Ferguson Ariva 120 Combo
Brand new from Ferguson, the Ariva 120 Combo available now from all the polish sites... lowest i have seen is 275zl which is €70 (before postage).
STB Type: DVBS/S2/T Combo Receiver
Main Chipset: ALI 3602B
CPU frequency: 333MHz
Flash Memory: 1PC 32Mbit/4Mbyte
SDRAM Memory: 2PCS 32MX16bit/64Mbyte DDRs
Active Ant Power 5VDC @ 50mA MAX,Overload Protection
Plays MKVs, USB Record, Timeshift, Web Radio. User Manual
Over to you Tony.....
Makes €70 for a bare-bones Aldi box look a bit lame and €200+ for a dodgy Triax way OTT.
It doesnt have MHEG5 for text/interactive features nor is it certified by Saorview.
Will it work.... Yes, I dont see why not.
That is a carbon copy of the Yamada box I bought in Maplins for €55. Which gets all of the Saorview channels including RTE2 in HD.
To be honest this looks absolutely brilliant - for that price i have only a few question's? WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!!
Can some one throw up a link to one of the sites that is in english - ive been looking at it and id say this will be MASSIVELY popular as a no bells and whistles Combi Box for Ireland! AND FOR 70EURO.. id imagine 90 odd with postage - SERIOUSLY WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!!!!
Satsklep.pl is the only english one - they charge 54zl for UPS delivery (€13), but they dont have the 120s at the moment - they only have the Ariva HD 200 Combo which is €100.
Use a translator.
Other reputable site - 263zl (even cheaper).
wow! thanks for the post STB.
This looks to be exactly what I've been waiting for over the last few months, a combo box at a decent price.
Hmmm... actually as low as 249zl which is €63 before postage. Quite insane.
Best of luck with the polish.
Use google chrome browser. it translates websites extremely well.
Above website wont ship to ireland
dmtrade total including delivery to ireland is €100.50
dosn't look ceneo will delivery either
I suggest people wait til Satsklep get them in which is €83 all in.
Otherwise pay the €100 all in, its still €50 cheaper than retailers over here for the cheapest combo box.
Unless Tony @ satellite.ie gets them in.
I'll be getting them in ok , ferguson will be shipping from Friday they tell me although these dates always slip . I wont be doing it at the satskep price though unfortunately as I dont think its sustainable from a support point of view as we would be selling at very near cost price .
If you want to use HD you will also need a HDMI cable which is not supplied wth the box.
The boards user discount will apply though (hope the mod here does not mind me mentioning that , i'll delete otherwise)
They should be fine though so I dont think there would be any problems ordering from Poland . The 120 is a 100E with terrestrial added and I know that works with a network connection so there maybe third party firmware released to use a sky card etc.
Just bear in mind though that this does not have mheg 5 so RTE digital text will not work nor will any future interactive service.
is it possible to buy combo boxes suitable for ireland in say france/spain. what price, would any one know
looks good here is a translation:
Combo tuner, allowing satellite and digital TV programs with DVB-T MPEG-4
Superior image quality in both high-resolution HD and standard SD card. Ariva 120 Combo is a home entertainment center via USB with the possibility of recording, timeshift and support for MP3, OGG, FLAC, JPEG, MPEG, MKV.
Although the receiver two-head (so-called combo) is the current consumption in standby mode does not exceed 1W.
The card reader hidden under a flap on the front panel allows you to watch pay TV in High Definition (refers to deals in which the card can be purchased on the same code) . Ariva 120 Combo is the most comprehensive source of digital terrestrial and satellite HD.
Reception of channels of high definition (HD)
Support for Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3)
PAL upscaling to 720p or 1080i
Supports 32 programmable timers
Separate lists of favorite channels, TV and Radio
Quick search channels (QuickFind)
Supports teletext and subtitles
DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, Unicable and DiSEqC 1.2, USALS
Support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HDMI with HDCP
LAN (RJ45), USB 2.0, RS-232
2x RCA (Cinch), Analogue Audio
Optical digital audio output
1 x SCART
Ariva 120 Combo comes with an extremely convenient and intuitive remote control symbol RCU-500. The pilot can easily operate all the functions of the receiver.
Ariva 120 Combo is built based on the advanced main unit (CPU), a renowned manufacturer ALi. M3602B-performance processor (333MHz), working with DDR memory provides the highest available sound quality DolbyDigitalPlus and digital video in High Definition.
Now that it's translated to English can someone translate to laymens terms?
It appears you can record programs from Sat & DTT to an external hard drive, but am I correct in assuming it's not a true PVR - can you pause re-wind live TV or watch while recording in time-shift mode?
Does this box only have a single Sat and a single DTT tuner, in other words can you watch one Sat channel and record another or watch one DTT channel and record another, if not can you at least watch one Sat/DTT channel and record a DTT/Sat channel?