DiSEqC Settings

About DiSEqC
DiSEqC is available on some Freesat receivers and PVRs, such as the Humax FOXSAT-HD and FOXSAT-HDR receivers.
This gives you the option to connect the receiver to more than one satellite.
Make sure the satellite receiver is connected to the various LNBs and satellite dishes , then turn on the device.
Remember, Freesat receivers are not intended for multi-satellite viewing, all channels, other than those listed on the Freesat EPG, can only be viewed in non Freesat mode.
It is far easier to use a separate receiver that is intended for multi-satellite viewing.
NOTE: The default password is 0000.

Setting up DiSEqC on Freesat
A Freesat Installation is required before the other satellites can be setup and configured.
Accessing the DiSEqC Menus, is via a secret menu, by pressing the colour buttons in the following sequence: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE

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A Freesat Installation is required before the other satellites can be setup and configured.
Accessing the DiSEqC Menus, is via a secret menu, by pressing the colour buttons in the following sequence:
RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE
To set up your receiver for multi-satellite reception, a Freesat installation is first required.
Freesat is the only group of satellites that are detected (DiSEqC C) during the first installation, the DiSEqC port will vary depending on which port it has been connected to.
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Once Freesat setup is complete, go to Setup, then Manual Tune. Press RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE on your Freesat remote.
 
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Antenna Settings, allows you to setup the non-Freesat satellite dishes and the DiSEqC ports, the Freesat port is already set.
 
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First choose your Antenna type, Fixed, SCD (Single Cable Distribution), Motorised or SMATV.
Fixes Antenna – A standard satellite dish, this could be fitted with various types of LNBs and vary in size depending on your location.
SCD Antenna – Single Cable Distribution (SCD), allows multiple boxes/tuners to run from one output from a (SCD-compatible) LNB.
Motor Antenna – A standard satellite dish fitted with a motor, this would be used for multi-satellite viewing.
SMATV – Satellite Master Antenna Television, and refers to a system that uses multiple satellite and broadcast signals to create a single integrated cable signal for distribution to a cabling network.
 
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Satellite Settings, Freesat is already installed, this was detected under Freesat detection, there are three unused DiSEqC ports which can be setup.
Under satellite choose the desired satellite. Freesat is already installed, in the case of this installation, on DiSEqC input C.
 
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The Astra 1 position at 19.2° East has been chosen on DiSEqC port B, signal strength and signal quality should now be displayed
 
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Once the satellite is set up, press save to save the DiSEqC settings for the satellite.
 
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Setup more satellite positions by following the same procedure.
 
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Press save to store the DiSEqC settings for this satellite.
 
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Go to Manual Tune, choose the satellite you wish to scan.
 
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Choose between scanning all channels (both FTA and encrypted), or FTA (Free To Air).
 
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Choose Channel Type, All, TV or Radio.
 
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Once all options are selected, press Search.
 
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Search is now in progress, only a single frequency has been selected.
 
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Search the other satellites that are connected to your Freesat receiver.
 
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Channel scan in progress, again only a single frequency has been selected.
 
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Save the channel scan.
 
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The Freesat receiver is now in Non-Freesat mode, remember to revert to Freesat mode to use the receiver again with Freesat.
 
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All saved channel are displayed by pressing Select on the Freesat remote.
 
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Choose the channel to be viewed and press Select.
 
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Now and Next EPG information is displayed, when available.
 
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In Non-Freesat mode, only Now and Next programme information is displayed, even on channels where information is available.

 

 

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