Help - BM7000s or TM-5402 or others???

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  1. x3j3UKN

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    Looking to replace my sky box with an alternative product. I have removed sky down to the minumum with multiroom.

    I think I have weaned myself off the sport channels now so should be ready to replace my boxes with non sky equipment and leanr more about CCcam client support.

    Which of the above boxes are best in terms of EPG support, PVR uses, Wife friendly! & any extras such as iplayer etc etc :smashin:
     
  2. logiciel

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    There are three alternatives to Sky subscriptions, for satellite TV:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1307423-free-satellite-freesatfromsky-freesat.html.
    The machines that you mention are two of the wide range that are available on the first option.
    They're as good or bad as any of the others.
    For EPG and PVR of the kind that Sky provides Freesat is the usual choice.
    Much the same applies to the provision of internet services.
    No discussion of "CCcam client support" is allowed on the forum.
     
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    As ANY of the others? Really?!?!?!? :D
     
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    Freesat is the obvious choice for wife friendly with EPG, series linking & iPlayer etc, in particularly the newest G2/Freetime boxes, but you'll not get the subscription channels.

    In addition to the TM/BM options you mentioned look at linux based receivers such as Dreambox and VU. You can use the Sky card, and eliminate the multiroom sub and/or explore CCCams potential. However you'll have no series linking and no online services ala iplayer etc, some do Youtube though. A linux based receiver can get 7 day EPG and be setup to auto download it, and can record to HD/NAS/PC, they can also stream to PCs/tablets/consoles etc.

    You may want to look for Digital Worldz to help with the Digital Kaos.
     
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    So no series link on the linux type boxes then? That could be a major issue for the wife!
     
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    You won't get proper series linking on anything other than Sky/Freesat/Freeview boxes.

    There are autotimer plugins for linux boxes, but they don't even come close to proper series linking...
     
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    Yes, in the terms that OP specified.
    That feature is dependent on the broadcasters, and they provide the details through the EPGs which are provided in turn by the carriers, Sky, Freesat, and Freeview, so a machine authorised by one of the carriers is required to use it.
     
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    It really is a minefield! That comfy sky feeling may be too hard to shake!
     
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    Oof dont say that mate!!
     
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    You'd soon get used to the comfortable Freesat feeling. That's what it's for - people who leave Sky.
     
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    TM5402HD it is then :D


    ....that comfy sky feeling is aka subtle brainwashing - you pay a lot of money to be locked into their 'lab rat in a maze' system - there's a whole world out there waiting for you - don't weaken now - you're almost there... :laugh:
     
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    He wants "PVR uses".
    Those were the main reason why my 5402 went back within a couple of weeks, for refund.
     
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    Who on Earth did that ...:confused:...



    [edit].. sorry I missed the word 'my'-... ..:facepalm:
     
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    Did it record too many channels at once? :D
     
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    It had several good features like that but they weren't enough to cancel out the bad ones.:)
     
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    bad what.. you bought the bug'd non super tm6900... & kept it:D
     
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    :confused:There's nothing wrong with the cheap used Techno 6900 that I got from Ebay and it does the limited number of things it was bought for perfectly.
    There are a few features of the 5402 - mainly on the PVR side, that I don't like, but the main reason for returning that one was that it did happen to be faulty, which can happen with any purchase.
     
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    Go for the blade it has EPG support and you can update the channels direct via the box. PVR is also available by using an external USB drive.
     

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