R.I.P. Amiko Nano

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After a billionzillion hours of operation my Amiko Nano died last night. So now I need suggestions on what I should look for to replace that wonderful unit. What I need to make my current setup work without great modification is a unit with both HDMI and AV output. Ideas?
 

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I had an AzBoxMinime that went dead when upgrading with the 2.20 firmware.
So i bought the Manhattan DJ 1997 HD and this is by far the best receiver i ever had.
Fast blind scan, fast channel change, front panel USB port to backup your settings and channel list on a usb key, and also record your programs on a usb key and playback later, and the picture quality is exellent.
This unit (has both HDMI and AV output)
 

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With the number of views and only your post, I was wondering if anyone had a receiver anymore. Interesting that your post was on the same receiver that I have been researching today. Looks interesting and your good comments will help.
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Been out of town all day, so just kinda skimming over via mobile. I would look at the linkbox 9000i also.
 
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I went with the Manhattan DJ-1997. Looks like it will do the job. My "old" TV does not have HDMI inputs so the optical sound out can go to my Onkyo amp. I convert the HDMI to DVI that is on the old TV. Since the Amiko Nano did not have optical out, I had to use the L/R sound. So I should get a little better sound on the HD channels.
That little Nano ran 24 hours a day for a long, long time. It was a great unit.
 

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I think you will be happy with the Manhattan.

Curious what do you think happen to the nano?
Will it power on at all? Just flat out dead, dead?
 

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Came home the other day after working with a friend on his new OTA antenna(another cord cutter)and the Nano was not working. Checked it out and it was cold and very dead. Will not do anything.
 

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I have always got a "kick" out of manuals in the trouble shooting areas that state "is it plugged in"? That was the first item I checked. I did crack it open to look for a hidden fuse. I have fixed things in the past that had a hidden fuse, but nothing found inside. I don't have the expertise to fix beyond that point. I can say I did find some(many)of the smallest parts ever. It had more running hours than I can count. So I can not complain much on it passing away.
 

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I have always got a "kick" out of manuals in the trouble shooting areas that state "is it plugged in"? That was the first item I checked. I did crack it open to look for a hidden fuse. I have fixed things in the past that had a hidden fuse, but nothing found inside. I don't have the expertise to fix beyond that point. I can say I did find some(many)of the smallest parts ever. It had more running hours than I can count. So I can not complain much on it passing away.
Does this model have a wall transformer? Is it putting out any voltage?
 

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Is voltage showing up on +V pin(S) on the processor?
is it an ALi3612?
 

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Not a problem Fred555. Some of us come without a lot of memory chips. That is the way it is.
A member here has already ask for the dead unit. Problem I have is not finding the remote. I put everything into my Pronto Pro and store the remotes. This one is hiding somewhere in the house. Still looking for it.
 
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Yes it does Fred.
I inadvertently deleted the post with the picture of the remote.

For the other member, those are still available, like ebay etc...

RT-Cat, If something changes let me know, I don't care about the missing remote, as I already have 3 of them.


Missing post that KE4EST responded to was:

I this the remote it uses?

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Well, it has been so long since I used that remote, I'm not sure. It matches any info in a web search for this unit as to when it was new and being sold. As we know the web never forgets stuff. Still looking here.....
 
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