Anyone ever used a openbox?

Seen few listings on gumtree and posters around town.
Does anybody have one?

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I use. What you wana know?

Original Poster

Is it as good/easy as they make out?

Its easy to buy one yes

What do you want to do with it

Original Poster

Exactly what u think (_;)

To use as freeview channels only of course?!!!!! lol

yes its easy...ish. If your buying it already setup be careful, your channels probably will freeze.

You need to find a reputable seller...i

I had one but got fed up pretty quick with it, if you have little bit more money go for a Vu+ Solo or DUo much better box.

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saayinla

I had one but got fed up pretty quick with it, if you have little bit … I had one but got fed up pretty quick with it, if you have little bit more money go for a Vu+ Solo or DUo much better box.



A little more money, are they not about £130 and £200+ more respectively?
So about 3.5 and 5 times the price of the openbox?

If you are after a cheap box that is easy enough to set up and works then they are fine. If you want more advanced features then have a look at more expensive options.

Really depends what you want it to do though.

EPG is pretty much out the window with openbox. OK for now and next on current channel. Beyond that then it's t'interweb/paper for your listings.

Original Poster

cheers for the response, not sure if i can ask this due to forum rules but hey...
the boxes i have seen say free 12month free gift, which i know what this means but what will happen after the 12 months? and what can you do about it? or is the box dead

Agree with beerdrinker with regards to EPG,can be frustrating but not the end of the world.Personally I'd recommend just buying the box on its own(ebay very cheap) then get your "gift" elsewhere with a bit of google homework.

ANDYWOODY01

cheers for the response, not sure if i can ask this due to forum rules … cheers for the response, not sure if i can ask this due to forum rules but hey...the boxes i have seen say free 12month free gift, which i know what this means but what will happen after the 12 months? and what can you do about it? or is the box dead



the 12 month free gift depends what servers there using. Most are crap so you will get constant freezing.

After 12 months you find another person selling the sub or stick to the same one. It will require you to edit the settings in the menu of the box slightly. Nothing too complicated.

BeerDrinker

EPG is pretty much out the window with openbox. OK for now and next on … EPG is pretty much out the window with openbox. OK for now and next on current channel. Beyond that then it's t'interweb/paper for your listings.



Yes mine only gives now and next. Thats all i need.

I've used a few, very handy for storage but especially good when moving house.

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J4GG4

the 12 month free gift depends what servers there using. Most are crap so … the 12 month free gift depends what servers there using. Most are crap so you will get constant freezing.After 12 months you find another person selling the sub or stick to the same one. It will require you to edit the settings in the menu of the box slightly. Nothing too complicated.



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I would buy the box and look elsewhere for any extras. I wouldn't pay more than a few months at once in case the server owner disappears.

Does any one know how to setup an open box, with pli software my box has no software any more ( as I tried to upgrade it) also I have tried to setup a new software on it but don't really know how to configure it please help

Nightmare manual with supplied with Openbox unless you speak English/Chinese/Gibberish. Got mine working with the help of Youtube; however, was limited to about 120 channels (No Cbeebies for the kids). I have been playing around with it and managed to link it to my WiFi (need an additional WiFi dongle to do this @ £8.95 from Amazon). Anyway, after doing this with lots of struggling I now have 1075 channels (many of them scrambled). I have no idea how I managed to get these channels and not sure it was the result of linking my box to my Wifi) so I can't give any advice other than state that when it works the picture is brilliant (I have taken a single LNA feed from my now disused Sky dish to the Openbox)

colin912

Nightmare manual with supplied with Openbox unless you speak … Nightmare manual with supplied with Openbox unless you speak English/Chinese/Gibberish. Got mine working with the help of Youtube; however, was limited to about 120 channels (No Cbeebies for the kids). I have been playing around with it and managed to link it to my WiFi (need an additional WiFi dongle to do this @ £8.95 from Amazon). Anyway, after doing this with lots of struggling I now have 1075 channels (many of them scrambled). I have no idea how I managed to get these channels and not sure it was the result of linking my box to my Wifi) so I can't give any advice other than state that when it works the picture is brilliant (I have taken a single LNA feed from my now disused Sky dish to the Openbox)




Dude this thread is 2 years old

colin912

Nightmare manual with supplied with Openbox unless you speak … Nightmare manual with supplied with Openbox unless you speak English/Chinese/Gibberish. Got mine working with the help of Youtube; however, was limited to about 120 channels (No Cbeebies for the kids). I have been playing around with it and managed to link it to my WiFi (need an additional WiFi dongle to do this @ £8.95 from Amazon). Anyway, after doing this with lots of struggling I now have 1075 channels (many of them scrambled). I have no idea how I managed to get these channels and not sure it was the result of linking my box to my Wifi) so I can't give any advice other than state that when it works the picture is brilliant (I have taken a single LNA feed from my now disused Sky dish to the Openbox)



If you don't know this, it was pointless buying one to be fair.

How do I use my gift on my openbox without a USB???... I've spent many hours trying with sellers instructions but I think he gave up on me

Stevie42

How do I use my gift on my openbox without a USB???... I've spent many … How do I use my gift on my openbox without a USB???... I've spent many hours trying with sellers instructions but I think he gave up on me


Just manually input it with the remote, very easy

There's a blast from the past, same as Enigma 2 really X)
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