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Post#21 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:53 pm

mark1234 wrote:
holidayboy wrote:
mark1234 wrote:At least they aren't polluting BBC Four.


Nothing has been announced yet anyway!.......................


There will probably be an Olympic themed season of programmes.

Surely I'm not going to be reduced to watching ITV over this period??!!


We're ok, we've got a nice pile of DVDs/Blu Rays/ Recorded TV that we can watch instead, although a lot of the programs we do watch, have come to the end of their seasons now... so we may have to dig into recordings that are now years old
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Post#22 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:01 am

Big bit of boasting by the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18690822

Streaming coverage in the US will be provided by NBC and YouTube. Oh dear.
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Post#23 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:10 am

and listings are out on Digiguide. personally i'm looking forward to the olympics even though it means London will be much busier than usual and i might have to walk to work rather than take the tube. But them i'm proud to be a Londoner and this is our opportunity to reinforce why its the greatest city in the world!
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Post#24 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:28 pm

^^ Maybe it's becaws oim ah Landaner, that oi larve Landan Tawn ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ :)

I'm looking forward to the games as well. Let's hope the security issue gets sorted.
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Post#25 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm

i was thinking it was sounding like that as i was writing it :D thankfully the problems over the security seem to be dying down...
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Post#26 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:57 pm

The new security team:

Olympic security.jpg
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Post#27 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:55 pm

This should be kept secret, but what the heck.-

A pic of the security agent that G4S managed to hire. No face shown for security reasons.

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Post#28 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:20 am

That's clearly not right. The guy actually turned up to work.
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Post#29 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:03 am

And so it begins. London 2012 kicks off this afternoon. In Cardiff...
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Post#30 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:19 pm

I've shocked myself. I watched, and (mostly) enjoyed the opening ceremony. Then with my 8yr old we watched some gymnastics and dressage this morning using two of the 24 Olympic channels. I even caught a little of the girls beach volleyball. :)
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Post#31 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:22 pm

It was a cool ceremony :)
Ended weirdly I thought, and poor Macca.... He needs to finally hang up his mic lol.
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Post#32 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:44 pm

Macca was probably the worst part. I really liked the industrial revolution part, particularly the forging of the rings.
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Post#33 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:37 pm

I wasn't all that interested in the games before they started but I admit I have been catching a few events.

For anybody using DVB-S(2) tuners - make sure you have the mheg reg key set to 1.

The interactive support is great, you can go to the Olympic red button main page (2012), select on screen items and pick sports etc with the remote perfectly.
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Post#34 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:31 pm

I'm loving the 24 HD channels on Freesat via my TBS 6980 S2 card. The only problem I have is that Media Centre doesn't seem to download the guide data automatically - ("No Data found"). However, if I watch one of the channels and then exit back to the guide, the data is loaded for all of the channels on that frequency (i.e. data for 4 channels at a time). This is a bit of a pain as I keep having to do it everyday for 8 channels! Any ideas? All my other freeview HD and Freesat HD channels download data automatically (I use guidetool if that makes any difference).

@holidayboy - What does the MHEG key set to 1 do? I've searched and it seems as though it seems to fix blackscreen issues (which I don't seem to have, thankfully)

EDIT - I've since found the MHEG key fixes the Red button issue - I've never actually used the Red Button functionality on Freesat (just on freeview) - must have a play with that tonight!
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Post#35 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:38 pm

The data for these channels is available from MS. Mine is downloading it quite happily every day, and started doing so without any intervention. I don't use Guidetool.
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Post#36 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:06 pm

The red button support works really well for the games.

I have no data for a few of the channels but I'm not I interested in recording stuff so I haven't mapped any data to them yet.

I just use the red button menu if I fancy watching something olympic-y for a while.
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Post#37 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:01 pm

I feel I must come on here and admit I was wrong. I'm quite getting into this Olympics thing now. Last night I watched the Italian women beat Russia to win the fencing team foil gold, then switched channel to watch Serbia fight back, but still lose to Denmark at Handball. I didn't see Spain-USA waterpolo.

The rush of Team GB medals over the last few days has been pretty amazing as well. A gold and two bronze so far today, with realistic chances of more still to come this afternoon. We are now 10 medals above where we were at this stage in Beijing.

Go Team GB!
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Post#38 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:10 pm

holidayboy wrote:
For anybody using DVB-S(2) tuners - make sure you have the mheg reg key set to 1.

The interactive support is great, you can go to the Olympic red button main page (2012), select on screen items and pick sports etc with the remote perfectly.


Apologies, but where will I find this mheg reg key as I can't find it in my registry?

For anyone who needs all of the transponder settings, I found them here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/info/bbc_olympics_channels.shtml
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Post#39 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:25 pm

Found the MHEG in my regedit, dunno why I missed it first time around!

To make sure the EPG data is updated for the Olympic channels, I had to make sure all the 24 channels were named correctly i.e. BBC Olympic 1 HD, BBC Olympic 2 HD etc using GuideTool, and then right clicking the 24 channels and selecting "Subscribe" by channel name. Now the EPG data seems correct.
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Post#40 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:21 pm

Well, I never knew how good the "Red Button" could work on the WMC 7! It works amazingly well which only begs the question, why was it not enabled by default? How strange indeed!!
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