v8 open box

Hi all just bought a v8 open box for £130.. but all of a sudden has started to get encrypted channels. can anyone recommend a good quality reliable server that actually works on all channels and HD channels also. Hope its ok to post this topic if not.. sorry in advance.

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Is it a server or a android to box

HOW MUCH DID YOU BUY THE BOX FOR? £130? a V8 open box?? was that just the box only or with 'freebies'?

EN1GMA

HOW MUCH DID YOU BUY THE BOX FOR? £130? a V8 open box?? was that just the … HOW MUCH DID YOU BUY THE BOX FOR? £130? a V8 open box?? was that just the box only or with 'freebies'?


That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a reliable server for a year.

I would go for the zgemma h2s, i got one for the other room for £120 with one year subscription and is basically like sky q.
Edited by: "d84rk_knight" 6th Feb

d84rk_knight

That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a r … That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a reliable server for a year. I would go for the zgemma h2s, i got one for the other room for £120 with one year subscription and is basically like sky q.



​link to the zgemma h2s pleased

d84rk_knight

That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a r … That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a reliable server for a year. I would go for the zgemma h2s, i got one for the other room for £120 with one year subscription and is basically like sky q.



​ you paid over the odds also
Most of these premium servers are just gimmicks they all use similar servers just say they don't sell to as many people.

£130 for an openbox, sorry fella but they seen you coming.
zgemma.co.uk/zge….2s

d84rk_knight

That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a r … That is a rip off. I got a v8 box for £30. And then paid £60 for a reliable server for a year. I would go for the zgemma h2s, i got one for the other room for £120 with one year subscription and is basically like sky q.


zgemma boxes are great but what functionality does it have which is comparable to sky q?

Paddy_o_furniture

zgemma boxes are great but what functionality does it have which is … zgemma boxes are great but what functionality does it have which is comparable to sky q?



​agree I'm not even keen on the sky q skin.
I have 2 zgemma's but the boxes themselves look pig ugly lol

stefromuk

​agree I'm not even keen on the sky q skin.I have 2 zgemma's but the b … ​agree I'm not even keen on the sky q skin.I have 2 zgemma's but the boxes themselves look pig ugly lol


Don't think any of these type of boxes are cosmetically appealing.

Also just reading post you'll not get subscription HD channels no matter what line you buy.
Unless you have a cable feed.
Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 6th Feb

Paddy_o_furniture

zgemma boxes are great but what functionality does it have which is … zgemma boxes are great but what functionality does it have which is comparable to sky q?


Sorry I meant it has a sky Q skin.

Original Poster

£130 was for the box and 1 year subscription. which seems to be the norm here in belfast. im on virgin. hd chanels are excellent on the box. ive just had it over 1 week now i keep getting encrypted every few hours.. mostly on hd chanels.

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stefromuk

​ you paid over the odds also :(Most of these premium servers are just g … ​ you paid over the odds also :(Most of these premium servers are just gimmicks they all use similar servers just say they don't sell to as many people.



​yes mate i think ive been coned.. lesson learned. is ther any out ther that dont get encrypted or is this just coming from a bad server hosting ? im new to this so just trying to get whats best

Maxie1986

​yes mate i think ive been coned.. lesson learned. is ther any out ther t … ​yes mate i think ive been coned.. lesson learned. is ther any out ther that dont get encrypted or is this just coming from a bad server hosting ? im new to this so just trying to get whats best


Go register and tech kings forum. They'll sort you out.

Maxie1986

​yes mate i think ive been coned.. lesson learned. is ther any out ther t … ​yes mate i think ive been coned.. lesson learned. is ther any out ther that dont get encrypted or is this just coming from a bad server hosting ? im new to this so just trying to get whats best


So what is it that happens? Is it your premium channels or your free ones also?
It could be your internet connection that is causing it to go off.
Like mentioned have a look a techkings forum loads of people on there.

Maxie1986

£130 was for the box and 1 year subscription. which seems to be the norm … £130 was for the box and 1 year subscription. which seems to be the norm here in belfast. im on virgin. hd chanels are excellent on the box. ive just had it over 1 week now i keep getting encrypted every few hours.. mostly on hd chanels.



That definitely sounds as though your box is having problems maintaining its internet connection. That would be the first thing to check.

Sorry but you really have been ripped. Box £35, Good quality line max £25.

Seriously looking at one of these:- Zgemma H2S with WooshBuild v5

Set up a h2s recently myself from scratch with wooshbuild v4 I think it was, after a little trial and error very pleased with end result, paid £25 for 6 months which I can add another box to line if I want. No issues as of yet, do agree with others at v8s price they saw you coming, but learn by your mistakes.

Bingstroller

Seriously looking at one of these:- Zgemma H2S with WooshBuild v5


I would recommend this box and try setting up yourself if you can. Didn't take too.long together up and the guys on the techkings site are a helpful bunch

Original Poster

cheers for all the advice guys much appreciated. guess ive learned from my mistakes. i seems to be the likes of sky sports / movies etc know off. i ave 200mb broadband which i assume should be more the efficient. plus the v8 box is ethernet straight to modem. its not off constant. but sometimes could be off for around 30 - 40 mins. mainly on the premium chanels movies sports etc that youd have to pay for. is this normal or not ?

Maxie1986

cheers for all the advice guys much appreciated. guess ive learned from … cheers for all the advice guys much appreciated. guess ive learned from my mistakes. i seems to be the likes of sky sports / movies etc know off. i ave 200mb broadband which i assume should be more the efficient. plus the v8 box is ethernet straight to modem. its not off constant. but sometimes could be off for around 30 - 40 mins. mainly on the premium chanels movies sports etc that youd have to pay for. is this normal or not ?


Definitely sounds like a problem with your internet.If a server goes down that's it , it's normally gone for a day or so or for good and they will issue you a new line.
It's not a issue with the speed of your internet more to do with having a stable connection into your box.
Possibly a IP conflict , DNS errors , or if I remember right virgin users recommend turning a setting off in the router I can't remember exactly what virgin shield rings a bell ?
I would start by restarting your router and box and then maybe get a different Ethernet cable and use a different Ethernet port on the router.

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stefromuk

Definitely sounds like a problem with your internet.If a server goes down … Definitely sounds like a problem with your internet.If a server goes down that's it , it's normally gone for a day or so or for good and they will issue you a new line.It's not a issue with the speed of your internet more to do with having a stable connection into your box.Possibly a IP conflict , DNS errors , or if I remember right virgin users recommend turning a setting off in the router I can't remember exactly what virgin shield rings a bell ?I would start by restarting your router and box and then maybe get a different Ethernet cable and use a different Ethernet port on the router.



​cheers for the advice. i have the bix co nected via ethernet so surely the connection should be constant ? but i will try what you said and do abit more research
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