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Thread: ZGemma H7S or Gigablue UHD UE 4K

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    Question ZGemma H7S or Gigablue UHD UE 4K

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    I am after some advice on which of these boxes is best? The main purpose will be a satellite PVR, would like a responsive interface, ability to access media on my local network (via Kodi?) and also to stream live TV over the network to a kodi box in another room.

    They both look good on paper but would be good to get views of someone who has used them. The Gigablue Quad 4K also looks good but not sure I need the additional features.

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    If Kodi media player is a must I'd suggest going to a Hisilicon based receiver. Something like the Zgemma H9 Twin. Broadcom receivers use the Enigma 2 media player in Kodi. Hisilicon receivers use the actual Kodi media player.

    Also not Kodi is not required on the main receiver. I'm sure (not used it in years) theres a Kodi plugin that allows connecting to an Enigma 2 receiver for streaming. Depending on your client box theres also Android apps. Another option would be a low cost Enigma 2 receiver like the H9S to run in client mode.
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    Thanks for replying so quickly Sicilian!

    I am not wedded to Kodi by any means, not had an enigma2 box before so unsure if it can access my NAS directly. In the other room I currently have a firestick and aware there are a couple of android apps for that which should do the job.

    Would you recommend one of the boxes over the other or is there any others I should consider?

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    NAS access is no problem.

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    The AX HD61 is also a great receiver.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo View Post
    Thanks for replying so quickly Sicilian!

    I am not wedded to Kodi by any means, not had an enigma2 box before so unsure if it can access my NAS directly. In the other room I currently have a firestick and aware there are a couple of android apps for that which should do the job.

    Would you recommend one of the boxes over the other or is there any others I should consider?
    Your first post doesn't actually state the boxes you're considering apart from the Quad 4K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Hazza View Post
    The AX HD61 is also a great receiver.


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    Only available now as a Combo. Twin satellite sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
    Only available now as a Combo. Twin satellite sold out.
    Not surprised as itís been a popular receiver I bet.


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    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
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    Sorry I thought I had put that in the title. I was thinking of a zgemma h7s or a gigablue uhd ue.

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    got the gigablue uhd ue about a week ago, very happy with it , will at some point change my LNB to a unicable so I get 8 tuners, as you say using Kodi to share it around the house works perfectly (but that would be the same with all enigma2 boxoes

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    Good to hear the gigablue is working out for you, which firmware are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo View Post
    Good to hear the gigablue is working out for you, which firmware are you using?
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    That is useful to know as I'm probably going for the gigablue instead of the zgemma

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