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bgw
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:04 pm Reply with quote
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Hi,

I looking at what would be a good replacement for my old Topfield PVR5000. With similar features :-
- freeview / teresstrial
- twin tuner
- PVR
- Aceess across the network / USB download of content (Wi-Fi preferable).
- OK - HD support Wink
- HDMI
- SATA HDD support even if external

Looking at World of Satellite - https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/satellite-and-terrestrial/digital-receivers/multi-tuners-and-combo-receivers/edision-os-mio-4k-grey

Cheers,

bgw
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ccs
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:50 am Reply with quote
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That's only got 1 freeview tuner (and 1 satellite tuner).

Sourcing enigma boxes with only freeview tuners is difficult at the moment, but some manufacturers support twin dvb-T2 tuners ie. one aerial input, one tuner slot, but effectively 2 tuners.

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robluxton
Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:58 pm Reply with quote
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I have recently bought a Humax HDR Fox T2 to replace my failed toppy 5810.

Not entirely happy with it compared to the toppy but does the job.

They appear on e bay quite often
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gomezz
Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:32 pm Reply with quote
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You know about the modded firmware for the T2 which adds a lot of useful functionality?

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robluxton
Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:00 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks. Yes I am aware of the modded software and the box I bought came with it installed. But I miss MyStuff. The Humax EPG is nowhere near as good.
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Salopian
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 pm Reply with quote
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It would be difficult to find anything as good as MyStuff. It was developed with input of many keen users. All the good ideas went into it. Therefore it is almost perfect. I don't think manufacturers are prepared to put the effort into their software that was put into MyStuff.

The end of an era.

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jimi
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 pm Reply with quote
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The era has not ended yet Wink the Toppy is still fully functional on SD channels, until they are no longer available I'll still be using mine Cool

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alan_m
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:23 pm Reply with quote
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jimi wrote:
The era has not ended yet Wink the Toppy is still fully functional on SD channels,


Not for the SD channels that require a T2 tuner for reception.

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jimi
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:33 am Reply with quote
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Indeed, so far on my transmitter (Craigkelly) that seems to comprise about 6 +1 channels, a couple of shopping and 2 music channels, none of which I'm bothered about.
No doubt that will change as the clearances continue, although sometimes channels come back, IIRC Film4+1 was on was (for a year or so) on an HD mux and it's now back on a SD one.

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gomezz
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:03 am Reply with quote
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Perhaps they will go with my suggestion that they leave one MUX on DVB-T to host the main channels in SD for the foreseeable future: BBC 1/2, ITV,C4 and Five plus as many radio stations as will fit.

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TAPs: Power Down 0.75; QuickJump 1.72; MyStuff 6.6; TAP Commander 1.34; MyInfo B5.4; EPG2MEI v0.96;
Extend v1.7; EIT Sub v0.6; mei2archive BETA 3.8l6; Font Manager 1.0d; (Power Restore V0.7.3b)
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Salopian
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 pm Reply with quote
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I still have 3 Toppys working daily but when they go I don't think I will get the functionalit of MyStuff in any other device.

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Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:03 pm Reply with quote
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Salopian wrote:
I still have 3 Toppys working daily but when they go I don't think I will get the functionalit of MyStuff in any other device.
.... I've been using an enigma2 box for nearly 5 years and would totally disagree.

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Salopian
Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:29 pm Reply with quote
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Which box do you use? On investigation I discovered that Enigma 2 is an operating system and not a receiver. If you have had yours for some years I would presume that there is an improved model available.

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ccs
Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:23 pm Reply with quote
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I've got an Xtrend ET10k, which is no longer available, but it runs the latest version of OpenViX, the same as all the other manufacturers current models.

Finding one with (more than 2) terrestrial tuners is not so easy at the moment.

You can have both satellite and terrestrial tuners in the same box if that suits your needs.

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TAPs: EIT Sub v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MPDisplayLITE V1.2; MyInfo B5.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; Extend v1.7; MyStuff 6.6;
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Salopian
Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:02 pm Reply with quote
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I have had a look at the current ones. They do seem to be aimed at satelite reception but some do have one terrestial tuner as well.

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