X2 Premium Mini HD Review

Radioguy41

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Well it's going back after several very frustrating exchanges with X2. After repeatedly trying to explain the clock would reset itself to the factory settings whenever the unit was put into standby mode this is the latest, incomprehensible response:

The time setting since this receiver use "eco setting" so the voltage will be as less as possible and this is mean the receiver will be in (Shutdown mode and not standby) and this to be match with FCC requirement at 2014

If they can't address a simple clock issue I don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling about their ability to troubleshoot the Ku issue. Back she goes. Too bad really, it did a great job scanning in C-band but without a functioning clock there is no timer support so PVR is useless and the non-functioning Ku is a deal breaker. Hope you other guys have better luck.
 

Cosmo Blatz

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You were lucky enough to get one of the X2's with "eco setting"!
I guess they are trying to say that some shut down completely and some go to standby. If you can turn the X2 on via the remote, it is not shutting down completely. Very strange. Do you see any way to turn off "eco"?
 

Radioguy41

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Heck I have no idea what they're talking about. There is nothing in the menu system that even remotely resembles "eco". What I think they're trying to say is they think there is some FCC rule that says the unit must shut off, not go into standby, and that's why it looses the clock setting. Of course there is no such rule and it does go into standby. The obvious question would be, if that were true then why wouldn't it also loose all the other settings including all the scanned channel settings. That goobledegook is just one of several incomprehensible responses I've received from them.
 

19psi

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There must be some type of backup battery or capacitor that isn't working in yours. Did you get the black or orange model? I thought they were the same but I noticed different downloads for each color on their website.
 

PopcornNMore

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For the price, I might just order one myself. I assume it supports DVB-S2? Could anyone please post some photos of the onscreen graphics?
 

highskies

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Can anyone clue me in on a cpl of things about this receiver? Such as which version to get, that meaning if I were to buy one, with the following in mind? For example, there's a new version called M1 I think..you can get this shipped for like 23 bucks. Then there's another version that seems to start at about 44 shipped. As to the former, no mention of wifi. As to the latter, it mentions Wifi. What then is this wifi used for? Do you already have to have a broadband connection in your home to use these features of the Wifi via the X2? One listing said, 200 plus iptv channels for free. What is the talking about? Currently I don't even have a broadband connection in my home. That's why I was wondering if the Wifi features of the X2 would even be useful to me then, plus was wondering why the listing for the M1 doesn't even mention Wifi?
 

Radioguy41

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There is only one X2 Premium Mini HD, aside from 2 colors, which is what is being discussed in this thread. Information on other products available from X Squared can be found here:

http://www.x2sat.com/

To make use of the Wi-Fi capabilities you would need to have Wi-Fi (wireless router) in your home. The M1HD doesn't mention Wi-Fi because it doesn't have that capability.
 

highskies

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There is only one X2 Premium Mini HD, aside from 2 colors, which is what is being discussed in this thread. Information on other products available from X Squared can be found here:

http://www.x2sat.com/

To make use of the Wi-Fi capabilities you would need to have Wi-Fi (wireless router) in your home. The M1HD doesn't mention Wi-Fi because it doesn't have that capability.

Since the WiFi features would be of no use to me then, is there any major differences between the The M1HD and the X2 mentioned in this thread, as far as the tuner and things go? I guess what I'm getting at, are they pretty much the same receiver Specs-wise, minus the extra WiFi features? I'd rather spend 23 bucks instead of 44 bucks if there is nothing different about these 2 models, except for the Wifi features.

I'd want one that had good PQ when it comes to 480i feeds though, since there's still a lot of 480i feeds that I watch.
 

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The $23 one does not do DVB-S2.
 

highskies

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The $23 one does not do DVB-S2.

That clearly settles it for me then. No way would I want a receiver that didn't have dvb-s2 capability.Thanks for letting me know that. If I get one, it will be the one that costs 44 bucks, since that is still a great price for a dvb-s2 receiver these days.
 

Radioguy41

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The saga continues. I still have the X2. When the seller was notified that it wouldn't scan Ku, instead of offering a replacement or any other solution for that matter, they issued a full refund and never sent a return label. I never heard anything from them so it's still here. What I decided to do was put up a separate Ku dish and receiver and use the X2 piggy-backed onto my C-band dish. The clock still doesn't save it's setting but that's OK since I won't be using the PVR functions anyway. The aforementioned issues aside, the tuner and output are quit impressive for such a tiny STB. The tuner locks channels others do not and the picture image is very nice. In a piggy-backed setup there are a couple of quirky anomalies. First of all both the 4DTV and the X2 must have the LNB power turned on. Turn either one off and the picture goes away. I did not have that issue with the MicroHD piggy-backed so that was new. However, that leads to an interesting perk. If you set the 4DTV to a vertical (V) channel you can then scan using the "Automatic" setting for polarity and it will scan in and lock both vertical and horizontal channels in a single scan. If the 4DTV is set to an H channel, however, the X2 will only scan H channels. I understand why (the X2 can bump13v to 18v but not vice-versa) but found it interesting. All in all, if the Ku worked and the clock kept it's setting this would be a great little box. Really gotta love the separate digital display and remote sensor too.
 

alexbad101

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Hi i have read that the X2 Premium Mini HD digital satellite receiver can scanned 8PSK satellite transponders can someone please confirmed this.
Because i'm going through the different future that this little device has.
And when i scanned for instance Ehcostar 10/11 it only scanned the transponders that are QPSK.
Can anyone else verified this conclusion.
Thanks.Alexbad101
 

alexbad101

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Okay, thanks for your responded.
So is thats the case,if i'm not mistaken in that post i read it did state turbo 8psk.
Question do you have a X2 Premium Mini HD receiver or are you have any information.
Thank you.
 

hank123

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Got my X2 HD DVB-S2 Mini in the mail yesterday. She is looking around on the KU motor dish now. up to 1097 channels with blind scan with 71/78 birds hit.
I am sure a load are dead or PPV. It is way different then the DVBS2 in the way of layout.
Wifi not working, yet, sure its the antenna.
 

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