German TV on a Humax Freesat Recorder

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  1. Joe Cable

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    Hello
    I wonder if anyone can confirm if it is possible to watch and record German TV via a Humax Freesat HD recorder. I only want to use the Humax for German TV (therefore would not use the freesat mode) but have not been able to confirm if non-freesat channels can be manually time recorded (i.e. set the time and date of recording as per pre EPG). I assume that the Humax box will not recognise any German EPG.
    Thanks for any info.
     
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    The Humax will get now and next on the German EPG. Not sure about recording though.
     
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    If it's a Foxsat-hdr and you have the Custom firmware installed, the channel editor allows you to add non-freesat channels to be usable in freesat mode and set manual recordings. I guess you will need a lnb on 28.2 as well as 19.2E and a diseqc switch to maintain freesat mode though.
     
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    My Foxsat-HDR is fed by a Technisat Multytenne TWIN (13, 19.5, 23, and 28.2 reception). In non-Freesat mode, you can only record the programme you are watching from the EPG. There is no facility for setting-up recordings in advance.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Just to confirm, if I don't maintain the freesat mode I will not be able to set manual recordings for the German channels?
     
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    I can't be 100% certain it's just a guess as the only way to record in non-freesat mode is to manually start the recordings. The manual timer capability for non-freesat channels requires the Custom Firmware and the channel editor to make your 19.2E channels visible in visible in non freesat mode. Best to post your query here where the CF experts will see it.

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    Hi.
    In non-freesat mode, the HDR does not allow selecting of the next programme for recording, nor does it allow entry to the schedules menu. Just says "Notice, Not available. [OK]".
    So no manual recording either. Just instant record by pressing the button.
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    Indeed, but the CF gets over this problem. Just not sure if it will work with a box that doesn't have access as a minimum to the Freesat home transponder.
     

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