FTA Reciever with Magic Eye

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  1. TM59

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    Would like to purchase new Free to Air Satellite reciever with magic eye capability to enable remote control with box hidden away.

    All advice welcome.

    Trevor
     
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    My Bush Freesat HD receiver is pictured bottom left (held by velcro)
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    The repeater receiver is stuck to the TV top left corner
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    I bought a cheapo FTA box from Aldi for my last MH & simply removed the IR receiver, extended its wires, & fitted it where I need it. Only two wires involved & best extended with screened cable (reversing camera cable ideal because it's thin & unobtrusive). Current MH awaiting time to install FTA receiver.
     
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    What type of FTA box do people have? My understanding they do not all have the capability of the magic eye.

    Happy with how to set up. Need recommendation for good receiver.

    Thanks to all.

    Trevor
     
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    To my knowledge only sky boxes use a magic eye as it's known
     
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    I use a Zehnder FTA 12v/230v sat receiver which has a remote magic eye as standard.

    Zehnder is a well known and respected brand of German origin.
     
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    My limited experience of Free to Air units was that the EPG (program guide) is very disappointing at best. This is why I chose a HD Freesat unit the EPG is extensive and fast. I believe you can do a full tune to all FTA channels too
     
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    agreed.....EPG is to say the least...abysmal.

    Very little info included, are generally very slow and some require more than a single button press to reveal hidden info (such as it is)
     
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    Megasat hd510 has a magic eye.
     
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