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Question What's the best box to get?

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by Sniper200, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Sniper200

    Sniper200 Member

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    hi I want a box that I don't need to change or that is (dead) after a year. I have had a f3 and think it's gone. I'm a novice at this I have been recommended an open box , a dreambox se 800hd and also a gigablue hd?

    Please advise
     
  2. pudzyryan

    pudzyryan Regular member

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    if your from ireland get amiko mini hd combi, or ferguson arrriva 150.. both combi boxes... work saorview/sat tuner on both.... media player on ferguson, both boxes record via usb stic...... all at good price
     
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    tongs007 Active member

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    what do you mean its dead? if its because your hd dont work they don't work on any third party boxes
     
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    xbkrypt0n Active member

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    That's nice and all that, but they are most likely not open like eg. the Dreambox is. I suggest a Miraclebox or VuPlus if you want a box that's like the Dreambox (open/linux-based) but cheaper. They support DVB-T2/C/S2 and even CI+ if you use the official firmware.
     
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    the amiko mini combo also can give you cable tv aswell as satellite and terrestrial .they can be bought for around about 90 euro thats about £75 to £80 .

    but having used enigma 1 and 2 boxes i think going forward enigma 2 boxes are the way to go , there are plenty of very reasonably priced (clone) enigma 2 boxes out there . enigma 2 are open source , where as openbox/ skybox and similar boxes are not . the difference being that enigma 2 boxes can have many plugins and mods added to them . for example tsmedia can be added giving you thousands of free movies / tv series and iptv channels all free . you can add your own iptv links to an e2 box , there are different methods to do this . you can also get iptv plugins (similar to what you get with a c line ) that you can insert into the box to view pay channels .

    if you require dual tuners say satellite and cable you could get a dual tuner enigma 2 box , that would have satellite and cable . or you could have a single tuner e2 box and add an external usb tuner to it , there are terrestrial and cable tuners available . but i guess with any box it comes down to how much you want to pay , and exactly what you would like that box to do . if all you require is to watch free tv or pay tv with a c line and nothing more (no bells and whistles) well then any free to air box (or cs capable box will do ) so the dm500s (sd ) or teh openbox / skybox would do the job and would come in at under about 80 euro , that should include p+p .
     
  6. pudzyryan

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    well, i take it people are buying these boxes to view premiun channels,, well amiko mini hd combi, if you conect to dish you get ... ,,, if you connect to cable/ter you get ,,, so you can have 2 server connections, this is for ire obiously
     
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    no they also work in uk but people have found in some area amiko have a weak cable tuner and hd picture can break up.better box mentioned was the miraclebox cable.sat.
    if in ireland a cable connection to other end is very hard to find.

    new thing picking up next weak in ireland google chromcast needs a hdmi port on tv.
    xbmc mentioned a number of times

    not a liker of clone boxes as seen recently when loads got their chips wiped and the makers did say can run on original firmware.
     

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