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04-08-2018, 19:12   #1
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WALKER (2018) Saorview Combo WPS818C

Hi Guys, I picked up a new Combo in Powercity yesterday

https://powercity.ie/product/WPS818C

Product Information:
saorview approved hd combi box
simple channel menu
all your channels in one place
irish tv saorview aerial input
uk tv satellite dish input
rte radio channels
automatic channel search
hdmi connect to tv
analog a/v output
connects to existing aerial system
rte digital teletext
7 day electronic programme guide
record needs usb key or hdd

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BRAND : WALKER
SAORVIEW APPROVED : SAORVIEW AND SATELLITE
UK TV STATIONS VIA SATELLITE : YES

WALKER SAORVIEW APPROVED COMBI BOX
Product Code: WPS818C
Warranty: 2 Years Parts and Labour

€89.95

So far so good with the Box
Easy Setup
The box is DVB-T2
All channels both terrestrial and Satellite on one single EPG
Channels can be easily organised on a favourites list
Some Internet features, Google and some apps available
Digital Aertel working on both Terrestrial Channels and Satellite.

I'm using the box for Saorsat and Freeview HD, all working perfect at the moment.

On initial set up it gave the option to install a preset channel list for Astra 2 (didn’t try it as I’m using Saorsat).

Recording is working, select programmes from TV guide for recording/timers etc, (I connected a seperate hard drive/USB)
Pause live TV also working

Nice Remote Control, big buttons, easy to use (the same control as the older Walker Combo)

Very good picture quality, up to 1080p

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7 day EPG on satellite?
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7 day EPG on satellite?
Not tested on Astra 2 yet (UK Sat channels)

7 day epg on Saorsat working perfect
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Not tested on Astra 2 yet (UK Sat channels)

7 day epg on Saorsat working perfect
It will, satellite is the big test and the reason why most opt for Linux boxes and roll their own
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Interesting. I notice it states that satellite and terrestrial channels are all on one EPG, so I guess it'll be more like their current TV range, where satellite channels start at 301, much handier than swapping between satellite and terrestrial like their previous combi box.

Shame it has no "Connect" but then, it does have some apps, whatever they are? Having Netflix on it would be a plus, something really lacking on the Powerpoint Connect box. I wonder if connected online, will it have the same issue that the TV's have, where being on BBC can cause TV to restart.
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Interesting. I notice it states that satellite and terrestrial channels are all on one EPG, so I guess it'll be more like their current TV range, where satellite channels start at 301, much handier than swapping between satellite and terrestrial like their previous combi box.

Shame it has no "Connect" but then, it does have some apps, whatever they are? Having Netflix on it would be a plus, something really lacking on the Powerpoint Connect box. I wonder if connected online, will it have the same issue that the TV's have, where being on BBC can cause TV to restart.
On initial setup satellite channels start at 201

However easy to make a Fav list and place Sat channels in any order starting at number 1 if it suits

EPG will either show Terestrial or Satellite, not both together (I dont find that an issue)

Sadly No Netflix
Lots of apps Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, Internet browser, news, weather etc.

Seems to work ok on BBC Freeview when launching apps, not tested astra 2 yet.

Having the one channel list is very handy, also with DVBT2 its nice to pick up the Freeview HD channels.
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On initial set up it gave the option to install a preset channel list for Astra 2 (didn’t try it as I’m using Saorsat).
If it's the same list that's downloadable from their website or that came with my WP-4K4017 TV, it's a mess, e.g. it still includes BBC Three and multiple versions of Channel4, its +1s, BBCs, ITVs etc. Best to setup the way you want and save to USB.
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I wonder if connected online, will it have the same issue that the TV's have, where being on BBC can cause TV to restart.
Recently updated my TV to the latest software version via internet, to v2.45.0.0 from v2.40.6.0, and that issue has been resolved. No longer crashing the TV if you select one of the BBC channels with TV connected to the internet.
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On initial setup satellite channels start at 201
Is this only the Saorsat channels or does it apply to all satellite channels including Astra etc.
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Is this only the Saorsat channels or does it apply to all satellite channels including Astra etc.
Connected Astra 2 - looks like only now and next on the epg

Satellite channels starting on 301

Did factory reset and connected Saorsat again coming in on 301 now.

Just redone favourite list, satellite channels set to number 1 on favourite now

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It seems the new walker box then has the same menu as the TV's, its great to see such a box back on the market again.
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It seems the new walker box then has the same menu as the TV's,
but missing Netflix, which would have been a nice addition.

Also at a more realistic price point than the Saorview Connect box.
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but missing Netflix, which would have been a nice addition.

Also at a more realistic price point than the Saorview Connect box.
It's a pity really, one of the apps is called VEWD app store, lots of apps but no Netflix

Tried YouTube and it worked excellent
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Recently updated my TV to the latest software version via internet, to v2.45.0.0 from v2.40.6.0, and that issue has been resolved. No longer crashing the TV if you select one of the BBC channels with TV connected to the internet.
Oh! This is good to know. Thanks!
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It's a pity really, one of the apps is called VEWD app store, lots of apps but no Netflix

Tried YouTube and it worked excellent
VEWD is the rebranded opera TV platform

It's all web based. Does it not have Netflix ?
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