Garage sale Viewmax HD

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by techno935, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. techno935

    techno935 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I was at a garage sale this past Saturday and the lady there was selling her Viewsat Max HD. I got it for $5 and figured it would be worth a shot. It has hackware on it, as expected. Has anyone ever had any luck with this unit? Can I flash it back to normal via USB or does it have to be serial? I'm limited to a laptop at the moment with no serial port.


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  2. jdbob

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    I used one until the microHD came out. It won't do DVB-S2 so it's of limited use. I believe to get satellites into orbital position you first sort by satellite, then manually move them into longitude order.
  3. techno935

    techno935 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Basically useless unless if you sell it back for more than $5 right? LOL
  4. xtgold

    xtgold Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I would leave the present firmware on it
  5. rrob311

    rrob311 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I had one but the blind scan never worked right. I just manually entered transponders with it.
  6. olliec420

    olliec420 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    $5 is a deal for a STB even if its not perfect lol
  7. stogie5150

    stogie5150 Crazed Cajun Rebel Pub Member / Supporter

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    yep.
  8. wallyhts

    wallyhts SatelliteGuys Family Staff Member

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    Yup $5 for a HD STB is a steal. Even if its just mpeg2 HD I would buy one in a heart beat. We still have a lot of mpeg2 HD channels on cband left.
  9. sergei

    sergei Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    If I could find one local for that price I'd buy it also and add it to my system. There's a lot to watch as I'm still using them. Good find and great price.
  10. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    There ya go: some buyers for when you're tired of it. ;)

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