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Moving from FTA to Freesat - what do I need

  • 06-01-2020 3:55pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 538 ✭✭✭ Sonic_exyouth


    Hi,

    For the sake of the sanity of my SO, I am moving from FTA and recording whats on telly with a USB stick, and am seeking to move to a Freesat box.

    I believe;

    01. I need to upgrade the dish from a single LNB to a dual or quad LNB to allow recording of other channels while I watch something else. Is this right?
    02. I am not able access any on demand stuff unless I completely slow down the internet for the whole house by using a Proxy - so, not gonna happen.

    A question

    01. What Box will I need that will give me the proper Freesat EPG, but also a decent amount of HD recording space?
    02. Is there such a box that includes both the proper Freesat EPG from satellite, and the Saorview EPG from Arial ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ FastFullBack


    Hi,

    For the sake of the sanity of my SO, I am moving from FTA and recording whats on telly with a USB stick, and am seeking to move to a Freesat box.

    I believe;

    01. I need to upgrade the dish from a single LNB to a dual or quad LNB to allow recording of other channels while I watch something else. Is this right?
    02. I am not able access any on demand stuff unless I completely slow down the internet for the whole house by using a Proxy - so, not gonna happen.

    A question

    01. What Box will I need that will give me the proper Freesat EPG, but also a decent amount of HD recording space?
    02. Is there such a box that includes both the proper Freesat EPG from satellite, and the Saorview EPG from Arial ?

    Yes you need a dual or quad LNB for recording and watching at the same time.

    These 2 threads give detail about a great FTA and Saorview box that combines EPG and gives 7 day guide for both:

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057925678
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057827739

    It's a really excellent box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,992 ✭✭✭✭ The Cush


    This is the only Freesat PVR on the market a the moment - https://www.freesat.co.uk/get-freesat/boxes/hdr1100s-humax

    Quad LNB required with 2 co-ax cables to the box. No Saorview option unfortunately.


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