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#194896 29-Mar-2016 10:48
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I have a JS8000 Samsung and was playing about looking at the TV guide options last night.


I noticed I can't search the guide or go back in time to see what was on yesterday.
There is no grouping by genre either.
Their recording options via the guide seemed that they could be better (I've seen much better in SKY or mediaportal)


Looking at the Freeview Plus site the demo video showed a lot more functionality via the TV guide.
Is Freeview Plus suppose to be standard across all brands to match the Demo, and how much leeway does a manufacturer have with there implementation.


To be honest this is not really a biggie as I don't watch much live TV - but always nice to have more features.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1522306 29-Mar-2016 15:52
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I think you may be getting confused here. With the addition of Freeview Plus there are now TWO different (and completely separate) 'guides'. One is the standard Freeview guide that has always been broadcast, usually accessed via the 'Guide' button on the remote. This is the one you are likely accessing if you have no ability to see the guide for the previous week. The new Freeview Plus 'Guide' is usually accessed via one of the colour buttons (RED) and the On Demand apps (GREEN).




Another reason you may not yet be able to use Freeview Plus is that it may not be 'turned on' in the settings menu of the TV. (I had to do this on my Freeview Plus recorder anyway!)




Remember to access Freeview Plus guide and apps you must:




1 - Have a Freeview Plus TV or Set Top Box.


2 - Have Freeview Plus turned on in the TV or STB menu.


3 - Have FreeviewHD (UHF) coverage. (Doesn't work for satellite)


4 - Have the TV or STB connected to the internet.




Once I had mine setup properly, whenever I changed channels, along with the normal pop up banner you always get, there is also a new Freeview Plus pop up banner.

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  #1522459 29-Mar-2016 20:12
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Thanks for that.


Pressing the red button did the trick.

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