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Another non-standard EPG dies: GuidePlus+ withdrawn from ITV1.

The GuidePlus+ system joins InView in being withdrawn - leaving some Bang and Olufsen, Philips, Pioneer, Panasonic, Sharp and Sony equipment without an electronic programme guide.

The GuidePlus+ system joins InView in being withdrawn - leaving
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From the end of the year, the GuidePlus+ system will no longer provide information to set-top boxes via the ITV1 teletext system.

If you have any of the devices listed below, you may no longer have the electronic programme guide functions.

If you use an ANALOGUE GuidePlus+ device and have access to British Eurosport on Sky's satellite subscription system, or bid tv on Freeview (multiplex A/SDN/COM4 - not public-service-only transmitters), you may be able to continue to use the service, but not all models are compatible.

Models effected

Bang & Olufsen: DVD2;
JVC: DR-ED400, DR-MH300, DR-MX10;
Panasonic: DMR-EH50, DMR-EH52, DMR-EH55, DMR-EH56, DMR-EH57, DMR-EH575, DMR-EH58, DMR-EH585, DMR-EH60, DMR-EH65, DMR-EH67, DMR-EH675, DMR-EH68, DMR-EH685, DMR-EH80, DMR-EX78, DMR-EX88, TX32LZD80, TX32LZD80F, TX-37PX80, TX-37PX80E;
Philips: DVDR3570H, DVDR3575H, DVDR3577H, DVDR3590H, DVDR3595H, DVDR3597H, DVDR5350H, DVDR725H, DVDR7300H, DVDR7310H, DVDR80, DVDR9000H, HDRW720;
Pioneer: DVR-440 H, DVR-515 H, DVR-530H, DVR-540 H, DVR-545 H, DVR-550 H, DVR-550 HX, DVR-555HX, DVR-560H, DVR-630H, DVR-640 H, DVR-645 H, DVR-650 H, DVR-920H, DVR-930H, DVR-LX60, DVR-LX61, DVR-RT 601H-S, DVR-RT602H, RCS-404 H, RCS-505 H, RCS-505 HX, RCS-515H, RCS-606 H, RCS-77H, RCS-LX60D, SDVR-LX70D;
Sharp: DV-HR 400, DV-HR 450, DV-HR 480;
Sony: DAR-X1R, RDR-HX1025, RDR-HX1080, RDR-HX1090, RDR-HX525, RDR-HX717, RDR-HX725, RDR-HX727, RDR-HX750, RDR-HX825, RDR-HX919, RDR-HX925, RDR-HX980, RDR-HX990, RDR-HXD790, RDR-HXD795, RDR-HXD875, RDR-HXD895, RDR-HXD950;

These models, however, can use the Freeview EPG instead of GuidePlus+:


  • DVDR 7250H
  • DVDR 7260H
  • DVDR 5520H/05
  • DVDR 5570H/05


  • DVR 440HX
  • DVR 540HX
  • DVR 545HX
  • DVR 940HX
  • DVR 550HX/WV
  • DVR LX60D/WV
  • DVR LX70D/WV
  • DVR LX01 (SDVR-LX70D/WV)
  • DVR 560HX/WV
  • DVR-LX61D/WV


  • RDR-HXD1065
  • RDR-HXD870
  • RDR-HXD770
  • RDR-HXD970
  • RDR-HXD1070
  • RDR-HXD790
  • RDR-HXD890
  • RDR-HXD995
  • RDR-HXD1095

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
9:01 AM

Alex: Yes, that would be the most sensible thing to do. V+ boxes work quite well.

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Briantist's 38,784 posts Owner Owner GB
Sunday, 10 July 2011
4:02 PM

I came here because my Panasonic TV stopped showing the adverts recently.
The EPG still works, though half the screen says Viera instead of those "really useful information sources".
Any idea what is going on.

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David's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011
10:34 AM

David: I would have thought that doing a "factory reset" on the TV might be the best place to start.

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Briantist's 38,784 posts Owner Owner GB
Friday, 28 June 2013
Bob Cutler
2:00 PM

I have a Philips DVDR 5520H/05 and Guide Plus no longer works. How do I get Freeview EPG?

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Bob Cutler's 1 post GB
7:48 PM Peterborough

Bob Cutler: As Brian said above, try a full reset/retune (make a note of any programmes you want recorded, because it will wipe the list).

My Sony also came with Guide Plus, but when I first set it up, it went straight to the normal EPG, and I never even saw Guide Plus, fortunately.

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