Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 114137 9-Feb-2013 21:34 One person supports this post Send private message

Gosh I did buy a Amiko Mini Hd satellite receiver (same software on the Amiko 8240 HD) lately on TM .

Not happy at all with it , overpriced saw the same one selling on a Italien website for EURO 59, -
link from the Amiko website
 
ttp://www.amikostb.com/?q=global  
  
http://www.plugandplay.it/

Stay away from it not worth the money

Useless seller by the way , asked same day straight away after receiving by email for return , next day after I had to ring him myself , but he was quite puzzled etc , at the end after few days was ok in this exception to send back but I ,
did not trust it , too send it back , thought probably wont see the money again , so kept it (for the mean time before it goes on TM)
Made a few settings changes like brighness etc thought that made it better , changed them back the way they were after few days , no good

Main reason Very poor picture quality with HDMI 1080p
like looking at an "crt tv set."
Like NHK HD on IS19 Cband looks crap.
All channels look fussy not bright or clear picture and a lot of motion movement and stuttering 
with latest firmware

Even noticed by the missis who normaly would not even care , tv picture is tv picture she would say

I do know somebody who tested Amiko before they got imported to NZ and was not happy with the performance at all and price .

I do know Amiko Alien has different prossesor  
Alien has sti chip and Mini /8240 has ali chip 
  
2 weeks later I bought another one , now from Ultrapower nz 
a Xcruiser xdsr385HD , Sti chip  satellite receiver , he just got them in 
What a fantastic receiver , absolute brillant  picture quality 
Like NHK HD on IS19 Cband looks stunning.
And much better tuner 
I am getting NHK HD on IS19 on my Xcruiser no problem where at the same time the Amiko has a lot of break ups or no picture at all , thats on a 90cm dish with absolutely perfectly tuned and alligned didish with c band lnb.

Like yesterday I kept changing from Xcruiser to Amiko on HDMI 1 and HDMI 2
On a certain channel I compared a man sitting down with a White shirt and tie on
On the Xcruiser foldings im thr white shirt showed up in the screen like clear picture, 
On the Amiko it was just one plain white shirt foldings did not even show up , 
hard too explain but hope you guys know what I mean 


Xcruiser XDSR385HD satellite receiver absolute recommended

http://www.xcruiser.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=165&lang=en

Create new topic


54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 758885 10-Feb-2013 09:50 Send private message

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/xcruiser-xdsr385hd-pvr-digital-satellite-receiver.html

http://www.lucksat.biz/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=50&Itemid=191&lang=en



54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 759740 11-Feb-2013 20:49 Send private message

I, ve been using the Xcruiser for nearly a week ,
just goes absolutely fantastic ,
absolutely worth the money :)

Amiko .. not worth mentioning at all , like to forget about it as quickly as possible

thanks



54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 768329 23-Feb-2013 22:15 Send private message

Amiko mini hd , 

Icescript S1600CHD ,
http://www.icecrypt.com/products/satellite-receivers/s1600chd.html

GI , Galaxy Innovations HD mini , 
http://www.galaxy-innovations.es/en/receivers/HDMini.html

look all the same satellite receivers !




54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 800185 16-Apr-2013 13:32 Send private message

Just found another one looks the same as Amiko mini hd
Edison Optimuss Underlined

http://www.opti-muss.de/

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by joker97 on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 31-Oct-2014 23:55 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by joker97 on 28-Oct-2014 17:13 (123 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.