Freesat box query


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Our Humax Freesat box had problems on the second tuner. I mucked about with cables etc and finally got an engineer in. He tells me after changing stuff about and using a tester that it's the box. I'm going to buy a new recorder - one of the Freesat branded ones since Humax stopped making. Can I check my LNB is suitable please.

It's apparently a Zinwell J4LS and is sky branded as they fitted the dish.


{Edit} My apologies - this should have gone in the Freesat forum. Looking to delete this post but can't see a way to do it.
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If that is/was a standard Sky+ LNB that worked with your previous Freesat PVR, then I think it should be fine.

It's when people upgrade to Sky Q (which uses a wideband LNB) and then revert back to Freesat that they can run into problems as some (older ?) Freesat boxes only work with a narrowband LNB, so an LNB change is required.

The very latest 4K Freesat-branded boxes, though, actually work with both.



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Humax tuners rarely fail. What one is it?

Check out this site, and forums for the fault on your model.

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