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Cable Box - Which one to buy?

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by Federer16, May 10, 2011.

  1. Federer16

    Federer16 Member

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    hi guys, my friend wants to buy a cable box for the very first time, he wants to go the cable route, and im new to this also.

    so..with ..current faults with both KV/SV, is there another cable box in the market?, should buy one of the KV/SV, or hold on for a while untill the channels are sorted? Bearing in mind there has been NO channels added by both KV/SV for a while now. I told him sat and card sharing is best option, but his budget wont allow him, because the initial cost is alittle too much. so any advice would be appreciated..thanks.
     
  2. e45

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    None m8 get your self a dreambox might be a bit daunting at first to set it up but well worth it in the end

    personally i think cable is on its last legs but that is my opinion

    here is a tutorial for getting yourself sat side great tutorial helped me no ends dreambox 800pvr hd box 500s is something the same as for the 800

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f...o_setting_up_a_dm500s_for_cardsharing-846800/

    All other info is below in my signature thanks to piopat for all the links
     
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  3. HiTeck

    HiTeck Regular member

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    There's a few that you could look into buying depending on what your looking for.

    Technomate,
    Spiderbox,
    Blade Media,
    Dreambox.

    Starview and Krytview imo are dead.

    Research them all to suit your needs.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. chocco1

    chocco1 Regular member

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    so e45 am i wasting my time waiting for a kv hd box and is this why all channels are not back and the rumors going around about just getting rid of stock before all channel are off
    thanks chocco
     
  5. fintannl

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    have to admit this is a question that interests many on this forum
     
  6. cactikid

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    kv wont release the hd till everything is running ok again
     
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    You would have thought this part of the post gave it away chocco1 to what your man E45 thinks on cable STB's now?.
     
  8. e45

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    If i thought that m8 i would tell you out straight but tbh i havent a clue i would hate to think that but we said the same about SV if you remember.

    i suggest you get a dreambox 800hd m8 you wont be sorry personally i would not be buying any hd box either SV or KV until i would see a full resumption of channels and even then it still cant be guaranteed same with any boxes be it sat or cable
     
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    fintannl Regular member

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    having spent years with a dreambox 800hd i would never advise such a purchase. yes, in the past i thought it was neat but there are many easier boxes to program
     
  10. 2dogsfighting71

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    So what do think's best fintannl? (and easiest) thanks.
     
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    kryptview channels returning now all movies and i hear the rest will all be back next week so people if you have KV boxes hold them for the moment maybe no need to get another box and save your money also lots of bargains on flebay for Kv if people still want to keep cable sellers loss maybe your gain
     
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    Thanks HiTech and e45. Good to know there's loads of info and help here on Afterdawn. Thanks again and good luck with your boxes everyone.
     
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    yep no matter what people decide to go and purchase
     
  15. Federer16

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    THANKS for all advice guys, very much appreciated.

    my friend got hold of a SV6 from another person who was moved to sat/cs, because that person was fedup of glitching and channels going down etc etc. anyways, my friend paid £10 for the box, and its working...LOL


    Thanks again guys.
     
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    I'll give him a fiver for it :)
     
  17. cactikid

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    you see it does make sense to research and look around and a tenner got a good bargain there.
     
  18. dub12dave

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    If you are looking for a cheap sat box then I dont think there is one cheaper than the Openbox S10, HD/PVR cost just under 70 euro delivered to Ireland, the HD picture is excellent and it is the easiest box I have ever set up.
     
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    Aint there clones of that box already Dave? Or was I reading it wrong some where?
     
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    Do you mean the Orton MICKAH? They are very similar but they take different software, I have an Openbox S10 and for the money I really can not fault it.
     

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