Vu+ Solo2 – digital multimedia receiver : Best satellite box in this price range

Just like i expect it, excellent product i bought it as a replacement for tm800hd but there is no comparison between two boxes.

Excellent unit very easy to use with excellent picture and highly efficient tuners original image poor but by downloading another image’s and installing it makes this unit come alive.

Hello,bought with “seagate barracuda spinpoint 500gb 2. 5 inch sata” & installed openvix. Openvix is well documented & facilitates a user interface superior to sky. The recording function – “addautotimer” facilitates series link very well. Very impressed on menu easy of use, image quality & channel zapping speed. An area of improvement would be the size and layout of the remote – menu, back & menu buttons. Regards, gerry (- from ireland).

Cracking piece of kit, nothing to set up just unpack plug in and bob’s your mothers brother. Not figured out all the menus just yet and unlike another system which is above us all, it does not record a series and stop when it’s finished, even though i set it up correctly it just kept recording whatever was on at that time, still a cracking piece of kit.

Picture still not as good as vu+ duo though.

Purchased one of these back in september but im having trouble with the epgany ideas?to date this has been my only issue from this 4 star appliance.

This time around i was sent the right item & not a clone like some other sellers. Yet to set it up but i have some experience with an initial one so i hope not to have any glitch.

We’ve been using it to record and watch freesat for many months without any problem (our satellite dish is directed at the sky satellites). This is not plug and play and it may take a lot of effort to work. There are many software you can install to make it work, however one easier way to set it up is using the vix software found on openvix. Ukwith a lot of research, some tutorials can be found on world-of-satellite. Comoverall, a product i highly recommend to my computer savvy friends.

  • Great receiver packed full of features, worth the cash.
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  • Solo Vu2+

Vu+ Solo2 – digital multimedia receiver

Sound Output Mode:Stereo, Operating System:Linux, Supported Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080, Internal Storage:Hard disc drive 2.5″ – SATA – removable – 0 GB, Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC, MP3, AC-3, Functions:Digital player, digital recorder, digital multimedia receiver, satellite TV tuner, Supported Digital Video Standards:MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 3D Technology:Yes, Built-in Display:Fluorescent, Media Content Source:Network, USB-host, HDD, Additional Features:Time shift function, Picture in Picture (PIP), Built-in clock:Sleep timer, Connector Type:1 x Ethernet ( RJ-45 ) – rear ¦ 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) – rear ¦ 1 x SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) – rear ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) – rear ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) – rear ¦ 2 x satellite antenna ( F connector ) – rear ¦ 1 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) – rear ¦ 1 x serial ( 9 PIN D-Sub ) – rear ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) – front, Included Accessories:Power adapter, HDMI cable, universal remote control, Internet Streaming Services:HbbTV, Connectivity Interfaces:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3z (Gigabit Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet), Power Consumption Operational:13 Watt, Voltage Required:AC 120/230 V ( 50 – 60 Hz ), Power Consumption Stand by:0.5 Watt, Expansion Slots:Common Interface slot, 2 x Smart Card, TV Tuner Qty:2x satellite tuners, Reception System:DVB-S2

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The best on the market i think.

As expect it is an absolutely genuine box and works as it should i had one previously that i bought from ebay and it was cloned but in this case it was an originalthank you very much.

The box does what it’s designed to do. Picture quality is not to bad in hd. Standard pictures could be better.

Had a dm800 hd for 3 years; and it worked fine but this is far more responsive and the dual tuner is a massive advantage. Run black hole image as i did with the dm, cross epg updates and its easy to slot your internal hard drive. It even maintained the films i had recorded from my dm so lost nothing. Not sure if the picture quality is less on hd channels that the dm. Perhaps my video settings are not quite correct?easy to flash (need an image which is obtainable from the many internet sites) and effectively plug and play after flashing and ftp the usual stuff. Looks great too with the display, makes no noise either and as of yet has been 100% stable since running from day 1. Second remote purchased from fleabay for £14 – make sure you order the latest one as the vu standard remote doesnt work.

Only missing the ‘vu ultimo’ lcd from the front. I would recommend to all who only needs twin tunered satellite receiver.

Great product, reasonable price.

Awesome piece of kit, very happy with purchase.

Bought as a replacement for my ageing dm7025, this linux based receiver fits the bill nicely. Bit tricky to set up, not a receiver for the complete noob. I tried three different images before settling on one from vti. The twin tuner is a boon which means you can watch one programme and record another. 5′ sata laptop drive (purchased separate) is super quiet in this rx, and can hardly be heard. The power supply is 12v external meaning you could use in a caravan?. But also avoids those nasty psu issues which have plagued the dreamboxes i have owned.

  • Great receiver packed full of features, worth the cash.
  • love it
  • Solo Vu2+

Vu+ Solo2 – digital multimedia receiver

This is best receiver i have ever owned. I do not usualy put many review but for this product is worth writing.

If you know how to make most of it.

The vu solo2 if set up with a decent image also sata hard drive installed & a good low noise lnb then you have the making of the best linux box for the £300 price range. I bought my 1st solo2 in november 2013 after doing a lot of reading up on different makes & models, my solo2 cost £280 i also purchased a hitachi 2. 5 sata 500gb drive to install & flashed the box with open vix image all running off my 80cm dish fitted with a inverto black ultra quad o. It took a few weeks to get my head around the full benefit’s of all the features & plugins that can be downloaded to add new features. 8 months down the line i’m so impressed iv bought a 2nd solo2 set up the same as my 1st box for a bedroom.

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  • Width:28 cm
  • Depth:20 cm
  • Enclosure Colour:White
  • Height:5 cm
  • Weight:2 kg