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New Cable Box

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by Pencilpot, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Pencilpot

    Pencilpot Member


    Sorry for asking the same question many do. I have read other threads but want to find the best box for me among all the options.

    I would like a decent recordable cable box. The option of an additional sat tuner would be great but not a must. As i imagine i wont be missing out on much if i can get hd cable chnnels over sky. I dont mind if the hdd is external if the box is good and highly recommended.

    It would be great for it to be easy to maintain and update. Like wooshbuild is epg wise and update wise.

    I currently have one cable line in the room so handy if it can record using the one line.. vu+ does this i believe.

    Also i have seen people mention 4k on some boxes i dont have a 4k tv as yet are there likely to be 4k channels soonish. Is it worth future proofing myself and lookimg at this?

    Thank you in advance for any replies, thoughts and ideas :)

    Budget i was thibking about 170 but would go higher if its really worth it for a much better box.

    Ease of use and management would be ideal :)
  2. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran

    Take a look at the MutantHD51
    Twin cable tuner receiver, £189

    It's got a 1.7ghz processor, which will out perform most receivers in terms of speed, navigating around epg's etc.

    A manual download of a EPG is around 16 seconds.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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  3. Janso

    Janso TK Veteran

    People may have better recommendations but I can't fault my Gigablue Ultra UE, twin cable tuner so internally split, and has one sat tuner too.

    All enigma2 boxes can be set up to update the EPG etc automatically.

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  4. Pencilpot

    Pencilpot Member

    Thanks for the info chaps ill take a look at those boxes.
  5. Pencilpot

    Pencilpot Member

    What about 4k able these boxes able to provide this if required
  6. Janso

    Janso TK Veteran

    There's nothing really available in 4K at the moment. Even if there was I imagine it'd be encrypted beyond cardsharing capabilities.
  7. southsimon

    southsimon TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    I will add my 2 pence for a shout on the Octagon SF4008 box worth a mention. If you really want that wooshbuild style plug and near play then maybe as dangerous mentioned the mutant might be more your route? there's images on this site ready made or I will give a shout for the guy who does a really good job over at http://www.vix4projects.com/forum/
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  8. returnofjim

    returnofjim Member

    Just bought a VU+ uno 4k box, very impressed with it, fast cpu and FCB tuner.
  9. Pencilpot

    Pencilpot Member

    Ok cool thanks for the info.

    The MutantHD51 can record up.to 8 channels and one cable feed right? And loop to the 2nd reciever?

    Im concerned it may be a little buggy? Is that not the case?

    What skin can be used on it?
  10. southsimon

    southsimon TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    You won't get 8 channels at once recorded off the mutant?
    You would also need to check with the line provider that you can do that anyway?

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  11. Jazzie_bee

    Jazzie_bee Member

    The mutant just has normal tuners the Uno 4k and Ultimo 4k have FBC tuners which are capable of recording 8 channels.

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