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Hardware Support Cable/Sat/IPTV choosing which to use

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Hi,

Just looking for some general advice. I have a vu+duo2 with a DVB-S and DVB-T2/C tuner, and 2 x ferguson arivas 153's with the same.

I am working off DVB-S Sly and DVB-T2/c for FTA Saorview on all boxes.... and a bit of kodi and plex.

Since the Sly channels issues on DVB-S, I am thinking of using the DVB-C for the cable (VM) feed I have for internet, I assume VM send the TV signal down the cable internet line also and as long as a box is connected the tuner will pick the frequencies up? I only have one coax feed into the house from cable and it terminates in only one of the rooms, so I assume I can split that out to the other rooms in the house or how would it be recommended to do this? Do the same cams work on cable as sat?

I could also just switch to IPTV in the other rooms and cable in the room with the feed in, do they have decent enough service for IPTV now with EPG support?

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I am given to understand that, as long as you live in a cable area & if your VM line is not restricted to Internet only (which I doubt it would be) then you can configure the T2/C tuner & use cable specific autobouquets. The same EMU would also be employed once you have a share from a 'friend'.

I have yet to see half decent IPTV but then I only have limited experience to that which is freely available. I have not seen any EPG on IPTV to date either.

If you can live without English audio (though a lot of channels do have the option for English) Multisat & feeds is the way to go for Sport. Always has been & IMHO always will be unless Sty take over the whole of the world of pay TV.
 

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Cheers Donki,

Yeah thats my understanding of it also. I think multisats is a little more than what I am looking for at the moment, moreso because I'm not really in a position of installing a motor or another sat and running cables. Do you do all the hardware install yourself too?

I think there are EPG's for IPTV streams, it shouldnt be too difficult to translate the SAT EPG systems into IPTV, the channels are tagged with an ID and the ID is matched to an EPG source.... same as how the SAT EPG's are retrieved. But I agree with the lack of quality on IPTV, even with some sport paid services I have used they just dont have the reliability of a dedicated medium like Sat's or Cable....... it is only a matter of time ... or maybe finding the right source. I am a cisco network engineer so I always have a bias towards networking technologies :)

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Yes all my kit is self installed even the motorised dish. 1st time was a challenge but once you get into it, it's quite a doddle. Not suitable for everywhere though coz you need a good line of sight across the southern arc from E-W.

Adapting the EPG sounds challenging but would be up for trying that myself should I ever choose IPTV over Multi-Sat.

Cisco, hmm shame you're on the Networking & not on the encryption side....... :snicker:
 

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Each have advantages and disadvantages.

Satellite with a motorized dish there are a whole range of channels you can share with a group of peers but you need to acquire both the dish, box etc and consider the setup of dish and receiver.

IPTV varies massively in terms of what channels are offered, the quality of the providers - Also this can put a big strain on your internet connection and draw attention (especially without a VPN) should(and when) ISP's and other parties look at consumers data.

Cable requires a connection to the cable network, and if you intend to have a cable card as a local to share with peers, requires the ability to obtain certain 'key' information.
 
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i use a zegemma h2h for 30w and cable with a konig splitter, one way to the zgemma and the other to the router, its great when you get it working,

yes a motor is a good option, i have had one but now i use 4way triax bracket's that another way which i use now and the best sats 23e,19e 13e but only polish package left on that one, 9e only about 9 english channels on that one, on 5e its possible to get quite a few channels on that sat if your line has the card, but one of the sats i like is 1w that is very good with a good selection of english channels on it
 

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