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Needing to purchase a unit. Now, I know that everyone has their favorite, and thinks thiers might be the best, but wanting to know what brand / model would be good and reliable to start out with, and won't break the bank. Looking at Ku initially, and possibly expanding to add C-band in the future.

I'm leaning toward a unit that has multiple outputs, as just an HDMI might not serve the purpose; want to have options. Also, recording would be nice, so I see that USB is probably the way to go by connecting a backup drive? Is that how the DVR functions work? I'm sure that the units with built-in HDDs would be kind of pricey.

Okay, what say you all? And thank you.
 
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Amiko Mini HD SE and an external HDD.
 

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I think most receivers including the AMIKO MINI HD SE have both hdmi and composite (yellow, red, and white rca), but about the only modern receivers I know of that still offer component video (red, blue, green rca) is the MANHATTAN RS-1933 and GEOSATPRO HDVR1200. I still need component, so I always confirm the output type with the seller prior to purchase since some receivers like the old openbox came both with and without component.
 

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The microHD has HDMI and red, white, and yellow(composite) for outputs. It's fairly inexpensive at about $125 and it has a usb port to add a hard drive or fast usb stick to record to. I've had mine for almost 2 years and I like it very much. It doesn't connect to the internet though like the Amiko A3 or some of the other recievers out there.
 

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I would go with a microHD or Amiko mini SE there about the same price on eBay give or take a few bucks.

Other choices if you need component video RS-1933. I would don't recommend the dbs6100. I normally only recommend the HDVR-1200 for glorystar folks "however that may change been testing a beta firmware that adds IPTV function"

Must sellers I know have a refund policy so if you try and don't like it send it back and get a different model :)


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Remember that the RS-1933 is no longer in distribution.

I would avoid the Novatek based chipset STBs (SR1, X2 Premium, HDVR1200) as the SD (standard definition 480i/576i) picture quality is not very good when deinterlaced for display on any HD TV. The ALI chipsets (mini HD SE, microHD, RS-1933) have superior SD picture quality.
 
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Yup, there are still some new stock 1933's around on the interwebs. I would rather have a used rusted front panel busted 1933 anyday then a dbs6100 if I needed component video :)



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