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A Buyers Guide To The Best Box

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by bees, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. dale1983

    dale1983 Registered

    Thanks guys - anyone had experiences with the technomate boxes? I've used Vu and Zgemma's so far.
  2. Jungle88

    Jungle88 Registered

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  3. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran

    Zgemma UK
  4. manchesterna

    manchesterna Registered

    decent for the price
  5. gmanpanthro

    gmanpanthro TK Veteran

    Has anyone used any of the Octagon receivers? Ive got my eye on the SF4008 4K box with 2xDVB/S2 and 1xDVB/C combos as virgin are coming my way soon and fancied having the option of the cable tuner on the box too.

    By the specs on websites it seems pretty fast, but just wondering if anyone has had any experience of their previous boxes etc?
  6. dillyp70

    dillyp70 PETER DILWORTH

    Am after abit of info if anyone has used this box.
    Am testing iptv boxes and came across this, from doing some reading on other forums it says it comes with a one year mscamd.
    But also supports mgcamd Cccam etc.
    HitechBox HB9000 DVB-S/DVB-S2 Satellite + IPTV Receiver

    Crazy price of only £79!!

    Main Features:
    Full HD PVR, with 2 USB
    Support USB Wifi
    3G GPRS function(Option)
    Support Youtube, Google Maps, Yahoo Weather, Web photos, Gmail, VOD, IPTV, Games, 18+ adult
    Support Stalker portals

    Detailed Info:
    Advanced HD MPEG2/MPEG4/H.264/VC-1 fully DVB-S/DVB-S2
    IPTV Support(Internet TV and Internet Radio)
    DLNA(DMP,DMR,DMS) and Samba Support
    Network App Support
    Web photos,Google maps,Yahoo Weather,Gmail,Rssnews,Internet Radio.
    N32 game Download
    Ethernet RJ45
    USB WiFi,3G Modem, GPRS Modem Support.
    Update SW and Database via USB and online via FTP Sever
    USB boot recovery software system.
    Favorite groups
    2 High speed USB2.0 host supported
    Smart card reader
    MultiLanguage(English,French,D eutsch,Italian,Spanish,Swedish,Po rtugese,Finish,Holland,Turkish,Cz ech,Danish,Arabic,Greece,Russian)
    Fast blind Scan, auto and manual search
    Subtitle Support
    Program Times
    Parental control (Program lock and parental rating)
    8000 channels
    Channel list can be saved on USB
    PVR and Time Shift support
    Full video resolution ,1080P/1080i/720P/576p/576i
    Fat16/32 NTFS.File system support
    Aspect ratio 4:3/4:3LB/4:3PS/16:9/16:9LB/16:9PS
    Video file playback(.mpg.dat.Vob.avi.mov.rm. rmvb.mkn) (Divx 4.0/5.0)Video Subtitle Support, AVI Subtitle(Internal), AVI Subtitle(External) file type (*.srt,*smi,*psb,*sub,*ssa,*ass,* .txt)
    Audio file playback(.mp3,.wma,.wal,.aac)
    Image file playback(.jpg,.bmp,.gif,.Png,.tif ,.tiff) (Hardware JPG,decode).

    Box Contents:
    HitechBox HB9000
    Remote Control
    HDMI Lead
    IR Remote Eye
    Euro 2 PIN External Power Supply
    Free UK 3 PIN Converter Plug
    User Manual

    Just wondering if anybody has any dealings with it.
    From what I have read they seem good for iptv
  7. Shanna78

    Shanna78 Registered

    I have a vm line only and use the vu+ solo se v2 which is only box I've had, a freind wants a box for a vm line only too and thinking of getting a zgemma h2h, is it worth him paying extra for vu+ solo se v2, is there a noticble diff in quality ect use between the 2. ?
  8. nezbleu

    nezbleu Registered

    im getting a vu+duo2

    just finished with sky

    have no idea on tech stuff

    how do i set this box up for best and easiest viewing? i.e. staellite channels and all the internet bits?

    where do you get the access to all the channels??

    iim completely new and a bit worried about whole set up.

    obviously id like to get all channels possible and as many in hd as possible.
    iplayers etc.. cinema sports..

    please help a complete novice( idiot) ;) thansk
  9. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Ipab image on the zgemma is fairly good. There is also a Vu+Duo backup.
  10. Stoke

    Stoke Registered

    I've got a H2S. Happy so far. Not expecting miracles, and not expecting it last much longer than 12 months, but every day I get after the first year for me is a bonus ;) :D
  11. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    I've ordered one. Hopefully will get it next week.
  12. bangord30

    bangord30 TK Veteran

    Willo, you must have more tellys than Currys and more sofas than DFS with amount of boxes you have! :)

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    Is it not just the Solo 2 still???

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    What spec you ordered? If you get the "factory" to flash ATV or VIX you'll get loads of help here. There's a website with good backups for that model if you want it PM me.
  13. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    No tellys. I don't watch them lol Always room for one more!

  14. Tonystark7

    Tonystark7 Registered

    Look forward to your review.

    Hearing could be the best box on the market.

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    Very good box - great price as well
  15. dizzler

    dizzler Registered

    Suitable box

    Hi all.

    I've been using an Amiko Alien 2 for sat for ages and it works really well with Enigma 2 and Hyperion installed. I am now moving to a VM area and taking their broadband package. Am I right in saying the Amiko box won't work for cable, well VM cable that is. If so, I will get a new box which supports dual sat tuners and a cable tuner for VM. Which box do I go for ? I want one that has a good community about it for backups / plugins / help etc. What do you guys recommend and which image should I be looking to get put on at the dealer level to get me going ? Thanks.
  16. stevie12345

    stevie12345 Registered

    Great thread. I'm a bit of a noob with this stuff but pretty tech savvy. The options are bewildering so thought one of you gurus could help.

    Currently have an Openbox and looking to upgrade. Have a Sly line running off the sattelite dish. Have 2 cables coming from LNB but only one plugged in. I have Virgin Cable broadband. Have a NAS and have an Nvidia Shield in the bedroom that I use for Kodi and Netflix etc. House is fully wired network in every room. I'm looking to upgrade but not sure to what.

    Until I read this thread I didnt realise I could get a VM line that gives me HD.

    Looking for a box that will let me have some HD stuff but also if possible let me stream live TV to my Nvidia Shield. Not hugely bothered about recording but would be a nice feature.

    Budget £150 - £200

    Was just wanting an opinion, based on my setup and budget, where would some if you gurus go?
  17. fbaggy

    fbaggy Registered

    Take a look at the Edision OS-Mega, twin sat tuners and a hybrid C/T/S tuner

  18. stevie12345

    stevie12345 Registered

    Can I stream to Kodi on my Shield over the internal LAN with that one?
  19. fbaggy

    fbaggy Registered

    I believe so but haven't done it with this box

  20. scubadan77

    scubadan77 Registered

    I've always put both Clines and Nlines in Cccam folder and always works...
    what difference does it make ???