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Motorised Sat Dish

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by grahamsmith, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. grahamsmith

    grahamsmith New Member


    Is it possible to drive a sat dish to tune into sats other than Astra 28.2 by using a HDR and motor?

    Graham Smith
  2. Bspks

    Bspks New Member

    I've only just got my Foxsat, but looking through the manual there is DiSEqC switching available (although it's pretty well hidden in the manual) and I know for certain that DiSEqC motorised mounts are available.
    Perhaps some of the more experienced users out there have a more comprehensive answer.
  3. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Yes it has usals. Using a motorised dish however comprimises freesat mode (single tuner recording only) so not really the best box to use with a motor.
  4. grahamsmith

    grahamsmith New Member

    Thanks for responding to my post

    I have searched the web for info. on your two key words 'DiSEqC' and 'Usals' and that search has led me to using my Sat Dish as a 'fixed antenna' for the moment and I have found more Satellites than just 28.2
    I have saved many more channels, but up to now they all look very similar to the Freesat stuff
    I have have allocrated one Sat. to each DiSEqC reference letter A B C & D. Is this the way, or should I have put them all on say A, because now I have run out of DiSEqC reference letters,but still have more Sats to look into
    I can go back to Freesat any time I like and watch the regular channels
    If I do not want to record any of the other Sat. stuff is is still viable to persue the original idea of driving a motor from my HD or HDR kit

    Graham Smith
  5. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    See this thread from here

  6. grahamsmith

    grahamsmith New Member

    Hi Graham

    I also have a Foxsat HD

    Can I drive a Sat. Dish with this kit using Usals etc

    There is no recording issues with this although I am concerned about loosing EPG on returning to Freesat


    Graham Smith