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Final decision on new box!

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by esm, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. esm

    esm Registered

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    Hi guys,

    I am about to purchase a new box this week, having moved from an Amiko Alien 2 receiver to a VM line in my new house.

    I am looking for a dual cable receiver.

    I have narrowed my options down to the following but would appreciate some advice between the 2:


    • Technomate TM-Nano-SE M2
    • Vu+ Solo SE V2

    As I understand it, the VU is a faster box (1300mhz processor vs 751mhz, double the ram & flash) but does this warrant the extra £30 in the real world?

    I like the fact the Technomate takes an internal HDD but I am using an external atm so not too fussed. I also do not currently need the extra satellite tuner offered by the Technomate.

    Any other reasons to choose one over the other? I have used a VU Solo before and was impressed by the simplicity and speed.

    Cheers!
    Jimmy
     
  2. dillyp70

    dillyp70 PETER DILWORTH

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    Vu all the way.
    The extra £30 is money well spent.
    Not alot about them on here as they just work.
     
  3. dangerous

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    No brainer VU ;-)
     
  4. mrtweaks

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    Stick with what you know, but the extra feed is there if needed my wife would not do without a twin tuner. lol
     
  5. Girdles

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    My fist box is the VU+Solo SE V2 so easy to use and set up.
     
  6. Jagsy

    Jagsy TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    vu all the way
     
  7. wullboy

    wullboy TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Im running a Mut@nt, but its just as good a the vu`s
     
  8. esm

    esm Registered

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    Interesting you say that, lack of information was putting me off the Solo Se V2 but you are probably right, they just work!
     
  9. jumbo81

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    Got a VU cracking box. Simple to set up. Can even download VU player from app store and watch all channels on phone and tablet. :)
     
  10. esm

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    Biting the bullet and purchasing the VU today :)

    Final question! Which firmware is preferable on these boxes?

    I have only previously used OpenVix which seemed decent, though will it matter if I am purchasing a Cable tuner and therefore Vermin channel list?
     
  11. bangord30

    bangord30 TK Veteran

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    I got my duo2 combo with ATV on it and seems solid. I looked at a poll and black hole seems to be most popular. There's forums with backups to help initIally too. I'll be trying black hole tonight hopefully!