Help a newbie choose a receiver and extras

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Hi guys

i'm a total newbie at all this stuff and im just trying to figure out what the best equipment for me would be. I live in Hounslow, London and mainly want a set up that allows me to watch some decent footy and as well as to start a new hobby

So far the setup I have is:

1.2m Dish
Nokia Universal LNB
Wall mounted adjustable pole with a Stab DiSEc 1.2 motor
Elvis programmer
No receiver (need recommendations)

One of my mates has offered to sell me his humax 5400 but Ive seen the humax 5400z at various sat websites

so can anyone give some advice on which receiver I should get
:

the humax 5400?
the humax 5400z?
Or forget the humax range and opt for the 6in1 Technomate 5000CI with Irdeto 2?
Or a better one that any of you experts can recommend?

I maybe a newbie but a very quick learner, so all of you expert knowledge will be much appreciated

many thanks
2naughty4u :)

ps can also advise me on what else I need add to my setup to get this all up and running.
 

twag42

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some coax cable and connectors would also come in handy :-) other than that youre pretty much ready to start enjoying your new hobby.Manhattan plaza range are also good receivers to start with.

TWAG
 

closetosoton

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2naughty4u said:
One of my mates has offered to sell me his humax 5400 but Ive seen the humax 5400z at various sat websites

I think both are patchable, so if the 5400 is going cheap you might consider it, here's some humax stuff _http://www.oslink.org/index.htm?humax_download.htm&2 and from this rather handy thread (_http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=34148&page=1), there's lots 'o links for humax:

Humax
h**p://www.mantraandy.com
h**p://www.satsupport.com/humax/
h**p://tuxonhumax.berlios.de/public/
h**p://sat4you.tripod.com/
h**p://www.geocities.com/dr_foxman/Humax.html
h**p://www.digital-sat.it/humaxsoft.php
h**p://dvb.nease.net/

Give him £50 for it and that'll be you sorted for a while...
-cts
 
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Thanks for your reply guys. Much appreciated

I was also looking at the Technomate 1500 CI+ Ive seen these go for around £100.
Are these very easy to use for a beginner? Are they easy to patch? I just want a receiver that wont mess up all the time and even if it does its easy solve the problems
 

mhku

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Or a Dreambox 500s?
 
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mhku said:
Or a Dreambox 500s?
arent these better for people who are more experienced sat stuff?
 

mhku

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I maybe a newbie but a very quick learner,
In which case there's no need to wary of a Dreambox ;)

It was my first (and only) receiver- and no experience of sat stuff. Steep learning curve but all sorted now and the crowd in the DB section are very helpful.
 

the_wizzz

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have a look at the technomate tm-1500...

have a read of my review in the Digital Systems section

it's by far the best receiver money can buy...card reader which can read any card and has a ci slot and up to date patches by darkman...if you look around, you can get it for £120
 
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