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    Question Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Fancied an Enigma 2 box for a while now, nothing wrong with the F5S but a mate's after a box so I'm looking to sell him mine and put some cash towards an upgrade.

    Any opinions or other options worth looking at?

    Is it as easy to set up and use as the SkyBox? This is essential as it needs to be wife friendly...

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    well im just going through this at moment and did it yesterday , zgemma takes a lot more setting up and tinkering than f5 , i found channel lists (bouquets) a bit harder and then the fact you have to ftp to box just makes it a bit more hassle. took me most of the day yesterday messing around after the inital 10 mins flash via usb to get to running and looking decent imo but i do now understand the box a lot more

    that said it seems that stream and quality seems better than f5s, it a lot smoother and faster imo think i've got some more minor tweaking to do and then be happy such as adding picture icons and splash screens

    my main concern would be if someone else messes about with settings it you will have to sort job out and its not as quick as 3 files on a usb stick like the f5

    not sure if poss but locking settings out will once be my next tinker.

    sure i could knock a few of them out today with same setup so after the initial faff you would be ok

    i think part of issue is box is capable of a lot more than f5 or at least how i used my f5

    sucmnsee image seems to be most popular non factory image and obviously the sly skin and few other tweaks to make it as sly looking

    for money dont think there is anything as good when i looked around and imo still better than an android box or mag 250 and iptv

    any more questions just ask,

    PS cheers beerman for a bit help yesterday

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    ive dropped all files and a little tutorial i found yesterday into dropbox, Pm me for the link

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Buy it broona you won't be disappointed. Sky wanted £120 a year for the ability to record, I can do that and more on my £75 box.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Are there hd feeds available now or is it still just as?


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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Are there hd feeds available now or is it still just as?


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    Still as is unfortunately. HD for FTA channels and a few non sky like BT sport, ESPN, etc. SD for the rest

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    All in HD on IPTV

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    All in HD on IPTV
    What you using for IPTV?


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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Thanks for the replies, I'll have a chat with my mate and persuade him to buy mine then I'll PM you if that's OK Mobileman? Lovely!

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    All Hd in cable as well.
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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    What you using for IPTV?


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    Got an M8 box. Using KODI with a load of plugins e.t.c

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Just picked my zgemma up from the post office and mobileman has just sent me his link. I'll update later on how I get on!

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Would someone like to PM me a link to a reliable seller please? Found a few through another satellite forum but it's always nice to deal with someone who someone else has dealt with first, lol!

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Quote Originally Posted by broona View Post
    Would someone like to PM me a link to a reliable seller please? Found a few through another satellite forum but it's always nice to deal with someone who someone else has dealt with first, lol!
    yeah i am the same had to get a good stable one

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    got mine from ebay seller dvb-shop-uk, you can order them from aliexpress for around £56 but couldn't be bothered to wait

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobileman View Post
    got mine from ebay seller dvb-shop-uk, you can order them from aliexpress for around £56 but couldn't be bothered to wait
    £56 plus shipping of £10.

    Cheapest I've seen them is around £65. For the sake of waiting I got mine off ebay from this guy:
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    Looks like they are £72 on ebay now, not £75. Just make sure you get a 2S and not a H1

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    yep prices have crept up a little last week i had supplier offering the £56 with free shipping but that was 10 units and 10-14 days delivery ! i bought mine at £70 off that seller above and on 10 units best he would do was £65.

    remind me what we cant talk about when comes to these as there getting very popular i can see a few threads and questions will start to appear
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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    Can't talk about CS although everyone knows what these boxes are for.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    I paid £73 for mine off eBay, not sure how to tell if its genuine

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    Default Re: Upgrade from SkyBox F5S, Zgemma Star 2S?

    BTW everyone who bought one remove the plastic film from the casing. It's very hard to see but it covers up the vent holes.

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