Thread: A couple of Freesat questions...


Forum: Uk Freesat

Ok, not been in here before, wouldn't even know where to start looking. Back story: Grabbed my sister a Humax Foxsat-HD Freesat box as a house warming present due to the presence o

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Admin little_pob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    mmm....padded walls....so soft...
    Posts
    8,019
    DW Cash
    1,163
    Trophies
    Blog Entries
    7
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    9
    Mentioned
    217 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    A couple of Freesat questions...

    Ok, not been in here before, wouldn't even know where to start looking.

    Back story:
    Grabbed my sister a Humax Foxsat-HD Freesat box as a house warming present due to the presence of a minidish on the side of her new house.

    The dish, with a single coax feed was already fitted to the front of the house. However, the previous owners had removed the coax plugs from the various aerial drop-ins around the house and the f-connector from the dish feed. Now, both the aerial feed and dish feed to the living room come through the same hole in the wall.

    Throwing a coax plug on one of the leads I attempted to tune the DVB-T tuner built into the TV. No services where found. Swapping for the other lead got the relevant freeview channels for the area.

    I then made a flylead out of 2 f-connectors and some 75 ohm 'low loss' coax (the cheap Tower stuff B&Q sell) and connected to Humax to what could now only be the dish feed via one of these. However, the Humax fails to find a sat feed on the initial setup it goes though (I left it a good 20 mins). I have yet to try a direct connection onto the dish feed into the living room (to rule out the fly lead).

    So the questions...
    Could I have damaged the LNB buy connecting directly to the TV?
    The dish is approximately on the same alignment with the sky dishes in the area, but what is the easiest (and cheapest) way of checking the dish is actually correctly aligned for Freesat?
    Is the cable I've used as a flylead even suitable for satellite?
    Or should I be looking at something else?



  2. #2
    DW Contributor bod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    In the SIN BIN
    Posts
    3,304
    DW Cash
    33
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: A couple of Freesat questions...

    if the previous tenanta took the f connectors they easily could av moved the dish..........thus no channels, check dish alignment for 28.2 e



Similar Threads

  1. couple more questions
    By P33 RRV in forum Xbox 360 Forums
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st January 2010, 16:32
  2. Freesat Questions!!
    By gooner71 in forum Uk Freesat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13th May 2008, 18:18
  3. couple of questions
    By pritesh in forum Dreambox Receivers (all models)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th February 2007, 20:19
  4. Couple a questions
    By squirelleyes in forum General Cable Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 5th February 2007, 15:36
  5. A Couple of Questions?
    By P@tch in forum AV & HOME CINEMA
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12th May 2001, 00:26

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Important Keywords:

box, buy, cable, channels, cheap, dish, dvb-t, freesat, freeview, lnb, satellite, sell, services, setup, single, sky, tuner, tv

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •