Reviews: SatHawk PVR800 WorldDVB DVB-S2 HD FTA Receiver

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Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
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Columbus, OHIO
Ok great news here.

We just got the receivers in house. The pre-orders will go out today and tomorrow. :)

The receiver is fantastic. The blind search is Hardware BLIND Search.

It took me 1 Min and 45 seconds to do a full BLIND Search of Galaxy 19.

The Fashion TV HD picture looks great.

The receiver supports all TV resolutions up to 1080i

The menu is very easy to work with and user friendly.

I like the Channel INFO on the screen. It gives you all the information you want about the channel transponder, PID, Resolution, etc. I will take pictures and share here.

The remote control has everything you want in an ergonomic fashion.

Overall, I am impressed. I am still exploring the receiver and its full capabilities.

The only thing missing is a printed user's manual. We will get you a PDF version soon and post it online.
 
Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
2,320
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Columbus, OHIO
Yep, some did and some will ship out tomorrow. You will get a tracking number by email.
 
N5XZS

N5XZS

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 23, 2005
3,924
1,835
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Sadoun,

Will it do MPEG 2 and 4, and also blind scan on 4:2:2 video formats feeds?:hungry:

Will it convert the 50 Hz SD and HD video feeds to 60Hz format?

Can't wait see the result from you guys, playing this new DX receiver!!:D
 
Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
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Columbus, OHIO
I will have to check. What satellites & transponders you want me to check?

This thing screams through the BLIND SCANs. It seems to have a sensitive tuner. 1-3 minutes max on several of the satellites I scanned so far.
 
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i4tas

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 10, 2005
791
4
Northern USA
check to see if the c-band transponders for nbc HD on amc-18 come in on blind scan, because they are s2. If you want to add a tp what are the choices, like 8psk qspk s s2 on off and do you have to enter the FEC?
 
Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
2,320
1
Columbus, OHIO
Right now the receiver is doing a multi-satellite BLIND SEARCH. Since it is connected to a motorized 90cm dish, it is using the USALS to go from one satellite to another and performing a BLIND SCAN on each.

Before I started the Muli-satellite scan, I took the cover off the receiver and tooks some photos. I will post them here in a few minutes.

This receiver comes with built-in CA (smartcard reader) and a CI slot.
 
SatinKzo

SatinKzo

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May 22, 2004
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Louisiana
So, is it blind searching DVB-S and DVB-S2 at the same time? or are they separate?
 
Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
2,320
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Columbus, OHIO
So, is it blind searching DVB-S and DVB-S2 at the same time? or are they separate?

It seems like it is doing both at the same time. There is no option to do one or the other. Not that I found one yet :)
 
SatinKzo

SatinKzo

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May 22, 2004
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Did you scan 125w yet? Plenty of S2 and non S2 to test on there.
 
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Mr Tony

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Nov 17, 2003
306
54
Mankato, MN
Ok great news here.

We just got the receivers in house. The pre-orders will go out today and tomorrow. :)

The receiver is fantastic. The blind search is Hardware BLIND Search.

It took me 1 Min and 45 seconds to do a full BLIND Search of Galaxy 19.

The Fashion TV HD picture looks great.

The receiver supports all TV resolutions up to 1080i

The menu is very easy to work with and user friendly.

I like the Channel INFO on the screen. It gives you all the information you want about the channel transponder, PID, Resolution, etc. I will take pictures and share here.

The remote control has everything you want in an ergonomic fashion.

Overall, I am impressed. I am still exploring the receiver and its full capabilities.

The only thing missing is a printed user's manual. We will get you a PDF version soon and post it online.

sweet :)

Hope it can blind scan DVB-S2 too. But hardware blind scan and a fast one sounds good. Hope speed equals thorough. Just because its fast if it misses a lot then it isnt worth it
 
Sadoun

Sadoun

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 27, 2005
2,320
1
Columbus, OHIO
Here are some pictures:

Set back relax, and play the video in full screen:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxGVZ6hf3s"]YouTube- SatHawk PVR800 WorldDVB DVB-S2 HD FTA Receiver[/ame]
 
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