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Old 13.01.2011, 16:43
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What size of dish are you using to pick UK (BBC) signals in Zurich? I bought an 88cm Triax and a Humax Freesat HD 2 years ago, but it could only pick up E4, News 24, and some other weird channels. So now it just collects dust . Now the F1 will be in HD I'd though I'd give it another go at getting it working, so any ideas on size? 120? Larger!?
I have an 80cm dish connected to the Freesat box. Picks up just about everything, certainly all the BBC / ITV and C4 / E4 channels. Also all the HD channels no problem. I start to get picture breakup at the far end of the EPG which I never use, where things like the Wedding Channel, QVC, Scuzz and so on lurk.

Keep in mind you need a clear line of sight to the satellite - dishpointer.com will help you work out if you've already got this. Stick in your location and choose 28.2E ASTRA 2A/B/D and it'll do the rest for you.
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Old 14.01.2011, 09:55
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What size of dish are you using to pick UK (BBC) signals in Zurich? I bought an 88cm Triax and a Humax Freesat HD 2 years ago, but it could only pick up E4, News 24, and some other weird channels. So now it just collects dust . Now the F1 will be in HD I'd though I'd give it another go at getting it working, so any ideas on size? 120? Larger!?
I agree with the other replies to your post. The dish you have should be more than big enough. 80cm would be fine. I have found with some of the Triax dishes, that they are a pig to line up because of the design, as you tighten up the bolts once you have found the best signal, the dish moves, so you have to compensate for this and mis-align the dish by the amount the dish will move when you tighten the bolts.

Legaly you can only install a dish upto 90cm wide without planning permission. I use a Visiosat: SMC 100V2 antenna (actually I have the V1), which is 90cm wide, but over a meter high. http://www.visiosat.com/home/gamme/c...ndex.php?cat=1

But more important than the dish is alignment, plus a good LNB and cable. Also a clear line of site to the satellite.
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Old 15.02.2011, 12:42
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Re: Freesat HD PVR

If anyone is interested, I have just bought a second Freesat HD PVR box from the UK. I went for the version with a 500Gb hard drive (which was just an extra 10).

I used this company:

http://www.southernsat.co.uk/cart/in...t_detail&p=998


Cost for the box, shipping with insurance was (including Swiss tax pre-paid): 273.43

My contact was Ian who was very friendly and helpful, email: sales@blackbirdmedia.co.uk
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If anyone is interested, I have just bought a second Freesat HD PVR box from the UK. I went for the version with a 500Gb hard drive (which was just an extra 10).

I used this company:

http://www.southernsat.co.uk/cart/in...t_detail&p=998


Cost for the box, shipping with insurance was (including Swiss tax pre-paid): 273.43

My contact was Ian who was very friendly and helpful, email: sales@blackbirdmedia.co.uk
I like freesat boxes because of the EPG, but do you know of any freesat boxes that has Diseq (multisat) capabilities?
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Old 15.02.2011, 14:24
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I like freesat boxes because of the EPG, but do you know of any freesat boxes that has Diseq (multisat) capabilities?
The Humax HD box has Diseq built in. But it is not enabled, however it can be enabled. I am planning to do this, but probably do not have time right now.

I can post the outcome in a couple of weeks. I already have a switch installed with 13 & 19.2 setup.

It is discussed here and other places:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=792037
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The Humax HD box has Diseq built in. But it is not enabled, however it can be enabled. I am planning to do this, but probably do not have time right now.

I can post the outcome in a couple of weeks. I already have a switch installed with 13 & 19.2 setup.

It is discussed here and other places:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=792037
I have it running fine on a Humax HDR box. I have two inputs to the Freesat box and each goes to a switch to the two sat dishes for 28 and 19 degrees ASTRA for UK and German channels. The only pain is that the two modes (freesat and non-freesat German channels) are separated and you have to remember to turn back to freesat mode from non freesat mode otherwise recordings fail.
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I've got a 88cm triax and it picks up everything no problem. Even with the huge snowfalls in the last few weeks, no problem. Maybe you are not pointing it in the right direction?
I'm near Interlaken and use a 65cm dish with 90% signal.
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Re: Freesat HD PVR

Hi All,

I am moving to Basel in September and currently have the Humax HDR Freeview PVR. I like it a lot and have seen this thread, so was thinking of ebaying it and getting the Foxsat equivalent in UK, currently ~200.

I am wondering if its worth getting the 80cm dish and cables and set up equipment too in the UK. Trouble is I wont know if appartment is OK to set it up or not. Can you get on the roof access generally in Basel apartments?
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Hi All,

I am moving to Basel in September and currently have the Humax HDR Freeview PVR. I like it a lot and have seen this thread, so was thinking of ebaying it and getting the Foxsat equivalent in UK, currently ~200.

I am wondering if its worth getting the 80cm dish and cables and set up equipment too in the UK. Trouble is I wont know if appartment is OK to set it up or not. Can you get on the roof access generally in Basel apartments?
Hi,

As long as you don't know if your landlord allows you to have a dish, whether your apartment faces the right direction and whether there are no obstacles in the way, I wouldn't invest in equipment.

Roof-top access is not going to happen. Unless your landlord already has antennas up there, setting up a roof-top antenna will need planning permission and you'll have to ground the antenna.

Apart from that: if you're only planning on getting Freesat channels, you might be happy to know that Cablecom has many of the Freesat channels available on the cable network.

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Re: Freesat HD PVR

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Hi All,

I am moving to Basel in September and currently have the Humax HDR Freeview PVR. I like it a lot and have seen this thread, so was thinking of ebaying it and getting the Foxsat equivalent in UK, currently ~200.

I am wondering if its worth getting the 80cm dish and cables and set up equipment too in the UK. Trouble is I wont know if appartment is OK to set it up or not. Can you get on the roof access generally in Basel apartments?
If you know which way your apartment faces and you have a balcony, it may be possible to set up the dish on the balcony. Have a look at dishpointer.com to check your line of sight.
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Is the Humax the reference for freesat? I see they have a new one with an even larger memory that has all the bells and whistles but at Stg400 plus its an expensive bit of kit.
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