Hummy not receiving

tim73

New Member
I have just bought myself 2 devolo homeplugs, plugged them in and into my BT Home Hub 3 and Hummy Foxsat recorder. To begin with I got two green lighhts on the home plug, either side of an orange light but now all three are green; I assume that's good. Reading these threads, I think that should now work but it doesn't. I go to channel 901-3 on my Hummy for iPlayer and ITV player and get told there is no signal. Am I missing something? I have tried powering down, waiting overnight etc but still nothing. Am I supposed to do something else? I fear I am being, what my five year old would call, a doughnut. All assistance gratefully reveived.
 

gomezz

Well-Known Member
Have you looked in the Network Settings on the Foxsat to see if if it has been allocated an IP address? Have you looked in your router settings to see if the Foxsat is showing up as a connected/attached device?
 
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tim73

New Member
gomezz, thanks for the response. I should have mentioned that: if I look into the settings the Foxsat is recognising an IP address etc so it seems to be connecting fine just not knowing what to do next. Do we need a Satelite connection at the same time, ours is out at the moment - which is why we are trying to connect to iPlayer. Would that explain it?
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
On the HD-FOX and HDR-FOX there is a specific "TV Portal" button which takes you to the Internet services independent of the broadcast stream (except that it needs an aerial connection to ensure the system date is correct, otherwise authentication doesn't work). However, if the FOXSAT accesses the catchup services via a satellite channel, you will need the EPG data to be coming in to direct the process of fetching Internet data.
 

Mike0001

Well-Known Member
So not having my satelite signal will be a problem, no EPG data?


At least it's possibly better now than originally. Before, you actually needed a signal from BBC1 etc so you could press the red button on it. So, if you were recording a couple of programs and couldn't tune in BBCx, there was no iPlayer either.

Anyone know what combinations of recordings, if any, will prevent you from tuning in channel 901? Don't tell me it's the same ones that exclude BBC1...
 

grahamlthompson

Well-Known Member
At least it's possibly better now than originally. Before, you actually needed a signal from BBC1 etc so you could press the red button on it. So, if you were recording a couple of programs and couldn't tune in BBCx, there was no iPlayer either.

Anyone know what combinations of recordings, if any, will prevent you from tuning in channel 901? Don't tell me it's the same ones that exclude BBC1...

Provided at least one recording channel is from the following list you should be able to access 901.

104 Channel 4
125 More4 +1
300 Film4
301 Film4 +1
974 Channel 4
750 RTE Radio 1
751 RTE Radio 2fm
752 RTE Radio Lyric FM
753 RTE Raidio na Gaeltacta
102 BBC Two
106 BBC Three
107 BBC Four
600 CBBC
601 CBeebies
950 BBC 1 London
951 BBC 1 CI
954 BBC 1 East (W)
965 BBC 1 West
968 BBC 2 England
981 BBC RB 1
102 BBC 2
110 BBC ALBA
705 BBC Radio 5 Live
706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
700 BBC Radio 1
701 BBC Radio 1 Xtra
702 BBC Radio 2
709 BBC Asian Network
959 BBC 1 S East
955 BBC 1 N West
956 BBC 1 NE & C
960 BBC 1 Scotland
966 BBC1 Yorks
970 BBC 2 SCOTLAND
103 ITV ( Border England )
103 ITV ( Central East )
103 ITV (Thames Valley)
103 ITV (Wales)
103 ITV 1 West
103 ITV (West Country South)
118 ITV4 + 1
119 ITV HD (Crystal Palace)
114 ITV2 +1
103 ITV (Anglia South)
103 ITV (Border Scotland)
103 ITV (Meridian South)
103 ITV (Tyne Tees North)
103 ITV (Yorkshire West)
105 Channel 5
128 Channel 5 + 1
129 5 USA
130 5 USA + 1
131 5*
132 5* + 1
119 ITV HD (Granada)
108 BBC ONE HD Wales
108 BBC1 ONE HD Scotland
980 BBC RB HD
137 CBS Action
139 horror CH+1
520 Heat
523 Magic
733 Heart radio
734 LBC 97.3
786 BFBS Radio
807 Jewellery Maker
136 CBS Reality +1
138 Horror Channel
515 Vintage TV
690 Inspiration TV
691 Daystar TV
820 THANE DIRECT
810 Ideal Extra
811TheDealChannel
812 Ideal World
813 Create A Craft
135 CBS Reality
401 INFORMATION TV
402 Showcase 2
403 Food Network
404 Food Network + 1
103 ITV HD (red button)
400 Showcase
509 Zing TV
210 CNBC
140 BET (Black Entertainment TV)
141 BET + 1
696 TBN EUROPE
851 Netplay TV
 

Mike0001

Well-Known Member
Provided at least one recording channel is from the following list you should be able to access 901.

104 Channel 4
etc.

Is there any reason why the internet channels should be affected by what the tuners are tuned to? It sounds illogical to me. Poor design? (Even poorer when they were only accessible via a red button on a specific channel!)
 

grahamlthompson

Well-Known Member
Is there any reason why the internet channels should be affected by what the tuners are tuned to? It sounds illogical to me. Poor design? (Even poorer when they were only accessible via a red button on a specific channel!)[/quote

You will have to ask Freesat why access to the home transponder is required. Presumably it's to download some sort of data, similar to what happens when you change the postcode. It's not specific to the Humax boxes.
 
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