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I don't know if this has been discussed before and the search did not turn up anything useful.

Many times, the Cablecom TV Guide shows that some shows (docu or film) have dual-tones (meaning English and DE) and then when I go there, both the channels are just DE.
It so irks me!

Some are clearly English or US-made Documentaries and they broadcast both sound channels in DE!

Is it just my set or is it some people at the SF or TV stations who simply forgot to switch on the Dual-tones or they are secretly making it difficult to listen to English commentaries (although they are clearly English-based shows)?
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Re: SF TV shows English language available but no....

i often watch the sf shows in english. on mondays often orf also has and the french and italian channels also often have dual soundtracks.

its a setting on your tv set. you might have to fiddle around with your settings for a while till you figure out where it is. it might say mono/stereo or something.
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check out A or B channels

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Re: SF TV shows English language available but no....

If you're using a media box, you need to set language preferences under menu>tv settings.

You can also change by pressing "i" on remote and change language, in the dialogue box.

If you don't have a set top box and have standard direct cable connection, you need to press the stereo/mono button on your remote - or as suggested above, sometimes A to B.

Finally, when it comes to Swiss tv and Cablecom, it's not yet a perfect science.
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If you're using a media box, you need to set language preferences under menu>tv settings.

You can also change by pressing "i" on remote and change language, in the dialogue box.

Finally, when it comes to Swiss tv and Cablecom, it's not yet a perfect science.
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i often watch the sf shows in english. on mondays often orf also has and the french and italian channels also often have dual soundtracks.

its a setting on your tv set. you might have to fiddle around with your settings for a while till you figure out where it is. it might say mono/stereo or something.
Let me thank you all for your tips.

Let me clarify, it is NOT a technical question on my part nor my mediabox set.
I can watch many programs as "advertised". Dual tones.

It is about the (SF) channel manager who forgot to enable the ENGLISH channel, when the "info" clearly states Dual-tone availability.

It is not always the case, but "enough" to piss me off.
Right this moment, there was this "English" mySCHOOL program (made in UK) on SF1 and they clearly did not enable the EN channel. What a crap!
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Re: SF TV shows English language available but no....

i have only once encountered a similar problem. where a show reverted to german mid film, and couldnt be switches back. i figured someone at the station flicked some switch.
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I draw your attention to the last sentence of my above quote.

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Finally, when it comes to Swiss tv and Cablecom, it's not yet a perfect science.
When you asked if it was your TV, it implied there might be a 'technical' settings problem.

In general, TV listings are prepared a fair time in advance, and things change in the interim.

Daytime programs tend to have less original language options as those aired in prime time.
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