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Old August 4th 17, 06:04 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd
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As I thought (on nothing more than a guess)
everyone has to go out and buy a new machine at the same time


Untrue, you seem to have given up reading half way through my original
comment which explains how multi-occupier properties can actually get
Sky Q, Sky HD, freeview or freesat through a single coax.

But the property manager does need to install new multiswitches. Sky
will actually subsidise the installation for new build, since it allows
them to sell Sky Q and offer rapid installation (no dish).

Angus

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Old August 4th 17, 06:05 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"PeterC" wrote in message
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On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:57:00 +0100, pamela wrote:

On 09:00 4 Aug 2017, PeterC wrote:

On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 19:00:37 +0100, tim... wrote:

"Brian Gaff" wrote in message
news Everything is set to go up in price a lot in the next year or
so, so now is the time to jump.

OTOH the price of Freesat boxes hasn't moved in the past 3
years, despite 1 and a half iterations of Moore's law

In Humax's case, that means dropping functionality in favour of
glitzcrap and upping the running power by 20W.
In a well-known, specialised AV shop the assistant told me that
he wouldn't buy a Humax.
For my next box it might well be the 4k Mutant or similar.
https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/[email protected]

If I can manage such an esoteric beastie. Fast boot and 13W
running.


Maybe it's a good product but the brand name Mutant doesn't exactly
inspire confidence. It's sounds like something coined by
enthusiastic playful geeks operating out of a garage.


Yup - and, judging by the setting up, typical Linux. The vids on YT say
it's
simple - well, I'd have to do research on that!


the Hummy is rumored to have Linux inside

that's be why (with some help from hummy's poor standard of engineers) its
real time responses are crap

tim



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Old August 4th 17, 06:17 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
tim...[_2_]
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"Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd" wrote in
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As I thought (on nothing more than a guess)
everyone has to go out and buy a new machine at the same time


Untrue, you seem to have given up reading half way through my original


yes I did

sorry

I didn't realise that's what it was :-(

tim



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Old August 5th 17, 09:52 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David[_14_]
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On Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:36:56 +0200, Martin wrote:

On 4 Aug 2017 15:15:14 GMT, David wrote:

On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:00:24 +0100, PeterC wrote:

On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 19:00:37 +0100, tim... wrote:

"Brian Gaff" wrote in message
news Everything is set to go up in price a lot in the next year or so, so
now is the time to jump.

OTOH the price of Freesat boxes hasn't moved in the past 3 years,
despite 1 and a half iterations of Moore's law

In Humax's case, that means dropping functionality in favour of
glitzcrap and upping the running power by 20W.
In a well-known, specialised AV shop the assistant told me that he
wouldn't buy a Humax.
For my next box it might well be the 4k Mutant or similar.
https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/[email protected]

If I can manage such an esoteric beastie. Fast boot and 13W running.


Thanks.

Half decent specification with two satellite tuners and a 1TB HDD plus a
WiFi dongle all comes to £250.

Hard to justify the extra £60 over the Humax HDR-1100S 1TB and way above
the £69 (and scrabble some disc bits together) for the HB-1000S.


Current Humax boxes have wifi built into them.


Refurb ones dont! :-)



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Old August 6th 17, 10:34 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David[_14_]
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On Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:23:55 +0200, Martin wrote:

On 5 Aug 2017 08:52:36 GMT, David wrote:

On Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:36:56 +0200, Martin wrote:

On 4 Aug 2017 15:15:14 GMT, David wrote:

On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:00:24 +0100, PeterC wrote:

On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 19:00:37 +0100, tim... wrote:

"Brian Gaff" wrote in message
news Everything is set to go up in price a lot in the next year or so,
so now is the time to jump.

OTOH the price of Freesat boxes hasn't moved in the past 3 years,
despite 1 and a half iterations of Moore's law

In Humax's case, that means dropping functionality in favour of
glitzcrap and upping the running power by 20W.
In a well-known, specialised AV shop the assistant told me that he
wouldn't buy a Humax.
For my next box it might well be the 4k Mutant or similar.
https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/[email protected]

If I can manage such an esoteric beastie. Fast boot and 13W running.

Thanks.

Half decent specification with two satellite tuners and a 1TB HDD plus
a WiFi dongle all comes to £250.

Hard to justify the extra £60 over the Humax HDR-1100S 1TB and way
above the £69 (and scrabble some disc bits together) for the HB-1000S.

Current Humax boxes have wifi built into them.


Refurb ones dont! :-)


I have a refurbished HB 1000S. It has wifi built in. It gets its EPG via
wifi.


As far as I know my current one doesn't.
Will await the new one (due early next week) with interest.

From https://uk.humaxdigital.com/product/hb-1000s/

"Home Networking
The HB-1000S offers exciting multimedia and home networking capabilities
when connected to the internet via the Ethernet, making it the heart of
any home. Play media content including photos, videos and MP3s directly
onto your TV using a memory device connected to the USB port, or connect
it to PCs or laptops around the home through your home router, using the
Ethernet port. Your friends and family will be able to see your holiday
moments on the big screen without having to crowd around your digital
camera.
If you don’t like wires or your router is in another room you can connect
your HB-1000S wirelessly via an optional Wi-Fi dongle which is supplied
separately."

So it seems that WiFi isn't built in but you can by a dongle as an extra.

I'm also puzzled by your comment about the EPG.
It implies that if you are not connected to the Internet then you won't
get an EPG.

Cheers


Dave R


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