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Humax FOXSATHD-G

Grade A product
"Grade A units are marked with the suffix -G at the end of the part code). Grade A's are predominantly store returns that have been tested and where appropriate repaired to an "as new" standard in our own service centre or factory. They come fully boxed with all accessories and full instructions and are all backed up by a complete 1 year on site warranty."

Humax Foxsat HD Freesat set top box capable of viewing both High Definition and Standard Definition channels. Features include full colour, high resolution electronic program guide, digital text, Dolby digital audio output, HDMI socket, Upscaling up to 1080i or 720p and USB connection.

Get digital TV including high definition (HD) broadcasts for a one off payment with this Humax freesat box. In order to use this box YOU WILL NEED to have a satellite dish installed on your property - Sky dish is fine.
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#1
Can i split one satellite output into 2 to feed ne into this?
#2
saayinla
Can i split one satellite output into 2 to feed ne into this?


Assuming you mean you want to feed two satellite receivers off one satellite dish (LNB) then the easiest way providing you have a fixed dish set to Astra 28E to pickup sky/freesat transmissions, is to replace your existing LNB with a dual feed LNB like this....

http://wizardsatellite.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_25&products_id=36

You would then have two cable feeds from the LNB on the dish into the relevant rooms with the receivers in, with no degradation of signal.
#3
cicobuff
Assuming you mean you want to feed two satellite receivers off one satellite dish (LNB) then the easiest way providing you have a fixed dish set to Astra 28E to pickup sky/freesat transmissions, is to replace your existing LNB with a dual feed LNB like this....

http://wizardsatellite.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_25&products_id=36

You would then have two cable feeds from the LNB on the dish into the relevant rooms with the receivers in, with no degradation of signal.


excellent help. repped
#4
You should mention these are Grade A units, not new.
#5
If your wondering what grade A stock is....

These products are either older models we are attempting to clear from stock, or "Grade A" ("Grade A" units are marked with the suffix -G at the end of the part code). Grade A's are predominantly store returns that have been tested and where appropriate repaired to an "as new" standard in our own service centre or factory. They come fully boxed with all accessories and full instructions and are all backed up by a complete 1 year on site warranty.

Generally these units are on the latest software version but this cannot be guaranteed so free software updates are available via 'Over the Air' transmissions (when available) and at our support website at [url]www.humaxdigital.com/hcsa[/url].
#6
Tezmundo786;3168319
If your wondering what grade A stock is....



I wasn't.

It means secondhand, broken returns patched up to sell off a high prices because people are so willing to pay almost full price for them.

With the NEW machine being available for £11 more, the secondhand one at less than 9% discount is not my idea of a good buy. Not saying they are not good machines, but the rush to pay such a high proportion of the new price is self defeating :-(
#7
nihcaj
I wasn't.

It means secondhand, broken returns patched up to sell off a high prices because people are so willing to pay almost full price for them.

With the NEW machine being available for £11 more, the secondhand one at less than 9% discount is not my idea of a good buy. Not saying they are not good machines, but the rush to pay such a high proportion of the new price is self defeating :-(


Good point, completely agree!
#8
saayinla
excellent help. repped


Thanks very much, glad to be of help.
#9
saayinla
excellent help. repped


Just to add to the advice given by cicobuff, If you change your LNB
1). be gentle and try not to disturb anything.
2). a Sly LNB is designed & matched to the dish. Therefore others will need tweaking.
3). this is not a problem , but for optimum signal you will more than likely have to skew the LNB to find out to what degree look up the dish setting for your house at [url]www.dishpointer.com[/url]
You might have to move the map around to find the pointer to fix over your house.
4). this is a DIY job but to find the optimum settings if you can set everything up so that you can actually see a TV picture, a text screen is best. Using a digibox signal meter is usless as it has a 1 second delay.
5). [url]www.satelliteforcaravans.co.uk[/url] will help, rest my case most caravanner's set dishes up without the aid of a satellite meter.
Best of luck
Robert
#10
cicobuff
Assuming you mean you want to feed two satellite receivers off one satellite dish (LNB) then the easiest way providing you have a fixed dish set to Astra 28E to pickup sky/freesat transmissions, is to replace your existing LNB with a dual feed LNB like this....

http://wizardsatellite.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_25&products_id=36

You would then have two cable feeds from the LNB on the dish into the relevant rooms with the receivers in, with no degradation of signal.



That LNB is not suitable for a Sky Dish.

:whistling:
#11
Inactive
That LNB is not suitable for a Sky Dish.

:whistling:


Why? I thought that you can use any standard LNB pointing at Astra 28 to receive Sky, my father certainly is on his rig without any problems, in fact when the sky engineer came to install his Sky receiver, as my father had already up a standard 60cm dish & LNB he just tweaked the signal and didnt change the dish or LNB at all. What LNB IS suitable for a Sky Dish then, please explain?
#12
Because a Sky Dish is oval shaped, Sky LNB's are designed to work within these parameters, so only a Sky LNB is really suitable, the linked LNB is designed for use with a circular dish.

The linked LNB will not even fit a Sky Dish without additional adaptors.

A quad Sky LNB, can be purchased on eBay for around a tenner.
#13
Inactive
Because a Sky Dish is oval shaped, Sky LNB's are designed to work within these parameters, so only a Sky LNB is really suitable, the linked LNB is designed for use with a circular dish.

The linked LNB will not even fit a Sky Dish without additional adaptors.

A quad Sky LNB, can be purchased on eBay for around a tenner.


Thanks for that, well thats additional info for the original poster, although you dont have to use a oval shaped sky dish to receive sky, my dads dish isnt oval shaped, and the original posters question doesn't state that he has a oval shaped sky dish to begin with, so the linked LNB could be right or wrong depending on what dish he currently has.

So in that sense you were making assumptions I was wrong, when unless all the options are weighed up with the original posters question, I wasn't :p
#14
You certainly do not need an oval dish to get Sky, as you correctly state, however all dishes installed by Sky for digital reception are oval ones without exception.

So that LNB will not (a ) fit a Sky Digital Dish, or ( b) be suitable.:p
#15
Inactive
You certainly do not need an oval dish to get Sky, as you correctly state, however all dishes installed by Sky for digital reception are oval ones without exception.

So that LNB will not (a ) fit a Sky Digital Dish, or ( b) be suitable.:p


Providing the original poster has a sky dish, if not then my link is suitable :p
#16
whizzkid
You should mention these are Grade A units, not new.
Thanks for pointing that out, to you, nihcaj, and Tezmundo786.

TBH I didn't even know about the Grade A thing. :oops:

In fact Humax only 'mention' it by by ways of a graphic link which, IMHO, is a rather sneaky method as the Grade A graphic made me think these were new, top notch, as grade 'A' is in my mind. I didn't even spot that the Grade A graphic was a link at all, let alone an admission as to some sub-standard merchandise.

If I should have mentioned these are 'secondhand, broken returns patched up' units, as I most certainly should, then Humax should also have the decency to do so upfront.

I feel cheated, but not as cheated as I would had I actually bought one.

OP amended.

john
#17
usenetz;3174695

If I should have mentioned these are 'secondhand, broken returns patched up' units, as I most certainly should, then Humax should also have the decency to do so upfront.

I feel cheated, but not as cheated as I would had I actually bought one.
john


There are a LOT of deals on this site which are the same, and posters as well as retailers are very economical with how this is put across. Some people do not understand the significance of refurbs, not a surprise as it is really just a euphemism for old tat; but they seem to have this idea that they really ARE good as new, & how they come up with this concept is a mystery to me.

I don't really care if they are willing to pay 90% of the new price for old goods, I am not, but if they are SO good, why are retailers not plastering it all over their ads?
#18
cicobuff
Providing the original poster has a sky dish, if not then my link is suitable :p


Which would be a chance of about 1 in 1000.:p

Apart from the one your Father has, when did you last see a circular dish?

;-)
#19
nihcaj
There are a LOT of deals on this site which are the same, and posters as well as retailers are very economical with how this is put across. Some people do not understand the significance of refurbs, not a surprise as it is really just a euphemism for old tat; but they seem to have this idea that they really ARE good as new, & how they come up with this concept is a mystery to me.


To be fair to Humax, I purchased a " refurbished " 9200 PVR from them a couple of weeks ago, it is absolutely as brand new, in fact I am convinced that it is Brand New, just sold as " refurbished " to avoid upsetting retailers.
#20
Inactive;3176025
To be fair to Humax, I purchased a " refurbished " 9200 PVR from them a couple of weeks ago, it is absolutely as brand new, in fact I am convinced that it is Brand New, just sold as " refurbished " to avoid upsetting retailers.


Interestingly, I too have a "refurb" 9200 which was bought FOR me from the same source... and especially when compared to the Thomson, it is great, and like yours, cosmetically it is perfect, however I am NOT convinced it is new, at all. I personally would not have bought it, (I would have if the price had been a good bit lower) as I know it was barely cheaper than the new, and I was thinking of buying the bigger disk model at the time, anyway - but as a gift it was great, as "new?" No it isn't worth the amount paid when a real new one was only a very little more. I never look a gift horse in the mouth though :-)

It works well, but the defects are there? I was suspicious about the IR being used and put back into the plastic bag, IR is very insensitive compared to new models I have seen, has crashed about 3 times (whereas the new ones I have seen have NEVER crashed at all!) and it also locks up for a minute or two, quite rarely - in isolation each problem has not been bad enough to send back, especially as it is a bit unpredictable to when it will replicate these situations, but the insensitivity of the IR means it often requires arm contortions to get it to operate! (I know they have a reputation for an insensitivity problems, but it is markedly worse than others!) If anything it works slightly better using the video sender IR relay and a "copy" remote control, but that remote is the same when used directly.

Had the retailer been at the Retail park down the road, I would have taken it back, but it is such a palaver to return mail order, I am putting up for now.

Therein lies the pitfall... you might get a good one, you might not. This is from one of the most respected PVR manufacturers, so what hope is there for good buys from the usual pile 'em high uk retailer?

Want to swap?
#21
No, because mine works perfectly, as I say, I am 100% convinced that mine is " Brand New " just sold as " refurbished ".;-)
#22
Inactive
Which would be a chance of about 1 in 1000.:p

Apart from the one your Father has, when did you last see a circular dish?

;-)


At the back of my house, I don't have sky I use my dish for picking up Premi*re for the footie amongst other foreign channels, on a monoblock LNB 19.2 & 13E
#23
cicobuff
At the back of my house, I don't have sky I use my dish for picking up Premi*re for the footie amongst other foreign channels, on a monoblock LNB 19.2 & 13E


I also have a motorised circular dish, but it is the only one in my village as far as I am aware.

You do of course pay to watch Premiere.:whistling:;-)
#24
Inactive
I also have a motorised circular dish, but it is the only one in my village as far as I am aware.

You do of course pay to watch Premiere.:whistling:;-)


Yes of course I mean I speak German fluently its a must have :whistling: rumoured to be switching to NAGRA 3 very soon though :(
#25
cicobuff
Yes of course I mean I speak German fluently its a must have :whistling: rumoured to be switching to NAGRA 3 very soon though :(



:-D Bad news that, if it happens.;-)
#26
Inactive;3176538
No, because mine works perfectly, as I say, I am 100% convinced that mine is " Brand New " just sold as " refurbished ".;-)


So it is a total lottery. As I alaways knew, hence the reason I won't usually buy refurbs unless grossly reduced in price, which they rarely are.
#27
This box is now c£104 delivered. I will probably still opt for a new one for £125 though.
#28
dontfollowme
This box is now c£104 delivered. I will probably still opt for a new one for £125 though.



Do tell us all where we can get a new one for £125.;-)
#29
Comet
#30
dontfollowme
Comet


£130+ delivered, my nearest store is over 20 miles away.

I got a " refurbished one from HumaxDirect for £104 delivered, it is brand new as far as I can tell.
#31
Cheers just got a brand new one from the Humax for £104
#32
Jacktheripper69;4013598
Cheers just got a brand new one from the Humax for £104


How did you manage that then? The NEW ones are £145.83 & Delivery at Humax

I think you got a refurb!
#33
I mean't I ordered a refurb and got a brand new one delivered
#34
Sorry to appear dumb ( again!) I've just bought a plasma hd tv - panasonic pz80 and already have a 9200T box.

I was looking at buying the Humax Freesat recorder but at £300 ish it's uneconomical at the mo.

So can I either plug this freesat into my 9200 - doubt it but worth a shot. or can I still run the aerial into my 9200 and into the TV as well as feeding the freesat box into the TV?

That way I can record freeview and just watch freesat live.

If I record from freesat to DVD is the quality any better than recording from freeview?

Finally, what's the best way to get freesat and the dish sorted - independent fitter or any deals at the majors?

Any help appreciated.
#35
Jacktheripper69;4014320
I mean't I ordered a refurb and got a brand new one delivered


The Humax 9200T that I was bought as a gift LOOKED new, (stickers over plastic screens , new batteries in remote etc.) but it wasn't, and has a few quirks which make me realise why it had been returned in the first place, although it had no major faults which I presume had been repaired OK.

Well-done refurbs usually DO look new, as they replace the accessories and trimmings, as well as fix them and then also rebox them - but don't kid yourself, (and other potential buyers) it isn't likely to be new, and as it is such a new model, is't a clearance line either!

From the web site:
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][FONT=Arial]"Grade A's are predominantly store returns that have been tested and where appropriate repaired to an "as new" standard in our own service centre or factory. They come fully boxed with all accessories and full instructions and [/FONT] [FONT=Arial]are all backed up by a complete 1 year on site warranty."[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

The NEW ones are a fair bit dearer, and I can't imagine, as good as Humax are, that they are going to send a new one for the lower price!

Doesn't say that this is not one of the better refurb deals, just that it isn't quite as discounted from new price that would tempt me :-(

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