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Original topic:

UE50AU8000 no BBC teletext Service

(Topic created on: 14-01-2022 10:59 AM)
DuggleBB
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Just (probably foolishly) brought a UE50AU8000.

Like my useless UE32T4307, doesn't offer any BBC Text service, ironically in the broadcasting | expert settings there is a section for setting Teletext LAnguage settings, with three sub options, so it seems Teletext  should be available if there is any way to turn it on (or is it just sheer laziness by Samsung Engineering in not removing from firmware?).

Been through all the other options and can't find an obvious Teletext On switch, can anyone suggest if there's a fix, I've two friends with new Samsung TV and they do get Teletext so why doesn't my set offer it?

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xSteveuk
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Hi,
If your TV is connected to the Internet and you press: The RED key: The Red Button enhanced connected service launches

The digital Teletext feature for the BBC has been removed from 2020 models onward
DuggleBB
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But the iplayer news presentation is rubbish & cumbersome compared to the teletext summaries.

Why the BBC can't reproduce the Teletext news service on iPlayer instead of some of the ridiculous shows they produce is beyond me

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antikythera
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BBC turned off Red Button for internet connected devices but for some reason if you are just using over air transmission on Freesat the Red Button service is still operating for some news and sports reports although in text form (which I suspect is what you want back anyway). The same may therefore work on Freeview TVs with SMART functions. If you can disconnect it from the internet and then reconnect after trying without too much hassle it is worth a shot at least.
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DuggleBB
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"Click here to view the replies and mark one as an Accepted Solution."

How absurd, all replies only confirm my criticism, don't resolve issue, and shows that Samsung just doesn't care about customer service/support any longer, just dish out the same rubbish, just so long as we keep on paying!

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