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# 214312 5-May-2017 22:49
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Hi, I am a beginner at this, and wondered if anyone can point me in the direction of how I can set up my vu+ which is on its way over from the UK. Is it a difficult thing? I know nothing of how it works but am ok w├Čth set up stuff most of the time. Bit I am pretty sure it is going to require some help and advice and I know this forum has some very clever and helpful people in it ;)

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  # 1776683 5-May-2017 23:04
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Ps ... I'd there is some one I could send it to that does set ups that might be good too. I am I Wanaka so technicians are not readily available I am guessing?

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  # 1776766 6-May-2017 09:26
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Wait until it arrives, then come back here with details of your setup - specifically details of your satellite dish(es), and I'm sure it won't be too difficult.


 
 
 
 




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# 1776906 6-May-2017 17:01
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RunningMan:

 

Wait until it arrives, then come back here with details of your setup - specifically details of your satellite dish(es), and I'm sure it won't be too difficult.

 

 

Good plan!  Watch this space.  10 days I reckon, but that depends on the postie I guess! LOL!  Cheers.


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  # 1776908 6-May-2017 17:12
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It this DVB-T or DVB-S  (terrestrial or satellite) ?

 

 


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  # 1776909 6-May-2017 17:44
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Clive100, as jojo2 lives in Wanaka, it will be DVB-S




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  # 1776960 6-May-2017 20:24
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clive100:

 

It this DVB-T or DVB-S  (terrestrial or satellite) ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVB-S




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  # 1776962 6-May-2017 20:25
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mugs2000:

 

Clive100, as jojo2 lives in Wanaka, it will be DVB-S

 

 

 

 

Quite right, DVB-S.  No Hi Def boo hoo! :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1777274 7-May-2017 18:15
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Hi, who did you get from?  and approx cost landed, am looking to get another one, but plugs and cost here

 

cheers




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  # 1777286 7-May-2017 18:31
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Mavarick:

 

Hi, who did you get from?  and approx cost landed, am looking to get another one, but plugs and cost here

 

cheers

 

 

eBay UK.  Cost landed I expect to be around NZ$200. Wish me luck!! LOL!  


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  # 1777289 7-May-2017 18:34
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Hope its not a clone as that sounds  pretty cheap,

 

one i was looking at was almost 200 pounds plus shipping




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  # 1777794 8-May-2017 14:05
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Mavarick:

 

Hope its not a clone as that sounds  pretty cheap,

 

one i was looking at was almost 200 pounds plus shipping

 

 

It's not brand new.  I have been careful to avoid clones.  But a bit of a gamble really.  I'll let you know how I go.


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  # 1787839 25-May-2017 00:42
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I have just bought a Vu+ Duo2 from the UK. I live in Christchurch so have DVB-T tuners installed. But some of the similar items are in the setup. Here are some of the items I found useful when setting up my box.

 

Go to Vuplus-shop.co.uk and download a manual for the Solo. Print out.

 

Try and get a manual for the version of the Image that is installed, if you know this before the box arrives.

 

If you are not familiar with linux and/or the Enigma kernel then download a glossary of terms.

 

Learn how to Flash the box so that you can install an updated image if required.

 

Have a look on YouTube for setup videos of the Vu+ range to get familiar with some of the screens.

 

You will probably need an FTP program to load/install some files. So if you don't already have one; then download a free version & learn how to use.

 

Go to World-of-satellites.co.uk and check out the downloads & forums for helpful details.

 

Get a download of the picons for the satellite feeds. Australian/Sky/NZ Satellite Picons are available from http://www.austech.info/showthread.php/69526-Optus-D1-SkyNZ-Freeview-Picons . These are Provider ICONS that help jazz up the EPG. These can be installed at a later time.

 

It is suggested best practice to use a USB stick to store the EPG data and picons. It ahas to be formated to FAT32 or you can format it via the box to linux ext3 or ext4.

 

You will also need a second USB stick (at least 4GB) if you want to flash a new image onto the box.




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  # 1787874 25-May-2017 08:11
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Awesome! Thank you!!

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  # 1787920 25-May-2017 08:56
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This site has latest VU+ image pre-setup for NZ

 

http://www.freeviewnz.com/html/help_desk.html




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  # 1797164 9-Jun-2017 11:01
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It's arrived! I have connected it up, flashed the new Openvix NZ image from the above link but get an "error tune failed" message. The EPG lists the NZ channels but no info. Presumably as it is not receiving the channels it is expecting. Can anyone point me in the direction of what to do next please? I have read the manual but it hasnt really helped me with this speific issue. Thanks!

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