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Mag 254 or Mag 256

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    Xhavit Malushaj New Member

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    Hello.
    I want to buy a Mag box and can´t decide which one.
    It seems like everybody on this forum has the 254 version althouth 256 is the newer one (correct me if I´m wrong about that)

    Is it worth buyin the 256 version or should I go with the old one? The price difference is 20€
     
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    Mag 254 shqipe
     
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    I use a 254 and 256. In actual usage the 256 seems slightly faster when navigating menus but other than that I could not specify anything else. I would save the money and get the 254.
     
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    Mag 254 v.2
     
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    The Mag256 has more ram 1Gb.
    The Mag256 supports H.265 (HEVC), in case you want to use the mediaplayer (or maybe some hvec iptv streams in the future =4k)
    The Mag256 has USB 3.0
     
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    Im using the MAG 254.
    I think the performance is just a less better at the 256.
     
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    hi
    i cant recommend buying the mag256- for gods sake- dont do it
    i bought it and it froze completely after five minutes so i had to pull the power cable to restart again-
    same thing- frozen again. over and over again.

    then i bought the mag254 and everything works beautifully.

    infomir, the manufacturer, tey told me why this was.
    mag 254 is stalker 5/6 based, while mag 256 is stalker7/hevc based.
    if the portal does not support stalker7 basis/hevc, then after some minutes
    its codecs are crashing.

    no problems at all with mag 254.
    mag 256 may work beautifully with hevc portals, but in my own experience not with this one.
    others confirmed that also
     
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    Thanks alot for info! Got myself a 256 for testing purposes and this happens! It works better with a trimmed m3u list but no epg then!

    Maybe Rapid should upgrade their portal to support Mag 256?
    This is a win/win situation for all of us, newer and faster model of a stb is easier to sell to customers!
     
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    GhostPhantom, Hekuran,
    hello friends
    thanks for having my back”
    i agree in a hundred percent and i would appreciate that, too.
    but i fear that this would be connected with a whole lot of technical effort for rapid,
    as all streams have to be recoded with a hevc based codec.

    (streams are currently encoded with H.264 codec, and would have to be recoded with the H.265/hevc codec)

    any officials from rapid reading this here? mehdi, babak?
    what do you think about this, gentlemen?
    thx, regards
     
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    Hello,
    bought a MAG256 last week and got the issues as described above.
    An image freeze yesterday for hours....
    Should I return my MAG256 underwarranty and get a MAG254 instead?
    Sounds really stupid that you need to go for a downgrade to get rapid iptv working..
    Any advice pls guys
     
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    Set buffer size on settings
     
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    How much should I set?
     
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    Try 5 first
     
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    tx will try
     
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    Hi thank you for the suggestion
    i tried 10 before and it didn't work
    when I get home ill try this one
    and would be more than happy if this worked out
    but frankly speaking I don't believe that makes a difference
    but thank you anyways
     
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    Check if there is Firmware update
     
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    Hi cuvillier
    that was the first thing I did after I bought the box.
     
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    Put google dns in lan settings
     

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