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    Vu Duo died new box advice needed

    Hello all I have been a very happy owner of a vu+ duo for years and its finally died ... I could repair but fancy updating my system ...any advice ...i am out of touch with current models specs .....see ads for mutant and xtrend looks alot more choice niw thsn 6 yrs ago was just techomate dreambox or vu back in those days...
    Im flexible I csn afford high end if warrants it ... But if something does the same for half the price we love a bargain.... Also kodi is it only vu thst do as n Add on ??

    Inital thoughts vu solo 2



    Many thans

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    If you like a bargain a TM Nano with the 2nd tuner option will do everything your old Duo1 did.

    The Solo2 is an excellent choice as it opens up a some extra capabilities, but many people never use these extras.

    One thing that is a definite upgrade with the Nano - even though it is a bargain price - is a decent remote control, far better than the awful rubbish that VU supply with their boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timofee View Post
    If you like a bargain a TM Nano with the 2nd tuner option will do everything your old Duo1 did.

    The Solo2 is an excellent choice as it opens up a some extra capabilities, but many people never use these extras.

    One thing that is a definite upgrade with the Nano - even though it is a bargain price - is a decent remote control, far better than the awful rubbish that VU supply with their boxes.
    What are you talkiing about?? THe Vu remotes are quality. I love my solo 2 remote. Universal too

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    Quote Originally Posted by timofee View Post
    a decent remote control, far better than the awful rubbish that VU supply with their boxes.



    lol... you obviously haven't looked at the Mut@nt remote....now there's a disaster if ever there was one ...pmsl
    What else can i say !!.....


    You can`t please all of the people all of the time...so...dont even try........ ...


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    Ive read that the new VU Ultimo 4k is out on or abt the 15-12-2016 might be worth waiting
    Re the VU remotes ive had 4 now after abt 4 months you have to stand on them to get them to work rubbish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wullboy View Post
    lol... you obviously haven't looked at the Mut@nt remote....now there's a disaster if ever there was one ...pmsl
    That remote was a joke. lol

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    Had my vu duo remote 6 years did ok ... How would you compare say a U Solo 2 v the mutants and xtrend machines I see a lot written about

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIZZSTER View Post
    Had my vu duo remote 6 years did ok ... How would you compare say a U Solo 2 v the mutants and xtrend machines I see a lot written about

    cheers

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    I have the solo 2 in the extension. Solid box, quick. looks nice.

    But my main box is the xtrend 10000 due to the fact i wanted a quad tuner with DVB C tuners. I also wanted a box that has transcoding and is compatible with a 3.5inch HDD.

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    Joysleep I might go for a Duo 2 ..built in wifi and use my 3,5 HDD from my old Duo only 30 quid more than a solo 2 with a 2.5 hdd added and a dongle......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIZZSTER View Post
    Joysleep I might go for a Duo 2 ..built in wifi and use my 3,5 HDD from my old Duo only 30 quid more than a solo 2 with a 2.5 hdd added and a dongle......
    The problem with the Duo 2 is that it is soo massive. Also it is not fully quad compatible. As in i needed 3 DVB C tuners and 1 DVB S2 tuners. You can not do that with the Duo 2.
    Yh i guess the built in WIFI is an advantage although it was not a selling point for me as i have everything hard wired via ethernet

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    If I get. Machine with internal HDD can anyone recommend a good HD .... Thinking solo2..or duo2 mutant etc etc ..... 2.5. 500gb or 1tb ...

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    As you are forced to buy a new receiver, you might as well buy one that is forward compatible, so I would go for the mutant hd51, uses the arm processor, very fast, great in 1080 but also great 2160 picture... negatives: has a case and a remote
    Gigablue Quad 4K,
    ..........Unicable FBC Tuners:
    .................. A, C-E, G-H -> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 1.5M (28.2E)
    .................. B,F -> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch 80cm(19.2E)
    Mut@nt HD51 DVB-S2 & DVB-S2X tuners using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Xtrend ET8500 (C/S) & Xtrend ET7500 (C/S) into Giga 4K.

    Giga 4K, HD51 and ET8500 run modified latest ViX (HD51/Giga4k with multiboot OpenViX/OpenATV images)
    ET7500 runs latest ViX

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    Wow got me thinking re the Mutant v the Solo2 ........ does the mutant come with 1 tuner and need to add another??
    is the mutant well supported with plug ins from having the VU+ for years obviously trust the product..... any plans for odi on the mutant?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIZZSTER View Post
    Wow got me thinking re the Mutant v the Solo2 ........ does the mutant come with 1 tuner and need to add another??
    is the mutant well supported with plug ins from having the VU+ for years obviously trust the product..... any plans for odi on the mutant?

    thanks
    Ok: equal all plugins on the feeds are available to both
    Mutant 51 vs solo 4k (not uno or ultimo) +ve latest arm chip plus support (is there ever any Vu support ?)
    -ve fbc for newcomers or people ditching current setup provides big tuner advantages

    I am sorry for the cynical response on support but what most people do not realise is that most oe-a images have to work around the total lack of support from Vu
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    Gigablue Quad 4K,
    ..........Unicable FBC Tuners:
    .................. A, C-E, G-H -> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 1.5M (28.2E)
    .................. B,F -> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch 80cm(19.2E)
    Mut@nt HD51 DVB-S2 & DVB-S2X tuners using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Xtrend ET8500 (C/S) & Xtrend ET7500 (C/S) into Giga 4K.

    Giga 4K, HD51 and ET8500 run modified latest ViX (HD51/Giga4k with multiboot OpenViX/OpenATV images)
    ET7500 runs latest ViX

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    Buy my solo2 mate you know it makes sense it's dual tuner..
    or Buy my Duo2 its also for sale, also a dual sat tuner and if you add a USB tuner you CAN run 3 cable tuners and 2 sat on it fine with speedy zapping (to the poster who was dumbing it down for not being able to run 3 cable tuners, a Sundtek USB tuner isn't much difference in price to a single DVB-C module and it performs as well as an internal).
    VU+ Ultimo 4K 3TB, 1x Twin DVBS-2 FBC / 1x DVB-C FBC/ 1x Twin DVB-T2.
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