What box is currently the best?

cat123

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I had a Eurovox and I liked it but it broke on me the guy I got it from gave me a refund but I got it for £120 ages ago and now they are going for £140 and £150, was wondering if I'd be better getting a Starview, Dbox or a dreambox, also I've seen this one called Nvision. I don't really care I just want one that I won't need to constantly mess about with and has a decent amount of support in case anything does go wrong.

I've also had a replay box which was completely shit so wouldn't even consider a replay lite.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Id go for the Dreambox 500C. Its brand new and comes with 12 month warranty, and theres plenty of support around for it as its open source.
 

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I wouldnt go Starview they were unsuccessful in the last roll/key changes to update.... Dreamboxes are good but I had too many issues with them I prefer the Eurovox max 3 still since u just plug it in/scan and get all the channels and your done with it, Dreambox is a mission imo ;)

The Technomate 1500 and Eurovox are like the Newbie boxes that just plug n play and work great peroid boxes, while the Dreamboxs are there to take it to a new level but require more setup/tweeking.
 

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I would say the Eurovox or the good old Dbox. The dreambox has signal problems and requires you to use a signal booster which why I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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eurovox max is a very reliable box and although not open source, support has been forthcoming from the developers. box has a very stable tuner that works great with high and low signals. Also very easy to use and has channel change buttons on the front of the box, always a good thing if your remote packs in. it doesnt support widescreen which can be a bit of a pain.

Starview much the same but has went down more often hence the lower price.

replaylite is a robust little unit and unlike the replay is very stable. used 1 for about 6 months there and very rarely had to rescan for channels. considering the bad name the replay got i wouldnt imagine future support would be good and it isnt controllable from the box.

dbox2 is a great box for the enthusiast and has more support than any other but purchasing a decent one is pot luck as unlike others they are not new but secondhand and life expectancy can be a lot less than others. they are also too expensive considering their age.

dreambox also like the dbox2 1 for the enthusiast and also has a lot of support but can be a very pernickity box where high or low signals are concerned. excellent if you dont have any signal issues. clones available for much cheapness makes it a financially better option than others. cant controll it from front of the box either.
 
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I'm seriously considering a dreambox, I'll need to look into fllashing it etc, but think I'll go down that root. Thanks for all the info, cheers everyone.
 

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Dreambox with Gemini 3.4 is the dogs b***** IMO. EVox and SView are all ok but are so basic when compared to the DrBox.Just my view for what it's worth.
 
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The Technomate 1500 and Eurovox are like the Newbie boxes that just plug n play and work great peroid boxes, while the Dreamboxs are there to take it to a new level but require more setup/tweeking.

the technomate 1500 is a satellite box m8,very easy to setup but never the less it's for satellite and wont work on cable



go for the dreambox 500c m8
 

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Ive have a eurovox 2 and a dreambox.

I hated the eurovox for one simple reason that meant a lot to me but probably wouldnt even bother most people at all, in that it doesnt have a true 16:9 widescreen option, but as i say, most people wouldnt even bat an eyelid about that, its just that i like things perfect, so because of that little issue I also bought a dreambox which is spot on, took a bit of tinkering with to flash image etc but once ya know what your doing its the same as anything else and is pretty easy, and it has true 16:9 widescreen which made me happy :)
I believe that the eurovox 3 has same issue with no true 16:9 option, so if you feel that thats gonna be an issue to ya then i wouldnt buy it.
I have no experience with starview other than a friend buying one and saying it was a great box.

Hope this helps :)

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i had to buy a tv signal booster to get my dreambox going properley which you can buy for about 10quid, but i know lots of people who didnt need a signal booster, its just your donald duck if you do or dont, no big deal really for about 10quid, eh ?
 
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