someone didnt read the reviewvfrjim said:When this unit "blind searches" are the PIDS it finds accurate?? How long does it take to search a satellite?(typical)
My second unit I bought over a year ago was a Pansat, so for me using the 3500 was very easy, since I have a 1500. Setup is very easy for the Pansat. Everything is on one screen. The Coolsat has 2 screens if your working with a motorized setup. Pansat does it all on one.W_Tracy_Parnell said:Iceberg,
Another great review. You state that scanning is faster than the Coolsat. I wondered if you could speak to the overall functionality of the Pansat vs. Coolsat? Is it as easy to use for a newb? Is there anything (glaring) missing from the Pansat vs. Coolsat? How about picture quality differences?
Sorry for all the questions, I am looking at this unit (yes I know already!) for the AC3 option but I do like the Coolsat overall (easy) and don't want to get over my head or lose anything. Anything you can add would be helpful.
I have been wishing the Coolsat had a one-screen-does-it-all setup. Sounds like the Pansat is much easier.Iceberg said:Everything is on one screen. The Coolsat has 2 screens if your working with a motorized setup. Pansat does it all on one.
Iceberg said:someone didnt read the review
"In less than 5 minutes, I had TV"
I scanned a few over the weekend and most blind scans start to finish were under 5 minutes. Couple were maybe 6-7 minutes
PIDS are always right...the frequency and symbol rate are based on LNB, so it may be off by 1 or 2
Iceberg said:G4R has no KU band.
I scanned everything from 72-110...my LOS for this setup stops at 110, because it hits the roof.
Scanned AMC9 last night in 6 minutes
Scanned T6 in 9 minutes
I didnt scan T5 but T6 had about 30+ TP's last night and the 3500 burned through them like a champ