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24-01-2021, 13:38   #1
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Dreambox DM920

Hello, my first time to use the forum.
I want to install a satellite and terrestrial set up with the best quality signal i can get for HD and perhaps 4k in the future. I will be watching on a large screen with a 4k projector so the higher quality the better. im reasonably technical but not so on satellite.
What I would like is any comments to stop me going down a wrong path please.
My plan is for a dreambox dm920 plus 65 cm fiberglass cahors dish ( im near the sea) a 15 m run of coax, a high gain UHF aerial, quad inverto LNB. any suggestions for better items ?? I only intend to watch freeview UK channels.
My next question is as to where one might source the dreambox as the UK is now out of bounds due to vat and duty I reckon.
thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this .
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Thank you Stanley 1.
will go there, i wonder if you know whether there is any particular variant of the box i need for Ireland ? im looking at one with two DVB-S2 tuners and Two dvb-T2 tuners. I assume that will allow me watch one channel and record another ?
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Thank you Stanley 1.
will go there, i wonder if you know whether there is any particular variant of the box i need for Ireland ? im looking at one with two DVB-S2 tuners and Two dvb-T2 tuners. I assume that will allow me watch one channel and record another ?
Can you link to that device please?
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The Zgemma H7S is good value. Unless you happen to watch a lot of RTE1 and 2 at the same time, you would rarely need 2 terrestrial tuners.
More info here

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Can you link to that device please?
100quid more for an extra DVB-T ouch
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link to the one im looking at

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dreambox-...e/183660622323
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Gerry Wicklow, you mean one like this ?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/ZGEMMA-H7S-S...K/293040402965
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Dreambox 920 one comes with a TB HDD and the extra tuner. Id be worried about images etc.

Wills why are you opting for a dreambox?

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which box ?

I came up with the dreambox because of reading reviews etc. . I thought because of its processing speed etc it would be one to go for, but honestly im open to all ideas.
My first requirement is the best quality image, not particularly bothered if I can record another channel at the same time really.
Easy to navigate would be another important requirement .
And reliable piece of kit is important.
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Gerry Wicklow, you mean one like this ?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/ZGEMMA-H7S-S...K/293040402965
Thats the one. I have one myself and very happy with it The UK company I linked to will flash your preferred image for you before sending it.
This link to another Boards discussion went missing somehow.

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Are there two DVB-T tuners in that or does the 'dual' refer to
DVB-C
DVB-T/2
capability of a single tuner?

Maybe it is just me, but I find a lot of the box descriptions less than clear on this.
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Are there two DVB-T tuners in that or does the 'dual' refer to
DVB-C
DVB-T/2
capability of a single tuner?

Maybe it is just me, but I find a lot of the box descriptions less than clear on this.
Difficult to follow but it seems to be 2 slots for dual DVB-S and DVB-T tuners. So a max of four, if I read it right.
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number of tuners

Thats how I read it a total of 4, im glad its not just me that finds them hard to understand sometimes.

Maybe I should just keep it simple and get one of each tuner as in reality I probably will never be watching and recording at the same time.

So that leaves the question, Would the dreambox produce a superior picture over the zgemma ??? if not no point in me spending extra cash unless it has advantages like easier to use ??

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Doing a bit more reading here Gerry Wicklow, I see you mentioned the The Vu+ Solo4k as a preferred unit. Ill have a look at that.
Is that still your top rec ???
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