Ross HD+ Satellite Kit
could do better
I bought this system and like others thought EPG would be standard, sadly it's not which makes recording a nightmare. The instructions for setting the dish are not good. It was very difficult to work out the elevation using the built in scale, also the list which has elevation info has a column headed "polarisation".This should be "skew" as polarisation is to do with signal transmission. Under this column it gives a negative figure, but fails to say that this is the angle you twist the LNB, negative being clockwise. On powering up the box locked up twice within 5 mins. In fact every time I tried to edit channels it would lock up at some point. Buy a box with freesat, it makes life a lot easier.
21 Nov 2012
product packed well, instructions ok except that one is not told that when the back of the dish is vertical, the actual elevation of the lnb is 18.5degrees. One only has to add 7degees to get corrrect elevation. Works OK, pity it does not have an epg. Cannot comment on reliability as only had it a few weeks.
5 Oct 2012
Impressive box but . . .
Oh dear, this is pretty dreadful. After a week's efforts to get the software to behave, I believe I'm entitled to put up a warning - even at Screwfix's rock bottom price, this isn't worth the money, unless you need a new aerial and LNB. The timer won't give up a periodic setting once it's made, unless you re-set it as a one-off event that expires. It swaps satellites without warning, and dies repeatedly if you're trying to do anything complicated like change channel or set something in a menu. It reboots after a few minutes, but might go on holiday again just a little later. Its picture quality is only ok through hdmi; using scart or phono cable produces a heavily over-saturated picture that's not viable. And, almost worst of all in my book, while it's recording, it displays an irremoveable red blob and counter in the top left hand corner of the screen that flashes on and off. It doesn't show in recordings (if you can battle through the almost incomphrehensible user interface to work out how to watch recordings) but the only sensible advice with this is DON'T.
31 Jul 2012
ross hd+sat recorder
rubbish,does not do what it said on box ,not plug & play can not get some hd programs with out changing transponder numbers for hd chanels
11 Mar 2012