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Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #15 - Nov 8th, 2008, 10:18am
 
I am using a Dragon m8, but when Prem finishes what will e have then ?
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Reply #16 - Nov 8th, 2008, 11:31am
 
thats my only thought as well, apart from the fta on 28.8 in HD there wont be a lot worth watching, which is why I was hanging on for the DB 8000
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Reply #17 - Nov 8th, 2008, 4:08pm
 
Or we could get the Diablo ?
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Reply #18 - Nov 8th, 2008, 8:56pm
 
I guarentee if we get a diablo it will last a week and there will be a new all singing all dancing cam out and the diablo wont be supporeted any more and we'll be out of pocket again! lol
I have a drawfull of cams that were going to last forever, the dragon has been the best for support by far.
I have to admit I know little about the support for the Diablo and don't know what it gets?
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Reply #19 - Nov 9th, 2008, 9:32am
 
Diablo cam is the best thing i`ve ever bought,got mine when it first came out,had it updated when conax came out.
Just like owt else steve  it could end tomorrow & then blank tv`s,but this cam is very well supported @ the moment & has been 4 a while now.Not sure but i think this cam is about the only thing that opens conax (thor) @ the moment,could be wrong though.
With prem closing down 2 us i think something else will open & as you say a new cam will appear,but the diablo might just open it,you never know.
I havn`t moved my dish from thor 4 since it`s been open so not 2 sure whats open on this cam @ the moment.
It`s all a risk in this game steve no matter what you buy.
 
 
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Ps Diablo 2.3 cam also needs a cas3  2 program it,so if anyone is thinking of buying these then look 4 places that are doing a package deal on both(cheaper)
 
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Reply #20 - Nov 9th, 2008, 9:37am
 
Thanks H, i have a cas 3, I'll have a look round and see what else the diablo opens
cheers mate
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Reply #21 - Nov 9th, 2008, 9:56am
 
Will have a look round 4 you m8
 
Wouldn`t like 2 tell anyone what 2 buy but i`ve seen quite a few folk going 4 the fortec star passion from maplins 159.99,here are the specs.
 
    *  HD satellite receiver with superb Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) picture quality
    * USB PVR function - plug in an external hard drive to record digital satellite TV in SD or HD
    * Receive over 250 free-to-air digital channels and HD broadcasts from the Astra 28.2E satellite
    * HD upscaling for standard definition, improves picture quality through HDMI or component connections
    * ''Plug ''n'' play'' ready; pre-loaded with all Freesat channels currenlty available in the UK
    * Complete channel list and pre-sorted favourites (general, news, children, music, films, other)
    * DisEqC for motorised positioning systems
    * 2 USB 2.0 ports (front and rear) for recording and software updates
    * Plays MP3s from a USB memory stick
    * Power search - automatic satellite channel updates in standby mode
    * HDMI and component (YPbPr) outputs
    * Parental lock facility
    * 2 CI slots for pay satellites
    * Multiple output resolutions: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, 576i, 480i
    * 10,000 channel memory (7,000 TV, 3,000 radio)
    * MPEG4/H.264 is an improved compression process for digital television and HDTV, 1080i (interlaced) and 720p (progressive) HDTV video format.
 
 
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ps this post has some info on whats open but it`s not upto date,you can add conax thor 2 the list.will post again if i find a upto date list
 
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http://www.satellites.co.uk/satellite/x-cam-ultra-cam-dragon-cam-diablo-t-rex/125958-diablo-cam-2-3-channels.html 

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Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #22 - Nov 9th, 2008, 9:56am
 
Yes it is the best at present, but the last update cost them 25 ?
 
 AND WE CALL IT FREE TV, lol.
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Reply #23 - Nov 9th, 2008, 1:42pm
 
I'm assuming that with the right cam and the Fortec, prem in HD is viewable? any other channels on thor etc that are in HD?
 
@Cromwell, why was the last update 25??
 
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Reply #24 - Nov 9th, 2008, 4:28pm
 
It was 2.2 and to get 2.3 you had to pay ?  and we all slag sky, but the tell you that they are going to rob you, LOL.
 
You would get what any box would give you m8.
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Reply #25 - Nov 9th, 2008, 4:32pm
 
can`t check the HD @ the moment as cam needs updating & my comp which i use 4 updating is out of action.
As 2 the 25 it was 2 upgrade diablo 2.2 cams 2 the new 2.3 cams 2 save folk  forking out the full amount 4 a new cam.The 2.2 cams couldn`t handle conax so they say.
 
 
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Reply #26 - Nov 9th, 2008, 4:47pm
 
Yes m8, they did every one a favour, LOL , why not 5 instead of 25 ? I am not getting at you  invalid m8, but it was a con ?
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Reply #27 - Nov 9th, 2008, 4:49pm
 
Quote from haga on Nov 8th, 2008, 11:31am:
thats my only thought as well, apart from the fta on 28.8 in HD there wont be a lot worth watching, which is why I was hanging on for the DB 8000
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But you will still only get the same m8 but a lot more money ?
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Reply #28 - Nov 9th, 2008, 5:08pm
 
Your right, but at least with the DB 8000 you can connect to a share and get full packages of what ever is in the share, no more cams, just new images for the DB. But I'm seriously looking at the Fortec, was the 2.3 for the diablo not leaked onto the net or was the upgrade only from the cam makers, normally as I say. they appear on various forums for upload.
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Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #29 - Nov 9th, 2008, 9:05pm
 
Back to ch5 for a moment  Grin i was just about to watch a film and up popped the message "the scheduled programme is not available on freesat".
Just wondering WTF they're up to the dozy twonks, whats the bloody difference between now and Nov 18th (yes i know its 9 days Smiley).
Perhaps they're just trying to p*ss people off, it worked on me !!!!! Angry
 
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