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Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:08 am

What is the best Freesat receiver for powervu keys, usals, Dsieq switching ?
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:16 pm

surely someone has some opinions on these receivers, the V9 Super is sure not a good receiver at this time. :(
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby bernie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:09 pm

machteck wrote:surely someone has some opinions on these receivers, the V9 Super is sure not a good receiver at this time. :(

Hi machteck.

My experience has been in summary get a V8 Super and a V7HD. It seems all the old freesat units have the firmware work well but the new GT Media units like the V9,V8 nova don't. I don't use USALS or diseq switching so I can't comment. I have 4 models. I have two V7, two V7S, two V8 super and a V9 Super. The V8 doesn't seem to autoroll powervu well. The V7S and V9 have been retired until the firmware gets fixed.

The v7hd seems the best at autoroll powervu because it finds them quick and saves them to USB the best. Some channels change keys quicker than others so if my V8 won't open them I use the V7 to find the key then plug it into the V8. I have had some channels that the v7 won't open either. the V7 doesn't have as much memory so I have had issues where the HD live picture on the ABC channels on 95W and 99W froze and sometimes the audio went way out of sync. it did that on both of my v7. it doesn't on my V8.

So I use the V8 Super as my daily use receiver to move my c-band dish using a diseq1.2 mover. I don't use USALS or diseq switching so I can't comment.

Hopefully this info helps you :)
several 3M dishes, V9 Super, V7HD, V7SHD, V8 Super

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby bernie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:42 pm

oh and I always recommend saving a copy of the allcode bin firmware right away so just in case the lastest firmware has broken something like the autoroll you can go back. both of my v7 were purchased from the factory not ebay so they had older firmware that I saved just in case.
several 3M dishes, V9 Super, V7HD, V7SHD, V8 Super

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks bernie I have a v8 Golden, 2 v7 HD, 1 skybox and 1 Amiko hd se there is a little something wrong with every one of them. I guess thats to be expected for inexpensive STB's. The v8 Super was my next choice but after this V9 experience thought id get some other people experience and opinions. U are right about saving the original firmware first. That was a big mistake i made on the V9 i bricked it trying to get the powervu keys to work, finally got it reloaded thanks to Mr lost a moderator on the FORO 4G website which is also a member here.
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby Feralkiwi » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:04 pm

As for DiSEqC my V8 Golden and V7HD / Combo units all work well with DiSEqC switching.
I use cascade switching, both 1.1 and 1.0 starting with an eight port switch and many 4 ports after that.

I found the V8 golden and V7HD have problems with a sensitive over current protection and do not like to work the USALS through a switch. If the over current trips in the first uncommitted 8 port switch reverts to port 1.
I have a signal splitter at the set top box to limit the current spike so that my switching works.
DiSEqC mover commands work fine as well, but due to interference from the electric fence I now have my mover on manual only.

The GTC does NOT switch 1.1 and 1.0. I have only been able to use this box direct to a dish.
I have not tried it through just a 1.0 switch yet.

My V8 Golden finds powervu codes better than my V7 Combo. I swap the softcam.key file the other way to what Bernie does.

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Dishes; 5x3m, 2.4m, 2.1m, 1.8m and 4.1m, 10+ ku, 2 movers, USARLS. Skybox F5, F5s, V6, V8. Openbox V8 Combo, Pro, Freesat V8 Golden, Nova, GTC, Super and Angle (Sample). Freesat V7HDs, Combo and V7s. Sats 100.5E to 177W. I'm a Sat hobbyist who helps out.

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:54 am

Feralkiwi what is ur opinion on the V8 nova?
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby Feralkiwi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:52 am

machteck wrote:Feralkiwi what is ur opinion on the V8 nova?

I don't have one but expect it is just a V8 Super with H265 added.

It would be nice to play with one.

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Dishes; 5x3m, 2.4m, 2.1m, 1.8m and 4.1m, 10+ ku, 2 movers, USARLS. Skybox F5, F5s, V6, V8. Openbox V8 Combo, Pro, Freesat V8 Golden, Nova, GTC, Super and Angle (Sample). Freesat V7HDs, Combo and V7s. Sats 100.5E to 177W. I'm a Sat hobbyist who helps out.

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Feralkiwi wrote:
machteck wrote:Feralkiwi what is ur opinion on the V8 nova?

I don't have one but expect it is just a V8 Super with H265 added.

It would be nice to play with one.

Owen
Think i'm going to buy one ,what is H265 ? one more question and i'll quit bothering u would u buy direct from Winsat or a dealer on Ebay or do u have a preferred supplier. Thanks,
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby iq180 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:41 pm

Feralkiwi wrote:
machteck wrote:Feralkiwi what is ur opinion on the V8 nova?

I don't have one but expect it is just a V8 Super with H265 added.

It would be nice to play with one.

Owen


I have one on the way, the H265 and the built in wifi is why I ordered one, and it was time for a new toy, LOL.

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby machteck » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:28 am

iq180 wrote:
Feralkiwi wrote:
machteck wrote:Feralkiwi what is ur opinion on the V8 nova?

I don't have one but expect it is just a V8 Super with H265 added.

It would be nice to play with one.

Owen


I have one on the way, the H265 and the built in wifi is why I ordered one, and it was time for a new toy, LOL.

I now have one on the way.
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Re: Best Receiver

Postby Z_finigan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 pm

I'm not sure if they are the best. I've had mine 2 months. And it does not work as well as it should for the 100 dollars I paid for it.

I'm trying to stay calm. But out of all the fta receivers I've owned.
I have the freesat gt. And I can't use it. And since the 3rd upgrade. I don't even hook it up. Till I see a upgrade online.

But I have 2 Ismart. 20 dollars each. Both work fine. Power vu. Motor control works as well.

This is the first box I got that does not work as advertised.

I may seem testy, but how would you feel. 100 dollars. That's a lot for something directly from China.

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Re: Best Receiver

Postby zoricua1981 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:28 am

freesat v7 hd


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