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RickCaylor

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Hello Friends,

DMS International has come out with a new receiver, the SYNOQ SR1.  This is a very small yet powerful unit.  While it does not have a Front Panel Display or Front Panel Control buttons, in my initial testing, the blind scan has been very good.

Currently the receiver will do 4:2:0 and Not 4:2:2.  The specs say it will do MPEG2 and MPEG4 and 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK.

DMS International has expressed interest in further developing the firmware to address things that may make it more appealing to the hobbyist's market.

I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Tim from DMSI for many years now and he sold me my very first FTA Digital receiver and is also responsable for bringing the First Ever Blind Scan Receivers to the N. American market.  

The Video quality though the HDMI is very good.

I am in the early stages of breaking in and evaluating the receiver.  Here are some of my initial scanning results:

Blind Scanned Galaxy 3C Horizontal. Time: 40 seconds
Found 8 Channels: 3 - ABC's @ 4000MHz SR30000 / 5 - $ Fox's @ 4080MHz SR31250

Blind Scanned Galaxy 3C Vertical. Time: 1 Minute 30 Seconds
Found 15 Channels: 3835MHz SR1036 / $ 3943MHz SR2000 / $ 3953MHz SR2000 / 3964MHz SR1036 / 3969MHz SR1036 / 3978MHz SR1036 / 4 - $ Fox's @ 4060 SR31250 / $ 4100 SR14037 Tuner Feed / 4 @ 4167MHz SR6615

Blind Scanned Galaxy 17 Vertical. Time: 1 Minute 40 seconds
Found 61 Channels: 4 - $ Fox's @ 4140MHz SR31250 / 11 $ 4100 SR30000 / 4077MHz SR3000 / 4067MHz SR6052 / 4 - $ Fox's @ 4020MHz SR31250 / 5 - $ 3985MHz SR4250 / 3940MHz SR2480 / 3 @ 3937MHz SR3000 / 4 - $ Fox's @ 3860MHz SR31250 / 20 $ 3820MHz SR30000 / 4 - $ Fox's @ 3740MHz SR31250

Blind Scanned Galaxy 16 Vertical. Time: 1 Minute
Found 40 Channels: 3 - ABC's @ 4140MHz SR30000, 2 - Live Well @ 4100MHz SR30000 / 4 - $ Fox's @ 4060MHz SR31250 / 6 $ 3925MHz SR3680 / 12 $ & 1 FTA @ 3900MHz SR28000 / 5 - GDMX @ 3820MHz SR26000 / 3740 SR30000

Blind Scanned Galaxy 16 Horizontal. Time: 1 Minute 10 seconds
Found 31 Channels: 3 - ABC's @ 4120MHz SR30000 / 2 - 4080MHz SR27780 / 4040MHz SR26665 / 6 Leesa @ 4000 SR26400 / 3929MHz SR3125 / 6 $ 2880 SR30000 / 6 PR Locals @ 3845MHz SR15031 / 3811MHz SR3255 / 3792MHz SR1664 / $ 3786MHz SR4850 / 3776MHz SR3255 / Fox & Me @ 3720MHz SR8704

YouTube worked well for me at first and then I was getting a lot of unsupported file and they would not play while others would.  Not sure if it is just my DSL or not.
Still have to try with a motor and the WiFi, switches and recording...

So many features to test and so little time... 


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Here are my questions about this receiver:

Does it have S/PDIF audio output?

Can you do firmware updates over the network (I note it has an RS232 port, my question is, "Why")?

I note it features "SAT IP (Control STB/ view channels on Android/Iphone/Ipad)" - but can you do this from a desktop computer or home theater PC, or are you strictly limited to using an Android/Iphone/Ipad for this functionality?

Related to the previous question, can I go to the IP address of the receiver and get to a web interface that would let me schedule and view programs?

And my biggest concern is, can the recordings created by this receiver be accessed by other programs such as XBMC, MythTV, and/or VLC?  In other words, is the directory that these recordings are stored in accessible via the network so that the recordings can be copied or played to/by other devices?  If so, are they accessible as network shares (SAMBA/CIFS), via FTP, SFTP, or what?

And finally, assuming that the recorded programs can be copied to or played by another device: Though I understand it cannot play 4:2:2, will it at least record 4:2:2 so that those programs can be played on another device?
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Thanks Rick for first results and findings. Hopefully it works great with HH Motors when you test it
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Please add dolby e
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Please add dolby e


idk about that one but worth the try [rofl]
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I highly doubt we'll see dolby E in any consumer receiver, at least not until dolby lowers the licensing cost. Would you pay an additional $1k for a receiver just for dolby E ? not many consumers would.

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Some of the networks use dolby E, sure would be nice... not that I am in the market for a receiver right now...
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Please add dolby e

I doubt he could afford the license...and if he could then could we afford the receiver...?  [smile]

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Shoot... I just bought an Amiko Nano for my bedroom.  It does all that this receiver does but does not have WiFi built in. I have three different N-based USB WiFi dongles and NONE are compatible with the Nano. So... question Rick is does this WiFi support N and specifically does it support 5 GHz over 2.4 GHz?  If yes put me down for one!

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Shoot... I just bought an Amiko Nano for my bedroom.  It does all that this receiver does but does not have WiFi built in. I have three different N-based USB WiFi dongles and NONE are compatible with the Nano. So... question Rick is does this WiFi support N and specifically does it support 5 GHz over 2.4 GHz?  If yes put me down for one!

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Hi Bill,

Still working on the basics with this receiver.  Currently does not have a satellite/channel editor and had to build a custom N. American Satellite list using the remote control.  It's ok to do it that way, but the receiver places the birds in order by the way you enter them and cannot specify the same orbital slot for more than one bird, so when naming birds like Galaxy 19 Ku and Galaxy 19 C, had to put one at 97.0 and the other at 97.1.  I named all of the Ku birds at the correct slot, so when using USALS on a Ku system, they will be right.  Built a list from 55.5 to 139 degrees.  The only problem is when adding a new satellite now after my list was built, it will always add it to the end of the list and since I started from the East to the West, it will add it in the list after AMC 8.  You can still name the orbital position, it is just that in the list, it will be at the end.  You can edit a name in the list, so if a bird replaces an existing one at the same oribital slot, that will work.

Will continue on the next phase of testing with the most important to me, being how it works as a satellite receiver first and then on down the line with all of the other features, with recording being one of the most important.

I have some learning to do before I can answer your question.  Can you tell me what is an "N based USB WiFi Dongle?  Also not sure how to find out about if it supports 5GHz over 2.4GHz.  I have not been able to find much information about this model.  I will ask DMSI and see if Tim can tell me.

Thanks for asking though.

As mentioned above, Dolby E will not happen.  The fee that Dolby would require would make the receiver out of price range for any average user.

Rick

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Here are my questions about this receiver:

Does it have S/PDIF audio output?

Can you do firmware updates over the network (I note it has an RS232 port, my question is, "Why")?

I note it features "SAT IP (Control STB/ view channels on Android/Iphone/Ipad)" - but can you do this from a desktop computer or home theater PC, or are you strictly limited to using an Android/Iphone/Ipad for this functionality?

Related to the previous question, can I go to the IP address of the receiver and get to a web interface that would let me schedule and view programs?

And my biggest concern is, can the recordings created by this receiver be accessed by other programs such as XBMC, MythTV, and/or VLC?  In other words, is the directory that these recordings are stored in accessible via the network so that the recordings can be copied or played to/by other devices?  If so, are they accessible as network shares (SAMBA/CIFS), via FTP, SFTP, or what?

And finally, assuming that the recorded programs can be copied to or played by another device: Though I understand it cannot play 4:2:2, will it at least record 4:2:2 so that those programs can be played on another device?


Hi,

No, there is no S/PDIF output.

Connections are:  Antenna In, HDMI, A/V Out via 1/8" Pin Jack to Composite cables, Ethernet, USB, Remote control IR Pin Jack, WiFi, RS232 via Pin Jack and Power Supply.

Still testing and will try and get you answers to the other questions.

Thanks,

Rick



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Hello all,

Below are the replies I got back from the SR 1 engineers about some of the questions from above that asked about the various functions of the SR 1.

I would also like to say that the most important things to me that I will mention to them is how I would like to see the unit perform as a Satellite Receiver and functions with switches and motors and recording.  While some want many different types of features of a wide range media player, that will only bring the price of the receiver up and while I wish it was not the case, the hobbyist's market is one of the hardest ones to please and wants the most from the product while having the cheapest price.  So there has to be some give and take from what most of us want, versus the price were willing to pay.

1)  does this WiFi support N and specifically does it support 5 GHz over 2.4 GHz?
Reply: SR1 built in WiFi support 802.11N 2.4GHz. Please make sure the WiFi antenna is connected to the SR1. It does not support USB WiFi dongles.

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I note it features "SAT IP (Control STB/ view channels on Android/Iphone/Ipad)" - but can you do this from a desktop computer or home theater PC, or are you strictly limited to using an Android/Iphone/Ipad for this functionality?
Reply: We only supply Android/iPhone APP to control STB and view channels at the moment.

3)  Related to the previous question, can I go to the IP address of the receiver and get to a web interface that would let me schedule and view programs?
Reply: SR1 can't support this function at the moment.

4)  And my biggest concern is, can the recordings created by this receiver be accessed by other programs such as XBMC, MythTV, and/or VLC?  In other words, is the directory that these recordings are stored in accessible via the network so that the recordings can be copied or played to/by other devices?  If so, are they accessible as network shares (SAMBA/CIFS), via FTP, SFTP, or what?
Reply:The recorded files could be playback by XBMC, MythTV and VLC. But the SR1 does not support SAMBA/CIFS/FTP/SFTP at the moment. You have to remove the USB Flash card or HDD from SR1 and plug in to theater PC or another mediaplayer.

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And finally, assuming that the recorded programs can be copied to or played by another device: Though I understand it cannot play 4:2:2, will it at least record 4:2:2 so that those programs can be played on another device?
Reply: The SR1 only record the original stream. It does not support transcoding video to 4:2:2 while recording. It is also does not support 4:2:2 video decoding at the moment.

So this is something that we will have to do a recording and test the playback myself.

Thanks,

Rick

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Cool deal Rick, and what would be the approx price that you will be offering this for, any idea yet?
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Cool deal Rick, and what would be the approx price that you will be offering this for, any idea yet?


http://www.rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/synoq-sr1-satelllite-receiver-6847271?trail=15#1

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Cool deal Rick, and what would be the approx price that you will be offering this for, any idea yet?


http://www.rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/synoq-sr1-satelllite-receiver-6847271?trail=15#1


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