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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #21 Frenske

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 12:47

In case someone purchased a H9 for the use with a smartcard he would be disappointed. That’s why I mentioned this detail. ;)

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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #22 Persian Prince

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 18:12

They have a CI model: https://github.com/z...f1e0e882cf00f95


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #23 Pr2

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 18:53

Don’t forget that the H9 versions don’t have a cardreader.
It’ll be no problems for some owners I guess. ;)

I guess you mean a CA card reader. It has SD or microSD card. It's no problem for me because I watch only FTA these days and if I really really wanted to use a softcam, I think I have other devices which will read the card data (which I wouldn't then use the card in).


Then you will need a stable network...  :D

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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #24 Robinson

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 21:09

By the way, what is flashing procedure for Zgemma Star 2S?


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #25 Pr2

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 21:51

Unzip the file copy the content onto a USB stick with the top folder, connect it in the STB. Power it on then you need to press the front panel power button when USB is display then it should display FLSH the flash process will take a few minutes.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #26 Robinson

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 22:00

zgemma/sh1/ - this is the folders I get when unzipping OpenPLi image.

Is this correct?


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #27 Pr2

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 10:54

Zgemma has multiple models but some of them use exactly the same image, so I guess that it is normal.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #28 Robinson

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 13:39

OK, I managed to make it work.

Unfortunately, I have a problem to move my rotor. I trust the Star S2 should be able to move the dish?

Maybe my motor has a fault.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #29 Abu Baniaz

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 22:07

There was a thread on another forum, it was suggested that you need a low power lnb if using a motor. If this turns out to be the case, the driver developers should be notified so they can fix it.

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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #30 Robinson

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 22:04

Yes, indeed this seems to be a problem.

I have a Moteck SG-2100 rotor and a twin Inverto LNB.

When I want to move the rotor, I can hear a "click" in the rotor and the diode on the rotor turns from green to orange and then it goes dark. After several seconds the diode sometimes comes back green or remains black until reboot.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #31 Erik Slagter

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 17:21

BTW there is such a thing as an external card reader.

 

An external CI slot, that's something which is impossible.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #32 gorski

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Posted 5 September 2018 - 02:48

The problem with the motor was first resolved by PurE2 team...

 

Try that one, Rob... :)


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #33 Robinson

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Posted 5 September 2018 - 08:30

I returned the Zgemma to the vendor and bought HD51 instead. :)


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #34 gorski

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Posted 5 September 2018 - 12:31

I hear you may have other problems with it... as in many more... drivers not being as good as with H7S...

 

Anyway, good luck with it!


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #35 GThomas

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Posted 1 November 2018 - 14:06

I'll patch myself in here..

I was offered a "personalized deal" (not the cheapest, but few things pre-areanged for me) involving a zGemma H7S.

This one would be for me, myself.

Any opinions on these?

Known problems? Especially streaming to KODI, simultaneous watch+ record ( sometimes involving terrestrial), things like that.

I'm not overly concerned with boot time- it will be treated just like my (very old) Qnap NAS, boot up 5 minutes, uptime 2+ years..

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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #36 WanWizard

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Posted 1 November 2018 - 14:09

Apart from the uglyness of the boxes, Zgemma's tend to be very reliable and stable. I can't comment on the H7 specifically, as I don't use it.


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #37 GThomas

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Posted 1 November 2018 - 14:19

I honestly don't mind if its ugly.
As soon as the full set is properly up and doing its job, the glass table says "buh- bye" and all that crap gets hidden away.

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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #38 Dimmie

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Posted 2 November 2018 - 21:06

For KODI, better buy an android mediaplayer.

 

For all other things is a Zgemma H7S a fine choice.



Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #39 gorski

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Posted 2 November 2018 - 22:27

It's actually not too bad, H7S, even with Kodi (I even managed to play DVD whole folders on it today... without buying a licence! :D )... ;)

 

See, it has great PurE2 plugins for streaming etc. Kodi, E2iPlayer and a lot more...

 

I would say it is by far the best box today... :)


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Re: Zgemma box, is it worth to buy? #40 GThomas

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Posted 2 November 2018 - 22:53

For the record:

 

I do not intend to run KODI on any sat receiver/decoder.

I have a separate box for that and its doing absolutely fabulous.

the only thing i request from sat receiver is to stream to it over LAN.

 

and ability to run(stream or record) 3 streams at once (2x sat+terrestial)

and decent CPU

and decent flash/RAM


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