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Thursday, 12 December 2013
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jb38
5:56 PM

DaveG: It certainly appears that way! although with satellite systems its always easier to determine the source of a problem, i.e: whether box or dish, if the person with the suspect device is on friendly terms with anyone who uses a Sky+ or Freesat box, because should a friendly neighbour or whoever be willing to allow their dish system to be used for the purpose of carrying out a rescan on the suspect device the results of would instantly give a pointer as to where to investigate.

As far as dish alignment is concerned, the reason I did not mention checking the dish was simply because you had previously mentioned in one of your earlier postings that you had already done so and with me having taken this at face value, although I fully appreciate that it might well have been accidentally moved since then.

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MikeP
8:05 PM

Re Skew
It is not always 7 degrees! Depends on where the receiving site is and which satellite is wanted.

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Friday, 13 December 2013
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jb38
10:34 PM

DaveG: Although you maybe possibly have found this out for yourself by now, but with regards to your No2 tuner problem as the tuner in question failed to operate after having carried out the software update / box reset etc the likely reason for this new problem is that the box will be sitting on its "single input" mode, and although you are using two input feeds the second one will be disabled.

To get over this problem press : "Menu" - "Set up" then select Freesat tune followed by carrying out this button pressing procedure which takes you into another menu where you can select one or two input feeds.

Press in succession: Red / Green / Yellow / Blue / Green / Yellow / Blue and a menu should appear with "connection type", make sure that two inputs are selected then back out of the menu and carry out another Freesat tune.

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Monday, 16 December 2013
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DaveG
10:21 AM

jb38 thanks for the previous posting very good info the two tuners are now back and tried and tested with record and watching two separate channels as before the reset and SW update is it the SW update or the reset that would cause it to revert back to one.

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jb38
5:14 PM

DaveG: Pleased to see that the aforementioned procedure has resolved the problem and with both tuners now operating normally for a device using twin input feeds.

As far as the SW update / reset is concerned, yes, very possibly, as when those boxes were purchased as brand new it was sometimes necessary to select twin inputs as part of the set up procedure, whereas never if purchased from Humax Direct as a regraded model, which by the way are currently being sold by same @ £129.00 for a 500gB model, my intention being to purchase another as my 320gB version has given faultless service for around 4 years now and with it never at any time having been disconnected from the mains.

Of course the only problem they did suffer from was that of their remote control locking up whereby the box would not respond to commands, the cure being to remove one end of the battery, press any button to discharge the internal storage capacitor, then push the battery back home again.

The latter only mentioned in case you should also experience this problem at some point in time as many did!

By the way, when you updated the software what number is it showing as when checked in diagnostics?


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Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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DaveG
7:26 PM

jb38 the SW version at this time is suffix 21

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jb38
9:47 PM

DaveG: Excellent!! as thats the software version installed on my own box, and which I have certainly not found any cause for complaint with.


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Thursday, 2 January 2014
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DaveG
5:48 PM

jb38 and js Now the wind has managed to give me a day safe to be up a ladder with a very small adjustment to dish and LNB and using a very inexpensive meter with audible tone it was a very easy DIY job with very excellent results starting with PO code recognition and a very good signal strength and quality the HD channels coming in as full 1080p quality EPG shows all programs for all channels for all times even getting the offer to record a series of program same as we get with the free view box.

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jb38
7:58 PM

DaveG: Good news then!! Really pleased to learn that you have managed to succeed with your adjustments to the dish with the aid of such a simple meter, your achievement somewhat proving the point that if care is taken then its not always absolutely necessary to use high priced professional equipment for success, that is provided that the job is carried out in a slow methodical fashion such as has obviously been practised by yourself.

Many thanks for the update!

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