Add ITV HD to Sky HD digiboxes

 

Add ITV HD to Sky HD digiboxes – ARCHIVE

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Initially the ITV HD (High Definition) service was only available on a Freesat receiver / set top box and was not available on a Sky HD digibox.

In 2010, ITV1 HD joined the Sky EPG, on Sky channel 178

However, there are various versions of ITV1 HD, on two different frequencies. Which version you are allocated on Sky channel 178 is determined by the registered UK address used for your Sky card.

There are “free to air” versions of ITV1HD, one on a weaker frequency (similar to BBC2 England) and on a stronger frequency (similar to ITV2 reception)

There was also a “free to view” version, which was on a very strong signal. This
used to be on frequency 11973, but has been moved to another frequency. This
version of ITV1HD was able to be received on a small 80cm dish across most of
Spain, but it is no longer available on a small satellite dish.

Follow the guide below to input the ITV HD channels frequency into your Sky HD receiver.

How to Add ITV HD channel to your Sky HD box

Press TV Guide on your Sky remote control to enter the EPG.
Sky+ HD EPG
Press the Up Arrow on the Sky remote control to give the top menu bar focus. It defaults to TV Guide.
Sky+ HD EPG
Now use the Left or Right Arrow keys to move along through the options until you reach the Options menu.
Sky+ HD EPG
Use the Down Arrow key to move the focus back to the middle menu bar. Sky+ Setup is the default option.
Sky+ HD EPG
Use the Left or Right Arrow keys to move through the options to get to the Add Channels option.
Sky+ HD EPG
Press the Down Arrow key to give the main body of the menu focus.
Here you need to enter the frequency, polarisation, symbol rate and forward error correction (FEC) values of the satellite transponder upon which the ITV HD channel is broadcast. Use the Sky remote
control's numerical keys to add the frequency and the Left/Right Arrow keys to change the polarisation. The other two values are suitable in their default states. Enter the following:
ITV HD Frequencies

Frequency : 10832
Polarisation: V
Symbol Rate : 22
FEC: 5/6

Frequency : 10874
Polarisation: V
Symbol Rate : 22
FEC: 5/6

Frequency : 10936
Polarisation: V
Symbol Rate : 22
FEC: 5/6

When the values are input, press the Yellow button on your remote to Find Channels.
Sky+ HD EPG
The HD digibox will now scan for the channels on that frequency.
Sky+ HD EPG
After a moment, the Sky HD box will display the TV services it has found. ITV HD is labelled as “ITV1HD
Region”. Use the Down Arrow on the remote to highlight that option, then press the Yellow button on the remote control to Store Channel.
Sky+ HD EPG
A small tick icon will appear next to the ITV1HD region you have selected. You can now save your changes by pressing the Select button on the remote.
Sky+ HD EPG
The Sky HD box will confirm that it has saved the channel. Press Select to continue
Sky+ HD EPG
How to view ITV HD on your Sky HD box
Follow the steps above to get to the Options menu.
Press the Left or Right or Arrow buttons to select Other Channels.
Sky+ HD EPG
Press the Down Arrow, then highlight the “ITV1HD”  option. Press Select once to show a preview in the mini-TV, or twice to go to view ITV HD.
Sky+ HD EPG
ITV HD

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