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# 41246 12-Sep-2009 00:51
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How do you tell which TV1 regional feed is for what region on a non freeview box?
I saw something on geekzone about SID but I can't find anything on my unit (digistar) about SID.
The only identifying thing I can find that seems to be uniqe to each channel are PID numbers (although in a very different range to the SID numbers on geekzone)

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Master Geek

  # 255125 12-Sep-2009 02:34
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Do you like to watch Ads? thats the only difference in the feeds

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Uber Geek

  # 255126 12-Sep-2009 03:11
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Biggles69: Do you like to watch Ads? thats the only difference in the feeds

That's not an answer to my question.


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  # 255131 12-Sep-2009 08:20
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The only way is if you know which SID (Service ID) for which feed... or which PIDS.

But as Biggles says, the only outcome is you can select which regions ad breaks you'll see. :)

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  # 255133 12-Sep-2009 08:29
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Hi, the actual full details are:

SID 1035 = VPID 515 APID 653 Auckland
SID 1908 = VPID 519 APID 657 Waikato
SID 1909 = VPID 513 APID 651 Lower NIs
SID 1910 = VPID 517 APID 655 South Is

Not farmiliar with your STB, but somewhere you should be able to view the channel stream details right down to the Video and Audio PIDs and most probably also the Service ID, once located you can move that stream to your first channel location.

As Biggles says, I dont give a flying frig about ads, during ads mind moves from TV to beer.


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  # 255144 12-Sep-2009 10:13
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thanks cyril7
Those numbers for VPID and APID look like something I am seeing and can make sense of.

Not trying to narrow down to my favourite ads - just educating myself. :-)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 255169 12-Sep-2009 12:12
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Biggles69: Do you like to watch Ads? thats the only difference in the feeds

If I'm forced to watch ads I would rather watch ads that are relevant to me...

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Master Geek

  # 255254 12-Sep-2009 20:55
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Why Dont the just rename the channel aswell ie
TV ONE WAI etc...
Make life easier


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  # 255526 14-Sep-2009 09:36
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Yeah renaming the channels would be a big help. You have to look to those specific details to spot what stream you're wathcing, and often this is only displayed in the install part of the menu. It does pay to sort the right one if possible, if only to find any info that might relate to your part of the country. At the end of the day though, it's not the end of the world as it's only TV1, one channel out of 13 or so now, and it only makes a difference at ad times, not to the main program.

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  # 255527 14-Sep-2009 09:44
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itey: If I'm forced to watch ads

Close your eyes... :P

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