Advice with setup

maxipax

Active Member
Hi,
I am looking at changing my elderly parents TV set up. They have at the moment Sky the freeview version.
I was going to get the 46" Panosonic Tv with built in Freesat tuner and the Humix Foxsat. Would these be a good choice and should it be easy for them to use?
Can I use the current Sky dish (small black one and the exsisting 4 point LNB that is currently installed.
If so what do I need to do to get it going and what changes/different equipment would I need.
All new to this so any advice, hints and recomendations greatly apreciated..
Many thanks
max
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Hi,
I am looking at changing my elderly parents TV set up. They have at the moment Sky the freeview version.
I was going to get the 46" Panosonic Tv with built in Freesat tuner and the Humix Foxsat. Would these be a good choice and should it be easy for them to use?
Can I use the current Sky dish (small black one and the exsisting 4 point LNB that is currently installed.
If so what do I need to do to get it going and what changes/different equipment would I need.
All new to this so any advice, hints and recomendations greatly apreciated..
Many thanks
max

All the equipment you mention will connect to your dish. Consider whether you need to pay the premium for the built in freesat tuner in the TV. The foxsat-hdr has twin tuners and even when recording 2 you can also watch a 3rd channel while recording 2 (the choice of watching depends on what you are recording). In addition you can always watch a recording and will also have the freeview tuner in the TV.

If you have a PC and Excel download my EXcel application from here

4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download FoxsatRecordCheck010.xls

It will give you a good idea as to what you can watch while recording two.

(just click on the button labelled 2 cables)
 

Oyster24

Active Member
Do they need such a big TV? I ask because I find anything over 32" overwhelming and dominates the room.
 

maxipax

Active Member
Hi,
Yes they fancy a big TV. they sit about 4 meters away from it as well!!! which is a fair distance.
Do I have to move the dish or will it pick up from the angle it is at now?
If they have the Freesat tuner in the TV can they watch what ever whislt still recording??
Many thanks for advice and views.
Max
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Hi,
Yes they fancy a big TV. they sit about 4 meters away from it as well!!! which is a fair distance.
Do I have to move the dish or will it pick up from the angle it is at now?
If they have the Freesat tuner in the TV can they watch what ever whislt still recording??
Many thanks for advice and views.
Max

You don't need to move the dish freesat and sky are the same channels, same satellite. The only difference is the epg. Freesat don't transmit anything they simply offer an alternative epg to sky but for free to air channels only. To use the sat tuner in the TV you need 3 connections to the dish (you should already have a quad (4 output) lnb). Two are required for the hdr and one for the TV. Connected this way the tuners are completely independent so you can watch anything on the TV whatever the foxsats doing. You can't of course pause live TV or do any other tricks using the TV tuner. Can't imagine what they would need the freesat tuner in the TV though as the hdr can record both HD channels at the same time and freeview has more of the popular SD channels than freesat anyway.
 

maxipax

Active Member
Hi,
They do not get freeview with a standard ariel as they do not have one. Can the get freeview through the sat dish?
Would just freesat get the normal channels ie 1 - 5 and is there some sort of EPG with that for them to use??
Many thanks
max
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Hi,
They do not get freeview with a standard ariel as they do not have one. Can the get freeview through the sat dish?
Would just freesat get the normal channels ie 1 - 5 and is there some sort of EPG with that for them to use??
Many thanks
max

You can't get freeview from a dish they need an aerial for that. Freesat has a 8 day epg and on the hdr you just click OK on an epg entry to schedule a recording. Current freesat channel line up

101 BBC One
102 BBC Two
103 ITV HD (red button)
103 ITV1
104 Channel 4
105 Channel 5
106 BBC Three
107 BBC Four
108 BBC HD
110 BBC ALBA
113 ITV2
114 ITV2 +1
115 ITV3
116 ITV3 +1
117 ITV4
118 ITV4 + 1
120 S4C
121 Channel 4 + 1
122 E4
123 E4 +1
124 More4
125 More4 +1
135 Zone Romantica
136 Zone Reality
137 Zone Thriller
138 Zone Horror
139 Zone Horror + 1
140 Black Entertainment Television (BET)
141 BET + 1
200 BBC News
201 BBC Parliament
202 S4C2
203 Al Jazeera English
204 Euronews
205 France 24
206 Russia Today
207 CNN
208 Bloomberg TV
209 NHK WORLD TV
300 Film4
301 Film4 +1
302 True Movies
303 True Movies 2
304 Movies4Men
306 Movies4Men2
308 Simply Movies
400 Wedding TV
401 Wedding TV + 1
402 Information TV
403 Rural TV
450 Men and Motors
451 Audi Channel
500 Chart Show TV
501 The Vault
502 Scuzz
504 B4U Music
509 Zee Music
513 9XM
514 Clubland
600 CBBC
601 CBeebies
602 CITV
603 POP
604 POPGirl
605 Tiny POP
606 Kix!
650 Teachers TV
662 9X
690 Inspiration TV
691 DAYSTAR TV
700 BBC Radio 1
701 BBC Radio 1 Xtra
702 BBC Radio 2
703 BBC Radio 3
704 BBC Radio 4 FM
705 BBC Radio 5 Live
706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
707 BBC 6Music
708 BBC Radio 7
709 BBC Asian Network
710 BBC Radio 4 LW
711 BBC World Service
712 BBC Radio Scotland
713 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal (Gaelic)
714 BBC Radio Wales
715 BBC Radio Cymru (Welsh)
716 BBC Radio Ulster
719 Capital 95.8
720 Choice FM
721 Classic FM
722 Gold
723 XFM London
724 Absolute Radio
725 Absolute Classic Rock
726 Absolute Radio Extreme
727 NME Radio
728 WRN
729 JazzFM
730 Planet Rock
731 Talk Sport Radio
750 RTE Radio 1
751 RTE Radio 2fm
752 RTE Radio Lyric FM
753 RTE Raidio na Gaeltacta
777 Insight Radio
786 BFBS Radio
790 TWR Radio
800 QVC
801 price-drop tv
802 bid tv
803 Pitch TV
804 Pitch World
805 Gems TV1
806 TV Shop
807 Shop on TV
808 JML Home & DIY
809 JML
810 JML COOKSHOP
811 Thane Direct
816 Ideal World
851 Netplay TV
852 Smart Live Casino
861 Gala TV
950 BBC 1 London
951 BBC 1 CI
952 BBC 1 E Mids
953 BBC 1 East (E)
954 BBC 1 East (W)
955 BBC 1 N West
956 BBC 1 NE & C
957 BBC 1 NI
958 BBC 1 Oxford
959 BBC 1 S East
960 BBC 1 Scotland
961 BBC 1 South
962 BBC 1 S West
963 BBC 1 W Mids
964 BBC 1 Wales
965 BBC 1 West
966 BBC 1 Yorks
967 BBC 1 Eyrks*L
968 BBC 2 England
969 BBC 2 NI
970 BBC 2 SCOTLAND
971 BBC 2 W
974 Channel 4
975 Channel 4 + 1
977 ITV 1 London (audio described)
986 Teletext (Watch Only)
 

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