Accessing Non-Freesat Channels On Humax FOXSAT-HD / HDR

Freesat’s current list of available channels in the EPG (electronic programme guide) is only a fraction of what is available via the Astra2/Eurobird satellite your dish is pointed to. To view all the other available channels, you need to access the manual tune / non-freesat mode on your Humax FOXSAT-HD / HDR digital box.

To do this, simple access the relevant menu as follows:

MENU
SETUP
MANUAL TUNE
SEARCH

Once you have carried out the search (which can take some time!) you will be taken into non-freesat mode, where you can view the channels.

To switch between Freesat and non-freesat mode you need to select the following menu options:

MENU
SETTINGS
STB MODE (press the right arrow to switch between the two modes then press ok)

29 Responses to “Accessing Non-Freesat Channels On Humax FOXSAT-HD / HDR”

  1. Des Hatton Says:

    Can you give me a list of all the non freesat television channels..

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  2. Andy Says:

    How do you load non freesat channels on the goodmans box. I cant find anything that says STB mode?

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  3. Rod Janes Says:

    Hi All, unless I am mistaken,when I tuned into the non-Freesat channels(about 350 of them). when I went back to “Freesat” I had lost all the reserved (for recording) programmes.I did not want to risk forgetting to re- reserve these programmes if I went non- “Freesat” again so I cannot confirm this.Can anybody confirm or correct me on this,cheers, Rod Janes

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  4. BRIAN Says:

    Hi Rod – I did the same and lost all my Freesat settings & had to totally reboot to get back to where I started! Along the way it did not then like my postcode……

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  5. Tom Says:

    I am living in Belgium and have Freesat now without the interactivity, no red button etc.. I would like to buy a Freesat box but need one with CAM for the local card which runs on Mediaguard 3 code.
    1. Are there Freesat boxes on the market with a CI slot ?
    2. I have a double LNB one pointed to 28E the other 19E (Canal Digital) can these boxes handle the dual signal through a Diseq ?
    3. What is the story on the postal codes, I read the best is to enter a London ZIP code, are there any channels I will not be able to receive ?
    Thx

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  6. Roger Says:

    Rod / Brian,

    I lost all my scheduled recordings when I switched to ‘non-freesat’ using my Humax HDR.

    It appears to only happen if you are using one LNB connection (still had one in my old sky box) tried now I have completely ditched Sky and all seems to work fine.

    I still think it is annoying why you have to keep switching modes. Why can’t it just be another tab from the ‘Guide’ menu.

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  7. asif Says:

    how do i view the scrambled channels in the non freesat mode?

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  8. Judy Corner Says:

    Iplayer…cannot get it…have one ethernet cable on wireless modem for broadband, one on phone but when connected to Humak freetsat box, phone has inteference and cannot get telephone line…other than that a freesat convert.Have hit red button from BBC1 and only defaults to text.

    Also is there a card we can buy to get sky sports as one off cost

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  9. Big M Says:

    i have just set up my humax-foxsat hdr.
    for some reason i cant get BBC 4. it says scrambled ch or no signal. yet when i checked the freeview on the tv it is there .
    any ideas anybody ????

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  10. John N. Says:

    @Big M

    Try again after 7pm.

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  11. DAVID STICKLAND Says:

    For some reason, my Humax Foxsat-HD box will not except my post code. I live in the Littlehampton area of West Sussex. I am able to manual tune but cannot receive certain HD programmes. Any idea. Thanks.

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  12. Debbie Says:

    my recorded programmes keep breaking up when I go to watch them. sometimes get the message programme scrambled, what can i do?

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  13. Paul Says:

    hi ..can anyone tell me how to access non freesat channels on the Echostar Freesat+ HD PVR Digital Box (HDS-600RS

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  14. harjit Says:

    Tom said:
    I am living in Belgium and have Freesat now without the interactivity, no red button etc..I would like to buy a Freesat box but need one with CAM for the local card which runs on Mediaguard 3 code.
    1. Are there Freesat boxes on the market with a CI slot ?
    2. I have a double LNB one pointed to 28E the other 19E (Canal Digital) can these boxes handle the dual signal through a Diseq?
    3. What is the story on the postal codes, I read the best is to enter a London ZIP code, are there any channels I will not be able to receive ?
    Thx


    I think you can use the diseq on some freesat boxes try the link below for Humax FOXSAT-HD & FOXSAT-HDR boxes :

    http://www.astra2d.com/diseqc.html

    regards
    harjit

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  15. alan Says:

    I live in medway and my foxsat-hd would only get london so I put in a ct12 post code to get meridium and it worked..also I would lose channels when i switched on i found that returning a number of times worked now they stay there..my main problem is that the humax foxsat hdr box’s do not like the BBC iplayer signal and rejects my modems all new other than that my modems work with a lot of equipment, so I am resigned to not having Iplayer alan

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  16. Ian Says:

    Hi ……after a couple of years I have tried to re establish my humax foxsat hd box but I cannot get my post code accepted.I am trying to reconnect to BBC 3 and 4 which have been lost from reception.
    The post code is correct but does not seem to be acceptible.
    Can anyone help

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  17. anthony Says:

    regards the post code it would seem that some require a gap and others do not , try both ways.

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  18. obray Says:

    For those with problems with BBC 3 and BBC 4, remember they only broadcast in the evening. So if you are trying to access them during the day you’ll get a not available or scrambled message.

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  19. Skippy Says:

    I wld appreciate help. Just changed old Goodmans freesat box to goodmans sd box and lost bbc programmes. Can anyone tell me why? Either I have Skynews Aljezeera etc or I have Bbc and no Skynews
    Thanx

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  20. gazza Says:

    Youll get this if the signal isnt strong enough after the set up. You may need abooster inline with the receiver to trigger the BBC channels to show you. Also check your feed cables in the box rear are correctly connected as loose wire will give the same impression.

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  21. marion Says:

    I have a Foxsat HDR and would like to pre-record something in non-freesat mode. Am I unable to do this?

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  22. carole morris Says:

    have lost itv player. on demand and bbci playet. also put my post code in both way. with and without space. and lost my hdd channels ad well

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  23. emma Says:

    Hello, please help i have a humax foxsat HDR and i live in Southend on sea. We had a bad storm a couple of weeks ago and there was no or bad signal,it has been like this since. I am still able to watch the recorded programmes but cannot watch live tv. I have tried retuning but it wont accept my post code at all,is there something wrong with the box or the aerial?please help. Thanks guys

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  24. Clive Uttley Says:

    How do I tune a channel to access Netflix or Lovefilm via internet connection on Foxsat box? I can get I-Player and ITV Player OK but no 4 OD or 5 OD

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  25. NS Says:

    I have two LNBs with twin outputs. One points at Astra2 for Freesat and one points at Hotbird for European channels. I recently purchased a Humax HDR-1000S which has two satellite inputs. I’ve been told by a Humax support person that I’d need to physically switch over cables as well as switch STB mode in order to change satellites. My previous receiver had no problem switching via Diseqc switch.

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  26. sebastian Says:

    Hi I need to find nonfreesat free channels from Brazil here in London can You hellp me?

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  27. Clive Drowley Says:

    When is there going to be a Black Humax freesat HDR 1010. White is just not suitable to so many of us.
    Buy black tomorrow.

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  28. Angela Says:

    I have the humax 1000s freetime hd box, I’ve just changed it to non freesat channels but, now can’t set it back to freesat. Can I have some help please? Thanks in advance.

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  29. Mike goldsmith Says:

    Hi, I have a Humax 1000s, I have started to notice that I am getting the “weak or no signal” message mo more and more channels. I have done channel scan and gained access to a good number of channels, which seem to drop off again very quickly. Last night I hade ITV1 HD as the had no signal, I then had a recording clash, and the channel was changed to something else. When I checked I had last both ITV’s !
    I thought it was my dish, but I have since put an old sky boc online and it received all the channels.
    Any comments welcome… Thanks in advance ..

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