Why won't our tvs mix modes?

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aceb

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#1
Both our Samsung and mums new LG have DTT and satellite tuners on board and with a bit of a tedious button push it's possible to switch between modes but one thing neither TV can do is store a DTT channel on preset 1 and a satellite signal on preset 2. Both TVs have completely seperate memory banks for each tuner, even on the new LG which has a quick favourite channel option it's either/or. Store a Freeview channel on 1 then switch to a satellite channel and store it on 2 you'll find channel 1 has disappeared until you switch back to DTT.

Similarly her Humax box ( we live in a Freeview Lite area) has Freesat or Non Freesat modes but you can't manually add a channel while in Freesat mode, this puts the FTA (but non Freesat) Channel 4 HD out of reach unless you go through the menu system to switch to Non Freesat.

Why????? Is there some super duper technical reason for these limitations, a legal restriction or just numpty software designers who don't live in the real world?
 
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#2
Both our Samsung and mums new LG have DTT and satellite tuners on board and with a bit of a tedious button push it's possible to switch between modes but one thing neither TV can do is store a DTT channel on preset 1 and a satellite signal on preset 2. Both TVs have completely seperate memory banks for each tuner, even on the new LG which has a quick favourite channel option it's either/or. Store a Freeview channel on 1 then switch to a satellite channel and store it on 2 you'll find channel 1 has disappeared until you switch back to DTT.

Similarly her Humax box ( we live in a Freeview Lite area) has Freesat or Non Freesat mod:-rofl2es but you can't manually add a channel while in Freesat mode, this puts the FTA (but non Freesat) Channel 4 HD out of reach unless you go through the menu system to switch to Non Freesat.

Why????? Is there some super duper technical reason for these limitations, a legal restriction or just numpty software designers who don't live in the real world?
Yep! Lazy developers who aren't catering for the less than 1 percent who are technically aware
 
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#3
First generation Humax HDRs could load customised firmware that enabled oddities like C4 HD and Euronews to be added to the listings in Freesat mode (I have done it, and still do) but I believe that's not possible with current Models.

I can see the point though - If a channel declines to pay Freesat to be on the Freesat EPG then it would be contrary if users could overcome that.
 
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