Help! Satellite with Digibox Irdeto decoder and freeview set-top box

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Hi everyone. This is probably a really stupid question, but . . . I am totally clueless as regards satellite and digital TV!

I have got a Digibox Irdeto decoder in order to get a subscription satellite TV package from Greece called NOVA. Now I am thinking of buying a set-top box to get British freeview TV. I was thinking of getting one called a Humax F2 Fox T, because I've seen some good reviews of it.

What I want to ask is if the two are compatible. Can I plug everything in together and switch between satellite TV and freeview? Or by buying a set-top box will I not be able to plug in my satellite decoder?

Any help gratefully received!

Tim :)
 
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Yes you can, you can loop the freeview box through the satellite receiver, or vice versa. Alternatively, you can connect them both directly to the TV if it has enough scarts.
 
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Thanks, Rolf! I really appreciate it. Am off to buy my set-top box. Do you think the Humax F2 Fox T is a good one?

Tim


rolfw said:
Yes you can, you can loop the freeview box through the satellite receiver, or vice versa. Alternatively, you can connect them both directly to the TV if it has enough scarts.
 
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They are mostly pretty similar in performance Tim, the Humax seems to have good reports though. :)
 
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