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# 100625 15-Apr-2012 10:53
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My trusty Strong SRT-4651X receiver is in need of a significant upgrade Smile

So are there any other significant differences between the older discontinued UltraPlus 9000HD and the newer X-9200HD?

The newer model has a smaller case which looks pretty snazzy, and more USB ports.

But has the hardware been noticeably upgraded too? Or are there firmware features that won't make it into the older model?

Thanks in advance.

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  # 609519 15-Apr-2012 11:06
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Not sure if the 9000 will get series record.  I have both but only use the x-9200 now

The x-9200 has a fully working series record feature in the new firmware.
The x-9200 also has internet tv which is not possible with the F-9000
The F-9000 has a 3.5inch hard drive where the x-9200 uses 2.5 inch hard drive which is a lot quieter.

So if buying one, definitely go for the x-9200  unless you dont care about internet tv and can get a second hand f-9000 at a good price

edit to say  the x-9200 also has replaceable tuners so you can have dvb-s or dvb-t tuners or combination of both.  Other features related to internet like internet radio and weather etc




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  # 610099 16-Apr-2012 16:07
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Interesting. Has anyone tried a DVB-T tuner in one? I'd be interested in replacing our DVB-T/S combo.

 
 
 
 




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  # 610100 16-Apr-2012 16:07
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Thanks for that.

I am tempted to just plump for the 9200.

Is the noise from the 9000 still audible more than a few metres away? I've heard some pretty noisy PVR's before, and even said to an owner or two "doesn't the noise bother you..?" - which it probably did thereafter Laughing

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  # 610109 16-Apr-2012 16:32
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mgeek: Thanks for that.

I am tempted to just plump for the 9200.

Is the noise from the 9000 still audible more than a few metres away? I've heard some pretty noisy PVR's before, and even said to an owner or two "doesn't the noise bother you..?" - which it probably did thereafter Laughing
its enough where I can hear it but not really intruisive




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  # 610110 16-Apr-2012 16:35
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grolschie: Interesting. Has anyone tried a DVB-T tuner in one? I'd be interested in replacing our DVB-T/S combo.
I know of a few have have put in 1 dvb-t tuner and believe some have replaced both dvb-s tuners with dvb-t

check at austech.info  and then scroll down to satellite and decoders to check more info

edit to say at austech.info any information you want ask leroy-patrol, very helpful




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  # 610127 16-Apr-2012 17:27
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Thanks Gilco2. So the DVB-T tuners work with NZ frequencies and codecs?

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# 610147 16-Apr-2012 18:06
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I guess they do, I am not sure how to set up but it is in the user manual and I know that LeRoy from austech forums has shipped some to New Zealand.
   If you are serious about it, i would recommend gettin a unit from Ultrapower.  They are very helpful.  I bought from them before but alas not my Ultraplus which I bought from Freeviewshop.  All the same Ultrapower have been very helpful to me, so would recommend buying from him




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  # 610156 16-Apr-2012 18:17
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Thanks for that.



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  # 610368 17-Apr-2012 09:44
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All the same Ultrapower have been very helpful to me, so would recommend buying from him



Is that the same guy with the seriously 1980's website (and not in a good way - yellow text on a flickering starfield background, whilst playing X-Files music in the background! Embarassed)?

I'd instantly dismissed them as an option..!

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  # 610381 17-Apr-2012 10:18
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mgeek:
All the same Ultrapower have been very helpful to me, so would recommend buying from him



Is that the same guy with the seriously 1980's website (and not in a good way - yellow text on a flickering starfield background, whilst playing X-Files music in the background! Embarassed)?

I'd instantly dismissed them as an option..!

yep thats the one.   I dont see anything wrong with it. Quite like it actually




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  # 610842 17-Apr-2012 21:47
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LOL...  That's why he's a Master Geek...



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Master Geek


  # 614885 25-Apr-2012 13:05
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Now on the verge of buying an UltraPlus X-9200HD, so in price compare mode...

So far I'm seeing 4 retailers:-
Ultraplus $798
Satnet $798
Freeviewshop $795
Jayx $795

(Price competition doesn't seem particularly strong then..!)

Any other suggestions or recommendations for any of these? Gilco2 recommended Ultraplus for good service.

Thanks.

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  # 615020 25-Apr-2012 17:01
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Just a note about the new "Series record" feature that the latest firmware offersed on the X-9200.

This feature is only useful if the programme you want it to record is shown on a channel that faithfully starts and finishes at its advertised times - Prime is mostly accurate but TVNZ and Media Works are hopeless so you will miss the ending of any "series record" show as the facility does not allow you to manually extend the recording time. It would be good if a future firmware upgrade fixed this issue.

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  # 615060 25-Apr-2012 17:58
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mgeek: Now on the verge of buying an UltraPlus X-9200HD, so in price compare mode...

So far I'm seeing 4 retailers:-
Ultraplus $798
Satnet $798
Freeviewshop $795
Jayx $795

(Price competition doesn't seem particularly strong then..!)

Any other suggestions or recommendations for any of these? Gilco2 recommended Ultraplus for good service.

Thanks.

By "Ultraplus", as a vendor, do you mean Ultrapower?

If so, you may as well go that way as they are the importer/brand owner.  That will remove one layer of hassle, the retailer, when the trouble starts.

Good luck!



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  # 615061 25-Apr-2012 18:01
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By "Ultraplus", as a vendor, do you mean Ultrapower?

If so, you may as well go that way as they are the importer/brand owner.  That will remove one layer of hassle, the retailer, when the trouble starts.

Good luck!



Oops, yes, Ultrapower.

"When" the trouble starts..? I thought these were reliable boxes?

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