hi, i have a mag254 but whant to buy a knew box, do you have any thoughts about buzzXRS 4000 or buzzXRS 4500 , the 4500 im thinking to buy ,but not a teknic wonder . thx kimI was a big fan of Mag boxes and have owned and sold quite a lot over the years.. ease of setup and clients that could find their way around the menus were the main reasons that i invested in these boxes.. Had.. and setup lots of 250,254,256, 349 and 351 (just sold) and the Mag Andoid box 410.
A big point was also the price as the boxes are priced well and for first time buyers affordable. Plus there are enough youtube video´s to help get you started on how to set them up or flash them if blocked.
Since Infomir introduced the Mag block around last christmas everything has just becomme a little more complicated.. eg.. i bought a Mag349 updated it and everything was blocked which meant flashing older software with no block. Same problem arose with clients who were blocked on other boxes. This was my main reason to begin to look elsewhere.
The best box if you watch a lot of movies is the 351 as it´s the only box that can play 4K .. for normal use i like the 324.
I now use the Buzztv xr4000 which leave`s all the Mag boxes behind..
It costs about the same as the 351 but the Buzztv box has an easier setup and use .
I like the one touch buttons where you can switch from Tv to vod or series with one click.. also the EPG layout and choices thats on offer make it for me the better choice. My wife could also work the box after a few minutes which also helped :)
Also plus on the Buzztv box is the fact that you can install apps like Kodi or Netflix if needed.
Best standard Mag - 324
Mag 4K -351
or think about the Buzztv box...
I traded up from a Formuler Z8 and have the XRS 4000 and love it. But the XRS 4500 is some tool for the money (£125) extra 32GB storage updated chipset but the big thing is the backlit remote.
I´d agree with everything basejumper has written.. i also have the XR4000 and it´s a great piece of kit.
No need to upgrade a Z8 and I won't be upgrading my XRS4000 either. The upgrades are too insignificant to make a difference. But if I was buying a new one....Z8 is a good bit of kit.. if I could fault it, I would of upgraded, regardless of box, supplier is just as important, pointless spending absorbent price for a decent box, without a decent reliable provider..imo.