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  Reply # 191214 22-Jan-2009 09:16
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There is a menu option in the Hills that lets you scan outside FreeView muxs, I cannot remember how to access it but I have dont it in the past and had a Hills box working on successfully on D2.


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  Reply # 191275 22-Jan-2009 12:50
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I'm in the same boat, and quite peeved off about it.  I also realised some time after I could easily return the unit that it wouldn't let you tune into anything except Freeview.  I don't agree with the comments that it is obvious because it is called Freeview, no other unit is locked in this way where you can't unlock it.

I know there isn't really anything I'm misisng out on at the moment, but what if something comes up later, or I decide to get a dish for another satelite.  I gave up on the whole thing, but after reading this post I want to find a soloution one way or another.  But I don't have the original packaging, or possibly even the reciept now.

Re Firmware, obviously it is only going to download the Freeview one, unless you can load a different one another way?  Or can I kick up a stink with DSE?


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  Reply # 191277 22-Jan-2009 12:57
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Yeah I got mine a while back, and obviously don't have teh receipt or all that jazz any more. It's great to see receipts printed on thermal paper that won't last a year. It makes my life more exciting.

Anyways, I just bought a USB Satellite Receiver from TradeMe for $70. It's pretty good, and does sweet things like recording and timeshifting and that jazz.

Do note that if you flash the firmware (and I didn't have any luck finding some), then it might get reflashed when you point it at Freeview? I really wouldn't bother, and get one of the $60 STBs available on TM.

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  Reply # 191280 22-Jan-2009 13:01
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Athlonite: ok you say the Hills FV box can scan other channels well i've tried to get it to do just that and its a no go i get 3 extra stations that say reserved on then and no pic or sound

You are still scanning D1,if you have a dish poiuting at another bird ,this box will do what you ask

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  Reply # 192398 27-Jan-2009 23:53
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ah ok then that'll splain why i am not seeing anything else

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