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Taking the Plunge....

Discussion in 'Satellite Installation' started by thecake, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. thecake

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    Hey all, well i've spent the weekend reading up on all this stuff... and kinda think i half understand whats going on..!!
    So I currently have a Edison Mini box running openvix and has plex added on which is super for all the movies and box sets.
    So i bought this box all set up with a years sub.
    But i think i want to move this setup to a bedroom and replace it with a better box build....
    And i was thinking of doing it myself...!!>?
    So i dont want to spend a absolute fortune but would like something good.
    I was looking at the Xtrend 8500 and looks pretty sweet (might be a piece of crap).
    I see a lot of people bigging up the Vu Solo's but i had one of them before running blackhole and the fella that build it for me pulled the line after a month and overall i didnt fancy the user experience.
    Loving the look of the new sky q skins. my edison is currently running bluehd which i like and my missus is fairly happy with as its easy to use.
    So in all if i got a new box running like my current set up id be dead chuffed.
    So any help advice or does and donts would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers ye tech Geniuses....!
     
  2. Willo3092

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    I'm well happy with the Xtrend ET8500. There have been a few issues with tuner drivers but they're all but resolved now.
     
  3. thecake

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    So is it possible to run the Et8500 with a line and a iptv or am i missing somthing...?
     
  4. cactikid

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    nope that will work also and has a choice of what tuners you want.
     
  5. thecake

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    Cool sound good...
    So if i am ordering it whats the best to get it pre flashed with..?
    openvix..?
    or does it make much difference ..>?

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    Also am i better splashing the extra bucks for a Vu solo 4K or do i need a special setup for that..
    at the moment i have 2 lines from sat to back of the edison.
     
  6. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Doesn't make much difference really, it will only be a default image not a pre-made build.
    You can flash the multi-bootloader and run 2 different images and just choose which one when you boot.
     
  7. cactikid

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    vu solo 4k nice box and possibly uses a different cam called oscam to work.
     
  8. thecake

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    Yeah think i might just chance ET8500 first and see how i get that up and motoring....
    Plus don't have a 4k tv so might be wasting the Vu 4k.
    Might put in a order tomorrow and see how i get on after that.
    Loads of my buddies are interseted in a box too so if i can get mine purring i might be kept busy.... ill be driving ye guys mad for advice...!
     
  9. gravehead

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    Don't think there are 4k channels for boxes, and if you are running satellite no hd so definitely no 4k