As far as I can tell, I don't think that Sonicview will bother adding DVB-S2, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0 to this box. I honestly think their target consumers are people interested in pirating signals, so unless there is a signal that can be hijacked that uses the above mentioned formats, you most likely won't see any support for those formats from Sonicview.Dear Kirara,
Do you know whether Sonicview plans to introduce either a DVB-S2 auxiliary blind-search board for the SV-HD8000, as Pansat has done for its 9200HD, or a new blind-search receiver that will show pictures transmitted by 4:2:0, 4:2:2, DVB-S2, and, of course, in HD?
Gordon F. Corbett
Sonicview is still actively hacking. I don't do it. I don't have the additional hardware to do it. Some people are doing it with this box and others.With the hack-market dried up,
I agree,I sent sonicview an email asking if they were going to make an s2 card like pansat,and I have not received an email from then yet and it has been about two weeks.With the hack-market dried up, you'd think the makers of these boxes would take the low-cost road and enhance 'em for us.
What market share do they have now? None?
With a little work, we would eat 'em up.
And, a few fixes to an existing product is cheaper 'n quicker than a whole new development project.
What info did you give to get the RMA number? E-mail your receipt copy? Authorized dealer name? Or just make date from your receiver's bottom? Were you asked to ship the receipt with your receiver? Where did you ship it - to SV or regional repair shop? I wonder, if they ask the receipt in repair shops... What if one was purchased on EBay used?Checked the Sonicview site, and found out that, there is a 2 year warranty on the 8000, so I called support, and the service guy said, that it sounded like the power supply went out, and he gave me a rma number to send it back for repair.
My local library has "kill a watt" meters which allow you to check appliances to see how much they actually draw. I tried my sonicview and found that it draws 25w when on. I was very dismayed to find that it draws 25w in standby as well.SV site claims 1.5W STB power consumption in Standby
good to hear that.It is working good, and the total cost was $50.00