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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    I don't understand what point you are trying to make, it seems contradictory. Fan, auto unprotect, remote scheduling are all packages that might get auto updated, so there would be something to be gained if you wanted them regularly updated. You are implying only webif gets updated, which is...
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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    Auto unprotect is running, as is remote scheduling. If they're away and realise they've forgotten to set something to record, they phone or text me and ask me to set a recording. Fan package is also running to reduce fan noise and improve disc life.
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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    But the disadvantage of auto updating is the CF may stop working at a time when I can't deal with it, due to either available free time or physical access. My parents run a box with CF on it, which I see about four times a year. There is no way I can have that auto updating.
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    Two FoxT2s playing through the same TV displaying differently

    1080p as output by the HDR Fox T2 is 1080p50 which has twice the data rate of 1080i50. Freeview HD broadcasts in either 1080i50 or 1080p25 switching on the fly depending on content. How well 1080i50 can convey 1080p25 is open to debate and the conversions in your TV, but if we're going to worry...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    The gain in the FOXs isn't that high, it's only enough to compensate for the insertion loss of going into the box and back out. I suspect the gain is in the 3 to 6 db range but that's a guess. This should allow the gain to be done with a lower noise figure, but whether it is I don't know...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    And 40% gave me nothing but trouble. Even 50% was marginal, on a signal that my Sony TV could receive entirely happily.
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    70% seems to be a good signal level for the HDR Fox T2, more than enough for it to be happy but not so much you're saturating the input stages. If muxes go below 60% I try to do something about it. One problem with the daisy chained amps is each one adds noise. 4db is a typical figure. The...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    This whole saga will occur again in a few years. No doubt 6G mobile will demand it gets the 600MHz band or civilisation as we know it will end, or whatever. Give it a couple more iterations and we'll be down to one nationwide SFN on channel 21 carrying a PSBs only mux. Our problem is the UK...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    A couple of things occur to me. Why didn't you just swap the XG16A for a group T? You appear to have good enough signal in the group A frequencies to tolerate lower gain, and a group T would be as good gain at 55/56 as a group E. This would also have reduced windage, and avoided the need for a...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    The thing with 55 and 56 is they are borrowing bandwidth in the middle of the 700MHz band that is being cleared for 5G. COM7 and 8 became SFNs on 55 and 56 in order to keep them at all, but with reduced capacity per mux (due to guard interval) and reduced coverage compared to the original...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    It's not just the age of your amp, it's the lack of screening. Look at your UHF combiner, it has a metal box covering everything as an overall screen. Your amp should be like that. Similarly the power supply for the amp should have an overall screen, if it as old as the amp it probably doesn't...
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    Freeview muxes 55 & 56 - the future?

    Looking at that web site I'd consider replacing your amp (the one in the red box). It is clearly unscreened in those pictures, which probably means it was designed for analogue TV. So as well as issues with interference getting in due to lack of screening, it may have a higher noise figure than...
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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    This was the only error I was seeing. What do you mean by the term "method" in this context? You say it has downloaded, but has it installed?
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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    That says: owenhdrfoxt2# /bin/wget -qO- "http://hpkg.tv/diag/ssl/fix" | /bin/sh Connecting to hpkg.tv (89.248.55.75:80) libcrypto.so.1.1 100% |*******************************| 3557k 0:00:00 ETA Connecting to hpkg.tv (89.248.55.75:80)...
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    Lots of errors updating all packages, help!

    Same result, and I tried it twice. Box still in maintenance mode: Please select option: diag Enter the diagnostic name (or press return to cancel): ssl/fix Are you sure you...
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