30/07/2015 at 9:44 am #15531
Sorry Steve, wrote above before seeing your latest experimental results 🙂 . Great little box the Foxsat, makes me think about looking for an HDR and regret even more the purchase of the Humax 5600 Italian job!!30/07/2015 at 10:46 am #15534
HDR on ebay UK..90 quid ..no bidding required…… they usualy sell on eBay from about 80-120 pounds…………
Thanks for the offer of your old box…….But i have 4 or 5 working old SD boxes in the loft….i was thinking of chucking them out………
The thing about HD boxes is not necessarily the ability to watch HD channels……I find the HD tuners are much better with weak SD signals……A real must considering Â my pathetic evening signal 🙁 ……30/07/2015 at 2:58 pm #15539
Get your point about HD boxes Steve – they also upscale the SD signal so you also get a better quality picture than with an SD box.
In the middle of a storm so had a chance to compare the Foxsat and 5600 with low signal. On ITV HD, they both lost lock at EXACTLY THE SAME MOMENT, even though the S/Q meters were showing 100/60 and 70/55 respectively. Unfortunately the 5922 had been playing up all day and was unable to lock permanently on any frequency. Therefore can only estimate that CNR of ITVHD was somewhere between 7 and 8db when I lost lock.
Sod’s Law prevails again – now the storm is passing, the 5922 is working normally!!30/07/2015 at 6:59 pm #15548
“they also upscale the SD signal so you also get a better quality picture than with an SD box.”
your opening a can of worms with that statement ….. 🙂 …..
…personally i prefer SD programs with Scart RGB (not PAL)…….upscaled SD Hdmi looks a bit soft and not crisp and clear…like the Scart RGB connection does….
this especially true with the rubbish Sky HD box….SD over Hdmi is truly awful….. probably by design by Sky…to promote Â their HD package subscriptions… ?…..13/08/2015 at 3:18 pm #17291
Delighted to hear it is working well. I hate throwing stuff away when it is still working.
Wilson13/08/2015 at 4:41 pm #17403
Thanks again Wilson and think of me when you no longer have need of the 275GTB NART Spyder 🙂14/08/2015 at 6:16 pm #19574
Looks similar Â to a Datsun Z to me .. 😆 …… all Ferrari’s are just over priced Fiat’s…. with a big engine and fat tyres …….. and will fall to bits if it rains or ever gets wet………..Its a well know fact ..! ……..
Should have got a nice classic Porsche 911 turbo………. 😆 …………..14/08/2015 at 9:24 pm #19895
1967, 275GTB NART Spyder 3300cc V12 with 6 carburetors and 300CV. Eleven years later, Porche had also upped the 911Turbo to 3300cc B6 with electronic fuel injection and finally matched the “Fiat” with 300CV 🙂 .
Apart the performance, the NART is a unique car with only 10 being built. One was sold in 2013 for 25 million US Dollars (plus 10% auctioneers commission)!! Don’t think the guy paying that money was buying rust….15/08/2015 at 7:38 am #20750
PS: Steve, don’t know if you saw the last tranmission of “Car SOS”? They were restoring a 911 cabriolet which was visibly folding in the middle. Had they not intervened, the car would have become two, front and rear separated by rust!!! 🙁
I’m afraid that most cars of that era were rust prone, I remember poking a hole in a Volvo with my finger when I was about 16 (hooligan!!). I also had a Lancia Beta (Fiat era) which had to be rebuilt because of front rust but the cure was not successful!! Fortunately it was stolen and I got the insurance money – the thief got more (rust) than he bargained for 🙂 .15/08/2015 at 9:00 am #20874
Volvo Â !!!….Lancia Beta !!!!…. 😆 ……
I’m not sure where all this hatred towards “Porsche” is coming from?.
But seems Ferrari’s are your favourite….. and Porsche’s are mine 🙂 ………
In fact …today………gonna fire up my mighty V8 310HP Porsche………..and give it a bit of a spanking on the autobahn….. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 …………
…Lancia Beta….. 😆 Â (again) ………seriously …?15/08/2015 at 9:19 am #20911
Steve, you got me wrong – I think the Porche is a great car but don’t deride the Ferrari!! BTW, never had a Volvo, the one I punctured was in a secondhand showroom and the proprietor was not a happy bunny. As for the Lancia, was almost forced to buy it from a colleague when I moved to Italy as I still had no residence permit and could not buy from a dealer. The engine was great and could have been a brilliant family car if the engine and body were not prone to separating from each other 🙁
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