The 2017 Manhattan box most of us are waiting for is the Hisilicon 3798 V200 based model which should be out this quarter.
I for one would purchase one that is made for Satellite/internet and not wait for some bureaucrats to get off their duffs and approve something that we may never see.concentrate on Internet only or combo satellite/Internet 4K box
Better off selling the 4K "triple play" boxes now with S2 tuner and internet capabilities and letting the end user put those monies toward an ATSC 3.0 tuner when it becomes available should they want one.
It is. Jeff wants to produce a unit that has satellite and OTA in the same box.
Now far be it for me to begrudge someone from making their own business decisions, and I had a lot of high hopes for this receiver but it now appears that much of the things that originally made it appealing to me won't even be in the receiver now.
I bet the new receiver will do 4k alright, might pull in the trouble tp's (movies decades and H&I), and do the same thing all the other receivers do plus an ATSC 3.0 tuner and maybe some ip tv channels and kodi. But if it still has trouble with the trouble tp's, and no 4.2.2 i cant see investing another couple hundred dollars in a new receiver for currently 4 by my count demo 4k channels, especially if i already have 5 or 6 receivers that cant receive the trouble tps, dont do 4.2.2, and a wetek play 2 that is also 4k. If, and its a big if, there were more channels broadcasting in 4k and you were to the point that you had to have the new ota tuner it could be a receiver that would be a possibility.Sad to say that it has appeared to go downhill when pressed for specifics.
Makes one wonder if they know what people are asking for or if they care when bringing a receiver to market.
The hype is blown away once the questions begin to be answered.
I have my doubts on seeing a decent 4k receiver this year also, at this point in time.
I havent found any new azbox units, only used. I just looked on ebay and see 2 of the units you described used for 299 plus shipping. Now to me 300 bucks plus shipping (and an adapter) for a used receiver is steep but should indicate that they have value because they receive 4.2.2. Id happily pay 300 bucks for a new 4k receiver that did 4.2.2 that had guarantee and was north american supported.Use the Azbox Me here to do the 4.2.2 and the 4K channels. At least the content on the channels is getting better. We caught a movie on one of the 4K channels and also a one hour documentary on the Grand Canyon. That's at least better than just the demo channel or Fashion One although I do like the demo channel pretty good.