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Technomate

autel

Standard Member
Hello

Might be purchasing a technomate sat receiver. Can anyone advice on a best buy technomate, one that will possibly also record & a buget price & would it also accept the standard sky card that is in my sky box:)
 

fernandez

Distinguished Member
If you wish to use your Sky card in any Technomate you will also require a suitable CAM such as Dragon/T-Rex/Diablo at around £70 - £90.
Diablo is the best buy as it does other things which can't be discussed here and will enable things that the receiver software doesn't.

A couple of other points..
The Sky card will need to be kept updated in a Sky receiver
Sky are rumoured to be changing cards shortly and it's also rumoured that new cards may not be accepted by emulator CAMs - but who knows

If you get a CAM you will also need a programmer to keep it up to date. The price, for example, of a Diablo CAM and programmer is around £130
 

mandril

Standard Member
fernandez,

I'm just starting to look into diablo cards and would be interested to know what it does that cant be discussed here.

Its like theres a party going on and I havent been invited :confused:

a PM would really help

thx
 

logiciel

Moderator
autel: The 6800HD will record through USB to an external hard drive, including in HD. The Sky card will work in a Diablo cam.
 

lovelldr

Active Member
If you're just after a basic bog standard receiver, the tm5400 is a good receiver for less than £100. Doesn't do hd, but allows you to record to usb (although can someone confirm whether it records encrypted programs which have been decrypted yet, because it didn't use to, but I heard from someone it now works...). It's also fairly easy to use as well...

Hope this helps :)
 

shadows

Active Member
If you're just after a basic bog standard receiver, the tm5400 is a good receiver for less than £100. Doesn't do hd, but allows you to record to usb (although can someone confirm whether it records encrypted programs which have been decrypted yet, because it didn't use to, but I heard from someone it now works...). It's also fairly easy to use as well...

Hope this helps :)

the tm5400 dosnt record encrypted but the tm5400 super does
 

lovelldr

Active Member
any reason why the super can but not the normal one?

Just I have one that someone might be buying from me, and wondered whether there were any patches which would allow the tm5400 normal to work if it's not a super? How do you know whether it's a super or not? Does it say on the box (sorry, dumb question probably, but worth an ask :D)...
 
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dakara

Guest
Technomate TM-6800 HD problem.

I have just bought one of these, and while the picture quality and ability to receive HD is much better than my old Nokia 210s, I find the setting of the Timer/Programmer so "Clunky" that it is really a tedious operation.
I also hate the way that I cannot set a Programme to record to my DVD Recorder, without having a USB "Device" connected.
At the moment, I am just using a USB Key to do this, since I don't want to tie up an External Hard Drive just for this purpose.
I find that I can read the contents of the USB Key back through the Technomate, but if i plug the Key into my Mac, it comes up with a file such as "[email protected]" which is completely unreadable. :mad:

I am reluctant to buy another External Hard Drive, in case I get the same problem, and in any case, the Technomate imposed Fat32 format limits file sizes to 4Gb, which is ridiculously low.

At the moment, I follow my usual practice of setting the timers of both the Technomate and my Sony DVD Recorder to run concurrently, [just as I used to do with the Nokia], but am obliged to plug in a USB"Device" with free space, at the same time

If I want to make an "Instant" recording to the DVD Recorder, there is no problem, and a USB "Device" is not necessary.
It is the recording of after-midnight movies that causes me grief.

Sorry to be so long winded, but I would really appreciate some advice here, particularly on the problem of reading the USB files on my Mac. :lease:
 

Oily

Novice Member
With regards to the HDD and fat32,go to the Technomate site,they have a brief manual on how to get round this:
Technomate UK - Your digital partner for life

Or you can do this;
1-connect via USB to your pc first
2-go to my computer and click on right hand mouse
3-select manage
4-go to disk manager
5-see info of the hard disc on the screen
6-right-hand click again
7-delete partition
8-make new partition { it has to be primary }
9-Do not format
10-make the partition active
11-connect to your tm-6900 go to management and format it.
it will formatted for 500 gb of fat 32 by this time
you only do this once. (This info off another site)
 

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