Not able to access FTA channels which my friend can

tyshaunty

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Hi,

I have tired to use a HUMAX system with my motorised dish.

I found that my friend, who was using a Quali-TV system can get a lot more channels than me. These were particularly those broadcast in 4:2:2

Would it be anything in the difference in systems? Or can anyone else suggest why I couldn't get it to work? I literally tried EVERYTHING but couldnt get a picture. Could often get sound, but no pics

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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You don't say what Humax model you're using but I would be surprised if any can understand 4.2.2 transmissions.

This is a special format developed for professional feeds which has a greater amount of information in the picture signal. Some of the information is discarded by the broadcasters before they transmit the signal for general consumption. This is then known as 4.2.0 format.
 

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Paul

Cheers for that

It was a HUMUX HD receiver, which i was told should pick up the right pictures

Is 4:2:2 different to normal HD then?

Thanks again
 

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4.2.2. is nothing to do with HD. It's used with ordinary standard definition (SD) digital signal. It may or may not be used with HD - I don't know.

Sorry, I know practically nothing about Humaxes so can't say for sure about what it can and can't understand. Is there an owner's instruction manual with it?
 

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Cheers for that

I've returned it now, I think it just wsant right for picking up what I needed

Hopefully the new one will sort all my problems. It arrives on Monday, if it doesnt sort it I'll be posting on here again

Thanks for all your help
 
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