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Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm
by Gerard_Dirks
Hello

Last week I ordered an SatLink WS-9616 from a store in Germany. Her contact me that he will send me an Freesat V8 Finder

At the end I received, probably a counterfeit product, name iBRAVEBOX? What is this for a product?

See the pictures!

Is this Fake or Scam?

Regards
Gérard
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Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:31 pm
by Feralkiwi
It is not a Freesat unit.

It will work as is, but do NOT try to load Freesat software on it.

You may find a site for that make that offers support.

Owen

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:03 pm
by pegasus07
I just had a longer conversation with Ebay where I have filed a complaint against an ebay provider. First of all, and very important, do not buy a Satfinder V8 which is also offered as Satlink 6916 on Ebay. The pictures show an original Satfinder V8, but an iBRAVEBOX is delivered. This fake box is by no means compatible with firmware versions of Freesat or GT Media. As Owen has already written, the buyers of this box have to search for software on the Internet, and I also wish them luck. I am happy to inform you of the names of both Ebay accounts. ecommerce12x and tronic-circle9x with shipping point Mörfelden-Walldorf. I already have a few messages about incorrectly supplied receiver. Among other things, a buyer the seller had offered € 8 refund. This is an absolute joke, for the deliberate deceit of a buyer


Ich hatte gerade eine längeres Gespräch mit Ebay wo ich Beschwerde gegen einen ebay Anbieter eingelegt habe. Zuerst einmal und sehr wichtig, kauft euch keinen Satfinder V8 der auch unter satlink 6916 bei Ebay angeboten wird. Die Bilder zeigen zwar einen originalen Satfinder V8, aber geliefert wird eine iBRAVEBOX. Diese gefälschte Box ist auf keinen Fall kompatibel mit Firmware Versionen von Freesat bzw GT Media. Wie Owen schon geschrieben hat müssen sich die Käufer dieser Box eine Software im Internet suchen, wobei ich ebenfalls viel Glück wünsche. Gerne teile ich euch auch die Namen der beiden Ebay-Accounts mit. ecommerce12x und tronic-circle9x mit Versandort Mörfelden-Walldorf. Ich habe schon ein paar Meldungen über verkehrt gelieferte Receiver. Unter anderem ein Einkäufer dem der Verkäufer 8 € Rückerstattung angeboten hatte. Das ist der absolute Witz für das bewusste täuschen eines Käufers.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:45 pm
by Feralkiwi
Also the very early Freesat finder with the screwed on battery cover had issues.
The power supply for the 13/18V for the LNB switched at 22kHz, so DiSEqC commands could not be sent and universal LNB's would only access the high band.

The finder clone shown above by Gerard Dirks has the screw on battery cover and may be stock from that time.

Gerard Dirks: Can you check if your finder will switch DiSEqC and can use the lower band of a Universal LNB?

Owen

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:50 pm
by flekilloloco
Gracias por el aviso

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:12 pm
by rogerio_rodrigues
Good Morning !

When will the Gtmedia BT05 be released?

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:53 am
by riguial
Muchas gracias por la información, estoy por comprar uno :D

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:52 pm
by agungwg
a few months ago i bought a satfinder, and i just saw this forum, it turns out i had a fake satfinder, and it can't be returned :(

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:20 am
by GTC_GO
Where to buy the originals?

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 pm
by cpr43
GTC_GO wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:20 am
Where to buy the originals?
https://www.freesat.cc/

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:49 am
by trinidex
Hello

I bought this V8 on Amazon
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GT Media V8 Satellite Finder Signal Meter Upgraded TV DVB-S2/S2X Receiver Sat Detector, HD 1080P Free to Air FTA 3.5" LCD Built-in 3000mAh Battery for Adjusting Sat Dish

Sold by: Aoxune

Can someone tell me if it's Genuine please ? :?:

Thanks

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:50 pm
by cpr43
trinidex wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:49 am
Hello

I bought this V8 on Amazon


GT Media V8 Satellite Finder Signal Meter Upgraded TV DVB-S2/S2X Receiver Sat Detector, HD 1080P Free to Air FTA 3.5" LCD Built-in 3000mAh Battery for Adjusting Sat Dish

Sold by: Aoxune

Can someone tell me if it's Genuine please ? :?:

Thanks
Have you read entire post? Did you look at pictures from post#1. Do the comparison

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
by Gerard_Dirks
After a lot of the discussions I send the counterfeit back (advice from ebay) and got a full refund from ebay, because it was covered by a protection of paypal!

So all will be advised not to buy from ecommerce12x

I ordered the original direct from china for a fair prices € 50.95. The unit was received within 11 days (3 days waiting at Swiss customs)

I am very happy!

I have 2 issues
1) the LCD screen is a glossy screen! It would be better if it will be replaced in future with a matte screen.
2) the sensity of the unit isn't no a accurate as the builtin SafFinder of the DreamBox. The Dreambox gives me about 95% signal. The Freest shows only 78-82% with the same cabling. I think this could be fixed by an new firmware

Gérard

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:16 pm
by skywtcher
Saludos ,

El asunto con GT Media y su origen hace practicamente imposible saber qué es original y qué no lo es.
Ni siquiera la manufactura permite identificarlo.
Yo compre uno y sale tal cual la foto azul y dorado, dice meter y es V-73HD
SW 105.5.107 / Hw v1.20
No me importa si es ó no es clone ,todo me funciona...

El que compra Chino sabe lo que compra...asi que sin dolor...me gusta el aparatito...

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:11 pm
by Feralkiwi
Gerard_Dirks wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
After a lot of the discussions I send the counterfeit back (advice from ebay) and got a full refund from ebay, because it was covered by a protection of paypal!

So all will be advised not to buy from ecommerce12x

I ordered the original direct from china for a fair prices € 50.95. The unit was received within 11 days (3 days waiting at Swiss customs)

I am very happy!

I have 2 issues
1) the LCD screen is a glossy screen! It would be better if it will be replaced in future with a matte screen.
2) the sensity of the unit isn't no a accurate as the builtin SafFinder of the DreamBox. The Dreambox gives me about 95% signal. The Freest shows only 78-82% with the same cabling. I think this could be fixed by an new firmware

Gérard
Remember that the reported signal strength etc is a refference only and not a db reading.
Each unit will report relevent to other signale with the same unit.

I use an external "tone" sat finder with the Freesat finder when tuning a dish to find the center of the signal and then the Freesat finder for the fine tuning like skew etc.

Owen

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:34 am
by pegasus07
pegasus07 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:03 pm
I just had a longer conversation with Ebay where I have filed a complaint against an ebay provider. First of all, and very important, do not buy a Satfinder V8 which is also offered as Satlink 6916 on Ebay. The pictures show an original Satfinder V8, but an iBRAVEBOX is delivered. This fake box is by no means compatible with firmware versions of Freesat or GT Media. As Owen has already written, the buyers of this box have to search for software on the Internet, and I also wish them luck. I am happy to inform you of the names of both Ebay accounts. ecommerce12x and tronic-circle9x with shipping point Mörfelden-Walldorf. I already have a few messages about incorrectly supplied receiver. Among other things, a buyer the seller had offered € 8 refund. This is an absolute joke, for the deliberate deceit of a buyer


Ich hatte gerade eine längeres Gespräch mit Ebay wo ich Beschwerde gegen einen ebay Anbieter eingelegt habe. Zuerst einmal und sehr wichtig, kauft euch keinen Satfinder V8 der auch unter satlink 6916 bei Ebay angeboten wird. Die Bilder zeigen zwar einen originalen Satfinder V8, aber geliefert wird eine iBRAVEBOX. Diese gefälschte Box ist auf keinen Fall kompatibel mit Firmware Versionen von Freesat bzw GT Media. Wie Owen schon geschrieben hat müssen sich die Käufer dieser Box eine Software im Internet suchen, wobei ich ebenfalls viel Glück wünsche. Gerne teile ich euch auch die Namen der beiden Ebay-Accounts mit. ecommerce12x und tronic-circle9x mit Versandort Mörfelden-Walldorf. Ich habe schon ein paar Meldungen über verkehrt gelieferte Receiver. Unter anderem ein Einkäufer dem der Verkäufer 8 € Rückerstattung angeboten hatte. Das ist der absolute Witz für das bewusste täuschen eines Käufers.

There are two new sellers under the same address sharegoods 1x and focusonyou 1x
Attention if the term appears "Markenlos" you should not buy because no original part is guaranteed to be sent.

Es gibt zwei neue Verkäufer unter der gleichen Adresse: Sharegoods 1x und Focusonyou 1x
Achtung, wenn der Begriff "Markenlos" erscheint, sollten Sie ihn nicht kaufen, da garantiert kein Originalteil versandt wird.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:24 am
by acuaroyale
Hello, is the seller GTmedia on the US Amazon site legitimate?

GTmedia Storefront

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https://www.amazon.com/s?me=A2FY4N0OCEMOZZ&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER
GT MEDIA V8 Satellite Finder Signal Meter Upgraded TV DVB-S2/S2X Receiver Sat Detector, HD 1080P Free to Air FTA 3.5" LCD Built-in 3000mAh Battery for Adjusting Sat Dish

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https://www.amazon.com/GT-MEDIA-Satellite-Receiver-Adjusting/dp/B07G862F2L/ref=sr_1_2?m=A2FY4N0OCEMOZZ&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1568862927&s=merchant-items&sr=1-2
Thank you for your response.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:11 pm
by rogerio_rodrigues
BT 05 Finder acaba de sair:

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https://youtu.be/FtaW6ExuL9Y

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:40 pm
by slm285
Oh I see. Thanks for the difference to find the real McCoy. However if I bought a different product for $18usd makes no difference who made it. I would not use it often. If it works it works. If it has problems or errors however GTMedia never fixes my problems on their products all I get is excuses from people with comments about it not being important or excuses that I do not know how to use it, or call me a complainer. Therefore their so called after the sale service.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:07 pm
by EmulatedLibra
Almost got one from a bad seller.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:49 am
by dharya
Thanks for the information.

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:07 am
by valter
O meu eu olhei e original pelas fotos da copia e o original o meu tbm tem o leitor de QR quando fiz a leitura do codigo apareceu o site da freesat
E o meu problema continua adicionar as tps e as cordenadas latitude e longitude que começa com o número zero ela não entra

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:16 pm
by Daviles1992
valter wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:07 am
O meu eu olhei e original pelas fotos da copia e o original o meu tbm tem o leitor de QR quando fiz a leitura do codigo apareceu o site da freesat
E o meu problema continua adicionar as tps e as cordenadas latitude e longitude que começa com o número zero ela não entra

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:06 pm
by ali@sat
Hello
The v8 satfinder it's working with dvb s2x (mulristream) frequency?

Re: IMPORTANT! BUY A GENUINE V8 FINDER INSTEAD OF COPY V8 FINDER

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:33 pm
by ali@sat
Hi
This v8 is original or no?

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https://www.amazon.de/LanLan-GTMEDIA-Digitaler-Satellitensucher-Definition/dp/B07QRWWRNR/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=gtmedia+v8+meter&qid=1576625499&sr=8-1