Any Sky compatible receivers out there?

Frisbee78

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Hi all

I am looking for a receiver which does the following things:

  • DiSEqC support (4 LNBs)
  • 3 or 4 CAMs
  • Sky card keep alive (to avoid having to stick it back into the Sky box every so often)
  • PVR
  • Dual tuner
  • HD support
Any suggies?

I heard that only Linux based receviers can keep a Sky card alive. Is that true?

Thanks.
 

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Thats going to be a tough call to get all those aspects in one receiver.

The Linux boxes are indeed the only ones that will keep a sky card alive.
 

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I'd say one of the new Dreambox's is what you need.

Have a look at the DM-800, I think its just a single tuner though.
_http://www.dream-multimedia-tv.de/english/products_dm800.php

Or the eagerly awaited DM-8000, (nice but pricey). It will have 2 tuners.
_http://www.dreambox.org.uk/dreambox-8000.html

I heard that only Linux based receivers can keep a Sky card alive. Is that true?
Yes, Using a softcam like CCcam can keep the card alive.
 

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What about Abcom ipbox9000hd. There is a lot of development going on for this box, new images appearing very regularly. Twin plug n play tuners allowing recording of 2 hd channels while viewing hd recordings from the hard disk. Check out this review from Dr Dish. Fancy one myself now. Lol
_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp_lsqKAK4c
 

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What is a "Dual Tuner" in your opinion?
I think you meant TWIN tuner.......
 

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tomthebomb1968 said:
What about Abcom ipbox9000hd. .......
Thats the first time I had a look at it, Nice machine :)
 
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