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Was thinking about getting one of these as i needa box for another room , i already have a solo 2 which is spot on but are these any better apart from having a bit more memory, are they much better than the solo2 for the extra brass
VU+ Duo 2 (1x Twin DVB-S2 Tuner) Enigma2 Linux Satellite Receiver Full HD 1080p PVR
 
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Mate, I got my Duo2 for about £320 last week with Twin DVB-S tuner and cable tuner, Paypal ripped me off slightly with the conversion, box was delivered within 3 working days via DPD (who personally I think are the best delivery company in UK).

One think to be wary of the standard duo2 is 2 single sat tuners filling both your tuner slots, for the extra £10 get the twin sat and leave the other tuner slot for a later date, or fill with which ever tuner best suits your needs.

I can pm you link to reliable EU supplier, its the cheapest I could find and for what it was extra... There wasnt much to consider, extra processing power even if not utilized now, may be of benefit later in the duo2's life cycle. There is also the external vu+ branded dvb-c tuner coming out soon or the cheaper one that is available now. Also there is room for 3.5" or 2.5" hdd in the duo2, which is always a bonus as the 3.5" drives are always cheaper and larger size.

Depends if you have the options/need for it. Depending on the purpose of the other room perhaps the zero would be better suited and a better utilization of your funds :)
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Short version: if its between a duo2 and a solo2 get the duo2, but don't just spend the money on one for the sake of it :)

If getting a duo2 get the twin sat tuner not the two single sat tuners, and do with the extra slot what fits your demands and needs most.
 

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i,m tempted for it as ive got a 1tb 3.5 going begging so i wouldnt have the 2.5 extra brass to pay out, dont know what to do i,m in turmoil
 

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tbh id be ordering from wos theyve always been spot on for price/delivery
i,m always a bit weary of ordering from abroad incase it goes wrong
 

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i,m tempted for it as ive got a 1tb 3.5 going begging so i wouldnt have the 2.5 extra brass to pay out, dont know what to do i,m in turmoil
Bung it on the plastic!!! Buy in haste payback on the 'never'.
 

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jack daniels says i,m havin it tonite lol
 

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tbh id be ordering from wos theyve always been spot on for price/delivery
i,m always a bit weary of ordering from abroad incase it goes wrong
Agree 100% WOS are excellent, pity some of the image team don't share Stefs attitude.
 

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seems your lucky price has gone down even more

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With cable/teresterial tuner...

Duo2 - 1 x dual dvbs-2, 1 x dvb - c/t = E322.69 + E22.90 DPD 3 Day Delivery (currently .74 euro in pound) = £259.20 (will be a tad more as Paypal seem to charge a little more) :/

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@Ten Below - I would have posted the link, was just in auto pilot, most sites don't appreciate posts for specific retailers and yes I know this isnt most sites - auto pilot error.
 

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I've bought from this outfit in the past and was happy enough.
 

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Thats your call Monkified, although trading in EU now is as good as trading in UK due to being in the Euro Zone (for how long is a whole different, long winded debated).

As weird as this may sound I dont think you find the true level of service a company provides until something actually goes wrong.
 

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ive sent a price match to wos if they can come near it i dont mind paying a few quid extra,its unlikley anything will go wrong with the unit but if anything did go wrong i could just see it being a right pain sending it back abroad, ill see what wos say then have a think about it, at the end of the day its all about brass, cheers for the replys lads :beer10:
 

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I asked em on LSS mate last week, they didn't reply and they only offer price match with UK companies, as I made a comment 'that shouldnt it be EU wide now'

It is all about the brass, but if that extra brass gives you more peace of mind, then its worth it really, but I did do my homework on them when I was going to order something ages ago, and got good reports all round :) I wouldn't recommend them otherwise, as id feel guilty if something did go slightly wrong :)

It was well packaged, was in the standard duo2 box inside another duo2 box which was designed for transit and to protect the inner box and like I said DPD are second to none, they even give you a time frame on the day for delivery.

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i did see the uk only price match banny, how much did pay pal sting you for conversion pal

sorry pal just read 320 all in

say £ 290 deliverd including a bit of paypal exchange on top
 
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by my calcs about £15!

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421.88 euro is £312.32 they took £327
 

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p.s. I am not affiliated with or on commission for sat shop... just for record lol
 

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p.s. I am not affiliated with or on commission for sat shop... just for record lol
paypal the robbing gits, 15 quid thats fxxxking ridiculus, i thought i fiver tops
 

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i did message them about it cheeky fkers didnt reply, and i wasnt up to dealing with it, but ill be back in touch, I wont be as polite and want more than I was defrauded for...
 

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I got mine last week from wos for £327 Inc delivery they offered me a £10 discout code over the phone.

Just getting used to the box, the other thing a lot of users forget to mention is that it's got better power supply too.
 

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