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  1. zamar23

    new Openbox S9 firmware with network access

    In fact, I don't think its even possible in NA, if talking about DN, since they're protected by 8psk Turbo modulation, which the Ali chipset does NOT support. Since smaller content providers are seldom targeted for hacking in NA, I'd say, Openbox S9/10 are hardly hacker attracting boxes, when...
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    new Openbox S9 firmware with network access

    Actually, FW update over LAN was designed in from the get go, just not implemented in FW. As to content streaming over LAN, I truly doubt, Ali proc is capable of handling this along with processing coming signal. In fact, I don't think, the FW supports network content sharing at all, even file...
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    Openbox S10 For Sale On Fleabay?

    Its kind of strange that using HDMI blocks analog ports, since they use different schematics. May be a firmware bug, or other cost cutting solution prevents it. In fact, every device I used so far, allowed to connect analog and digital ports at the same time.
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    ANGA Cable/Satellite 2011 Show, Cologne, Germany

    Its hard to beat CN IRDs with European counterparts price wise, so I wouldn't expect too many European models coming soon here, based on stripped down FTA programming in North America that seems to be more and more limited, and now fighting for market share with IPTV.
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    Openbox S10 For Sale On Fleabay?

    Similar HDMI Switcher - works great, don't use Component anymore. The black port on the right - it looks like RCA Digital Audio, or what? They stripped it down based on usage pattern, reported by NA dealers. If only there was more programming to watch with such receivers here... :) Some info...
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    Openbox S10 For Sale On Fleabay?

    Well, many CN located dealers buy from the factory direct and then sell to NA buyers via EBay or similar Asian outlets. Delivery cost from CN & HK is compatible to US delivery in many cases, and total is often a lot less then cleared products sold by US outlets. The drawback is practical lack of...
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    possible chip problem on some openboxes

    You have to measure the actual chipset temp, and then may be glue a heatsink to it. They are plentiful on FleeBay.
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    ANGA Cable/Satellite 2011 Show, Cologne, Germany

    Satellite TV business seems to be alive and well in Europe, if the Expo can be indicator of that - it costs money to present products to the world, so probably makes sense if they do it. I guess, abundance of free sat channels in Germany is one big stimulus, with internet bandwidth under...
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    ANGA Cable/Satellite 2011 Show, Cologne, Germany

    Brian, I read somewhere you were a camera man before getting into sat business - right? And a reporter's strive is still there, its obvious, so may be you should consider dividing your attention between the sat hobby and professional reporting? As to Broadcom chips popularity, Echostar is...
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    Openbox S10 For Sale On Fleabay?

    The factory just made a cheaper model by removing extra ports seldom used in NA. Specs are the same as Ice mentioned.
  11. zamar23

    poor performance from Invacom SNH-031

    Why don't you try Sergey's suggestions and see what happen - it includes 22kHz ON. Also keep in mind, durability and stability are extra factors, when comparing Invacom to other brands. Generally, Invacom in my experience seldom gives too high signal Q on Linear TPs, and its clone is no...
  12. zamar23

    Puzzle on my VisionSat receiver through 4x4 switch

    This non-powered switch was designed for a specific purpose, its specs were chosen to address the requirements of specific sats and STB family. Since you're trying to use it for a different purpose with different LNBs and IRDs, its possible that some ports may get insufficient power, or signal...
  13. zamar23

    Acquired a BUD (finally)

    Radar The LNB cap looks intimidating like a bomb. :) To spare yard space, I guess, you can mount the perf on one of your trailers- they seem to be of similar age, so will stay in harmony in neighbors' eyes. Still need to wash it to increase signal reflection. :D
  14. zamar23

    I am new to this, please help!!

    Hi pbrady5, Frequencies range assigned for sat TV is divided into a few bands. Your dish & LNB set can get Ka & Ku band signals with circular polarization, like DirecTV and Dish Network subscription channels. FTA Ku-band signals are usually linear polarized, and would require bigger 36"+ dish...
  15. zamar23

    Me Tv Chicago is going national

    Any of Antenna TV & Me TV on Ku-band?
  16. zamar23

    sg2100 with 4-port diseqc switch.

    The chance is high, you're turning the motor towards a vertical TP with 13V power, so it feels slow. Try to turn to a channel on a horizontal 18V TP to see if there's any speed difference.
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    No FTA in Paris Apsrtment.... :(

    What compression level is their IPTV? I guess, they offer good combo deals making it very attractive despite abundance of free sat around. Speaking of Paris suburbs, I remember carrying home a huge basket of local wine and variety of cheeses after such trip to Versailles. They wanted to look...
  18. zamar23

    Sadoun is pricy.

    Also, did you notice guys, as strange as it sounds, sat equipment choice on EBay is quite limited, as most sellers prefer to order mediocre cheap products in large quantities, or drop ship from CN factories. Almost no European sat equipment brands on EBay, mostly CN makes, and a few US made...
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    No FTA in Paris Apsrtment.... :(

    I wonder what're the advantages of using small mesh dishes? They seem to be more expensive to make, don't save much from environmental standpoint, and lead to some signal loss. Not sure if they are in better harmony with city landscape either compare to regular dishes, but feel a bit lighter and...
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    Sadoun is pricy.

    Plus keep in mind, for many tech items one may face the need for repair or warranty replacement. In most EBay stores it may be problematic, unless they have solid reputation, specify decent warranty terms, and are located in NA. Shipping from NA to CN is more expensive than wise versa, and you...
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