A few days ago I won on E-bay miniature satellite receiver, for which I paid about $16. I suspected that for this price, the item could be not fully functional, and that was the case. I had to shorten (using fine file) the plastic tip of the 12 V plug, and after this it made reliable contact. There was infrared sensor with 1/8 " multi-ring plug, which also could not reach its proper place, because the enclosure was too big. Drilling it out with stepdrill solved this problem. The initial screen of this receiver was jumping wildly up and down, when tried on two different CRT TV's probably it was set for PAL system. Finally I used small, 7" LCD Viore TV, which displayed steady screen. Only then it was possible to set up needed parameters, and do a blind scan from 101 W and 97 W. This last scan went really fast, it took maybe 2 to 3 minutes, and pulled in more than 200 TV programs and radios. However, there is still one problem: after plugging in to 120 V AC, the mini receiver does not react to pressing power button on remote. It does turn on by quick disconnecting and reconnecting the 12 V DC plug. As long as the power supply is connected to 120, the receiver can be turned off and on by remote. But when it loses 120, the receiver becomes insensitive to remote, and the trick with 12 has to be done again. A few pictures follow.