X2 Premium HD

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The price of them has shot up :eek:, I managed to get mine for £60,
 
sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
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No, a tad pricey for me, especially as I don't really need another receiver and I don't feed hunt....though I dare say none of us really 'need' another STB.....
 
Lazarus

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That's more like it: Mind you, Pete has a point, too.
 
Costactc

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3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
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The price of them has shot up :eek:, I managed to get mine for £60,
Picked up my 2 units when they were $53 CDN which is a joke by today's standards.
 
AndyX

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I notice the x2 premium 3 is on the company website. I had a look at the manual but does not seem to have a power cable included. Duel core processor and good memory provision but only 5000 channels.
 
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I am sure it will have a power cable you might have to get a 3 pin plug adaptor, I only use mine for scanning so the 5000 memory is not a problem i clear the box memory many times a day.
 
Costactc

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3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
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I've had my x2 premium III for about a month now. It was a bit buggy at first but the x square team has come up with 4 fw upgrades already, awesome support. I admin at a NA site that has the exclusivity to their latest fw releases on my side of the pond. Blind scan is real fast and tuner sensitivity is up there as well. Latest fw update addressed the iptv/internet features and that is now working spot on.
This receiver came equipped with just about everything but the kitchen sink. I'm using it on the tough Atlantic circular sats on my 8' solid and it's solid. I was a bit leery as it is an ali chip receiver and I've tested many of those in the past but this box is by far way superior to all of those. My only issue is the lack of response from the rc unless it's pointed directly at the receiver, not bad for a box that cost me $95 with shipping.
 
Captain Jack

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My only issue is the lack of response from the rc unless it's pointed directly at the receiver, not bad for a box that cost me $95 with shipping.
I had this issue with a Dreambox a few years ago. I replaced the IR sensor on the front and it was much better.

Perhaps you can look into doing this too?
 
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I've had my x2 premium III for about a month now. It was a bit buggy at first but the x square team has come up with 4 fw upgrades already, awesome support. I admin at a NA site that has the exclusivity to their latest fw releases on my side of the pond. Blind scan is real fast and tuner sensitivity is up there as well. Latest fw update addressed the iptv/internet features and that is now working spot on.
This receiver came equipped with just about everything but the kitchen sink. I'm using it on the tough Atlantic circular sats on my 8' solid and it's solid. I was a bit leery as it is an ali chip receiver and I've tested many of those in the past but this box is by far way superior to all of those. My only issue is the lack of response from the rc unless it's pointed directly at the receiver, not bad for a box that cost me $95 with shipping.
Thank you for the information Costactc, I am just going to order one, I am pleased with the X2 a bit buggy in places but I have £300 before on a box that had lots more bugs so I am pleased for the price.
 
Costactc

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3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
I had this issue with a Dreambox a few years ago. I replaced the IR sensor on the front and it was much better.

Perhaps you can look into doing this too?
I've never attempted anything like that before, care to tell me a bit more as to how to go about doing this?
 
Costactc

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3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
Thank you for the information Costactc, I am just going to order one, I am pleased with the X2 a bit buggy in places but I have £300 before on a box that had lots more bugs so I am pleased for the price.
I got my unit on aliexpress for $85 CDN, which would be the equivalent of 47 sterling.
 
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Hi Costactc, does the X2 remote clash with the X111 please.
 
Captain Jack

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I've never attempted anything like that before, care to tell me a bit more as to how to go about doing this?
You need to open the receiver and find out what IR sensor you have there. Then find an equivalent and replace.

It may of course be as simple as the IR sensor isn't looking directly out of the receiver but has been bent some way or another. Straightening it out will also improve things.
 
Costactc

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3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
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Canada
Hi Costactc, does the X2 remote clash with the X111 please.
No they do not clash at all. I have both my x2 and x2 III on my 8' feed.

You need to open the receiver and find out what IR sensor you have there. Then find an equivalent and replace.

It may of course be as simple as the IR sensor isn't looking directly out of the receiver but has been bent some way or another. Straightening it out will also improve things.
Where should I be looking for it? The second remote that came with the box is much more responsive but only has a limited amount of functions.
 
AndyX

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Thanks for comments. The north American forum was helpful. I have ordered one up to play with.

I've had my x2 premium III for about a month now. It was a bit buggy at first but the x square team has come up with 4 fw upgrades already, awesome support. I admin at a NA site that has the exclusivity to their latest fw releases on my side of the pond. Blind scan is real fast and tuner sensitivity is up there as well. Latest fw update addressed the iptv/internet features and that is now working spot on.
This receiver came equipped with just about everything but the kitchen sink. I'm using it on the tough Atlantic circular sats on my 8' solid and it's solid. I was a bit leery as it is an ali chip receiver and I've tested many of those in the past but this box is by far way superior to all of those. My only issue is the lack of response from the rc unless it's pointed directly at the receiver, not bad for a box that cost me $95 with shipping.
 
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I was thinking about getting an openbox or something similar.
Just had a look at an x2 on amazon .com.
I may go for one of these.
 
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I was thinking about getting an openbox or something similar.
Just had a look at an x2 on amazon .com.
I may go for one of these.
I might go for a skybox m3 as well Ray with the talk of it doing Ns3.
 
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I am thinking about getting a receiver to replace the TM5400 in the front room.It dose not get used much these days.
I have some channels in mind that will interest Mrs Ponti.No lan cable to the front room.So Wifi will be an advantage.
I think that the x 2 has it built in?.Skybox later maybe.:)
 
Costactc

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My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
I am thinking about getting a receiver to replace the TM5400 in the front room.It dose not get used much these days.
I have some channels in mind that will interest Mrs Ponti.No lan cable to the front room.So Wifi will be an advantage.
I think that the x 2 has it built in?.Skybox later maybe.:)
My x2 premium III is connected with wifi antenna which comes with the receiver. New fw released yesterday to address diseqc motor functions- 5th fw in a month.
 
AndyX

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Octagon SX88
Fibo Gregorian 1.2m
Motec Positioner
Inverto c120 twin LNB
My Location
Central Scotland
I have got my Premium 3 and had a play around with it for a couple of weeks now. Sensitivity is about the same as my Dr.HD d15. The blind scan is very fast and thorough but like all receivers miss an occasional channel.
Part blind scans are not possible on universal lnbs yet so I have had to create a low band and a high band dummy satellite to get round this. Updates to the software are frequent at this stage so hopefully this will be sorted soon.

An unexpected feature is that the receiver found 12718 H on Eutelsat 12 west and managed to list some channels. I can see the logo Marcopolo at the top of the screen on one channel and am getting sound and a broken picture. As this is a multistream transponder I am excited about the potential feature this could mean if improved. The Dr.Hd sees nothing of this.

I will post updates as new software comes out.
 
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