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    Advice on new box please

    Hi all

    At the moment I am using a Mutant 2400hd (four tuners) that I bought from wos a couple of years ago. This is hooked up to my sky dish and quad lnb. I might be moving the box onto a friend so am possibly in need of a suitable replacement.
    I like the look of a 4k capable box with pvr facilities and I notice that wos sell Gigablue and vu+ models that appear to have good features.
    I notice one of the selling points is the fbc tuners that appear to be a good upgrade over the regular style tuners in the Mutant box I have ?
    If for instance I opted for the Gigablue UHD Quad receiver would this work ok with my box standard Sky dish/lnb/cable or would anything need upgrading at all ?
    I get a little bit confused when some websites say this box can record or view upto 32 programmes at one time !!!

    Any advice on the Gigablue box above or maybe the vu+ receivers would be great.

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    You would need to upgrade your LNB to a Unicable II/JESS LNB to take advantage of the additional tuners (FBC).


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    Advice on new box please

    As above, full usage will be with a unicable LNB.

    However, even with normal/universal LNB, the FBC tuner still has advantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drphibes View Post
    Hi all

    At the moment I am using a Mutant 2400hd (four tuners) that I bought from wos a couple of years ago. This is hooked up to my sky dish and quad lnb. I might be moving the box onto a friend so am possibly in need of a suitable replacement.
    I like the look of a 4k capable box with pvr facilities and I notice that wos sell Gigablue and vu+ models that appear to have good features.
    I notice one of the selling points is the fbc tuners that appear to be a good upgrade over the regular style tuners in the Mutant box I have ?
    If for instance I opted for the Gigablue UHD Quad receiver would this work ok with my box standard Sky dish/lnb/cable or would anything need upgrading at all ?
    I get a little bit confused when some websites say this box can record or view upto 32 programmes at one time !!!

    Any advice on the Gigablue box above or maybe the vu+ receivers would be great.

    Thanks
    Both Giga4K‘s are excellent quality, have really good remotes and have worked flawlessly for me. Driver support has also been good.
    Unless you need the UHD extras (larger display, esata connector, hdmi-in etc), I would go for the UE model, which like the UHD offers built in multiboot, allowing you to have multiple images installed and the ability to update in safety or test other images with the option to “flip“ back to another installed image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abu baniaz View Post
    As above, full usage will be with a unicable LNB.

    However, even with normal/universal LNB, the FBC tuner still has advantages.
    What advantages are there using an fbc tuner with just the regular sky quad lnb ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drphibes View Post
    What advantages are there using an fbc tuner with just the regular sky quad lnb ?
    FBC tuner with Unicable lnb is like have 8 tuners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
    FBC tuner with Unicable lnb is like have 8 tuners.

    Yes I understand that with the correct lnb you unlock the 8 tuners however abu said that there are advantages to be had using just a normal lnb ? Just wondering what they are ?
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    You'll be able to get extra channels thru the automatic loop thru's on the FBC tuners. Bit more than standard twin tuners. Personally I'd recommend replacing the LNB and getting full use out of the FBC tuners.
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