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Discussion in 'Zgemma Star H.2H' started by GazLC, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    I've been looking at the zgemma boxes for a while now and am about to take the plunge. However, it dawned on me I didn't know the answer to a vital question. Do I need a VM subscription to use the H2H (cable) box? I am with BT for phone and broadband currently but have the VM wires in the house.

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  2. ianw314

    ianw314 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    As long as the vm cable connections are live that's all you require, ideally taking vm broadband only contract minimises the risk of being disconnected from their cabinet.
     
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  3. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    How can I check if the connection is active? I still have the VM box so could I connect it up and see if it shows anything?

    Thanks again
     
  4. ianw314

    ianw314 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Yeah you should get a few free channels if its live.
     
  5. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Why don't you put up a dish and then just use a h2s


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  6. ianw314

    ianw314 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    No need to put up a dish if the vm line is live as he will be able to watch most channels in HD unlike Sky :)
     
  7. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Very true.


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  8. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    It seems the line is still active from VM so I'll order the appropriate box, I did consider going for something like a VU+ box so I could have twin cable tuners but I think that may be something for further down the line once I get more into all this stuff. If VM shut the line off I can always put a dish up and use it on the h2h anyway can't I?
     
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  9. ianw314

    ianw314 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Yeah you can add sky to H2H pal :thumbsup:
     
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  10. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Any idea why the zgemma won't show any hd channels on sly


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  11. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    I think I read it was to do with the way they are scrambled, the HD channels are move daily but SD aren't. Please correct me if I'm wrong someone.
     
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  12. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    Is the best place to buy a zgemma box via the link on this site?
     
  13. ianw314

    ianw314 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    yes pal
     
  14. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Yes if you can buy one from this site grand. Don't do eBay it's a disappointment of a site.


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  15. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    Ok, sorry for yet another question but what is the difference between the H2 and the H.2H boxes?
     
  16. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    H2s is a twin sat tuner box
    H2H is a single sky tuner and a single cable tuner


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  17. ste

    ste TK Veteran

    The H2 is the predecessor to the H2H - same set up but a much slower box.
     
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  18. GazLC

    GazLC Member

    So it's worth the extra bit of cash then. Thanks for the reply
     
  19. moonman77

    moonman77 Member

    Ye you can have the best of both worlds


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  20. cottonmouth

    cottonmouth Member

    hi moonman. there are no hd channels on sky is due to the encryption systen they use to scramble the channels on the hd platform. it doesnt matter what type of box you use they cant show hd channels.
    luckly for all of us who use cs as a way of viewing premium (SD) tv they didnt think it was worth while ( probably the cost ) using this encryption system on all their broadcasts. long may they think this way.
     
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