AMIKO Amiko Impulse

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Is there someone brave enough to order one of these from Europe and review?

Amiko Impulse SA 562e4acdc3015

What would one have to do, just program in US sats?

$45 not including shipping for the non-wifi model:

http://www.satmultimedia.tv/amiko-impulse-sat?lang=en

http://www.satmultimedia.tv/amiko-impulse-sat-wifi?lang=en
 
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Judging from the spec., it is an ALI chipset. Likely the new model replacing the mini HD SE with SCART connector for AV.

Install NA satellite list, change the resolution to 60hz (save as default) and use Edison AC/DC adapter or pin to blade plug adapter. For AV connection, use a SCART to RCA adapter.
 
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Do you guys have the wifi or non-wifi model?
 
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Wi-fi through USB. Function and screens are just like Mini HD SE. No issues observed with 125W-Ku reception, but haven't devoted enough time to fully check out everything.

Specs from box
SAM 6412

Impulse on left, Mini HD SE on right
SAM 6392

Impulse remote on bottom, Mini HD SE on top
SAM 6396
Impulse on top in the rest of the photos
SAM 6416 SAM 6397 SAM 6398 SAM 6399

Power cable and adapter
SAM 6406 SAM 6407
 
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Does it have cascading diseqc control for 1.0 & 1.1?

Sent from a phone, probably while I'm driving over the speed limit through a school zone with construction workers present.
 
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Does it have cascading diseqc control for 1.0 & 1.1?

Sent from a phone, probably while I'm driving over the speed limit through a school zone with construction workers present.
I believe so, but I have not personally tested that configuration.
 
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Reading the tech specs, the Impulse supports FEC 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Auto. Does this mean it can't receive the C band ABC with FEC 9/10 transmissions?

Sent from a phone, probably while I'm driving over the speed limit through a school zone with construction workers present.
 
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Reading the tech specs, the Impulse supports FEC 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Auto. Does this mean it can't receive the C band ABC with FEC 9/10 transmissions?

Scanning C-band on 99W with the Impulse. Scan time on 99W-C was 3:00 flat. I didn't look at all scanned transponders or channels, but didn't see anything abnormal.
SAM 6447

9/10 FEC
SAM 6451 SAM 6455

Screen photos of selection parameters
SAM 6457 SAM 6458 SAM 6459

Correction from previous post: The photo of the power supply I originally posted was incorrect. This is the power supply that was included with my Impulse, the other photo was the Mini HD SE power supply. Mini HD SE is 12V 2A input, the Impulse is 12V 1A input.
SAM 6463
 
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Thanks Jason.

Does the clock have a "reference internet time" to ensure accurate time keeping? I've had too many receivers that don't keep time, making them useless as a timer based DVR to me.
 
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Yes, just like any other receiver, though will lose it if power goes off or unplugged. Best to put it on a small UPS, if you record a lot.
 
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Yes, just like any other receiver, though will lose it if power goes off or unplugged. Best to put it on a small UPS, if you record a lot.
Of the receivers I've had, the Micro HD and the Amiko MiniHD , both did not keep time. The Amiko lost time so fast it was completely unreliable for timer events.

My AZBox premium HD+ is keyed to Internet time, as is the Amiko A3. I never used the GeosatPro DVR 1200 enough to know if it kept time.

So, the time keeping is accurate on the Impulse. That's good to hear. Do you have one also, how do you know? Is this extrapolated from the Mine HD SE experience?

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