This PVR set up box is purchased 2 weeks ago brand new un-opened. I have used it for a week then I built my Vista Media Center PC for HD play back, hence the sale.
This item is in immaculate condition and comes complete in its original box with:
The set up box
Remote + Batteries
This is a combo box which means you can receive Freeview (DVB-T) and FreeSat/Sattlelite (DVB-S) together. If you have a existing SKY dish then you can use the box to view FreeSat channels without subscription. The thing I like about this box is the ability to Rename Channels and arrange channels in to Favourite groups. I also like the RF out connector from the box that allowed me watching the Satellite pictures both from the living room and bedroom. (Bear in mind that this is analog so in the bedroom, the picture is not as clear as the original one.)
For adventurous people out there, there are forums and sites offering modified firmware for the box to allow viewing of other non-public channels. (http://www.sat-universe.com/forumdisplay.php?f=73 and http://www.gxmax.com/)
In addition to this, there is a Smart Card reader and two CI slots for customization.
You can plug your USB hard drives into this box and record videos in .mvp format. There are tools for you to convert the file into MPEG file if you choose to view it in your computer. Unfortunately you can not schedule recording as per the SKY+ box. This is the main dissapointment I have with this box.
Maplins sells the non-freeview version for £69.99: http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:wLfEpwTVMLEJ:www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx%3FModuleNo%3D100882%26ForceUpdate%3DY+maplins+mvision+8085&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ukhttp://www.midsat.co.uk/digitalreceivers.html
Sells the box for £129.
And I am looking for 55 pounds delivered - I will drop my price on Tuesday evening if no sale is made.
MVision MV-8085 USB Combo Conax
MPEG-II Digital & Fully DVB Compliant
Embedded Smart Card Slot
DVB-S & DVB-T Combination Receiver
LNB Tone Switch 22KHz mode on/off
Multi-LNB controlled by DiSeqC 1.0, 1.2 & USALS
Total 5,000 Channels Programmable
PAL/NTSC automatic conversion
PIG (Picture in graphic)
Teletext & Subtitle directly from the OSD
EPG (provider electronic program guide) for on screen channel information
OSD with 256 colours full resolution
Various games with stereo sound
Dolby Digital bitstream Out through S/PDIF
Upgrade software & Update channel database through USB 2.0 port and RS232
MP3 File Play by USB 2.0
PVR Ready by USB