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which receiver and where to buy

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by donzo112, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. donzo112

    donzo112 Member

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    i am a complete novice in this area and have received conflicting advice as to what receiver to buy.Some people advise the box two and others the eurovox max v.As somebody who is completely green to these
    things, What advice can anyone give and where to buy to ensure I get a genuine one.
     
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    Eurovox max V is better than the box !
    ill pm you with details of where to go .
     
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    hi, am in the same boat as original poster, tried doing my own research as to d box, starview and others, please advise :)
     
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    With regards to the boxes themselves it comes down to personal choice. As it is both a matter of budget and ease of use. The Dbox2 is the best box on the market, but it is also the most expensive and the hardest to set up.

    Going to the Eurovox which is the next in line. This is a cheaper box, but I have to say quite stable, although at the moment the newer version is having a problem with N** downgrading their signal in some areas of Dublin. So lets just say stay clear until thats sorted, (may have a new firmware update coming out). You may be lucky and live in an unaffected area but that is not for me to give an opinion on.

    Finally the Starview, the cheapest and the easiest box to set up. With the latest firmware installed it will automatically update the codes if the CC change them, (As will the Dbox2 & Eurovox). It is also very easy to set up.

    Believe me if you are looking for a good EPG experience by buying any of these boxes I suggest you dont, as they are quite bad, especially on the Starview.

    If you are looking for live TV recording similar to Sky+. You can buy a Starview PVR that will have all the functionality of a Sly+ box. Again it is not as good as a proper Sly+ box, but you get what you pay for and it does what it says on the tin as such.

    All these boxes are basically designed for FTA purposes originally, and as such have firmware upgrades to allow you view "all" channels.

    With regards to key code changes the last one was about six weeks ago, believe me that is a long time as they used to change them every few days. The frequency shifted only once and that was last month.

    In closing as I said it is a matter of choice taking into account your budget, ease of use and preferences.

    In regards to support as you can see this forum and its members are quite knowledgeable with regards to all box types and are more than willing to offer anyone advice. We have also got all the software/firmware for all boxes here. So if by chance you do get stuck there is always someone here to help you out.
     
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    What is a good epg experience and does anyone have aanr recomendations on where to buy genuine ones. Mainanm sent me a pm but they are very expensive compared to ebay (250 euro).Is this because they are genuine or are they just expensive?. Some sites state that eurovox 2008 has not been cloned yet but there are several different type boxes on ebay.Any help appreciated.
     
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    Just realised that epg is electronic programming guide
     
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    thank you sc0user, you've made a lot of jargon make sense :) i think i have made a decision, and thanks again :)

    i may be a newbie, but i have feelings :)
     
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    meant to ask, people seem to dislike e bay, where would be recommended to purchase?
     
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    check your pm salsun77. ive left u some links
    cant give out links on the forum
     
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    Stay away from fleabay, what type of box have you decided upon.
     
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    please pm me the details on suppliers as i dont wanna buy off ebay, thank you.
     
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    Main is the links man :)
     
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    pm sent
     
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    am looking at the pvr one and the euro one..
     
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    cant decide.dbox2 is probably too difficult to set up as my computer skills are very limited. Some work colleagues use the eurovox with great success but live in different parts of Dublin than I and scouser has put doubts in my head as to how well it will work in my area . That only leaves starview so i guess it has to be this one, but where do i buy one at a reasonable price to ensure its not a clone.
     
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    Sent a PM to Main and he will reply to you , The latest starvi*w is called "THE B0X" and it has not been cloned as yet
     
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    can someone give me the links to buy the legit starview boxes too, i dont fancy buying from fleabay or some unknown site (after one which has a lot of rep from users of afterdawn)
     
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    Mainamn is the links man :), if you send him a private message he will let you know

     
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    maybe he isnt on or something but i have waited almost 2 hours now and had no response, does anyone else have any useful links they could post to me, thanks.
     
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    Most things come to those who wait :) I have sent you your pm.
     

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