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Old 08-09-2008, 11:05   #16
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Old 15-09-2011, 17:06   #17
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well done Chris! lets people see what to expect when they go through installation. As for a first time user, you never know what is right or standard! And for anyone out there that is a technophobe then pics help more than words!!!!!!

So well done to you for simplifying the process for others!
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Old 15-09-2011, 17:20   #18
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You're welcome.

That little Goodmans box is still going strong. These days, there's a Freesat HD box down at the holiday flat and I brought the Goodmans back here for the guest bedroom 12 months ago. It has been used more extensively than we envisaged but it's still going strong.

It is a minority product though - there are now 2 million Freesat boxes and integrated TVs sold and about three quarters of them are HD.
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That Goodmans box is still steaming away happily in our guest bedroom. Four years service without a hiccup from something cheap and nasty can't be bad.

I just noticed that the photos have all vanished from the OP. This I guess is because they were all hosted on my MobileMe webspace, which vanished into the ether at the end of last month. As luck would have it, we have just decided to ditch our 8-year-old Sky box with a very funky Echostar Freesat PVR. It's such a strange-looking device, I might just do another show-and-tell as I set it up at the weekend.
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I bought an EchoStar months back when I ditched Sky+HD, great box, never tried the streaming features though
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I bought an EchoStar months back when I ditched Sky+HD, great box, never tried the streaming features though
£20 for the app will probably put me off. That and the fact that our upload speed is never going to be up to it.

Mrs T saw the photo of the thing and said, "Ooo, it looks like something off Battlestar Galactica!" That sort of reaction always makes it easier to justify a purchase.
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why cant I see the pictures. All I get is a box with a red cross in it. Any ideas
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why cant I see the pictures. All I get is a box with a red cross in it. Any ideas
Read Chris' post 19. It seems the hosting webspace has disappeared.
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Yep, blame Apple's decision to kill off iDisk after more than 10 years for the lack of photos in the first post of this thread.

My new Battlestar Galactica Echostar box is up and running, in single-tuner mode until I can get on the roof with some cable and make use of one of the spare terminals on my LNB. No photos of it yet, I had to do the set-up in a hurry, surrounded by bored kids on their summer holidays who wanted to play with it ASAP and find out the EPG numbers for their favourite channels
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