Thread: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week


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hi all, sorry if i should post this in 1 of the moans about the TM800HD this is my first box, so still learning about satellite etc, and with this box i have learned very fast lol i have had enough of this box and need to replace it with something that will work and suits my needs, im giving it to charity....well my dad will get it, he wont use it much, except for saturdays @ 3pm. my budget will be 200 - 350, the specs below are what i would like & hopefully somebody has or knows the

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    Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    hi all, sorry if i should post this in 1 of the moans about the TM800HD

    this is my first box, so still learning about satellite etc, and with this box i have learned very fast lol

    i have had enough of this box and need to replace it with something that will work and suits my needs, im giving it to charity....well my dad will get it, he wont use it much, except for saturdays @ 3pm.

    my budget will be 200 - 350, the specs below are what i would like & hopefully somebody has or knows the right receiver for me?

    required specs:

    1 - HD & be able to record (internal a great bonus as got a 320gb in the TM800HD) always could get a external caddy if need be.
    2 - must be able to watch the channels via web browser & be able to view from my ipad - i have bought the dreambox ipad app (im sure it would connect to other decent boxes, it connects to the TM800HD and changes channels but no picture or sound)
    3 - not lock up everyday would be a great bonus
    4 - must have good support for images etc
    5 - loop through support (i am going to get a technomate 500 super for the bedroom, cheaper and easier than going up on the roof)

    i hope somebody can give me pros and cons of a few receivers, i have seen reviews of the ET9000 and duo but dont think the duo supports loop through, but am i right in thinking the duo has better support?

    any help appreciated

    Shakin



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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    The duo doesnt have an lnb loopthrough, but, using any receiver like this, the receiver on the 'end' of the line will only be able to access channels on the same band as the 'main' receiver, so up to 3/4 of channels will be unavailable at any one time

    the duo is a decent receiver, i run the vix image on one, but theres quite a few little things that tooke me ages to work out, and the epg does what it wants when it wants, which annoys me a bit, as every other receiver i have has a perfect epg running on it

    it may be worth waiting untill thursday before ordering anything else though to 'replace' your TM800


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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    thanks digidude for quick reply

    as for the loopthrough, i would put the main unit in standby, before watching the box in the bedroom, would that then be ok?

    i suppose waiting till thursday wont be too bad, but does that mean i might get a nice working box? lol

    i guess thursday or friday with saturday delivery will have to be what i will need to do, as want to get it all sorted this coming weekend

    thanks again digidude

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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    Quote Originally Posted by digidude View Post
    it may be worth waiting untill thursday before ordering anything else though to 'replace' your TM800

    Yo,

    Have i missed something over the weekend whats happening on thursday?

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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    If the OP orders a replacement box on thursday, itll be delivered friday, ready to fit by the weekend, but, you never know whats round the corner, and by thursday, he may decide he no longer wants to get shot of his TM800...........


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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakin1234 View Post
    thanks digidude for quick reply

    as for the loopthrough, i would put the main unit in standby, before watching the box in the bedroom, would that then be ok?
    this would all depend m8. If i use the loopthru on my DM800 (original) and put the DM800 into standby, the end receiver gets no signal on ALL channels, and my receivers connected to the same dish would also show no signal, as though the motor had moved a few degrees as it powered down

    ive not actually tried this with the TM800 though m8


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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    never had any trouble with epg on my duo .
    Just do not use rytec..use open tv.
    rytec servers are unreliable to say the least.

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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    Thanks all for your advice, I have made a decision (hopefully the right 1)

    Tomorrow I will be ordering a VU+ solo I won't be needing the loop through due to this app on the iPad will solve my issue Dreambox LIVE

    Guess next plan will be finding info etc on how to flash it & install everything to get me up & running & a happy customer

    Cheers

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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    I would spend that little extra and get the Duo mate now available for under 300

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    Re: Need Advice On What To Buy This Week

    instead of loopthru why not stick in a triax tri link kit and use a sky type ir eye in bedroom, no need to buy second box as you will have full control of the main box in the second tv location, assuming there is a coax cable running from your main tv location to bedroom, if not try a wireless av sender I dont like these personally but if needs must they are ok, try a 5.8ghz model opposed to a 2.4ghz as they could interfere with your wireless router.
    Also consider the TM5402HD.. does what you want i think..



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