Humax FoxSat HD PVR

  Belfix 18:32 24 Nov 09
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Hi..Purchased one of the above last Saturday and had it proffesionaly installed with 2 lnb inputs from a quad lnb. However, I have emailed Humax with no responses a with a query and b with a "technical?" problem:-

""a) I have just purchased a Foxsat-hdr and was quite suprised and impressed how easy it was to set it up using 2 lnb inputs. I also have a Virgin vBox (not vbox+) and, you've guessed it, my question is...is it possible to connect the vbox up to the Humax PVR box and record from the vbox?. If it is, how would I connect it up and how would I select the source for recording?
I can see the "vcr scart" on the back of the Humax box and have connect this to the vbox, but can get no further.""

"" b) In all the blurb and manuals it is stated that if you have 2 seperate lnb cables attached to the pvr, you can record 2 different channels at the same time, or you can watch one whilst at the same time record another. Thats the premice on which I made my decision to buy one. There is no statement that you cannot view/record certain match of channels.
Some channels I cannot view one whilst recording another:-
1 Record 102 ie BBC2 - I cannot view eg 101 BBC1 East
2 Record ITV4 - I cannot view eg BBC2, ITV1 Anglia, Channel4, Channel5, BBC3, BBC HD and others
3 Record BBC3 - I cannot view eg BBC1

Additionaly there are some channels that I cannot record/watch simultaineously.

Am I doing something wrong?, has the installation not been carried out correctly?, is the software correct? or is there something else awry here?

Software Version HPRSI 1.00.11 System Id 3768
Tuners 1 & 2 10733,H,22000,H6 Strength85%, Quality 100%""

Hope somebody can help or point me in the right direction
best regards/

  jack 09:54 26 Nov 09

For each sat channel 'looked at' you will need a LNB and cable to a 'tuner'
So to achieve the desired result you will need at least a triple LNB[if such tings exist or another dish/LNB/cable
1.SKY 2 Humax to watch 3 Humax to record.
Getting the idea?
Speak to your installer.
But I guess a Google for a satellite publication my be a better place to look
look here for example
click here+
or here
click here

  Belfix 12:02 26 Nov 09

Thanks Jack
Sorry to have wasted everyone's time here. I took all the lnb cables out and checked the ends. Guess what..one of the ends had the copper wire too long and when screwed in tight, it wasn't seating properly. Cut about 3 mm of the end and now it seats perfectly and i'm getting it all now. Is that what we pay so-called professional installers for?
Alls well until the next time
regards

  dms_05 08:17 30 Nov 09

A common problem with DIY installations. The central copper wire should be about the same length as the F connector, if it's longer it can short out in the tuner module.

  Nogueras 15:50 06 Jan 10

I need a new LNB for this box I am buying, but I need advice which to choose. Some say two outputs LNB, others quad. If I choose quad, do I need four cables? If not why not just go for a two o/p LNB?
Very basic questions I know. I also need high sensitivity and low noise as I live in Spain so would appreciate some tried and tested advice on make and model please.

  Nogueras 15:55 06 Jan 10

I need a new LNB for this box I am buying, but I need advice which to choose. Some say two outputs LNB, others quad. If I choose quad, do I need four cables? If not why not just go for a two o/p LNB?
Very basic questions I know. I also need high sensitivity and low noise as I live in Spain so would appreciate some tried and tested advice on make and model please.

  dms_05 22:27 06 Jan 10

Sky fit so many Quad output LNB's that they can sell for less than a twin output LNB. If you go for a Quad you have essentially two spare LNB outputs in case any of the outlets you are using develops a problem.

If you are living in Spain you will face a whole series of additional problems depending where you are located. You may need a very big dish (as large as 2.4m) and a very expensive LNB. The best thing you can do is talk with a reputable satellite installer in the Spanish region you live in.

In some areas of Spain (Costa Blanca for example) Freesat from Sky is much preferred over Freesat because the Sky box can decrypt some channels that are distributed on wide beam and are only otherwise availavle free on the very narrow beam of Astra 2D which requires the enormous dish.

In general the main BBC/ITV channels are only on the very narrow 2D beam and you will need a big dish and a specialist LNB (the LNB will be about £100).

A bit more research now may save you an expensive mistake.

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