Old member needs a bit of an update please

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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
Hello all I havent been involved in the scene for about 15 years , I'm semi retired now so thought i would explore whether its worth blowing the cobwebs away. I have a dusty old Humax 5400 and maybe a few Funcards and maybe my elvis is still about , but is any of it useful or should i move on. I used to watch sport , films and animal stuff and cartoons for the kids ( but they're grown up now lol ) I also used a motor but most likely would be static these days unless i really get the bug again. Any advice valued.
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
9,692
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
29,932
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
There's no harm in plugging in the 5400 to a dish outside and see what you can receive with it.
 
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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
There's no harm in plugging in the 5400 to a dish outside and see what you can receive with it.
Thank you both for your replies my progress will be slow but i will report back :)
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,049
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
The cards & hacking stuff is obsolete - everything has been tightened up and the fun days of multip,e providers being open on files is long gone
 
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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
The cards & hacking stuff is obsolete - everything has been tightened up and the fun days of multip,e providers being open on files is long gone
Thank you I aim to hook it up next week to have a quick look. Not sure if I want to spend much , but not really sure what there is. a bit of FTA sport and i will be a happy chappie. :)
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Messages
4,572
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
TBH, you could do far worse than follow the advice that William-1 gave in post #2, and it won't cost you very much - OTOH, not much FTA sport on satellite nowadays, except from foreign sources that will need something like that receiver and maybe a steerable dish if you don't use on-line streaming services (many of which can be accessed by that receiver).
 
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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
TBH, you could do far worse than follow the advice that William-1 gave in post #2, and it won't cost you very much - OTOH, not much FTA sport on satellite nowadays, except from foreign sources that will need something like that receiver and maybe a steerable dish if you don't use on-line streaming services (many of which can be accessed by that receiver).
No problem with foreign sport :) thanks for your input :)
 
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Mickha

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
5,462
My Satellite Setup
1.2M Channel Master, 1224 motor, VU+ Duo 2
My Location
North West
52E often had FTA sports, on their Turkmenistan Sports channel, and others.
On 19.2E you could get Sport 1 Germany, and Eurosport Germany, both FTA and although using DVB-S the picture quality wasn't too bad.
 
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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
52E often had FTA sports, on their Turkmenistan Sports channel, and others.
On 19.2E you could get Sport 1 Germany, and Eurosport Germany, both FTA and although using DVB-S the picture quality wasn't too bad.
Brilliant thank you !
 
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rodscha

Member
Messages
377
Location
carcassonne south France(Languedoc)
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
carcassonne south france,700ks south of Paris ,300k N of Barcelona
the German FTA channels on Astra 19 E have a lot of sports!Not only eurosport,any popular channel may have it
Check TV.de to know what they are showing,just choose the "sport" option on their search engine
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
29,932
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Of course UK television is currently showing a lot of archive sporting events.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
humax 5400
My Location
norfolk
Hello all I havent been involved in the scene for about 15 years , I'm semi retired now so thought i would explore whether its worth blowing the cobwebs away. I have a dusty old Humax 5400 and maybe a few Funcards and maybe my elvis is still about , but is any of it useful or should i move on. I used to watch sport , films and animal stuff and cartoons for the kids ( but they're grown up now lol ) I also used a motor but most likely would be static these days unless i really get the bug again. Any advice valued.
My pole is attatched to the garage its only slightly off exactly vertical ! I will attatch the dish tomorrow and have a tweak . I will slowly get there :)
 
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moonraker 1

New Member
Messages
9
My Satellite Setup
1 meter ali dish tecnomate motor technomate fta rx pc desk top
My Location
salisbury wilts
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
9,692
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Dont buy octogon sx88 its ok for feed chasers but no for geeral use and is to expensive
You need to learn how to set up your motorised system if you use DiSEqC 1.2 you will have to set up & save each satellite position otherwise it will not work.

If you use DiSEqC 1.3 USALS your set up has to be accurate or you will experience weak or no signals on some satellites.

Don't blame the equipment the SX88+ is excellent & good value.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

Grumpy Old Moderator
Staff member
Messages
7,482
My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Dont buy octogon sx88 its ok for feed chasers but no for geeral use and is to expensive
I don't think you'll find anything better for under £60. I'm not a feed hunter and use the box (via USALS) on my motor. True it can be a bit quirky and takes a little time to set up but it's probably one of the best STB's I've owned.
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Messages
4,572
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
You need to learn how to set up your motorised system if you use DiSEqC 1.2 you will have to set up & save each satellite position otherwise it will not work.

If you use DiSEqC 1.3 USALS your set up has to be accurate or you will experience weak or no signals on some satellites.

Don't blame the equipment the SX88+ is excellent & good value.
I don't think you'll find anything better for under £60. I'm not a feed hunter and use the box (via USALS) on my motor. True it can be a bit quirky and takes a little time to set up but it's probably one of the best STB's I've owned.
I fully agree with both of the above - my only gripes about the SX88 & SX88 (don't know about the Optima version) are that:
- Compared with some other receivers, they are a bit slow to change channels on the same satellite
- I have always had problems with stopping recordings after they have been started, and I'm not sure why as the "stop recording" function doesn't appear "obvious" - ??
 
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william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
9,692
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
The 2 best receivers in my vast collection are getting on a bit like me :)
TM6902HD probably the best all round satellite receiver still available on some sites for £239,

The best satellite receiver for feed hunting is the TM5502 HD,
When it was released the software was terrible if you do a factory reset then look at the database you will see what I mean,
So I contacted TM & threatened to return the receiver & give it a very bad review,
After a few weeks they agreed with me & over the next 2 weeks they thoroughly re-wrote the software to my specifications,:):Y
What we have now with the TM5502HD is a lot better for feed hunting still a few quirks when you come out of a scan the last transponder changes polarity but this as good as it gets as TM dropped all support for their receivers after this :(:N
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
29,932
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Two of my customers have TM6800s and wouldn't swop them for anything.
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
9,692
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
I will be updating the TM5402HD channel list soon also compatible with the TM6800 :)
 
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