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Do I need a new box?

  • 02-09-2022 6:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,876 ✭✭✭

    Hi all,

    I’ve recently lost my minix U9H that I was using to get tv. (Lost luggage)

    Anyway I am now looking to get a Saorview and free to air box.

    I have an existing sky dish (from way back when I had sky) and I have two coaxials coming from that to the back of the tv.

    I used to have a VU duo box running off that, but I went away from that a few years back.

    My question is can I use the VU duo box and the sky dish to get the free to air channels, and could I then but an indoor Ariel to get good reception Saorview?

    Is there such a thing as 1080p or even 4K Saorview that I can get via an indoor uhf aerial?

    thanks for any help guys and gals.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,625 ✭✭✭Lorddrakul

    I have, this very afternoon, set up a Vu+ Duo with the Open Blackhole 4.4.023 image, with a Sky dish and dual LNB.

    It works fine for free to air and with an old laptop HDD in it, works fine as a PVR too.

    The Open Blackhole image is quite good, and gives it a relatively modern look, and refines the features. I have one of the high-gain card type antennas piugged into a Samsung smart TV for Irish channels. It is good enoujgh to do HD for the channels that provide it. Even recording from it is pretty good.

    One of these:

    So, it is possible to do a set up with what you have, with a bit of updating and configuring.