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Topic # 147133 10-Jun-2014 09:21
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Just checking if anyone has recently purchased in the last year a Vu+ Duo.  As I understand they are not available to purchase in NZ - does anybody know why?  Keen to purchase just wondering if there is somewhere closer than the UK that I could purchase one please? Thanks

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  Reply # 1062596 10-Jun-2014 14:19
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I believe http://www.satlinknz.co.nz were the NZ distributors of Vu+ gear in NZ but haven't seen any avaiable from them for a few years now. 

I bought a Vu+ Solo2 last year that I imported from France and it is fantastic! If you're looking for a real alternative to the MySky units (as I see in your other thread) then the Vu+ Duo2 would be the way to go. You can have up to 4 DVB-S2 tuners available which gives you one more than the MySky units. (And if you are keeping your Sky subscription they can be set up to work with that as well!)



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  Reply # 1062660 10-Jun-2014 15:33
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I am a newbie to this so trying to get my head around this amazing piece of equipment.  My brother suggest setting up via UHF aerial as using satelite is not HD and plus you get rain fade.  Can you tell me how you set yours up please?  By the way I do have satellite and UHF.  Also where did you purchase yours in France please? Thanks

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  Reply # 1062685 10-Jun-2014 15:54
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getyourgun: My brother suggest setting up via UHF aerial as using satelite is not HD and plus you get rain fade. 


If your dish is set up correctly you should not get rain fade on a standard size 65cm dish in all but the most extreme conditions, where terrestrial may also get effected. If you are getting regular rain fade, there is a setup issue that needs to be rectified.



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  Reply # 1062788 10-Jun-2014 18:09
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tangerz: 
I bought a Vu+ Solo2 last year that I imported from France and it is fantastic! If you're looking for a real alternative to the MySky units (as I see in your other thread) then the Vu+ Duo2 would be the way to go. You can have up to 4 DVB-S2 tuners available which gives you one more than the MySky units. (And if you are keeping your Sky subscription they can be set up to work with that as well!)



I am a newbie to this so trying to get my head around this amazing piece of equipment.  My brother suggest setting up via UHF aerial as using satelite is not HD and plus you get rain fade.  Can you tell me how you set yours up please?  By the way I do have satellite and UHF.  Also where did you purchase yours in France please? Thanks

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  Reply # 1063279 11-Jun-2014 11:39
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I have the earlier Vu duo, its a great piece of gear, andthereis  lots of help out there.

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  Reply # 1063526 11-Jun-2014 17:09
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getyourgun: I am a newbie to this so trying to get my head around this amazing piece of equipment.  My brother suggest setting up via UHF aerial as using satelite is not HD and plus you get rain fade.  Can you tell me how you set yours up please?  By the way I do have satellite and UHF.  Also where did you purchase yours in France please? Thanks


Yeah if you're just after a Freeview setup and you are in an area where UHF is available then definitely do that as it is in HD. The reason I went for the Vu+ Solo2 is that I'm out of the UHF coverage area so had to go satellite. You can buy the Vu+ Duo2 with two DVB-T tuners instead of the DVB-S2 tuners so it will be a dual tuner UHF PVR.

However, it's probably a much more expensive option than say a TIVO, (only available second hand now and you need an internet connection for the EPG) or one of the Panasonic FreeviewHD PVRs (not sure of the models as they are of no use to me!) or one of the MyFreeview units (MagicTV, DishTV etc)

If you're still keen to go with the Vu+, I bought mine from BF Sat in France, (via eBay)

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