HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner, Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi
B1GGLZ: Maybe something like an Ultra Plus model from Freeview Shop may be more reliable?
Have you considered asking for a replacement under warranty or CGA?
It seems to me that most of the cheaper Satellite PVRs are not very reliable. Plenty of complaints about them on Geekzone.
Presumably you are not in a Freeview HD area and need satellite? Otherwise a Panasonic Freeview recorder would be the answer. They are totally reliable.
Gilco2: my s7090 works okay. slow changing channels but no slower than any freeview approved unit. The one I like best and has been most reliable of all for me has been the Ultraplus X-9200hD. The only thing doesnt work for me is youtube. Others have had problems with some models and condemn the lot. Others rave over the vu duo unit but they seem rare as hens teeth. For me ease of use and reliability with a satellite unit, the ultraplus is for me