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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.
Can you post some screenshots of the menus etc please ? I have the X2 and the iSmart 8 which physically looks exactly the same as the III version so intrigued about it...
 
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1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
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The menu on the x2 III is entirely different then the x2 premium, it's very similar to the openbox/skybox menus. Tuner sensitivity is excellent and blind scan speed is really fast but the x2 mini is faster but has a tendency of missing more tp.
 
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Mecool K3 pro
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The menu on the x2 III is entirely different then the x2 premium, it's very similar to the openbox/skybox menus. Tuner sensitivity is excellent and blind scan speed is really fast but the x2 mini is faster but has a tendency of missing more tp.
Yes ok but I was meaning how it compares to the ismart X8 from X2 but I don't think they call it this now !
 
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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 x2 III is an excellent receiver for fta and great internet functions as well and support from the x2 team is spot on.
 
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Octogan SX88+
Openbox SX6 HD
Mecool K3 pro
X2 Premium HD
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Technomate 5302 HD
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So as I say can s0meone please post screenshots of the menu of the x2 III
 
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So as I say can s0meone please post screenshots of the menu of the x2 III
Some menu shots of X2 iii Premium. Are those the ones you wanted?
 

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Ah great thanks very much, nice graphics. Rather expiensive though unless the price has shot up recently
 
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Ah great thanks very much, nice graphics. Rather expiensive though, unless the price has shot up recently
I got it for half the price being quoted on a certain auction site but had to wait a couple of weeks for delivery.

I am still in 2 minds about the receiver. I like the wireless built in and the speed and accuracy of the blind scan . Blind scan is important to me, however part scans are not working properly. I also had a problem with 2 buttons on the receiver pushing in but the manufacturer immediately sent a replacement front section for me to fit and they extended the guarantee. They always answer emails.
The software graphics are in need of tidying up. Hopefully they will take care of that by software update which is available wirelessly as an item in the menus.
 
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Openbox SX6 HD
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Hmm how did you get it for half the price etc ? Can you PM details if you don't wish to say on here. I don't think any blind scan is perfect...but way better than they use to be just a few years ago
 
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Hmm how did you get it for half the price etc ? Can you PM details if you don't wish to say on here. I don't think any blind scan is perfect...but way better than they use to be just a few years ago
Sadly, except for me luckily, the price has shot up since my purchase in October and purchasing direct from China is not a cheap option at the moment.

The current version is aimed st the American market and comes with an American satellite database and plug. I had to create a European database myself.
 
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X2 premium 4 is now US $63.92 inc delivery. Same software as X3 but smarter box. Wifi is now external. Expect to be patient for the delivery!
 
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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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Thanks for that. Wifi dropped, but menus polished. No setting the parameters for the blind scan
Details on processor:
  • Model NO.: GX6605
  • Export Markets: Global
Additional Info
  • Trademark: VAN
  • Packing: 10PCS/CTN
Product Description
Specifications:
300 MHz MIPS Processor - Linux Operating System
Fully compliant MPEG-4 H. 264/AVC Main Profile Level 3 & High Profile Level 4.1;
Multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC1.0/1.1/unicable/1.2/1.3(USALS) supported)
NIT search supported;
Support MHEG-5;
Support HDMI 1.3;
PVR &Powerful Multimedia files playback(by external USB Or HDD);
Electronic Program Guide(EPG) for 7 days&Teletext and subtitle out through OSD;
Support multi-lingual DVB subtitle and teletext;
Channel-change time < 1 second
OSD in many languages and skin-support
Up to 1080I/720p/570p/576I/480p;
CA 1X slot and CI 1xslot
10/100Mbit Ethernet Interface with powerful IP functions

Technical Specification
MPEG Decoding Transport Stream &Profile Level MPEG-4, H. 264, Mepg-2 MP@HL, MPEG/AVC
Input Data Rate 120Mbit/s Max
Video Format 576I, 576p, 720p, 1080I,
Audio Decoding MPEG1 Layer I&II, MPEG2, MPEG4 AAC and MPEG4 AAC-HE (AAC+), Digital(AC-3), MP3, WMA
Audio Mode Left, Right, Stereo
Sampling Freq 32, 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Demodulator Demodulation QPSK/8PSK S2
Symbol Rate 2~45MS/s
Outer Decoder RS(204, 188, 8)
Code Rate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Tuner Input Frequency 950MHz to 2150MHz
Input Impendence 75 ohms
Input Level -65dBm to -25dBm
Input Socket F type connector
LNB Power H: 18V, V: 13V, Max 500mA
Output Connector HDMI HD Video/Audio, Ver1.3, Type A
CVBS 3xRCA
Digital Audio 1xRCA
USB 2.0 host
Data Trans Ethernet 1XRJ45
RS232 Male 9pin

Main System CPU 240MHz, BGA
Flash 64M Byte
S-DRAM DDR2 2X64M, Byte

General Supply Voltage 100~240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 25 watts Max
Standby Power 1 watts max.
Operation Temperature +5° C to +40° C
Storage Temperature -20° C to 70° C
Dimension 250mm X175mmx38mm

Not spotted it for sale in the wild yet.
 
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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 been in contact with the x2 team and I will have one of these units sent my way shortly to test.
 
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1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
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It should be arriving shortly as it was sent express from China, hopefully this week if not then next week.
 
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Thank you for the information, I was looking on there website last night and noticed M1 M2 and M3 I cant find the link now only for the M1, is the M2 / 3 going to be new releases/already on the market please ?, looking forward to your report on the M1 :).
 
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This is going to get confusing with TM boxes also having M1 we etc. denominations...
 
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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
The m1 hd is definitely not a linux operating box. I tested it out with dismal results, especially on c band. It's menu is identical to the x2 mini and I found it extremely buggy- the x2 team will need to address many issues for this receiver in order for it to work properly. It's a good thing I only paid $30 US for it.
 
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