In praise of the octagon sx88+

Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
764
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
I took delivery of my Octagon box today and I am very happy with it. Excellent picture quality and signals are well up on this box compared to my old Medion box. I found it easy to set up and I'm impressed at the way it speedily scans and searches satellites. A great buy and so pleased that I didn't buy the Technomate!
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
26,068
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Have you tried Multistream yet?
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,316
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
E2 or none E2 software??
 
william-1

william-1

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Messages
9,928
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
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
They claim that it is E2 but it is so easy to set up it may be E Closed option.
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
The only downside to the SX88/SX88+ is that it can be relatively slow to change channels on the same sat - and the menus are not that straightforward to master (especially getting it to stop a recording that is in process!).
 
william-1

william-1

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Staff member
Messages
9,928
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
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
Channel changing on the SX88+ = 0.5 sec how fast do you want it :-rofl2
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
764
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
Not tried multistreaming cos I don't know what that is!! .:D But I'm happy to go satellite hopping across the arc!!
 
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Mickha

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
5,491
My Satellite Setup
1.2M Channel Master, 1224 motor, VU+ Duo 2
My Location
North West
Try the channels on 5 West, on 11509 H, they list them as Multistream:
Code:
https://www.lyngsat.com/Eutelsat-5-West-A-B.html
 
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manikm909

Regular Member
Messages
38
My Satellite Setup
Gibby 1m in use, Zgemma H7S, Octagon SF8008 (got a Triax TD110 in storage)
My Location
Kent, UK
E2 or none E2 software??
its CLOSED source, i.e NOT E2 - it has something called E2 TV which is great, it lets you control another E2 box on your network, so you can control it as if you're at the main E2 STB....very cool ! and its great for blind search
 
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