Where's the Beeb?

I used to get BBC on channel 110, but now I get “Home TV” instead. :s
I tried scanning all the channels, but… it looks like it’s gone.
Does anybody know what happened?

It went a couple of weeks ago in our neck of the woods. Back to CNN :help:

L.

Really?? It’s gone?? Oh NOOOOOOO!!!

Please don’t take Star World away.

Please don’t take Star World away.

Please don’t take Star World away.

Please don’t take Star World away.

Please don’t take Star World away.

…mmmm… My BBC World and Star World is still exactly where it used to be: 202 and 206 on my Total TV settop box! At NT$50 a month extra it is worth it. :slight_smile:

[quote=“Andre”]I used to get BBC on channel 110, but now I get “Home TV” instead. :s
I tried scanning all the channels, but… it looks like it’s gone.
Does anybody know what happened?[/quote]

BBC World you mean which sucks so much. I doubt they cancelled it, and if they did its probably for the better.

I still have BBC. Don’t scare me like that!

I’ve got it on 119 and I have Star World still. It’s better than CNN. CNN doesn’t have Top Gear on Sunday nights.

Agreed. CNN doesn’t tend to tell you much about what’s going on in the UK either.

or outside the us either

Unless it happens to be of interest to the US…

My BBC is coming in fine. Cnn is fine too. Myself, unless there is a really big News Item, I prefer to watch DW (Deutsche Welle) or TV5 (French). DW has alot of English programming, and you can often watch some footage and commentary you woudn’t see on BBC or Cnn. TV5 has alot of weird French stuff ( comedies, game shows, and old movies) and a Radio-Canada segment. Interesting to watch items about Cdn politics in French. Also ABC (Australia) has a lot of great news segments and documentaries, cheezy Aussie dramas notwithstanding…

Well, my BBC is still there.

Well, this is my “BBC”:

And this is what I get on 119 (and I tried fine-tuning):

:s

Does anybody in Hsinchu still have BBC?

Oh well. I guess I’ll have to learn to like Chinese soap operas… :laughing:

I suppose you don’t have regular cable, do you? :wink:

Where can I find DW and TV5?

Looks like you have CNN on 119, Andre.

I’ve never been able to get the Beeb on cable in Xindian. Or rather, over a decade ago, when unregulated cable TV first became available, I had the BBC, Star Sports with all the lovely English football and world cricket, tasty porn, and lots of other goodies. Those things were removed one after another when the business came under regulation and the big cable companies started to exert their local monopolies. Now I can hardly ever find anything worth watching, and am forced to make do with the local channels. At least that helps me improve my Chinese and keep a finger on the pulse of local goings on, but it rarely provides me with any great enjoyment.

If only I had a place to put one of those great big dishes, I’d have Satellite TV round here in a flash to fit me up with all those channels he offers that I’d so love to have.

[quote=“Dangermouse”]Where can I find DW and TV5?

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You can get these by ordering a digital cable converter from you cable company. In Taoyuan it costs me an extra 100 NT per month on top of my regular cable. The quality of the picture is amazing!

[quote=“Dangermouse”]Looks like you have CNN on 119, Andre.[/quote] :laughing:
No, it’s definitely not CNN - it has a lot less commercials. But yeah, the quantity of useful information is about the same.

You can get these by ordering a digital cable converter from you cable company. In Taoyuan it costs me an extra 100 NT per month on top of my regular cable. The quality of the picture is amazing![/quote]
I have a TV tuner with digital (DVB-T) input, but I can’t get anything with it, not even scrambled signal.
Is digital cable available in Hsinchu? Does anybody know what standard they are using?

[quote=“Andre”][quote=“Dangermouse”]Looks like you have CNN on 119, Andre.[/quote] :laughing:
No, it’s definitely not CNN - it has a lot less commercials. But yeah, the quantity of useful information is about the same.

You can get these by ordering a digital cable converter from you cable company. In Taoyuan it costs me an extra 100 NT per month on top of my regular cable. The quality of the picture is amazing![/quote]
I have a TV tuner with digital (DVB-T) input, but I can’t get anything with it, not even scrambled signal.
Is digital cable available in Hsinchu? Does anybody know what standard they are using?[/quote]

By converter I mean like a modem that you access with the AUX function. Its about the size of a regular internet modem, though I have seen some as big as DVD players. You configure it like any other other AUX item, cable in, cable out, sound out.

Juust checked: my BBC is on 116, where it has been for months.

[quote=“Omniloquacious”]I’ve never been able to get the Beeb on cable in Xindian. Or rather, over a decade ago, when unregulated cable TV first became available, I had the BBC, Star Sports with all the lovely English football and world cricket, tasty porn, and lots of other goodies.

If only I had a place to put one of those great big dishes, I’d have Satellite TV round here in a flash to fit me up with all those channels he offers that I’d so love to have.[/quote]

ABC oz DW TV5 BBC World are all free channels and the cable providers get them for free then make you pay to watch them. Yeah, I only got into satellite TV after 1994 when all those poached English programs disappeared.

I’ve got quite a few customers whose dishes are not on their own buildings. Failure is not an option.

Surely your building has a rooftop. :smiley: :smiley: