Voom DSR-550 STB vs Star Choice DSR-500 STB

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There have probably been lots of posts comparing the Star Choice DSR-500 and the Voom DSR-550. Or maybe not.

The units looks suprisingly similar. I would be interested to know if the remotes are interchangable.

Star Choice DSR-500 HD STB

Star Choice DSR-500 Remote
 
The Stone Man

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The Star Choice remote doesn't look 100% compatible because it doesn't have the Voom button, but the receiver is the same.
 
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dledeaux

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I always imagined the "Voom" button to be just like any other "Guide" button, just a little flashier.
 
vurbano

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The voom remote is soon to be retired by the Harmony sst-688 remote at my huose. LMAO
 
DarrellP

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As soon as I get off my butt and quit watching so much Voom, I'm going to reprogram my Pronto to work with all of my new gear. I still need to put in: Voom, DVHS deck and my Projector. Right now I have 6 remotes laying on my coffee table and have to do a juggling act every time I switch devices.
 
vurbano

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The Stone Man said:
Good choice vurbano. It works great.
I guess if the $#%#% thing would ship I might get to find out .LMAO. And if I can get it to set my convergence on my RPTV ill kiss it.
 
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mkm4

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The Stone Man said:
The Star Choice remote doesn't look 100% compatible because it doesn't have the Voom button, but the receiver is the same.

The receivers look similar but are different.

The Starchoice receiver doesn't contain an 8psk decoder, the ATSC OTA decoder, a DVI port, nor will it accept the MPEG4 upgrade.

The Starchoice receiver does contain an ethernet port, and an IR Blaster.
 
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vurbano said:
anyone know what the usb port is for on the voom receiver?

It is for future expansion if Voom chooses to use it. It can be used for many things from a Home media option of being able to stream video or audio to being able to receive guide data and updates from Voom via the internet.


We will have to wait until Voom has an announcement as to what the future holds for the USB port.

Bill
 
The Stone Man

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mkm4 right...The Stone Man was wrong

Yes, the boxes are different. In my blurred state before coffee this morning I thought it was a Star Choice 550. Will never post early in the morning without coffee again. Thanks mkm4.
 

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