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"Freesat Tune" compared to "Manual Tune"

#1
Hi Guys,

Just obtained a Foxsat HD box (to run alongside my HDR1000S).

What happens if I do a Manual Tune?

Will I loose all the Freesat Channels that I got when I did the initial Freesat tune?

Obviously I have no instructions, but am having fun with it so far.

Regards,

Paul
 

Trev

The Dumb One
#2
Why do you want to do a manual tune?
If this is done in the Non-Freesat mode, it will not destroy your Freesat EPG.
 

Trev

The Dumb One
#6
For my erudition: what's the problem even if it does?
Only if every time he does a non-freesat manual scan, he has to re-scan Freesat. That could be a pain in the botty.
Paul. Have you tried using multiple LNBs in conjunction with a DiSEqC switch. You can easily get 28.2E and 19.2E on a Sky dish.
 
#7
Hi Trev,
Thanks for the info, I just want to play (without loosing my Freesat EPG).
Regards,
Paul
As I posted on MyHumax. Once you add some non-freesat channels you get an extra menu option to switch modes Freesat/Non Freesat. Lot more info on my post on myHumax. Including being able to use other satellite groups and a link to the channels you can get from 28.2E.

Despite being a Freesat box it's a pretty good generic fta box as well,
 
#8
Only if every time he does a non-freesat manual scan, he has to re-scan Freesat. That could be a pain in the botty.
Paul. Have you tried using multiple LNBs in conjunction with a DiSEqC switch. You can easily get 28.2E and 19.2E on a Sky dish.
Hi Trev,
I've not tried that yet (been stuck with a Sky box for years).
I just googled 19.2 and there doesn't seem to be much transmitted in English.
Regards,
Paul
 
#9
As I posted on MyHumax. Once you add some non-freesat channels you get an extra menu option to switch modes Freesat/Non Freesat. Lot more info on my post on myHumax. Including being able to use other satellite groups and a link to the channels you can get from 28.2E.
Hi Graham,
Sorry to confuse things by posting on both forums, but not everyone is on both of them.
Regards,
Paul
 
#10
19.2E was/is quite popular with F1 enthusiasts since Sky decided it cost extra. German TV transmits formula 1 FTA and Radio 4 extra often broadcast fi live. A bit of jiggery pokery with a pvr to synch the two can work. You can use it with a motorised dish to get thousands of channels in English.

Check out Pedro2000's website a regular poster on AV forums.

http://purplesat.com/

http://www.purplesat.com/index.php?p=1_16_FREE-TOP-MOVIES

You might want some sunglasses handy it's a trifle bright :D
 
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