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Starview 6 Futureproof ?

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by RizzB, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. RizzB

    RizzB Regular member

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    I see the new starview 6 is hitting shelves next week and is pretty similar to the HD model but receives standard def pictures only. 1 question though this box like the Later HD model has a lan socket that makes it "futureproof" what exactly does this mean? I gather with the rollout of Nag 3 the box will not work?
     
  2. MICKAH

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    where u hear about the SV6? no cable boxs work on N3. You got a pic of it or more info? a lan type SV, which still begs the question of where you use the lan................

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    EW FEATURES 'The Starview 6 USB LAN'
    o Brand New up to Date Design
    o NEW LAN PORT (enabling multimedia streaming etc)
    o F-Type connector (no adapter required)
    o RS232 port fitted
    o Seamless PVR (Personal Video Recorder) function (when used with
    external USB hard disk)
    o The Best and Fastest Menu's Ever (based on the HD)
    o Better EPG
    o No Risk of Clones!


    Includes:


    o Remote control
    o FREE Batteries
    o FREE 2-3 Pin plug adapter (not included on bulk orders)
    o FREE DELIVERY
    o English instruction Manual
     
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  3. piopat

    piopat Active member

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    no box is fiture proof when it comes to using it to get paid channels free either via cable or via satelliite, as there is no fix for n3 this box will not be capable of unlocking the channels. the best bet to have a chance at future proofing may be the dreambox,as it is like a computer in its self and can be upgraded and new emus can be installed as the dreambox can be hooked up to the internet .lan means it can be hooked up to the internet for software updates etc,but with no n3 fix hooking it up will do no good unless you want to cardshare(in which case you need a linux box like dreambox,this box the starview 6 may be linux if it has a lan connector)technology changes so fast and often these days(even more so it seems when it comes to these boxes) that it would be very hard to say that anything is truly future proof.
     
  4. Mooley

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    Doesn't the HD combo have a LAN port also and wasn't there some supplier pre-configuring them and selling them set up for c/s from their own private servers. Don't know if it was for c/s sat or cable though. Think I read that here somewhere.

    Oh and I severely doubt that will last long!
     
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  5. RizzB

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    The price is £159.99 Even though i'm not going to get 1 surely it would make more sense to invest in the HD combo model for only £35 more. With the roll out of nag 3 I think starview may have shot themselves in the foot launching this now especially at that price.

    THE NEW STARVIEW 6 USB LAN

    The Best Standard definition Starview yet now based on the same menu as the
    HD version it is faster more reliable and has the added bonus of the new
    future proofing LAN port.

    NEW FEATURES 'The Starview 6 USB LAN'
    o Brand New up to Date Design
    o NEW LAN PORT (enabling multimedia streaming etc)
    o F-Type connector (no adapter required)
    o RS232 port fitted
    o Seamless PVR (Personal Video Recorder) function (when used with
    external USB hard disk)
    o The Best and Fastest Menu's Ever (based on the HD)
    o Better EPG
    o No Risk of Clones!
     
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    skywonder do em cheaper
     
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    The Starview 6 is a satellite receiver!!!
    You cannot just purchase it and plug it in like the boxes before nag3.

    The lan port is so you can connect the box to the internet which is required if you want to get your channels back.
    You will also have to pay a subscription fee to a website for them to allow you to receive the channels.

    Basically how this works is there is someone who has a sky box with all channels and they connect it to the internet and share the channels with everyone but they charge for this. Then you have to have a wire running from the box to your router or use power line communications to send the ethernet signal.
    This is illegal!!! and there is no guarantee how long these websites will last.

    Also if you do go to the bother of buying a box with a lan port you will also need a satellite dish aimed at the Astra satellite.

    This is no "plug and play" system like before nag3.
    You have to research this before buying.

    I sincerely hope topgear88 has done his research before buying the new Starview 6.
    I emphasise once again this is illegal!
    Mods please note that I hope I havent broken the rules by explaining this!If so I apologise and will remove this post immeidiately.
     
  9. coolcrab

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    your a muppet u dont no what your talking about.
     
  10. topgear88

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    lol, I have bought a cable box mate not satellite.
     
  11. foxyboy

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    i guess you have not got it as yet? when your up and running please keep us informed as to your struggles and delights to hopefully getting the channels back, best of luck,
     
  12. piopat

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    there is no gaurantee with anything cable or satellite,only 3 things in life we can be sure of taxes,levys,and death/debt .
     
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    and if folk try to keep the info concise and try not give the total game away to much.
     
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    Hey Piopat - your wrong - "there is no gaurantee with anything cable or satellite,only 3 things in life we can be sure of taxes,levys,and death/debt ."

    The only 3 guarantees in life are your born, you die and a flat roof will keak

     
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    I was talking about people in Ireland on my post before and if you're in Ireland and expecting cable box to get you all your channels you're in for a suprise. Not entirely sure of the situation in the UK at the moment so if you'r in the UK I sincerely hope the Starview 6 works for you.
    And coolcrab, if you think I don't know what I'm talking about then you're the "muppet".

     
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    Shanno06, i think you really need to read further. You have one version of the story and what you say is correct. But your viewpoint is not complete. You need to research further.
     
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    what part of not give away to much did you miss?
     
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    some people just dont care what they post


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    [​IMG] christ i give up.
     

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