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what box is compatible with Virgin Media UK?

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by stuart936, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. stuart936

    stuart936 Member


    New to this forum and I hope I will be able to offer something through out the vast amount of threads, however in the mean time I have a question.

    Which is the best HD Digital Receiver to buy for use with Virgin Media in the UK, I have had a look about and the Amiko Mini Combo seems to be quite popular? I am wanting two boxes which I can install my own hard drive on preferably (as I have a few sat about), I would also need pointing in the right direction in regards to "Line" and "Gift"?

    Thank You
  2. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

  3. gravehead

    gravehead TK Veteran

    i've been running an AMIKO MINI HD COMBO for the last 12 months using VM and have not had a problem with it at all (apart from when i put the wrong firmware in but that was my fault) and the HD is crystal.
    if you put AMIKO MINI COMBO in the search box and look for the thread AMIKO MINI COMBO TUTORIAL by BEES its a step by step guide to setting up the box from scratch, if i can do it anyone can.
    the trick with these boxes is when you get it up and running with a decent line provider you should leave it to do its thing, maybe update the channels once every couple of months ,but i haven't done mine for about 6 and the channels are fine.
    people mess with their boxes trying to modify their EPG and trying to add S** and VM skins and complaining when the boxes start playing up because they have messed with them, people should just be happy that their channels work and they are paying a pittance for them.
  4. Oktv123

    Oktv123 Member

    I agree with cactikid enigma2 is the way forward.

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  5. StrawDog

    StrawDog Member

    ooo nice, just been reading about this and it looks promising....I can get a amiko mini T2 for about £54.00 quid... :)

    They the best you guys say ?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  6. wheelo

    wheelo Super Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    No, they're not the best, they're entry grade (and I don't think they are enigma 2), have a look at the thread linked by cactikid, it lists a lot of the different boxes.

    I just reread this and it sounds harsh, it is not meant to be, but I don't know how to rephrase it to sound nicer.

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  7. bobless

    bobless VIP Member/ Veteran Forum Supporter

    Amiko combo mini/and other models are well known for weak tuners.I wouldnt touch with a barge pole.
  8. bees

    bees VIP Member

    I bought one when cable was just getting back on it's feet as a bit of a punt, basic box, mine had a weak tuner, used it to see
    if the cable side was working, soon sold up and went for an E2 box, I would say they are the cable equivalent of a
    skybox/openbox on sat.
  9. StrawDog

    StrawDog Member

    lol...no worries, ha! but for the price then they look OK. :)

    I think I might get one for the hell of it
  10. wheelo

    wheelo Super Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    @bobless and @bees , what would you recommend from the Enigma 2 range??

    My personal opinion, you will not have this box longer than 6 months as you will want something better, consider this before you buy.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  11. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

    pity people dont look at the bigger thing,a working box that works without unforseen issues.
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  12. StrawDog

    StrawDog Member

    Been having a look about and I can get a Zgemma Star H1 for about £66.00 quid.

    Looks like there's quite a lot of support on here and they have been recommended...hmmmm....
  13. lancable

    lancable T K Veteran

    there a good starter box mate plenty of support on here
  14. StrawDog

    StrawDog Member

    yeah can't wait to get it! excited! :) ha, like a kid ain't i?
    databiz likes this.
  15. wesley84

    wesley84 Member

  16. wesley84

    wesley84 Member

    where did u get your VM line from ? and is it still working or have your renewed it ?
  17. gravehead

    gravehead TK Veteran

    Got the line from here, there is a thread in the cable section of the forum, read thru thoroughly first.
    It's a good line and have renewed
  18. wesley84

    wesley84 Member

    thank you for the quick reply
  19. bmot88

    bmot88 Member

    World of satellite are good for boxes I bought the ediosn mini dvbc and love it. Use openvix and a red virmin skin its easy up to my old openbx to record what I want and transfer recordings
  20. sad ken

    sad ken Member

    Pretty sure the boys on the forum could sort you and not get scammed bud.