Spending more money on the AZBox!

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 26, 2006
4,575
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40 miles NW of Omaha. Omaha?
I decided that I liked my AZBox Premium well enough to order a second one and a new internal SATA HDD.

I couldn't locate a separate DVB-S2 tuner for sale here in the US or Canada (probably some available, but everyplace I trusted showed no stock). So, I just ordered a whole new receiver and plan to rob the tuner from it and put it in my existing AZBox to test how it functions with two tuners. This will be a fun project.

I also ordered up a Samsung HD103SI HDD. This is a 1TB HDD. I have a 500 GB Samsung HD502HI HDD in the one I have now. Going to see if it will play ball wth the 1TB HDD.

When I find the DVB-S2 tuners available for sale in the US or Canada, I will buy two and then have two dual tuner AZBoxes.

I need this like I need Noah's Arc or the Eifel Tower in my back yard or a 20 foot TV! Ha Ha. But, I just have to experiment.

I have a great deal more to learn of this AZBox, but I am really enjoying it, even without the blind scan feature. It is proving to be a very great STB.

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B.J.

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 15, 2008
2,029
1
Western Maine
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I couldn't locate a separate DVB-S2 tuner for sale here in the US or Canada
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When I find the DVB-S2 tuners available for sale in the US or Canada, I will buy ...

I am hoping that once they get blind search capability for the Azbox, which I'm assuming will be via a different DVB-S2 tuner, that instead of forcing us to buy a new receiver with new tuner, that they will offer the new blind search capable tuner as an add-on . Then we can buy the new tuner, and end up with a 2 tuner box, one tuner having blind search capability, the other one without blind search.

Probably wishful thinking, but I think this would be the most likely way for us to get 2 tuner capability.
 

johnnynobody

Star Trek fan
Aug 2, 2009
6,759
1,241
USA
I doubt that I'll buy another Azbox. I think I'll buy the Pansat 9200 and if I like it better I'll sell the Azbox. My final decision will be made after I get my new antenna up and see if S2 4:2:2 comes in solidly. Concrete for the new antenna pad begins in the next couple of days.
 

putney

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 12, 2009
854
6
St Louis, missouri
I doubt that I'll buy another Azbox. I think I'll buy the Pansat 9200 and if I like it better I'll sell the Azbox. My final decision will be made after I get my new antenna up and see if S2 4:2:2 comes in solidly. Concrete for the new antenna pad begins in the next couple of days.

I will shortly be in the market for an Azbox! Let me know if yours comes up for sale!
 

Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
I doubt that I'll buy another Azbox. I think I'll buy the Pansat 9200 and if I like it better I'll sell the Azbox. My final decision will be made after I get my new antenna up and see if S2 4:2:2 comes in solidly. Concrete for the new antenna pad begins in the next couple of days.

The Pansat 9200 cant do 4:2:2 ;)
I'd hold on to the azbox for those feeds for sure :)
 
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