Car boot sale find.

Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
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Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
HI EVERYONE! At a car boot sale this morning and on the way out I passed a stall and there were two receivers. Looking closer I saw it was a Skybox F5 and a Skybox F5S. No remotes or power supplies with them but no problem and got them for £3. They both power up but I will have to wait for the remote coming. Can anyone tell me more about these please? :-respekt
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
I've got two F3s.

Decent, cheap workhorses, originally sold primarily for their Softcam features (hence the "Skybox" name, albeit essentially redundant by now)
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
Some of that series were known for cap failure in the psu. Mine succumbed after about 3 years use. Cheap as chips, often came with a "gift" (c/s) on them. Probably 5 or 6 years old now.
 
Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
764
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
Not a bad boot sale score then!!:)
 
Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
764
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
The remote arrived today so I tried out both Skyboxes. The F5 is totally goosed, but the F5S is fully working so that's a result.
 
Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
764
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
Can anyone tell me how to upgrade its firmware? I have not a clue!
 
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