freesat receiver for home use ?

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Looking for some info .

    Need a freesat HD receiver with record facility to replace an out going Sky box .
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    I need to know what box I can use that will have the ability to use the infrared remote eye system as on the Sky box.

    Suggestions please :)
     
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    Just keep the Sky box.

    If you don't have any active paid subscriptions it effectively becomes a Freesat box. You need to leave your old viewing card in the slot.
     
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    But then you cannot record anything :-( ( I know cos that is what I have done ! )
     
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    Ah. Didn't know that.
     
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    Hi John,

    Humax do a record / play box, but I am not sure what you mean by the remote infra-red system.

    J
     
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    Try ACDC TV in Hereford.
     
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    Loads of em will do all I want but I do not know about the ability to use an eye..

    The eye is used if you watch TV in more than one room but do not want to keep going into the room where the box is to change channel.
    It is connected via the coax of the aerial system.. All that you have in the other viewing rooms is a little 'magic eye' that you point the remote control at

    Cheers for that.. If all else fails I will ring them :)
     
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    I *think* places like Maplins do wireless video senders/receivers with remote control capability...
     
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    Hmmm Tried them before.. even a really expensive one gave middling results.. and most use a frequency too close for comfort to wifi systems.. so cause often cause issues with that too
     
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    Humax I have one that is also 12volt 4amp and1tb of memory

    Joe
     
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    Freesat boxes do not have an RF output, so you cannot connect a Sky Magic eye to them.
    You will either need to use wireless AV sender / transmitter system.
    Or you can get a modulator, that connects to your Freesat boxes scart cable output, and to your RF cable. You can get some that also have magic eye functionality.

    Or get another cable run from your dish, and put you now defunct sky box in the other room. At least you will be able to watch live TV, but not anything recorded from the freesat box...? Useful solution when you and another family member want to watch two things at the same time
     
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    Freesat boxes are pretty cheap, it's easy to wire one up to a second tv, then you can watch different channels on each.
    I have a Humax pvr, luckily, it works with the same remote control as the TV ( Samsung) but you can get programmable remote controls quite cheaply now that will control everything with just the one handset.
    Harmony are good, All for One are cheap.
     
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    The cable run to where it is to be used from the dish would be extremely long.. Too long in my opinion even with top quality low loss coax..
    The dish has to be at the front of the house while the room it has to feed is at the very back..
    There is no way to feed the coax through the house and no way to get the coax in to the room without going to an external wall and then back on its self ( hard to explain but the cables would be about 30+ metres long .. Something that as an ex rigger and radio bod I am not happy to go with

    And there is also the point that it needs to go to 6 different rooms and feed 6 different tv's as the present system does

    If there is no way to use a remote magic eye then it looks like I shall abandon the whole idea and use the sky box without the ability to record

    Thinking it through, I suppose I might be able to find a PVR that has an analogue tuner.. Use the sky box ( which feeds the whole house via coax ) and run that in to PVR's located in the crucial rooms
    It is though, all getting silly complex ! :)
     
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    Just bought latest human sat box. Light year better then earlier incarnations....Just £200 a bargain I think for what it does. Has TV on demand built in...
     
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    Where in the UK did you buy it?
    What model is it?

    Thanks
    Mel
     
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    Are they better than non-human sat boxes....? :)
     
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    Is there anyway to record to a sky box from a freesat box
     
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