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    Owners feedback

    I am looking to purchase this receiver to replace seperate satellite receiver and droidbox android unit.
    Can owners please post opinions now that this receiver has had numerous updates from Octagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linsladeboy View Post
    I am looking to purchase this receiver to replace seperate satellite receiver and droidbox android unit.
    Can owners please post opinions now that this receiver has had numerous updates from Octagon.
    Happy with mine but only had it few days. Kodi still needs work as keeps freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linsladeboy View Post
    I am looking to purchase this receiver to replace seperate satellite receiver and droidbox android unit.
    Can owners please post opinions now that this receiver has had numerous updates from Octagon.
    What do you want the receiver to do? Sat/Cable/IPTV/Kodi ???????????????
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    Edision Osmio 4K using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Octagon SF8008 DVB-S2X tuner using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9Combo legacy ports on multiswitches
    Dinobot Mini 4K (C/S) into Giga 4K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twol View Post
    What do you want the receiver to do? Sat/Cable/IPTV/Kodi ???????????????
    Hi mate,
    I want receiver satellite side to run my multi lnb set up and iptv side to run Kodi

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    Stalker plugin is good for your IPTV needs. Great little box it is.


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    Vu+ Ultimo 4K with 3TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 4K with 1TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 2 with 1TB HDD 'White Edition', 2x DVB-S2 tuners
    Mut@nt HD2400 with 1TB HDD, 4x DVB-S2 tuners
    Fixed 28.2E Technomate 65cm Mesh Satellite Dish with Inverto Unicable II/JESS LNB and Inverto Unicable Splitter
    Fixed 28.2E Sky Zone 1 45cm Satellite Dish with Octo LNB
    (All receivers installed with the latest Dev build)

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    Thanks for that Andy.
    Noticed box has had and is still having regular firmware updates from Octagon, should I wait a bit longer until all bugs are ironed out?

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    .............. providing there is nothing really seriously at issue with a receiver, I always think its good news that a dev team is still active on a receiver. When it goes dead quiet then you know that the box you have for good or bad is never going to change!
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    Edision Osmio 4K using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Octagon SF8008 DVB-S2X tuner using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9Combo legacy ports on multiswitches
    Dinobot Mini 4K (C/S) into Giga 4K.

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    Had sf8008 for a while now. It's really good lil box does everything well. It's really good to see on going support for it. I have the new vu duo 4k and tbh I didn't really need it. My only gripe with sf8008 is channel changing you get few secs of slow motion before pic carries on. Pic quality is imo better than solo4k. Can't compare to duo4k as still needs updates.

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    All Good, I have the Sat, Terrestrial + IPTV also setup in the Bouquets with SULS working away no complaints.
    I'm not a big Kodi user but sometimes I use the stalker portal then if I wanted for catch up features etc.

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    Interesting that people are happy.

    I'm struggling to work out how many programs can be simultaneously recorded.

    I'm looking to replace an EE Freeview box. I have a Sky dish and need to get a replacement LNB.

    Would you recommend this box?

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    The SF8008 is a fantastic box. Why do you need to replace your LNB? It only has 1x Terrestrial/Cable tuner & 1x Satellite tuner.


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    Vu+ Ultimo 4K with 3TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 4K with 1TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 2 with 1TB HDD 'White Edition', 2x DVB-S2 tuners
    Mut@nt HD2400 with 1TB HDD, 4x DVB-S2 tuners
    Fixed 28.2E Technomate 65cm Mesh Satellite Dish with Inverto Unicable II/JESS LNB and Inverto Unicable Splitter
    Fixed 28.2E Sky Zone 1 45cm Satellite Dish with Octo LNB
    (All receivers installed with the latest Dev build)

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    Hi.

    When I had Sky, I had problems receiving certain channels, which stayed the same after trying a replacement box, so it's either cabling or LNB.

    So I can only watch 1 program and record another?

    I'm used to recording 4 at the same time, so it might be an issue. I'm sure I could record at least 3 at a time with Sky HD, with only two coax inputs?

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