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Swisscom TV - Dual Language Channels

Hello,

Does anybody know if the 4 or 5 local Swiss channels that broadcast in English and German via the standard analog cable service, are available in the same format on Swisscom TV ?

Looking at the online documentation I fear not ?
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Old 30.05.2010, 20:51
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Re: Swisscom TV - Dual Language Channels

The simple answer is.. yes.
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Re: Swisscom TV - Dual Language Channels

Yep, you just have to use the dual control on the dual language programs. Just got Swiss com the other week, worth every penny to get all the BBC channels.
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Old 30.05.2010, 21:14
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Yep, you just have to use the dual control on the dual language programs.
My pet peeve with Swisscom (Bluewin) TV is that it never remembers your chosen language. In other words every time I go to a channel that I suspect might be broadcasting in English (as well as the local language) one needs to push the dual language button to see if it switches over. My local digital TV cable service's set top box (WWZ) is programable to remember my preferred language so when I switch over to a dual language broadcast it automatically plays in English with no further input from me. This also works the same with recorded programs during playback (which doesn't with Swisscom).
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Re: Swisscom TV - Dual Language Channels

Thanks guys -thats what i was after.

Paul, u have WWZ and Swisscom ? Digital TV with both or just cable as a backup ?
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Re: Swisscom TV - Dual Language Channels

No - but it's easy to change back to normal TV from Swisscom to get the dual languages. Most of the stations still have two languages with Swisscom but there are notable exceptions eg. Eurosport is only German on Swisscom.
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Paul, u have WWZ and Swisscom ? Digital TV with both or...
Yes both, I got Swisscom the very first week it was made available to the general public (after testing was finished). That first year or so the quality was horrible then I saw the STB from WWZ and thought I'd give that a try as well. It's been a couple of years with both in service and I have to say for overall performance, quality and ease of use, WWZ beats Swisscom hands down. One of these days when I get around to it I'll be taking the Swisscom STB back to cancel.

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Eurosport is only German on Swisscom.
It's also only in German on WWZ digital cable
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