Freesat box query

crankyguy

Novice Member
Hello.

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.

Thanks.

{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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mikej

Well-known Member
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.

 

Rodders53

Distinguished Member
Humax tuners rarely fail. What one is it?

Check out this site, hummy.tv and myhumax.org forums for the fault on your model.
 

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