Advice Needed Foxsat hdr - diseqc not functional ?

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Client with the 500GB drive version, latest firmware and working on Freesat, twin input.
I've installed a 70cm dish with 13 / 5 East and a four port DiSEqC switch. All working well on the analyser.

I can access the non Freesat menu with the remote colout buttons, but the receiver does not operate the DiSEqC switch on the roof ( to get some Russian TV).

I'm currently using input 1, no signal on anything, though the default A setting on the DiSEqC switch provides them with freesat, input 2 on the back of the receiver is the second / recording feed from Astra 2.

Have there been instances of the Humax failing to switch over devices on the roof ?

Two other receivers in the car work fine, but they would not wish to have two receivers under the television and they bought this a few years back under the impression from the Humax spiel that it would switch to a non freesat dish when they put a second dish up
 
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It's a while since I used my first generation Foxsat HDR with DiSEqC, but I have a vague recollection only Input 2 permitted DiSEqC operation.

Could be wrong. Probably am. But might not be.

Edit: I am wrong. DiSEqC switches should be on Port 1. As you were.
 
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jeallen01

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Wondering if it could be a dodgy DiSEqC switch because I've got a couple of oldish "BEST"-branded ones that are anything BUT "the best" in practice?
(Sent another one to EMP-Centauri, and they checked it and confirmed that it didn't correctly interpret some DiSEqC commands)

OTOH, sounds like it could "dodgy" f/w on the Humax - have you tried it with one of your other switches?
 
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Thanks for the quick answer. Is the information regarding inputs in the manual ?
 
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Hmmm, not in the supplied manual


But it is in the 'hush hush' version.


Having tried again, I am doing everything right, so the receiver is faulty.

Damn, I might have to take it away and see if it will work on a 1.2 motor, return and upgrade the outside stuff, then give them one feed into port 1 on the dish.

What an utter waste of time so far. Thanks Humax.
 
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Receiver-switch compatibility issue?
Then onesided blaming the box is just half the story...

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As above, two other receivers are fully functional on the system , as is the Emitor analyser.
 
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I've seen what would look like a faulty Diseqc switch problem turn out to be a bad ground on the coax on the #3 LNB port, this introduced some low frequency cross-talk noise that affected the 22 KHz Diseqc control signals to the remote switch.

Replacing a funky "F" connector and cleaning up the ground connections on the switch fixed the problem.
 
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