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New digital channels upc-cablecom

I have been trying to update my tv digital channel list today but without much success. performing fast scans resulted in about 50 digital channels most of which locked and most of previous analogue channels like mtv and some other did not display at all. now I am performing a full scan which is taking a while but until now (33%) has found 362 digital channels. I don't know where this is going but I hope I get some English speaking channels. in my previous scans there were a lot of British channels but none of them free. I red at the upc-Cablecom site that some channels might take about half an hour to open so we'll see. anyone making progress (or actually trying )?
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Old 16.10.2013, 18:08
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

My information promises new channels available aftr 5 pm today.
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

What are you using - a Mediabox or a CI+ card?

With a card you have to key in the parameters as per Cc.'s web instructions.
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

I am using none. just the tv cable. by the way just finished scanning and I must say I am disappointed. no English speaking channels. just the ones that suck like always.
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I am using none. just the tv cable. by the way just finished scanning and I must say I am disappointed. no English speaking channels. just the ones that suck like always.
You'll need to subscribe to get any non-news english channels worth watching. They finally added ITV3 & 4, More4 & E4 today, plus a bunch of French channels so we're at the same level as the Swisscom offer now. Hurrah!
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

Hi,

why on earth were you expecting english channels in the free offering ? It is targeted at the most popular channels on Cablecom.

I suppose you looked at this list: http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/content/d...dcable-dch.pdf

as you can see there is only 1 English channel CNN. However, the Digital offerings from Cablecom are not so expensive. If you get the classic package it would give you BBC1, 2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

There was no way they would have been included them in the free offering.

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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

I think this link only shows the old Analogue TV list of channels http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/content/d...dcable-dch.pdf

For digital TV you need to hire or buy a Cablecom Digicard CI+ or a Digibox or a Horizon box which can record.

Once you are signed up to digital you can receive these channels,

http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/de/fernsehen/sender/ (Select your region, and then decide on which package to buy)
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why on earth were you expecting english channels in the free offering ? It is targeted at the most popular channels on Cablecom.

I suppose you looked at this list: http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/content/d...dcable-dch.pdf

as you can see there is only 1 English channel CNN.
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There was no way they would have been included them in the free offering.
I think it would be worth their while including something like Dave in the free offering. It might entice more people to subscribe to the for-pay English channels, because it gives them a taste, but nothing is up to date.
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

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I am using none. just the tv cable. by the way just finished scanning and I must say I am disappointed. no English speaking channels. just the ones that suck like always.
You'll find however that with digital TV many of your channels are multi-lingual.

So set your TV to use preferred language = English, and you'll suddenly find that many programs and films magically appear in English

Just because the Swiss channel SRF1 says it is a German channel, doesn't mean that you cannot have English....

And you'll have at least one fulltime English channel (CNN), maybe 2 (EuroNews, which btw broadcasts in I think 11 languages simultaeneously...!!)
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Re: New digital channels upc-cablecom

We are in Wnterthur. We have UPC as a cable provider.

We are embarrassed and are certain we are idiots but CNN disappeared on the 15th of October - after that "ribbon" of info ran under all the programs for so long regarding digital whatever.

AND... many other programs- like "Old Christine" and "Hawaii 5-0" have now changed to Italian and others have changed to German as well as movies- featured before in a choice of English -we cannot now switch to English anymore in the duel language mode.

PLEASE ADVISE if you'd be so kind. I NEED English.
I am very new here from America and need my fix.

There are so few channels left now and though I laugh and make
fun of CNN's programming- I miss it dreadfully now that it is gone.

Bytheway, we have a rather older Samsung flatscreen and bought a "One for All" brand of remote in May of this year when a friend gave us this TV

Thanks to you all and we look forward to your reply.

Please email us, if you will, privately too.
I am still getting used to this site.

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