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# 205649 21-Nov-2016 18:54
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Panasonic have failed to resolve the freezing and black screen issues with my device and I am getting a refund for the unit.

I need some recommendations for a replacement , what do the fine folk here recommend? I would like similar capability that this device offered.




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  # 1675147 21-Nov-2016 19:39
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Import a Vu+ Duo2 with 2 x Dual DVB-C/T2 tuner modules. Gives you 4 tuners so you can record from all 3 muxes at once. Job done!

 

 

 

Does (almost) everything the Panasonic units do and a lot more as well. Only thing that won't work is FreeviewPlus, (if that matters to you), They do have the HbbTV platform FreeviewPlus works on but the Freeview variety doesn't seem to work, (probably some kind of DRM!)

 

 

 

I have a Vu+ Solo2 (fixed Dual DVB-S2) but would have bought the Duo2 if I lived in FreeviewHD coverage at the time (..I am now!) They're rock solid units and I've had no issues in the nearly four years I've had it! ;-)




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  # 1675152 21-Nov-2016 19:51
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I shall have a look




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  # 1675178 21-Nov-2016 21:36
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The choices in NZ are very limited




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  # 1675261 21-Nov-2016 23:09
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tangerz:

 

Import a Vu+ Duo2 with 2 x Dual DVB-C/T2 tuner modules. Gives you 4 tuners so you can record from all 3 muxes at once. Job done!

 

 

Actually, there have been four DVB-T muxes for quite some time now.  The new HGTV channel, for example, is on the new mux and recording from it makes me want a fourth DVB-T tuner as I get clashes with the other three muxes recording at the same time.  Fortunately, HGVT does at least three repeats of each programme, so I can record a later one.


  # 1675302 22-Nov-2016 07:32
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Where can I import a  Vu+ Duo2 ?


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  # 1675306 22-Nov-2016 07:49
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MikeB4: The choices in NZ are very limited

 

 

 

Yes, they really are. Hence my suggestion to import!   :-)

 

 

 

fe31nz:

 

tangerz:

 

Import a Vu+ Duo2 with 2 x Dual DVB-C/T2 tuner modules. Gives you 4 tuners so you can record from all 3 muxes at once. Job done!

 

 

Actually, there have been four DVB-T muxes for quite some time now.  The new HGTV channel, for example, is on the new mux and recording from it makes me want a fourth DVB-T tuner as I get clashes with the other three muxes recording at the same time.  Fortunately, HGVT does at least three repeats of each programme, so I can record a later one.

 

 

I didn't realize there were four now. I was just working with what I remember when I was looking a few years back. Anyway, the 2 x Dual DVB-C/T2 tuners would still have you covered and allow you to record/watch any channel combination you like at any time.

 

 

 

The beauty of the Vu+ units is that (unlike the Panasonic) they can record two or more shows on the same mux using just one tuner. The four tuners would therefore allow all muxes to be accessed at the same time with no need to worry about overlapping timers and the like. I've experimented on my Solo2 and I've had 6 things recording concurrently across the two DVB-S2 tuners with no problem. FreeviewHD would obviously have a higher bitrate per channel but I still don't think it would be an issue, (unless you were maybe trying to do something like 10 HD records at once which might cause issues with HDD transfer speed!)




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  # 1675310 22-Nov-2016 08:10
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It is probably my bad but I can find their main page but resellers are a mystery




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  # 1675313 22-Nov-2016 08:23
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MikeB4: It is probably my bad but I can find their main page but resellers are a mystery

 

 

 

The UK's World of Satellite is one of the best around:

 

 

 

http://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk

 

 

 

Not sure if they ship direct to NZ but you could always use a forwarding service.

 

 

 

Got my Vu+ Solo2 before the forwarding services were a thing. Bought it on eBay from a French outfit (BFSat) who would ship direct to NZ.


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  # 1675697 22-Nov-2016 21:39
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Quite expensive with no guarantee they will work here??

 

So no Freeview guide or menu?

 

Will they actually pick up all our channels?




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  # 1675702 22-Nov-2016 21:48
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Unless I am missing someone to only offerings in NZ are Panasonic, DishTV and a couple from FreeviewShop. Any others?

Going from Panasonic to DishTV seems like out of the pot into the fire.




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  # 1675772 23-Nov-2016 08:13
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MikeB4: Unless I am missing someone to only offerings in NZ are Panasonic, DishTV and a couple from FreeviewShop. Any others?

Going from Panasonic to DishTV seems like out of the pot into the fire.

 

 

I went from a DISH TV T2200 to Panasonic 760GN to escape the fire. The panny has been a much better solution and reliable.

 

 

The VU+ products look interesting, especially like that fact you can record more channels concurrently, may investigate further at some point.

 

 


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  # 1675854 23-Nov-2016 09:53
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Pumpedd:

 

Quite expensive with no guarantee they will work here??

 

So no Freeview guide or menu?

 

Will they actually pick up all our channels?

 

 

 

 

Expensive? Yeah maybe but then you get what you pay for...

 

No guarantee they work here? 100% they work here...

 

No Freeview guide or menu? Good point. I overlooked that. Was never a problem for me as DVB-S Freeview has access to the 7-day EPG via EIT information so doesn't need the MHEG-5 EPG Freeview uses. The DVB-T FreeviewHD service uses MHEG-5 EPG also but only has 24 hours (?) of EPG via EIT information. I know if you have both DVB-S and DVB-T tuners in the Vu+ units you can pull the 7-day EPG from satellite service. May need to investigate this further...

 

Will they actually pick up all our channels? Absolutely...




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  # 1675871 23-Nov-2016 10:38
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gasgob:
MikeB4: Unless I am missing someone to only offerings in NZ are Panasonic, DishTV and a couple from FreeviewShop. Any others?

Going from Panasonic to DishTV seems like out of the pot into the fire.
I went from a DISH TV T2200 to Panasonic 760GN to escape the fire. The panny has been a much better solution and reliable. The VU+ products look interesting, especially like that fact you can record more channels concurrently, may investigate further at some point.

 

 

 

Have you experienced any of the 'black screen' or 'freezes' issues experienced by others? 





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  # 1675922 23-Nov-2016 11:01
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MikeB4:

gasgob:
MikeB4: Unless I am missing someone to only offerings in NZ are Panasonic, DishTV and a couple from FreeviewShop. Any others?

Going from Panasonic to DishTV seems like out of the pot into the fire.
I went from a DISH TV T2200 to Panasonic 760GN to escape the fire. The panny has been a much better solution and reliable. The VU+ products look interesting, especially like that fact you can record more channels concurrently, may investigate further at some point.

 

 

 

Have you experienced any of the 'black screen' or 'freezes' issues experienced by others? 

 

 

 

No Black Screens of freezing from my experience over the past 3 or 4 months. Firmware recently patched to 1.02.

 

 

I wouldn't be classified as a heavy user of the 760 as I also enjoy the use of a FIRE TV player to get my entertainment fix. The 760 ends up being used primary to record programs to view later and to a lesser degree live TV.

 

 

All my woes were with the T2200 unit so the Panny has been a welcomed change.

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