New: octagon sx88 4k uhd s2+ip

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DiSEqC motor now working after power Off/On :Y:)

1/Update software online via the receiver Ethernet connection {1.05.35} to the SX88-4K,
2/Save your channel list on a USB stick,
3/Factory Reset,
4/Re-load your channel list,
5/Reset your motor settings,
 

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Just one more thing for you to fix on the Octagon SX88-4K
:confused Heritage H264 still does not work locks up the receiver, so I have to switch off /on & delete this UHD channel,
 

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Just one more thing for you to fix on the Octagon SX88-4K
:confused Heritage H264 still does not work locks up the receiver, so I have to switch off /on & delete this UHD channel,
Glad to hear that the USALS "problem" appears to have finally been fixed (after at least 4 months since it was first reported!) - but has there yet been a fix for the DISEqC 1.1 switching issue that was reported even earlier (couldn't see that it had when I rechecked the earlier posts in this thread before I made this post)??
 

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Glad to hear that the USALS "problem" appears to have finally been fixed (after at least 4 months since it was first reported!) - but has there yet been a fix for the DISEqC 1.1 switching issue that was reported even earlier (couldn't see that it had when I rechecked the earlier posts in this thread before I made this post)??
Have you tried loading the new software then applying a factory reset ?
 

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Have you tried loading the new software then applying a factory reset ?
Can't answer that because I have yet to "succumb" to buying the 4K version of the SX88! :D

PS: just a "bystander" in this thread - but that doesn't stop me asking all those "awkward" questions for which many people would really like to get the "answers" from @Octagon-Germany :D
 
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Can't answer that because I have yet to "succumb" to buying the 4K version of the SX88! :D

PS: just a "bystander" in this thread - but that doesn't stop me asking all those "awkward" questions for which many people would really like to get the "answers" from @Octagon-Germany :D
So your question has little meaning then ?
Please try to add constructive results from your own tests as it is more helpful to Octagon technicians.
 

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So your question has little meaning then ?
Please try to add constructive results from your own tests as it is more helpful to Octagon technicians.
I have to "totally disagree" on that point - one might not actually have to be using a particular piece of "kit" in order to raise/ reinforce issues which appear to apply to that "kit", and might thus influence one's own /someone else's decision on whether to buy it or not if satisfactory answers are not forthcoming!

PS: w.r.t. your comment about helping the "Octagon technicians" - it's THEIR responsibility to check that claims for compliance with everything in the specifications for THEIR products are met, but unfortunately, and lamentably, that has not always been the case to-date (as I have pointed out)!!
 
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Point taken thanks for your reply,

In my experience the feedback from receiver owners has helped to improve the operation of the receiver,
The software technicians are moved onto other projects so without feedback major issues will not be solved,

For example when the Spiderbox 9900HD when it came out it had no Blind Scan, so I fed this info back to Spiderbox,
They said initially that the software technicians had been moved onto other projects & were not available,
So I pointed out to them that on the box it said Blind Scan, eventually they rewrote the software to include the Blind Scan,

The Technomate TM5302HD when it came out had a limit on the blind scan range & symbol rate range for each satellite,
I explained to Technomate that this was no good as who ever wrote the program had no knowledge of the active Ku band on each satellite,
Eventually they agreed & over the following 2 weeks rewrote the software,
Now apart from a few glitches this is one of the best blind scan receiver in my collection,

Another TM gem is the 45,000 symbol rate that pops up on the TM5402HD M1/M2 range when a small symbol rate is in operation this was never solved & all Hubtech clones Dr HD, Strong, Clarketech have this database fault,
Despite feedback from me & several others this was never corrected,

Then along came the TM5402HD M3 well it was not the same as the M1/M2 series this was based on a much earlier model & given an HD upgrade but the database was full of errors that had never been corrected for instance the database adds non-existent transponders picture quality in SD was very poor as no upscaling was working despite lots of feed back from me & others TM decided to move onto other projects,

The point I am trying to make is only by offering constructive criticism from your own experience with a receiver may help to get the problems solved,

Yes I agree it's their responsibility to check that claims for compliance with everything in the specifications for their products are met,
But in the real world this does not happen very often as manufacturers are driven by profit margins so what could be a very good product for the consumer does not meet its full potential,

So a well constructed email sometimes does the trick,

Thanks again for your concern of the SX88-4K I do not think all the issues will be resolved, but we live in hope.
 

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Point taken thanks for your reply,

In my experience the feedback from receiver owners has helped to improve the operation of the receiver,
The software technicians are moved onto other projects so without feedback major issues will not be solved,

For example when the Spiderbox 9900HD when it came out it had no Blind Scan, so I fed this info back to Spiderbox,
They said initially that the software technicians had been moved onto other projects & were not available,
So I pointed out to them that on the box it said Blind Scan, eventually they rewrote the software to include the Blind Scan,

The Technomate TM5302HD when it came out had a limit on the blind scan range & symbol rate range for each satellite,
I explained to Technomate that this was no good as who ever wrote the program had no knowledge of the active Ku band on each satellite,
Eventually they agreed & over the following 2 weeks rewrote the software,
Now apart from a few glitches this is one of the best blind scan receiver in my collection,

Another TM gem is the 45,000 symbol rate that pops up on the TM5402HD M1/M2 range when a small symbol rate is in operation this was never solved & all Hubtech clones Dr HD, Strong, Clarketech have this database fault,
Despite feedback from me & several others this was never corrected,

Then along came the TM5402HD M3 well it was not the same as the M1/M2 series this was based on a much earlier model & given an HD upgrade but the database was full of errors that had never been corrected for instance the database adds non-existent transponders picture quality in SD was very poor as no upscaling was working despite lots of feed back from me & others TM decided to move onto other projects,

The point I am trying to make is only by offering constructive criticism from your own experience with a receiver may help to get the problems solved,

Yes I agree it's their responsibility to check that claims for compliance with everything in the specifications for their products are met,
But in the real world this does not happen very often as manufacturers are driven by profit margins so what could be a very good product for the consumer does not meet its full potential,

So a well constructed email sometimes does the trick,

Thanks again for your concern of the SX88-4K I do not think all the issues will be resolved, but we live in hope.
Due to the progress made I might buy one now around Christmas - Thanks all. :)
 

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I have the SF8008 and a couple of other boxes for streaming. If I need a new receiver would go for the SF884K as I fund the 8008 to be very good and Octagon do, I admit it takes time, attend to customers concerns.
 

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DiSEqC motor now working after power Off/On :Y:)

1/Update software online via the receiver Ethernet connection {1.05.35} to the SX88-4K,
2/Save your channel list on a USB stick,
3/Factory Reset,
4/Re-load your channel list,
5/Reset your motor settings,

Sad to say this fix was short-lived when I powered the receiver back up this afternoon the motor did not move when selecting another satellite :eek:
So I selected DiSEqC 1.2 to drive the motor East & West then selected USALS & all motor functions work correctly now so if you leave it on standby you will not have a problem but if like me, you are changing receivers on a regular basis you will have this problem.
 
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