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  1. zamar23

    Weak/Hard to get C-band TP list

    I also have a chance now to test some new LNBs in C and Ku bands. :) Please suggest guys, what are currently the weakest & hard to get C-band sats & channels on a Prime Focus Six Footer - the channels that are at the same time desirable or interesting to receive? Including feeds? What about...
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    Dumping Motor Positions Table

    Anyone can suggest a way to dump to a PC the default Built-in Sat Positions Table from Moteck SG2100 motor, and also saved new Sat Positions Table after positioning a few sats with the motor and sat receiver? I don't think, its Manual reflects updated complete positions list. Any PC utility for...
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    Smartcard Reader: CA, CI, IC...

    There was a resent discussion about a new receiver model, where the terms CA, CI, IC and such were mentioned, some people might not be familiar with. So what are they about? ;) Conditional Access (CA) system in DVB is a combination of hardware and software that allows only a subscriber...
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    Proverbs

    "A man who casts no shadow has no soul." Please share your most prominent proverbs here. :)
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    High & Low Symbol Rates Gambit

    I just red the fresh thread on 4:2:2 channels here, and someone mentioned registering a 4:2:2 encoded channel with as low symbol rate as 3038. I wonder if picture quality was good at these low rates? What would prompt a broadcaster to transmit a beautifully colored pic with low symbol rates...
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    Thread first post date

    It would be nice to add the Fisrt Post Date to each Normal Thread, similar as its added to each Last Post. Its very interesting for a typical forum user to see thread dynamics - how fast a thread is moving on since its started, i.e. how important the topic is for the community right now...
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    Coax Cable as a basic component

    Coax Cable Resistance Quality coax cable is critical for weaker sat signal reception. Below is given excerpt from Coaxial Cable - An Overview (click Tech Info - Coaxial Cable) - the article written in simple terms by an experienced Sat Installer. This article section compares RG59 to RG6 cable...
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    VideoPath DP44 Power Inserter Specification

    Will DP44 Power Inserter pass DiSEqC commands? Can it be used to power a Motor while passing DiSEqC commands to it? Can it be used to power FSS LNBs via a regular DiSEqC Switch like Chieta 4x1 instead of DP44 Switch? Will it pass DiSEqC port selection commands back and force to the Chieta...
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    Splitters, diplexers, power inserters, tap couplers, attenuators, in-line amps

    OK guys, I consider myself a newbie to this hobby. :rolleyes: And I have the task at hand: splitting a signal coming from my STB's Pass Through port btw 2 lines: one going to an Add-on card mounted inside the STB, another to one of my Sat Card PC tuners mounted inside a PC. I looked around...
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    Zinwell WB68 Flex Port selection

    I've read in several places that Flex Ports of WB68 can be selected only by using a DirecTV APG capable Receiver, but can't be selected when using an FTA receiver. Meanwhile, these switches are often used in FTA systems, including these with PC Card Tuners. Can someone step out of "can't use...
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    How does your switchbox look like?

    Since end of year sales offer new opportunities for a Sat system upgrade, I started looking for the best switch combo solution for my future 2 Dual/Quad -LNB Ku-motorized 90cm dish and a 2-Dual LNB C/Ku-motorized 1.2m MiniBUD plus OTA Antenna system all connected to 3 sat receivers with OTA...
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    Christmas News from DishNewsOnline

    Interesting staff is getting revealed on DishNewsOnline - "unbiased Sat TV industry source", as they say. Double checked - no piracy files there, just more legal lessons learned and prompts for the "other side" to convert to true FTA. ;)
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    AZBox - a history of the new contender.

    New Linux based STB AZBox is raising in popularity in NA. N3 implementation left many FTA fans without new toys, as local demand and supply of quality new STBs dropped drastically. Becoming a sat fan requires in-depth knowledge, skills and plenty of time, hence retirees are often on a forefront...
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    Why would I need a Satellite PC Card or USB Tuner?

    Some people say that an STB sat receiver is more convenient and easier to use compare to a DVB-S2 Sat. PC card or USB Sat. Tuner. Why would one need a Sat PC Tuner, if that's true? :confused: Lets share our experience here. Why did you choose your Sat. PC tuner device in favor of a stand...
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    Sonicview 8000 HD mods

    I started this thread, as more and more used out of warranty SV HD receivers are getting sold for a lot less on EBay, Craiglist and such, and new owners can do easy mods described below to expand the STBs legit functionality and extend trouble free lifespan. Anyone with good links or suggestions...
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    Picking your Dish with a Sat PC Tuner

    Please share your experience and suggest software able to help in satellite dish installation, using a Sat PC Tuner card or USB Device. For starters: FastSatfinder "The most complete virtual satellite finder. It will help you to setup a satellite system and easily find the signal from a...
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    Multiple Prof Cards on the same PC

    Multiple Prof Tuners on the same PC The advice received from Prof tech support on using two or more Prof PCI, PCI-e or USB tuner devices of the same model simultaneously in Windows (XP SP3 suggested for testing) with Prof BDA-Driver: - install first Prof card into a motherboard slot or...
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    TeVii S470 PCI-E & S660 USB DVB-S2 Sat Card Tuners

    Anyone has hands-on experience with these TeVii Technology made DVB-S2 devices? There are quite a few reports on the web that latest versions of these cards, utilizing CN Montage Technology made Tuner and Demodulator, have excellent Windows and Linux drivers, and exhibit very few problems if...
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    Sonicview 8000HD Audio Dropouts

    Anyone experiences periodic audio dropouts by Sonicview SV-8000HD each 10-15 sec on many clear audio only (radio) channels of G19? I.e., Test 243 (Country Music) channel drops continuosly for 1-2 sec regardless of AUDIO OUT Port and output signal format used. What causes this, and how to fix? On...
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    Best C-band 6' Dish Setup

    Can you guys list a full set of recommended component models required to setup a motorized 1.8 m C-band BUD in a congested city conditions (including everything)? Is it generally a good idea to transform it later to a C/Ku-band motorized reception set, and how it would change best components...
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