Pansat 150M opinion please?

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RtpiFan

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Got this ariza 700 work well but still pansat guy and am looking into pansat 150M until decide to get a Pansat 9200 but no hd content of interest for me yet.

I see 150M and 250SM are smillar in spec's any ideas one the best one to get.
PVR feature is not selling point for me mostly interested smart search(blind scan) feature.
I like both cannot really decide on one.

Pansat 150M

http://www.pansatusa.com/150m.htm

Pansat 250SM

http://www.pansatusa.com/250sm.htm
 
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jerwucef

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Sep 15, 2008
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My hands-off opinion of these receivers.

All I know is from what I read (and I read quite a bit last year when I was interested in a receiver), and my own personal conclusion is that the Pansat 250sm was an ill conceived product while the Pansat 150m was a stop-gap measure to fill some gaping holes in Pansat's product line.

That said, it looks like the newer Pansat 4500 is a solid standard definition receiver. It's more powerful than the 150m for your blind scanning. And it couldn't possibly be more buggy than the 250sm.

I feel kinda silly posting this having not used these things, but I was sorta in the same boat you were in a year ago, and did some research on these things and ended up passing on those Pansats. Instead, I impulsively got a Conaxsat Nano (poor, can't even find all the channels on AMC4), later got a Visionsat IV200 (very nice, but not reliable enough for my purposes) and ended up spending the $15 to get my old Fortec Lifetime Ultra fixed.

If I was in the same place this year, I'd seriously consider the Pansat 4500. Looks like it could be a winner.

Or find an old Coolsat 5000 off ebay or something.
 

RtpiFan

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Apr 30, 2005
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Coolsat is very nice but rather stick with pansat's just like the way things work on them.
Wish i could find old 2700A or 2800A but what's wrong 150M anyway?

What issues did others have with 150M or 250SM?

I like buying local and cannot find anyone in my area that stock's 4500 but seem to be very nice unit on paper at least.
 

panek75

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May 29, 2007
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I have both the 150 & 250 and other then cosmetic differences and that the 150 doesn't have a universal remote they are the same receiver and even use the same firmware.Overall i am pretty happy with both of them.
 

Mr Tony

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DO they both have a PVR option? I thought they claimed that in both

Most Pansats use the same firmware setup. My 1500, 2500 and when I owned them
3500
9200
5000
6000

all had the same menu setup and look
 

panek75

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May 29, 2007
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Yes they both have the pvr option.Correct pansat's pretty much use the same look and feel in there receivers and the 150/250 menu looks like the 9200 with some menu options removed.You could load the same firmware on a 1500 & 2500?
 
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