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Forum: Freesat 18-02-2014, 12:55
Replies: 50
Views: 7,399
Posted By Bob_Cat
It is part of the Freesat specification, the only...

It is part of the Freesat specification, the only caveat is that it has been tested in the lab but obviously this is the first time it will have been done in anger on the live service.

I'm intrigued...
Forum: Freesat 18-02-2014, 09:53
Replies: 50
Views: 7,399
Posted By Bob_Cat
Kev is correct, if the box can't find the home...

Kev is correct, if the box can't find the home transponder where it expects it then it just checks the other transponders to find the correct pointers to the right frequency.

Calm down... This...
Forum: Freesat 22-02-2013, 13:43
Replies: 201
Views: 38,576
Posted By Bob_Cat
Humid, there isn't any exclusivity for 5, anyone...

Humid, there isn't any exclusivity for 5, anyone can launch an HD channel on Freesat or Freeview, saying 'they' should take away their toys is ridiculous. Five can't find a way to fund free HD and I...
Forum: Freesat 22-02-2013, 13:16
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By Bob_Cat
In addition to Due Prominence there is also a...

In addition to Due Prominence there is also a strong desire by channels to be able to use a "call to action" to identify their channels (this is where they say "On Sky ch 999, Freesat 999, Freeview...
Forum: Freesat 22-02-2013, 13:05
Replies: 201
Views: 38,576
Posted By Bob_Cat
As Nigel G said much earlier, Channel 5 has an...

As Nigel G said much earlier, Channel 5 has an exclusive deal with Sky which enabled them to fund the launch of their HD service. This is why Five pulled out of Freeview HD, they couldn't afford it....
Forum: Humax 22-02-2013, 12:31
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Bob_Cat
Thanks Steve

Thanks Steve
Forum: Humax 21-02-2013, 09:41
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Bob_Cat
UHF Belling-Lee earthing

Dear DS,

I have a customer who wants to supplementary earth his UHF antenna cable. Now, I have seen lots of F-type earthing kits for distribution systems in the professional space, but I haven't...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 07-02-2013, 10:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bob_Cat
One of the interesting things about HDDs is that...

One of the interesting things about HDDs is that they actually function for longer if they have fewer on-off cycles.

The HDD is also used to store metadata and cache downloads, so if you sleep the...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 06-02-2013, 14:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bob_Cat
With one of the boxes (probably the TN5000HD) off...

With one of the boxes (probably the TN5000HD) off at the mains press OK and zero together, instructions should then appear on screen, just select a IR channel number to assign the remote/STB pair.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 06-02-2013, 14:13
Replies: 4
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Views: 697
Posted By Bob_Cat
Based on the OPs user information to the left I...

Based on the OPs user information to the left I think they have a Foxsat-HDR

No, nothing has changed with the display or EPG, have you changed the video format accidentally? Press the V-Format...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 05-02-2013, 16:55
Replies: 30
Views: 3,314
Posted By Bob_Cat
FYI, a great deal of work *is* going on regards...

FYI, a great deal of work *is* going on regards the bandwidth usage and there should be a dramatic improvement in due course.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 30-01-2013, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bob_Cat
dekaf, there isn't much of an incentive for Sky...

dekaf, there isn't much of an incentive for Sky to make it easy!
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 29-01-2013, 17:16
Replies: 19
Views: 3,907
Posted By Bob_Cat
Humax buys both brands, if either had a failure...

Humax buys both brands, if either had a failure rate that actually measured we wouldn't buy. I hear lots of people who say they have experience of one brand or another failing, but in our world disk...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 29-01-2013, 13:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,907
Posted By Bob_Cat
Here is the WD comparison...

Here is the WD comparison chart:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 29-01-2013, 11:49
Replies: 296
Views: 38,923
Posted By Bob_Cat
Humax products undergo weeks of intensive testing...

Humax products undergo weeks of intensive testing by the Software Quality Engineering team, that team poke and prod almost every aspect of the product (independently of the development team). Until...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 25-01-2013, 13:45
Replies: 296
Views: 38,923
Posted By Bob_Cat
Jim, this software specifically fixes the issue...

Jim, this software specifically fixes the issue some people have had with some recordings failing, so yes.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 25-01-2013, 11:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bob_Cat
I see an Amazon Marketplace person in Germany is...

I see an Amazon Marketplace person in Germany is selling the iCord Mini, this is probably the better model, don't be confused by the "Mini" nomenclature, it is just newer and smaller.

There are all...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 25-01-2013, 10:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bob_Cat
From Humax I do love our iCord models, but they...

From Humax I do love our iCord models, but they don't support the Freesat EPG, however they do support TVTV signalling for other countries. The iCord is not generally available in the UK because of...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 25-01-2013, 09:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bob_Cat
Even though I work for Humax it is best for me to...

Even though I work for Humax it is best for me to be as honest as possible here:

Although the Humax freesat boxes are great: on the Humax Freesat boxes the non-freesat mode isn't the best FTA...
Forum: Freesat 09-01-2013, 13:26
Replies: 4
Views: 3,370
Posted By Bob_Cat
I think some TVs do this if you press the...

I think some TVs do this if you press the input/AV button too many times?

Definitely a TV issue though.
Forum: Freesat 09-01-2013, 13:25
Replies: 135
Views: 33,600
Posted By Bob_Cat
Not all scanners use laser light, traditionally...

Not all scanners use laser light, traditionally analogue film scanning was done with a laser and photo-sensor or a scanning tube (CRT imager), but often now it can be solid state (e.g. CCD, CMOS)...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 18-12-2012, 14:31
Replies: 15
Views: 4,185
Posted By Bob_Cat
The other broadcasters haven't indicated that...

The other broadcasters haven't indicated that they want to use MHEG-ICS for catch-up services.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 18-12-2012, 13:21
Replies: 15
Views: 4,185
Posted By Bob_Cat
4oD's problem wasn't specifically DRM, they are...

4oD's problem wasn't specifically DRM, they are also wanted/needed adaptive streaming to give users the highest quality for their connection. The connected TV iPlayer doesn't use that technique...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 14-12-2012, 10:16
Replies: 15
Views: 4,185
Posted By Bob_Cat
alcockell, the product has a dedicated crypto...

alcockell, the product has a dedicated crypto accelerator, so it doesn't impact performance to have security on content.
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 19-10-2012, 13:29
Replies: 113
Views: 20,367
Posted By Bob_Cat
graham, glad that you like it so far. Mickey,...

graham, glad that you like it so far.

Mickey, the problem is that companies pay good money to be on the EPG and as a result there is a quality of service from that. I don't think those that have...
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