Old member needs a bit of an update please

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bigteddy

New Member
Messages
5
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
9,474
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.
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29,667
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
5
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
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47,866
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The cards & hacking stuff is obsolete - everything has been tightened up and the fun days of multip,e providers being open on files is long gone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
5
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The cards & hacking stuff is obsolete - everything has been tightened up and the fun days of multip,e providers being open on files is long gone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

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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
5
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

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5,455
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
5
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
357
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

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Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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29,667
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.

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