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gabshere

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I wouldn't buy a VBox III. I had a lot of trouble with mine. If you are want a reliable one, get the VBox II if they are still around. If not, get a GBox V3000.

yes i agree and suspect its why they aren't sold anymore ... the v-box III I listed was just for the photos detailed view, but they should all be very close in operation...

the g-box is the newest probably most expensive and from what i've read most reliable
 
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14karat

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As promised, for your viewing pleasure

One Houston Tracker 4
Microprocessor Controlled Integrated Receiver/Descrambler/Positioner
 

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sticum

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I found an old Houston Traker IV in my shed. I used it back in the mid 80's. It made me look hi tek lol. It's not doing anything for me now, just collecting dust. Anyone need it, send me an email. Make an offer.
 

skysurfer

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The system VIII+ is an integrated receiver and dish mover.

I wouldn't buy a VBox III. I had a lot of trouble with mine. If you are want a reliable one, get the VBox II if they are still around. If not, get a GBox V3000.

you might want to try the III.

I have the VBOX II and have problems from time to time with it (a few solder joint touchups here and there and I'm fine so far. I'm worried someday the relay will blow and it won't be a bad solder joint issue that I have to fix and that i'll have to get a new box or find a replacement relay somewhere).

So if you are a ham, get a VBOX II and you, too, can once in a while fix the POS. I'd hope Moteck would have had the manufacturing flaws fixed by VBOX III, but I don't know since I have never owned a VBOX III.
 

radeohedca

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I wouldn't have a problem fixing a V-box if it''s just bad soldering (typical Chinese quality). If it dies from a blown micro or other unique IC then that's a different story.

Sticum, can you send me a few pix of your Tracker 4 ? Is it the full integrated receiver or just the controller like the one in the picture that I posted ?
 
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