HUMAX Foxsat HDR500 Freesat+ box £153.99 instore @ Comet
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HUMAX Foxsat HDR500 Freesat+ box £153.99 instore @ Comet

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Found 8th Nov 2012
Just picked one of these up at my local Comet store for £153.99 (30% off deal). Been on the look out for one of these for sometime and not seen it this cheap before, so seems worthy of a post (cheaper than the Grade A equivalent which is currently priced at £159 + P&P on Humax Direct).
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For £195 check out the other offer on the newer HDR-1000s.
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dannius

For £195 check out the other offer on the newer HDR-1000s.



I saw that one, but it's over my budget unfortunately.
You were lucky to get 30% off something at Comet half tidy...from my experience it was 30% off fridges, cookers and washing machines and 10% off TVs (including the shop models where no new stock was left)
Edited by: "Pan111" 8th Nov 2012
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Pan111

You were lucky to get 30% off something at Comet half tidy...from my … You were lucky to get 30% off something at Comet half tidy...from my experience it was 30% off fridges, cookers and washing machines and 10% off TVs (including the shop models where no new stock was left)



10% of TV's, PC's etc...30% off Freesat/Freeview boxes at the Plymouth store where I picked up mine.
I am so trying to get one after work. Was going to order the A grade. have some heat.
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ashtad

better deal here … better deal here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-hdr-1000s-500gb-freesat-freetime-hd-recorder-1358022#post-comment



You mean the deal that you posted straight after I put this one up? Whether its a 'better deal' is up for discussion, this deal suits me better personally because of my available budget. Now pish off back to your own board.....
Went in bought one of these. Unfortunately it looked very used with scratches and dust and also no remote. Hoping that they will take it back otherwise I'll be a bit screwed.
graym3546

Went in bought one of these. Unfortunately it looked very used with … Went in bought one of these. Unfortunately it looked very used with scratches and dust and also no remote. Hoping that they will take it back otherwise I'll be a bit screwed.



get a remote off eBay - don't worry about the scratches.
Good deal if you can get one, had this a while and its a great bit of kit but.....bought my first one from Comet and it failed after about three months. They swapped it out ok back then.....
It is a better deal

Ya big girl



"better deal here

hotukdeals.com/dea…022


You mean the deal that you posted straight after I put this one up? Whether its a 'better deal' is up for discussion, this deal suits me better personally because of my available budget. Now pish off back to your own board....."
I bought this deal few days ago. Picked up the last remaining foxsat 500 in the high wycombe store.
graym3546

Went in bought one of these. Unfortunately it looked very used with … Went in bought one of these. Unfortunately it looked very used with scratches and dust and also no remote. Hoping that they will take it back otherwise I'll be a bit screwed.



If the scratches are on the perspex front flap then it has a peel off protective cellophane cover. The cover is nearly always scratched. You can get a new genuine humax remote for under £20. Hope this helps
Picked up a Samsung Freesat+ HD box from Comet on Sat for my mum from £199 down to £140 but shes only got one sat feed into her flat so dont think its gonna be any good for her and no returns!
daymouse

Picked up a Samsung Freesat+ HD box from Comet on Sat for my mum from … Picked up a Samsung Freesat+ HD box from Comet on Sat for my mum from £199 down to £140 but shes only got one sat feed into her flat so dont think its gonna be any good for her and no returns!


Well the Humax Foxsat-HDR while designed primarily for two feeds to allow ANY two channels to be recorded simultaneously, it WILL operate on one, albeit with reduced functionality (ie cant record as many programmes two at a time, as only one satellite feed available).
If its the SMT-S7800 then have a look at its manual online for clues at
downloadcenter.samsung.com/con…pdf
(Afraid it wont download for me as I write this.)
MKD
Edited by: "mk-donald" 12th Nov 2012
mk-donald

Well the Humax Foxsat-HDR while designed primarily for two feeds to allow … Well the Humax Foxsat-HDR while designed primarily for two feeds to allow ANY two channels to be recorded simultaneously, it WILL operate on one, albeit with reduced functionality (ie cant record as many programmes two at a time, as only one satellite feed available).If its the SMT-S7800 then have a look at its manual online for clues athttp://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201106/20110617165048190/GL68-00414A_Ed.01__SMT-S7800_UG_Freesat_110609_CMS.pdf(Afraid it wont download for me as I write this.)MKDmakes it look as if...



Thanks for that but i think she will need both tuners as i believe on using one would mean record one channel while playing back another (but not another live channel) where as with both feeds connected be able to record 2 and playback something or record 1 and watch another live channel?

daymouse

Thanks for that but i think she will need both tuners as i believe on … Thanks for that but i think she will need both tuners as i believe on using one would mean record one channel while playing back another (but not another live channel) where as with both feeds connected be able to record 2 and playback something or record 1 and watch another live channel?



Yes a dual tuner box SHOULD be fed with two coax feeds from 2 LNB satellite dish feeds to deliver what you describe, ie:
- record ANY two channels + playback previous recording
- record ANY one channel + display ANY other channel live

Though even with ONE feed you should be able to:
- record ANY one channel + playback previous recording
- record ANY one channel + display live a SMALL sub-set of the available channels [as "a" LNB position actually allows more than one channel to be tuned]

Hopefully you're lucky and it'll work with just one feed to deliver that limited functionality in a logical/managed interface, which may prove to your relative that it's worth investing in a second feed.

MKD


Edited by: "mk-donald" 12th Nov 2012
It's says in the manual about using a splitter to split the one feed onto both inputs at the back to enable recording one channel and watching another. Question is how many channels are each frequency do you know of a list so we could see which channels she so wild be able to record and watch at the same time?
Some channels are H low some are H high some are V low and some are V high, so with only one lnb feed you can watch a programme and also record a different programme but it must be on the same group.........you connect a loop-thru from lnb 1 out to lnb 2 in ..needs to be about 2 to three inches long.
Thanks is there a list of what channels are on which one? I think as long as bbc one, 2, itv, etc are on the same one that would work.
Try.... google.... Lyngsat.....or something like that
you want the Astra 28 group.
Edited by: "antenna" 12th Nov 2012
Thanks that's what I'm looking for wasn't quite sure what to google!
re the OTopic re Samsung model:
If it is the 7800 then pictures show just two IN satellite feeds so would need to use an external splitter, eg something like a 1.50 splitter off Amazon
amazon.co.uk/Kon…e_0
and a couple of short male-male F cables.
Clearly having just one feed is decidedly suboptimal, but as youve paid for the box and cant return it may as well endeavour to see what can be achieved with it with existing single feed, and then see if enhancing to dual feed is valued.
MKD
You cant split a satellite signal and expect both to work at the same time....the sat box tries to operate the lnb by sending a voltage up the cable,you dont want 2 voltages going up to the lnb at the same time.
if your reciever has lnb1 out then make a loop-thru to lnb2 in
Edited by: "antenna" 12th Nov 2012
keep an rate open in b and q, they sell off their ad kits for under £25 quite often, take it for the dish and feebay / ebid the box
andiejn

keep an rate open in b and q, they sell off their ad kits for under £25 … keep an rate open in b and q, they sell off their ad kits for under £25 quite often, take it for the dish and feebay / ebid the box


My point exactly...............or just buy a twin lnb for £8
dcx_badass

This is the proper list, not sure why you couldn't just google freesat … This is the proper list, not sure why you couldn't just google freesat and click on the first result.http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels



If you read the context of the messages you will realise the answer isn't as simple as a list of what channels you get on freesat!
Interested in a HD + box, was looking at the EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS .. was on a here a few weeks back at 150quid... Could someone let me know why this is better?
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