Well finally got my new LG TV and very nice it is too, but how do I access Freesat broadcasts? The satellite cable is connected and the channels were recognised and tuned at set up, but all I can get is Freeview. The manuals are next to useless Cheers @Anonymous User
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Hi @Anonymous User
Thanks for your post and welcome to the forum. Yeah I read that too. I bought the 49UH770 as it's "super UHD" & has Dolby Vision, though u need Netflix I think for that, Mine is only 49" so to be honest, I don't think 4K would look any better thAn 1080p. NOW TV looks ok, the sound really lets it down though. tHE INSTRUCTIONS ARE AWful.
Yes, if u have a movie trial you should be able to get 14 days ent pass. It'll be an option if u go to My Account > My Passes. To be honest, I find it much better value than the movies package, which I don't bother with as there's no 5.1
Hope this helps
No doubt that @commanda6 will be able to tell you 😉
@caseyb1993 I hope so, I've been sat here pressing buttons all morning and it's driving me mad
Or @SeeMoreDigital who are both the go to forum members relating to LG smart TV's.
@Anonymous User wrote:
Well finally got my new LG TV and very nice it is too, but how do I access Freesat broadcasts?
Hi @Anonymous User,
I was actually hoping that this was something you could have confimed to me
In the old days when LG offered Freesat, the remote control offered a dedicated button (on the top right), that scrolled through the TV tuner options. My current remote still has this button but it does not give me access to the satellite tuner, only Freeview and Radio.
So what I have to do, on my 'non webOS' telly is, press the 'Input' button, followed by the 'Blue' button (which accesses the Program mode). And when you're in the 'Program mode' area, the 'Satellite' mode should be visible.... What a ball ache!
I have no idea if this procedure will be the same for you webOS guys though.
Anything mentioned in the manual that came with the TV or have you tried downloading the electronic copy from LG UK support website ?
@schnapps I've read what came with it which was so basic it didn't even show inputs/outputs lol, been on website and it's the same manual!, tried the built in TV help, but can't find any reference to it! I started to doubt it had Freesat, but it says so on the spec and there's a satellite connection.
Maybe I'm in thick mode today
Thought that would be the case with regards to the operation instructions.
Never owned a LG TV, but you would think the logical way to access the Satellite receiver on the TV would be to press the source input button on the RC from TV, Satellite, HDMI 1 etc.
@SeeMoreDigital I don't seem to have any input options other than to select HDMI/USB then it's either Live TV which defaults to Freeview lol
I think I'm gonna try John Lewis technical help, that should be a laugh
Hi @Anonymous User,
Did your TV come with a 'smart/magic' remote (with voice recognition). If so, what happens if you say "Freesat tuner" or "Satelitte tuner" ....
@SeeMoreDigital @schnapps I've sussed it! At the top of the guide there's a little icon called Program Manager which allows you to select aerial or satellite! As for voice recognition, god knows how that works
Thanks for all your suggestions!
So it's still actually in the 'Program' mode area...
Out of interest. Does the TV also offer an 'Other Satellite' mode?
@SeeMoreDigital you have to enter the main Guide on the remote, then sort and filters which is the first icon next to the Freeview or Freesat logo at the top right of the screen. The options are Antenna, Cable or Satellite under the Program Mode column. It gives you the opions to create program groups and the usual edit/delete stuff.
This maybe my last question... What's the model number of your remote controls?
@SeeMoreDigital looks like MR600? it's got a Freespace logo on the back. The TV's a 49UH770V if that's any help. Got voice recognition sussed.
These are the worst instructions I've (not) had in a while. My last LG TV 2009, had a really detailed manual available for download and that was only a non smart LCD!
Yep, it looks like the MR600. I see it has the 'input' button above the 'green' and 'yellow' buttons. Does it offer different 'short' and 'long' press functionality?
@SeeMoreDigital yes it does. I'm sure it does loads more than I know about lol, maybe there's a youtube vid? Manufacturers must expect customers to be psychic, or it justifies stores being able charge extortionate amounts to set up equipment
It's not like the good old days when us 'real men' never read the instruction manuals that came with any device
Personally I suggest you keep short and long pressing all the buttons until either the TV or your head explodes