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Now and Next

If you have ever used the TV Now and Next screens on Ceefax or Teletext, you will be familiar with the basic idea of an electronic programme guide.

If you have ever used the TV Now and Next screens on Ceefax or
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If you have ever used the TV Now and Next screens on Ceefax or Teletext, you will be familiar with the basic idea of an electronic programme guide.

On almost all digital television systems you can (usually by pressing a directional key whilst watching a channel) pop up a box over the bottom of the television picture showing the now and next for the programme you are watching. Normally you can use the directional keys to view the names and start times of programmes on other channels.

Unlike with teletext, this box will usually disappear automatically within five to ten seconds. If this doesn't happen there will be a "back up" or "TV" key that will remove it.

Also unlike teletext, when you see a programme you want to watch, you can press the central "OK" or "select" to view it.



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Comments
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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Andrew
12:42 PM

just 1 question, why is there no time signal
shown on a Wednesday

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Briantist
2:09 PM

Andrew: I'm really not sure what your question means...

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Briantist's 38,745 posts Owner Owner GB
Friday, 13 July 2012
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sharon hampton
11:31 AM

I have a digifusion fvrt 100 but i cant get it to work is this because of the changeover it is now too old to pick the signal

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Mark Fletcher
2:41 PM Halifax

Sharon Hampton.Yes due to the fact that the Digifusion FVRT 100 does not support the 8k mode in switched over regions.

So in effect it no longer works in your location which has switched over already.

Please see InView EPG death-boxes.

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Saturday, 22 September 2012
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paula birks
8:34 PM

hi all. i have an Lg that did display tv guidon freeview for days ahead, now only NOW and NEXT cant figure out why. LG 37LK450U is th model. can anyone help please. Paula

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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elizabeth woodside
2:55 PM

similar question to Paula - why change tv guide to now and next when the previous guide with times displayed on screen was much better

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MikeB
3:07 PM

elizabeth woodside: I suggest you both look at the setup menus for your tv's - now and next is normally activated by pressing information, the epg will normally show up automatically unless the settings have been changed.

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