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    A1944

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    Just to clarify why I cannot make do with the 'HDTV' list, I need a mix of SD and HD because I have no reception of COM 7&8 to give me BBC4 and BBC News in HD.

    So far, it is still holding onto the favourites list despite switching to standby and back and deleting cookies to get the catchup EPG back. However, early days - we will see what happens tomorrow after the overnight housekeeping and auto-startup for 20 mins at 0700 (which is on a channel in my favourites).

    Sun 10 Mar 2019 14:52:10 #11 |
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    Stephenesque - 29 minutes ago  » 

    SSThing - 48 minutes ago  » 
    I believe that A1944 is looking for a way of displaying the EPG for his favourite channels only, as opposed to the full EPG.

    Yes, that's exactly what this does SSThing, each time I switch on my Humax the only channels ever displayed in my EPG are the 18 in my Favourites Group.

    But as ever, the 'Humax way' is a convoluted way when it would make far more sense to have a dedicated 'Favourites' button on the remote, surely?
    I certainly don't want to restrict my channel choice by setting up a favourites list (even if it can be reinstated) but it would be nice to see, at a glance, the EPG for my favourite channels without having to scroll through the whole EPG nor press button after button just to achieve this.

    Sun 10 Mar 2019 15:03:41 #12 |
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    However, I do wonder whether a suitable macro could be programmed to a button on a universal remote such as a Harmony Elite or similar?

    Sun 10 Mar 2019 15:20:11 #13 |
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    SSThing - 30 minutes ago  » 

    Stephenesque - 29 minutes ago  » 

    SSThing - 48 minutes ago  » 
    I believe that A1944 is looking for a way of displaying the EPG for his favourite channels only, as opposed to the full EPG.

    Yes, that's exactly what this does SSThing, each time I switch on my Humax the only channels ever displayed in my EPG are the 18 in my Favourites Group.

    But as ever, the 'Humax way' is a convoluted way when it would make far more sense to have a dedicated 'Favourites' button on the remote, surely?
    I certainly don't want to restrict my channel choice by setting up a favourites list (even if it can be reinstated) but it would be nice to see, at a glance, the EPG for my favourite channels without having to scroll through the whole EPG nor press button after button just to achieve this.

    Yes, I suppose it would be easier with a dedicated 'Favourites' button, but the way it is now, works for me, as I never browse the EPG.
    Even my 'full' TV list is restricted, as, after every retune, I delete dozens of channels that I will never watch (sales, jewels, religion, sex etc.) and I am happy with an even more pared down favourites list when I am using my TV Choice magazine to set up recordings for the week.
    And on those rare occasions when I find something I want to record on a channel that isn't in my favourites list, I find it easier to use the A-Z search function to find it.

    I do use a One For all universal remote, programmed from the Humax remote, but I've no idea what a 'suitable macro' is

    Sun 10 Mar 2019 15:46:37 #14 |
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    A macro is a set of instructions transmitted by a single press of a button.
    So, instead of the routine of guide/+/change group/ok/favourites, one could programme this sequence to a particular button on the remote and it would do it all in one press.

    Sun 10 Mar 2019 15:56:40 #15 |
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    I have stopped and started the box several times since following the sequence detailed by Stephenesque and, so far, it is still showing the favourites list when I press "Guide", as I was hoping for. Looks like I must have done something very slightly different when I tried it before.

    So thanks Stephenesque. I just hope it keeps going like that.

    Mon 11 Mar 2019 14:23:17 #16 |
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    The ridiculous solution looks more like an accidental "feature" rather than something actually designed. If so then it may well not persist thru software updates. Then again this is a Humax box.

    Mon 11 Mar 2019 17:16:50 #17 |
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    A1944 - 21 hours ago  » 
    I have stopped and started the box several times since following the sequence detailed by Stephenesque and, so far, it is still showing the favourites list when I press "Guide", as I was hoping for. Looks like I must have done something very slightly different when I tried it before.
    So thanks Stephenesque. I just hope it keeps going like that.

    Pollensa1946 - 18 hours ago  » 
    The ridiculous solution looks more like an accidental "feature" rather than something actually designed. If so then it may well not persist thru software updates. Then again this is a Humax box.

    It's been working for me through every software update, even the one changing my 4000T software to the 5000T, for over three years.
    Barry originally posted this procedure to make favourites stick in August 2015.

    The only time it fails, and I have to re-input my favourites, is when I do a full, manual retune, which is only to be expected.

    Tue 12 Mar 2019 12:09:25 #18 |

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