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What can I record and watch using one or two cables

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by grahamlthompson, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    What can I record and watch using one or two cables

    I have an automated Excel application that details which second channels can be recorded and third channels viewed. It needs a bit of customisation in that you have to manually correct the data entries for 101, 102, 103 and 119 to match the transponders selected by postcode used. (press opt+ when tuned to the channel to get the data). Because only a PC running Excel supports active x controls it will only run on a PC running genuine Excel (compatibles have a different macro language and the MAC version does not support active x).

    Auto

    https://www.adrive.com/public/k6Q377/FoxsatRecordCheck011.xls

    Manual Excel

    https://www.adrive.com/public/bHdVfB/FoxsatStaticMK2_011.xls

    Manual HTML

    https://www.adrive.com/public/t3jBkt/FoxsatStaticMK2_011.htm

    All 3

    http://humaxgoodies.weebly.com/

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1698F958AF9ACDA4&id=1698F958AF9ACDA4!105




    Modus Operandi For two cable connections

    Find the channel you want to record using tuner 1 (note the coloured blocks identifying the transponders in cols 1-3). Identify the 2nd channel to be recorded.

    Here's the rules

    If both recordings are from the same transponder (eg BBC1-HD and BBC-HD) you can view and time shift any 3rd channel

    If both recordings are from different transponders then you can view but not time shift any channel sharing a transponder with either recording.

    One Cable

    Rule is as above except that the second channel choice is restricted to channels in the same block as indicated in col 4.

    Bear in mind if one recording includes a BBC SD channel with regional variations then these exist in both the low frequency blocks.

    Single cable users might also wish to note that ITV1-HD Granada, BBC1-HD and BBC-HD are all in the same block allowing those with a suitable postcode to record both the BBC-HD channels and view ITV1-HD even with only a single lnb
     
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  2. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Todays Freesat changes uploaded, links unchanged
     
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  3. frogman23

    frogman23 New Member

    Thanks Graham
     
  4. SeptimusFry

    SeptimusFry New Member

    What a pity, I seem to have come along too late !! The link to the spreadsheet is no longer valid.

    If you are around, Graham, I would be obliged to be able to download your s/s, I am forever having to rearrange my recording schedule to accommodate something or other. I wish I had two LNBs...
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have just checked, and all three links in post no 1 are still working OK for me.
     
  6. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Not aware of any issues. Except I have forgotten to post the latest update links. Brian the 4 shared ones are way out of date. Apologies the files were updated this morning due to the deletion of the BBC red button Olympic RB2 stream

    https://www.adrive.com/public/k6Q377/FoxsatRecordCheck011.xls

    https://www.adrive.com/public/bHdVfB/FoxsatStaticMK2_011.xls

    https://www.adrive.com/public/t3jBkt/FoxsatStaticMK2_011.htm

    All 3

    http://humaxgoodies.weebly.com/

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1698F958AF9ACDA4&id=1698F958AF9ACDA4!105

    Sorting out Post 1 now
     
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Have you considered fitting a SCR/unicable lnb. Only 1 cable is required to give independent feeds to both tuners.