Octagon SX8 HD ONE (aka Mini or Magic)

RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
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2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Ah, well. Can the SX88/Edision Primo plans and join you lot in going for this ..... once I've heard more feedback!
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Ah, well. Can the SX88/Edision Primo plans and join you lot in going for this ..... once I've heard more feedback!
I want to know what the difference is between all these boxes! I really want the Edision as the remote is 100x better.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Staff member
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25,541
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
I'm assuming there's little point in trying to drive a motor with the fag packet, but my Skybox F3s have LNB out and are manful enough to act as a Positioner.
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
I'm assuming there's little point in trying to drive a motor with the fag packet, but my Skybox F3s have LNB out and are manful enough to act as a Positioner.
With boost buck converters (Which this will have) it will be fine, I can drive my dish from my TBS 5520SE over usb.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Staff member
Messages
25,541
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Even better.
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
I still haven't hit order, I'm trying to find out more info.
The remote looks awful though.

I want clarification about this DVB-S2X thing. I highly doubt it is...
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Hmmm or £59 delivered for Edision Primo IP S2

Just had a reply from Octagon.
it is NOT DVB S2X - That is an error on Satking site.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
That Telecommander is very,very similar to the Skybox F3 ones,
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
That Telecommander is very,very similar to the Skybox F3 ones,
The Octagon one is like Original Skybox F3, the Edision one is like Skybox F3S.
Probably all made in the same factory.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Staff member
Messages
25,541
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Ah, looked more closely. Only marginally similar.

Quite different, in fact.
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Ah, looked more closely. Only marginally similar.

Quite different, in fact.
Edision one is Universal too and can operate the TV if you like that sort of thing, I'd say the Edision looks a nicer box and nicer remote.
Also doesn't have wires coming out from every side!
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,541
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Edision one is Universal too and can operate the TV if you like that sort of thing, I'd say the Edision looks a nicer box and nicer remote.
Also doesn't have wires coming out from every side!

Too much choice, all of a sudden.

I'll probably go for the cheapest because

a. I'm a Yorkshireman

and

b. We don't know how long we'll be able to get Multistream when the birds get cleverer.
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
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3,852
My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
I'm assuming there's little point in trying to drive a motor with the fag packet, but my Skybox F3s have LNB out and are manful enough to act as a Positioner.
Not true in my experience with the "fag packet" Free Sat V7 HD as it drives the Superior Dark Motor under the TD110 very well for quite a prolonged period - although it does get a little warm at times, so you have to make sure there's nothing sat on top of it to block the ventilation. Thus, this Octagon should have a "fighting chance" of doing the same:cool:.
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,336
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Not true in my experience with the "fag packet" Free Sat V7 HD as it drives the Superior Dark Motor under the TD110 very well for quite a prolonged period - although it does get a little warm at times, so you have to make sure there's nothing sat on top of it to block the ventilation. Thus, this Octagon should have a "fighting chance" of doing the same:cool:.
How are you getting on with the V7 HD, still working well?
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
How are you getting on with the V7 HD, still working well?
TBH, don't think I've used the sat systems much in the last month or so (lot's of other "things" on the go at home :() but it was working fine the last time I used the Free Sat.
 
scopus

scopus

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,159
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
stephan94

stephan94

Specialist Contributor
Messages
505
My Satellite Setup
1.20 Channel master ( Paris)and 1200 Laminas ( Bavaria) KU and C Band
Openbox SX6 and S3 Mini, Dr HD 15, Octagon SF 4008 and Octagon SX88and SX8 HD One, TBS 6983
My Location
Bavaria and Paris
Hallo

Please be carrefull
Do not write wrong things:
it does not DVB-S2X. !!!
if I did not write it in the description it is that it does not do it.
No, it is not HEVC (H265)
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,541
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Hallo

Please be carrefull
Do not write wrong things:
it does not DVB-S2X. !!!
if I did not write it in the description it is that it does not do it.
No, it is not HEVC (H265)

Stephan, the spec. shown on the supplier website did say S2X, albeit Octagon have confirmed that is not the case and the error now appears to have been corrected :)
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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28,025
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
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