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    Best Freesat box with recording facilities

    I have a Humax Foxsat HD box that is starting to show its age so was looking at replacing it with one that has the recording facilities built in, but there are so many to choose from out there, is there any one that is recommended for the Algorfa area of the Costa Blanca please?

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    Manhattan range Manhattan Plaza HDR-S are good and popular , as are Humax HDR-1000S .
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    Thanks will have a look at both.
    Do all these boxes with recording facilities need two feeds from the LNB or is there a way around this?

    I share a dish and we only have a twin LNB so i only get one feed, will I have to purchase a quad LNB and run another cable into my house?
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    if yow ant to watch one channel and record another then ideally two cable feeds will be required.
    Some Humax Freesat+ boxes can be used with limited recording with one cable and their "loopthru" option....for channels on the same frequency group...-
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    Thanks for the information, I wasn't sure if I could get away with one feed and then use a splitter once the cable entered my house, but that does not seem to be the option, so will have to look at getting permission to put a quad LNB on the dish and running an extra cable into my house.

    Thanks again

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    A Splitter simply splits the signal.
    This cannot really be used for two tuners on one cable, as UK TV channels are transmitted on 4 frequency groups - VL, VH, HH, HL.
    C4 is on HL.
    C4+1 is on VL.
    So if one tuner is set to C4 and the other is on C4+1, then two frequency groups are trying to make it along the same cable, with is not possible, so one will not work.
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