[vdr] Freeview+ aka TV-Anytime Patch (updated)

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Oct 7 13:48:37 CEST 2008


On 10/07/08 10:26, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 09:14 +0100, Andrew Herron wrote:
>> I totally agree. LCN's here in the UK and in Australia is central to
>> ordinary users experience of DVB (aka Freeview here in the UK). At
>> present we use scan commands -u switch to generate the LCN data.
>> Having vdr handle this form  of channel numbering internally would
>> seem to be the better option but a plugin would be the next best
>> option.
> 
> Users of a single closed system like Freeview, cable, or Sky will
> certainly be accustomed to preset channel numbers in the EPG - after all
> Sky et al will be charging different rates to content providers
> depending on how 'premium' the channel number is..
> 
> As a result, in the UK at least, advertising for channels includes the
> channel number on all three platforms - Freeview, cable and Sky..
> 
> Channel numbers might be a novel concept for users of a steerable dish,
> but for most of us they're utterly standard and quite mandatory for
> non-technical users.

On my Sky digibox "Sky One" is on chanel number 106 - but I never saw
that number in any programme announcement on Sky. The only say "... on Sky One",
and not "... on channel 106".

So where exactly are the channel numbers really used?

BTW: on my VDR the Sky channels start at 201 ;-)

Klaus



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