New receiver technomate tm-5402 hd or no?

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rs100

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Technomate tm-5402 hd is it still worth buy looking for another receiver to scan with not interested in changing the skins on receivers etc just something to scan and store is the technomate tm-5402 still a good buy or should I be looking elsewhere , Thanks
 
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sat-tv-fan

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East Sussex, South East UK
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1m motorised dish + Octagon 0.1db PLL LNB
66 E - 45.0 W
Azbox HD Premium
Azbox ME
Amiko A3 combo (android)
TBS 5925 and 5927 USB
Octogan SX88+
Openbox SX6 HD
Mecool K3 pro
X2 Premium HD
Skybox F3
Technomate 5302 HD
Technomate 5402 M3
iSmart X8
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East Sussex, South East UK
Technomate tm-5402 hd is it still worth buy looking for another receiver to scan with not interested in changing the skins on receivers etc just something to scan and store is the technomate tm-5402 still a good buy or should I be looking elsewhere , Thanks
It's a good sensitive receiver but the blindscan is a bit slow. It won't decode any UHD channels, multi stream channels or the few DVB S2x channels on 33 east
But for half the price and with UHD and MS capabilities you should buy the excellent Octagon SX88+
 
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Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
The TM? - no. It just drops the HEVC tv channels in the radio list as it cant handle the video codec.

Its a decent enough basic box but the software is flawed (it insists on loading dozens of spurious transponders that havent been in use for donkeys years on certain satellites) and its dated now. However the tuner is quite sensitive and it gives a pretty good picture. Its easy as anything to set up though :)
 
william-1

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OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex

SX88+ is more up to date with what is being broadcast today with regular software updates by Octagon :Y

The TM5402HD is disappointing due to lack of software updates & TM never corrected the the software errors where the receiver adds non-existent transponders the data base ends up in a mess:eek:
Also, the Blind Scan misses a lot of active transponders.
 
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