Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member psionguy's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts

    My trusted Vu Duo2 is on its way out, time to upgrade to a new 4k box?

    My Vu Duo 2 has lost one of its tuners, so not sure if it is worth trying to get it repaired or upgrade to a new 4k Box. First, chouse would be the duo 4k, but it is very expensive, what would other members recommend as an alternative to this satellite unit?

    Always used Vu Duo's over many years up to now have found them to be very reliable and easy to set up so perhaps they are worth the premium price, but there is now much more choice out there I think it is important to have a good look at other options.

    Any comments would be appreciated.
    Panasonic GT50 TV, Onkyo 626 AV Amp, VU Duo2, fixed dish for Freesat, 1m motorised dish

  2. #2
    Forum Supporter
    Donated Member
    Willo3092's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    309
    Thanks
    320
    Thanked 157 Times in 110 Posts
    The big advantage of Vu+ for me is the FBC tuners. If you don't need them, the Zgemma H7 is excellent.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Willo3092 For This Useful Post:

    Sicilian (08-12-19)

  4. #3
    ViX Beta Tester twol's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    5,449
    Thanks
    719
    Thanked 1,851 Times in 1,420 Posts
    If you want FBC tuners then Giga4K UE
    If you want twin sat tuners then Octagon SF8008 (has Stalker) ..... or a little bit more quality Edision Mio 4K+
    Nothing wrong with H7, but I think all above offer something more
    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)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo+Twin, Octagon SF8008, Multibox using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

  5. #4
    Senior Member bellejt's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,351
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 245 Times in 210 Posts
    for 50 euro you have a new single tuner.79 dual tuner.Way cheaper then new box
    VU+ DUO2 quad tuner with HDD 1 TB + Latest Openvix and VU+ DUO2 FB tuner + Octagon SF8008 FB tuner
    Triax 88 cm rotor single LNB 30 E- 40 W
    1 Gibertini 1.10 m fixed - 3 quad LNB 19E-23.5E-28.2E

  6. #5
    ViX Beta Tester twol's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    5,449
    Thanks
    719
    Thanked 1,851 Times in 1,420 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bellejt View Post
    for 50 euro you have a new single tuner.79 dual tuner.Way cheaper then new box
    ....but only if old box is not on the way out and if one tuner goes then the implication is that its probably not going to last long
    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)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo+Twin, Octagon SF8008, Multibox using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

  7. #6
    Senior Member psionguy's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bellejt View Post
    for 50 euro you have a new single tuner.79 dual tuner.Way cheaper then new box
    The reason for the loss of one tuner is not clear, mixed views could be the power supply, also had excellent service out of it, but I think it is 4/ 5 years old.
    Panasonic GT50 TV, Onkyo 626 AV Amp, VU Duo2, fixed dish for Freesat, 1m motorised dish

  8. #7
    Moderator Huevos's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    38.5N, 0.5W
    Posts
    8,572
    Thanks
    1,654
    Thanked 3,194 Times in 2,104 Posts
    It is a slot-in tuner. Why would you change the receiver just because it has a tuner fault?

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Huevos For This Useful Post:

    psionguy (09-12-19)

  10. #8
    Moderator abu baniaz's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East London
    Posts
    19,680
    Thanks
    5,096
    Thanked 7,749 Times in 5,209 Posts
    £30 for second hand tuners on eBay. I'm sure that if you post in the classifieds, someone will have one or even a faulty one. The duo2 has two slots.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to abu baniaz For This Useful Post:

    psionguy (09-12-19)

  12. #9
    Senior Member psionguy's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by abu baniaz View Post
    £30 for second hand tuners on eBay. I'm sure that if you post in the classifieds, someone will have one or even a faulty one. The duo2 has two slots.
    Have seen that second-hand tuner, if I could be 100% sure it is the tuner I would go for that, so I will go through those tests we did again, especially the one where I put the motorised dish in input B. But I also must make a point that some of the new satellite receivers do have benefits over my Duo 2, like 4k and improved tuners.
    Panasonic GT50 TV, Onkyo 626 AV Amp, VU Duo2, fixed dish for Freesat, 1m motorised dish

  13. #10
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    226
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
    I have had the Gigablue UHD Quad 4K since it was released. Fantastic receiver, the only problem I have had is blind scan does not work on most of the latest images. Flashed to an earlier Vix image and its fine. Apparently its the same with many receivers after an image is updated. Just takes a while for them to get sorted. I may add an additional tuner just for blind scan.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Emulated For This Useful Post:

    psionguy (09-12-19)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.