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Topic # 7256 1-Apr-2006 09:24
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When Sky lost their service for 13 hours it appeared that Sky subscribers lost all service.  But with TCL digital I noticed that while most of the Sky channels were not available I could still get Discovery Travel and Living, CNN, and BBC. And of course the FTA channels still came through okay.

 I presume TCL gets its own feed for those channels?  Interestingly German TV (91) wasn't available but nor was there a notice to say it wasn't available - just a blank screen




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  Reply # 31953 1-Apr-2006 10:07
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Yes TCL get these feeds direct from another satellite whereas most of the other channels come directly from Sky via B1. C4 still comes off terrestrial in Wgtn hence the crap picture.

Discovery Travel & Living isn't even available on Sky and last time I sent them an email asking they still had no plans to introduce it despite it being such a great channel.

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  Reply # 31959 1-Apr-2006 11:59
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who to send request to (for TCL Saturn Digital TV) if I like to see Cartoon Network Boomerang? imagine all the classic 70's 80's 90's cartoon!!!!!




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  Reply # 31960 1-Apr-2006 11:59
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it's funny really... since we've had TCL cable tv with all channels (about 2-odd years now) my girlfriend and i find that we are watching the Discovery Travel and Living channel much more than anything else. We didn't even realise it WAS a channel after having sky previously. I do miss tech tv though...



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I have to admit - techTV was my favourite but it was no fault of TCL that it was dropped - that was a US decision with the buyout of the network showing it.

I quite like DW TV also (when they broadcast in English!). I don't think that's available on Sky but was surprised when the Sky satellite went off air, DW TV also went off. Maybe TCL get their feed also from Optus B?  Also does anybody notice that DW TV has probably the best picture of the channels TCL offers over digital? Maybe the lowest compression rate from the satellite and/or they don't recompress for transmission?




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