Thinking of a new technomate box

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Messages
49,259
Reaction score
9,905
Points
113
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Analoguesat, we know the technomate has a sensitive tuner but the question is, have you ever tested the tm 5402 m3 against any of the other mentioned receivers?
No - my days of buying numerous receivers are long over. I run a receiver until it either

breaks down
or
annoys the hell out of me so much it gets cheerfully thrown into the recycling skip at the local landfill.


:D
 

Gladstones

Member
Joined
May 11, 2020
Messages
545
Reaction score
121
Points
43
My Satellite Setup
Zone 2 Fixed @ Astra 2
Gibertini XP 1 meter motorised
Technomate TM2600
Inverto Ultra Black
LG 55 UH770V
Octagon SX88+SE
XCRUISER XDR785HDR Avant Android 4K
My Location
Midlothian
inside xcruiser 785
Anyone have formuler S Turbo ?
 

Attachments

  • 54E0EE75-4FB9-4BAE-86A0-5EE04F1D10CD.jpeg
    54E0EE75-4FB9-4BAE-86A0-5EE04F1D10CD.jpeg
    1,010.7 KB · Views: 9
  • 7493D9F5-4AE1-4837-971D-6A41E1E47F24.jpeg
    7493D9F5-4AE1-4837-971D-6A41E1E47F24.jpeg
    899 KB · Views: 9
  • 00AE9762-34CD-499B-AFFE-50E3042B6B6D.jpeg
    00AE9762-34CD-499B-AFFE-50E3042B6B6D.jpeg
    869.5 KB · Views: 9

ymttt

Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2020
Messages
13
Reaction score
13
Points
3
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
5 meter fiber dish, modified mti highline lnb, tm5402 m3 receiver
My Location
Ghana, West Africa
It has been alleged elsewhere that the Xcruiser is an imitation of the Formuler. However, the Xcruiser appears to be the receiver to beat so far as tuner sensitivity is concerned after beating the Octagon, till the superiority of the Formuler's tuner is confirmed.
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
Recently bought the TM5402 M4 and very happy with the purchase. I updated it to the latest TM firmware so everything is now up to date.It was bought to replace a previous Technomate receiver which gave me great service throughout the years. Tuner sensitivity is excellent on low signal transponders so pulling in satellites right across the arc.

My main objective was reliable motor control which the M4 delivers. The other consideration was reliable PVR operation which I now have including pausing live TV. I have to say for a price of Euro 100 plus vat I have no complaints about this receiver. If the 7 day EPG comes along later that will certainly be an added bonus.

I wasn't in the market for a 4K enabled receiver so the HD and SD are sufficient for my needs. All round the receiver set up was quite straightforward. I'm using USALS for convenience at the moment but an initial look at Diseq 1.2 and it seems to work fine. The receiver relatively cool so that is a good sign. All said I think I made a good purchase for the price I paid.
 

Ferret

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2021
Messages
20
Reaction score
20
Points
3
Age
49
My Satellite Setup
Octagon SF8008 4K
Viark Sat 4k
VU+ Duo2
Japhar DM8000
A8P DM800SE
Formuler Z7+
Amazon Fire TV Box 2nd Gen
T95Z Plus S912 3GB+16GB
TX3 Mini
My Location
Leeds
Recently bought the TM5402 M4 and very happy with the purchase. I updated it to the latest TM firmware so everything is now up to date.It was bought to replace a previous Technomate receiver which gave me great service throughout the years. Tuner sensitivity is excellent on low signal transponders so pulling in satellites right across the arc.

My main objective was reliable motor control which the M4 delivers. The other consideration was reliable PVR operation which I now have including pausing live TV. I have to say for a price of Euro 100 plus vat I have no complaints about this receiver. If the 7 day EPG comes along later that will certainly be an added bonus.

I wasn't in the market for a 4K enabled receiver so the HD and SD are sufficient for my needs. All round the receiver set up was quite straightforward. I'm using USALS for convenience at the moment but an initial look at Diseq 1.2 and it seems to work fine. The receiver relatively cool so that is a good sign. All said I think I made a good purchase for the price I paid.
So your on the latest official TM software and pleased with it ? No more updates on the patched firmware so good on you if your happy not running the patched firmware.

This M4 bares very little in common with the M2, M3 etc its a Technomate yeah but only really in name.
 

statalite

Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
626
Reaction score
260
Points
63
My Satellite Setup
Nova-HD-S2, Dr HD D15, Free sat V7S, Free sat v8 finder V-71HD
Zone 1 @ 28.2°E
Zone 2 @ 19.2°E with 28.2°E and 13.0°E
Channel Master 1.0m (to be setup)
Channel Master 1.2m (to be setup)
SMR 1224
My Location
UK Midlands
Are more official updates forthcoming?
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
So your on the latest official TM software and pleased with it ? No more updates on the patched firmware so good on you if your happy not running the patched firmware.

This M4 bares very little in common with the M2, M3 etc its a Technomate yeah but only really in name.
So what are the downsides to M4 against the list of previous models you listed off
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
Are more official updates forthcoming?
The latest official TM update I used is dated 23rd August 2021 which I downloaded from the TM website support section.
 

Ferret

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2021
Messages
20
Reaction score
20
Points
3
Age
49
My Satellite Setup
Octagon SF8008 4K
Viark Sat 4k
VU+ Duo2
Japhar DM8000
A8P DM800SE
Formuler Z7+
Amazon Fire TV Box 2nd Gen
T95Z Plus S912 3GB+16GB
TX3 Mini
My Location
Leeds
So what are the downsides to M4 against the list of previous models you listed off
It's a common mobo and chipset used buy other stb manufacturers for this type of box, TM has adapted it with the main aim the server 40 patches.

I never said it had downsides i said it had little in common with the previous 5402 range.
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
It's a common mobo and chipset used buy other stb manufacturers for this type of box, TM has adapted it with the main aim the server 40 patches.

I never said it had downsides i said it had little in common with the previous 5402 range.
So my initial findings were correct. Basically it does what it says on the box. That’s exactly why I bought it. So far it’s doing the job so for the reasons I highlighted in the OP, anyone considering a TM5402 M4 purchase I’d recommend it on this basis, low threshold tuner and reliable motor control being the main two.
 

ymttt

Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2020
Messages
13
Reaction score
13
Points
3
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
5 meter fiber dish, modified mti highline lnb, tm5402 m3 receiver
My Location
Ghana, West Africa
Can someone try to compare the tuner of the tm5402 M4 against the Octagon sf 8008 on the weak signals? So far it has been said the tuner is good but no comparison has been made against another known good tuner. When it beats the Octagon then we take it from there to the Xcruiser and so on.
 

Ferret

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2021
Messages
20
Reaction score
20
Points
3
Age
49
My Satellite Setup
Octagon SF8008 4K
Viark Sat 4k
VU+ Duo2
Japhar DM8000
A8P DM800SE
Formuler Z7+
Amazon Fire TV Box 2nd Gen
T95Z Plus S912 3GB+16GB
TX3 Mini
My Location
Leeds
So my initial findings were correct. Basically it does what it says on the box. That’s exactly why I bought it. So far it’s doing the job so for the reasons I highlighted in the OP, anyone considering a TM5402 M4 purchase I’d recommend it on this basis, low threshold tuner and reliable motor control being the main two.
Very expensive HD only box if you take out the server 40 option on the latest firmware.

So many bugs with this box mostly covered here


Your the first owner of the M4 to mention the low threshold tuner. What are you comparing it to ?
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
Very expensive HD only box if you take out the server 40 option on the latest firmware.

So many bugs with this box mostly covered here


Your the first owner of the M4 to mention the low threshold tuner. What are you comparing it to ?
Well I’m looking at the comments here too. Technomate 5402 M4

When you are saying it’s an expensive HD only receiver what are you comparing it to. Most of the “cheap” HD receivers won’t do motor control reliably. Most of the bugs highlighted in that thread you referenced have been ironed out.

I’ve zero interest in the Server 40 “extras” so for what I paid and what I got I’m happy enough so far. I’ve a 12 month warranty to cover any failures in the meantime.

All I’m doing here is sharing my own experience with this receiver. If I do come across any issues with it I’ll be only too happy to share them too.
 

ymttt

Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2020
Messages
13
Reaction score
13
Points
3
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
5 meter fiber dish, modified mti highline lnb, tm5402 m3 receiver
My Location
Ghana, West Africa
It is difficult to believe one who claims a receiver has a sensitive tuner where he did not test it against a known receiver with a sensitive tuner. let us try to justify the claims we made on these boxes as many rely on some of these posts to make their choices. Such claims without anything to back it up is not good enough.
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
It is difficult to believe one who claims a receiver has a sensitive tuner where he did not test it against a known receiver with a sensitive tuner. let us try to justify the claims we made on these boxes as many rely on some of these posts to make their choices. Such claims without anything to back it up is not good enough.
I was purely commenting on a purchase I made which I am happy with. That is allowed here I assume.

The purchase was made to replace an old Technomate which served me well over the years and that alone was a good enough reason to stay with the Technomate brand.

I don’t possess endless supplies of receivers to supply comparison data as others seem to have but I have managed to tune to transponders on a number of other satellites which were previously unavailable to me. That’s a good enough reason for me to recommend this model.

I’m sure any potential Technomate TM5402 M4 purchaser will not be hanging on my every word nor anyone else’s for that matter. Remember this is a personal opinion post and others will have their own too. I’ve given mine and I’ve nothing further to add at this time but I will report back if that changes. For now I’m heading off to enjoy my purchase.
 

ozumo

Contributor
Staff member
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
3,198
Reaction score
1,149
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Raven mk2 zone 2 x4, Channel Master: 90cm x3, 1.2m x2, 1.8m PF. CM polar mount x2, Az/El x3.
My Location
South Durham
There are mentions of good sensitivity in this thread:
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
I can see the latest firmware upgrade dated 10/09/21 has ironed out a number of bugs I experienced with the TM5402 M4. They are certainly listening to feedback from owners which is good to see. I have to say this was definitely a good buy in my case.
 

Satspot

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Messages
40
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Age
59
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TM5402 M4
1.2m Triax dish
Technomate H to H motor
My Location
Ireland
Would it be possible to if any TM5402 M4 owner could check out TP 12130 V on Badr 26e. I couldn’t get better than a 49% signal quality last week but managed 52% this week which locked a clear picture on Dubai One. I’m not sure if this is down to the latest official TM firmware I applied this week.
 

scopus

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Mar 25, 2005
Messages
2,481
Reaction score
3,070
Points
113
Age
56
My Satellite Setup
Primesat/Famaval 1.8 PF C/ku/Ka, Octagon SX8HD1, SX88, Openbox S3 Mini HD-V8S Freesat V7 HD-V8 Finder, Amiko A4K Combo, Satlook Colour HD Spectrum, Sansui A909 Amp and BOSE Acoustimass speakers for the audio.
My Location
Staffs UK
Would it be possible to if any TM5402 M4 owner could check out TP 12130 V on Badr 26e. I couldn’t get better than a 49% signal quality last week but managed 52% this week which locked a clear picture on Dubai One. I’m not sure if this is down to the latest official TM firmware I applied this week.
All OK here in East Staffs on a 1.3 Precision dish..20210918_081700.jpg
 

manikm909

Regular Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2020
Messages
757
Reaction score
221
Points
43
Age
45
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 1.2M \ Channel Master 90cm \ Laminas OFC 1200 Dish, Octagon SF8008 (main STB) - Icecrypt 6600 - TM5302
My Location
SE London, UK
Would it be possible to if any TM5402 M4 owner could check out TP 12130 V on Badr 26e. I couldn’t get better than a 49% signal quality last week but managed 52% this week which locked a clear picture on Dubai One. I’m not sure if this is down to the latest official TM firmware I applied this week.
that could be the difference in time of day \ weather
 
Top