'. That way, the material that interests you will remain on your recordings lists until you have watched/deleted them.

I do that with Netflix and I have an incredible list of dramas and films so I will never be in a position where I have nothing to watch.

Although I do have a watch list on Prime at the moment, you only see it when you go into the app, so you forget they are there for much of the time! Much better having everything on just one box.
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Hi Itshim,

I had the same wish to put Netflix first in favourites, I stumbled across a workaround that may help you.

Un-favourite all your apps using thumbs down I think
Re-favourite your apps in the order you want them to appear in the favourites folder.
Hey Presto

I did this some time ago so hopefully it still works after various software updates on the V6
Thanks for the idea as I still have TiVo I find it's quicker to cast from my tablet , or even go in via smart TV . However it is the only app I have in favourites!
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Re: OFCOM forcing some EPG changes for PSB channels on all platforms

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Thanks for the idea as I still have TiVo I find it's quicker to cast from my tablet , or even go in via smart TV . However it is the only app I have in favourites!
When I had Netflix on my Tivo I found it faster just to type the channel number and Press Red. Maybe it isn't, but it felt the fastest.
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When I had Netflix on my Tivo I found it faster just to type the channel number and Press Red. Maybe it isn't, but it felt the fastest.
It's more about the wait just to get it to open .just about instant on smart TV/tablet seems a life time on TiVo!
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It's more about the wait just to get it to open .just about instant on smart TV/tablet seems a life time on TiVo!
I didn't find it too bad, however I've moved to a V6 box since then so I'd imagine it will be as zippy as iPlayer is on the newer hardware. I've not subbed since I upgraded though.
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I didn't find it too bad, however I've moved to a V6 box since then so I'd imagine it will be as zippy as iPlayer is on the newer hardware. I've not subbed since I upgraded though.
When I had my TiVo, it took afull minute to get to the Netflix page, but with the V6, it is pretty instant.

The BBC i-Player was absolutely dreadful on my TiVo!
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It's more about the wait just to get it to open .just about instant on smart TV/tablet seems a life time on TiVo!
Same here takes for ever to load almost any app on TiVo. Not really an issue for me, I have more apps on my smart TV which load instantaneously.
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RXTVlog have posted a follow-up tweet with a photo of the table OFCOM made.
https://twitter.com/RXTVlog/status/1148500499261509632

In this context I think this will not be as disruptive to the VM EPG as I first thought. Seeing it like this I think it's easy to misinterpret, I don't think it is actually saying regional channels need better numbers on UK wide EPG everywhere, just in the regions they are aimed at. Which is of course more sensible.

BBC1 Wales HD is on Ch101 rather than 108 I believe, so is 108 empty in Wales? If so, surely VM could put S4C on 108 much like BBC Scotland channel is on 108 in Scotland and 162 elsewhere. The omission of BBC Scotland being mentioned on VM in this table I would interpret as OFCOM being happy with this type of arrangement.

Which means the only change OFCOM want that will be a problem on VM is BBC Alba. Making space for one channel rather than two is obviously much easier to do in the 1 and half years they have to implement it though.
Sorry thought I posted an answer but can't see it so sorry if it is here somewhere .No 108 is noti n use in Wales..Back to the floods and then back to Wales.No my home is fine .Time to make some money out of others problems ,well don't work for nothing!
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It's more about the wait just to get it to open .just about instant on smart TV/tablet seems a life time on TiVo!
Bang on, much faster using the built in apps on a smart TV.
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Bang on, much faster using the built in apps on a smart TV.
Or, of course, a V6!
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Or, of course, a V6!
Which is very quick at loading apps.
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