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    Question Advice on which box to get

    Hi all

    I am currently debating on getting a techno mate Linux based box, but am unsure which one is best and once I get one which image to use.
    I currently have an eagle (dream box clone) and a spider box 6000. Basically looking for something with dual tuner and internal hard drive. At the mo the nano se combo looks quite decent

    Any suggestions??

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    If you're looking for a decent Linux box then you should be looking at Vu+ receivers not TM.

    Vu+ Solo2
    Vu+ Solo 4K
    Vu+ Duo2

    The above three are twin tuners and take internal HDD.

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    I use a VU solo 2 with internal 2.5 inch sata hdd at 1Tb and can confirm all the above, plus its well supported too

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    thanks for the advice. I am not to familiar with Enigma2 boxes a mo so wuld probably go for a cheaper one to start with but VU+ would be where I would end up. thanks for the suggestions so far much appted

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    If you want to get a cheap VU+ box, you could get a VU+ zero, and use an external 2.5" usb drive to record onto (also make a swap file and install picons and things). This works great as I have done this myself for a couple of friends that didn't want to fork out lots of money.
    You can also add a usb tuner to it if you needed that extra tuner, a list of compatible tuners are here:

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    http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Category:DVB-S2_USB_Devices
    Obviously you need to do a bit of reading yourself as nobody here is going to spoon feed you - but we can give you some tips for you to make your own decisions.

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    I have to admit i hate them 3 words (spoon feed you).

    the last BATTLE springs to mind ,

    There will be new guys starting out wanting to buy and ask a lot of questions , and to me the spoon feed comment be-little's them , even when its posted to a highly regarded member to another .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonaldo9 View Post
    Hi all

    I am currently debating on getting a techno mate Linux based box, but am unsure which one is best and once I get one which image to use.
    I currently have an eagle (dream box clone) and a spider box 6000. Basically looking for something with dual tuner and internal hard drive. At the mo the nano se combo looks quite decent

    Any suggestions??

    Any help greatly appreciated
    Follow the advise by hda5 in post 2 plenty of people will advise/help you set it up .
    You will not buy a better piece of equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosworth4x4 View Post
    I have to admit i hate them 3 words (spoon feed you).
    Haha, you must get wound up quite a bit as I see this phrase daily on many, many websites/forums.

    I think most people just get sick of answering the same thing over and over and over again - especially since there are about a billion posts already with the same info. I can't remember the last time I wanted to hack something - that I didn't spend a good bit of time on google first, however you are correct some people just need that extra bit of help (and spoon fed - lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdude View Post
    Haha, you must get wound up quite a bit as I see this phrase daily on many, many websites/forums.

    I think most people just get sick of answering the same thing over and over and over again - especially since there are about a billion posts already with the same info. I can't remember the last time I wanted to hack something - that I didn't spend a good bit of time on google first, however you are correct some people just need that extra bit of help (and spoon fed - lol).
    Totally true but id say if you dont want to help and are as some say spoon feeding .

    Just dont reply or as im sure youre aware start a topic .
    Was not having a go just pointing out , new members keep the forum going buying product and will ask age old questions.

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    Thanks all for the advice, and understand that best way to find things out is to read on the forums, sometimes though a little difficult to see the wood for the trees.

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    just to update on this, my missus bought me a TM nano se plus for my birthday ( which I think is new to market) so have been having a play around and enigma2 is great. However have definitely taken the advice on the vu+ and I want one!! have enough use for both boxes.

    Thanks again all for your advice

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    make sure u have a good box that can do 720p 1080i and 1080p at 50 and 60 hz

    be a bonis if double tuner as well as hard drive inside the box and not via usb at back

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    I would recommend the vu duo2 great box and a great price at gold wafers

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    I use Zgemma H2S, great box.

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