1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Recommend me a Freesat Setup

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by TickTack, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. TickTack

    TickTack Registered

    81
    5
    8
    My trusty Zgemma has died and owes me nothing.

    I'm looking for a decent box, sub £100 if poss - I also have an IPTV sub on firestick, so sorted that way.

    Any suggestions guys?
     
  2. formandvoid

    formandvoid TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    1,405
    389
    103
    Male
    {self employed
    Any of the zgemma's are good for satellite but something like a H5.2s is pretty cheap and you can also run IPTV on this if needed.
     
  3. TickTack

    TickTack Registered

    81
    5
    8
    Thanks buddy. There are obviously a lot of boxes out there, some that need setting up, some are plug and play - like human etc. I was interested to see what peeps had to say.
     
  4. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

    15,900
    982
    133
    Why did box die? Power issue?
     
  5. TickTack

    TickTack Registered

    81
    5
    8
    Stuck on BOOT mate, tried all sorts - format stick to FAT32, tried reflashing with Different images......no dice
     
  6. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

    15,900
    982
    133
    Many have had boot issues on zgemma and after a long session got it to flash with a low level format and different usb sticks 8 gb,have you gone through all that
     
    wooshman likes this.
  7. wooshman

    wooshman VIP Member Forum Supporter

    4,884
    1,993
    133
    {Bodge Builder
    UK
    Use the info @Willo3092 - this will sort your USB so it can flash a box: http://www.techkings.org/resources/preparing-flash-drives.41/

    I have had the same USB for flashing for 2.5 years and yet one day recently it stopped. Using the tool above sorted my USB and I am sorted again. You have nothing to lose as you think the box is dead anyway.

    As for boxes are you looking for a twin sat tuner or single?

    Twin tuner - @cactikid what is the name of that Alpha box?
    Single tuner I would go for the Zgemma H9S for it's pure speed and low cost.

    Both will run your IPTV without an issue saving you having to switch to the firestick. If you want to that is.
     
    TickTack likes this.
  8. dave100

    dave100 TK Veteran

    1,163
    638
    133
    Male
    Tiviar Alpha + Plus Triple Tuner Combo Linux Engima 2 2x DVB-S/S2 + 1x DVB-C/T/T2 PVR Receiver ;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
    TickTack, cactikid and wooshman like this.
  9. wooshman

    wooshman VIP Member Forum Supporter

    4,884
    1,993
    133
    {Bodge Builder
    UK
    dave100 likes this.
  10. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

    15,900
    982
    133
    I was between pcs lol
     
  11. TickTack

    TickTack Registered

    81
    5
    8
    Thanks guys,

    @wooshman thanks for the builds, I've been using them for years

    Thanks for this tip, I reflashed the USB drive using this software and reloaded Basebuild. Hey presto! I got it to flash, oddly though it wouldn't flash using the front USB drive, only the back one.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2018
    wooshman likes this.
  12. wooshman

    wooshman VIP Member Forum Supporter

    4,884
    1,993
    133
    {Bodge Builder
    UK
    Please you are up and running again.

    I wrongly presumed you were running an H2S or H2H, but sounds like you are running a 2S in which case flash from the rear port as you can't flash from the front one lol.
     
    TickTack likes this.