Xtrend ET5000

HaiderGill

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Hi,

Looking to pickup an Xtrend ET5000 for around £200 as an alternative to Dreambox DM500 HD. With the DM500 HD seen some advertised at £180 and others over the £300. With all the talk of far east clones I reckon the cheapers ones must be the clones.

There are couple of question I have with regard to the Xtrend: -

1.) How good is it compared to the DM500 HD?

2.) How good is it's PVR capability - on a par with the Dreambox?

3.) As it has USB2 port which is a lot slower than eSata and as such will it be able to record 1080i content to a connected USB2 drive without issues.


What do you guys think of the ET5000? Anybody else got an alternative to the DM500 HD that they can recommend?




Thanks
Haider
 

OldBen

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You'd be best to place your question in the Clark/xtrend receiver forum.

1. Its a good box according to forums
2. PVR works
3. USB2 is probably faster than your hard disk xfer speed, as is eSata, can't see it matters what connection method is.
 

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