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Well after waiting several months and supplying the Engineers with several stream recordings of the HD feeds and High Bit rate feeds that this receiver has trouble playing, I think it is time to Throw in the Towel in relation to thinking that the Engineers can fix it to play those feeds smoothly.

I talked to DMSI and he agreed that since no new software has been offered, the Engineers apparently cannot fix the problem.

So just going to have to move forward.

I will accept the unit as a Good Fast Blind Scanner that can still play many channels fine.

Going to Knock the Price down to 97.50 including shipping withing the US.

It will be a good basic receiver for those that need something for the RTV's on SES 2 or the Galaxy 19 Ku-Band Channels.  It does still play many other channels fine as well, but there are several HD and High Bit rate feeds that the receiver has problems with playing smoothly.

The Blind Scan is still very good and very fast, so it will still meet the needs of many individuals that need an inexpensive receiver that can play the channels that they want.

Thanks for those of you who helped with the testing and development of the unit.  Wish they would of been able to fix it, but does not appear that it is going to happen and since they cannot fix that, I don't think I will be asking for other things.  Just going to have to accept the unit for what it can do.

Thanks again and if anyone is interested in it at the $97.50 Price Including Shipping in the US, here is the Link: http://www.rickssatelliteusa.com/SYNOQ_SR1_Satellite_Receiver.htm

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If it can only load the German firmware, would probably work alot better. But it wont take "their" firmware.
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If it can only load the German firmware, would probably work alot better. But it wont take "their" firmware.


I wish you were correct, but I don't think that firmware would do any better at playing the feeds that have the stutter here.  If the engineers could fix it, I would think they would incorperate it into all of their firmware versions.

It is my understanding that Germany does not have many of the same types of signals that we have here.  There have not been comments from other countries about issues with the playing of signals like what we have here.

There are likely other things in the Germany firmware that DMSI specifically did not want in the N. American firmware, but I don't know why the other versions will not load and have never asked about it.

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next time you contact DMSI ask about why we can't load the German SR-1 firmware see what they have to say [confused]
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That answer will likely be what I already eluded to.  DMSI's practices over the years is that they will not sell a receiver that can be used to hack Pay channels with.  They have purposely used different chip sets in earlier receivers back when Dish Net hacking was prevelent and most likely had the N. American firmware wrote in a way to keep other versions of firmware that support various forms of hacking from being able to be loaded into it.
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Hate to sound cynical, but, this seems to be a trend from DMSI... they did the same thing with the DBS6000. I understand that companies must make a profit and they cannot please everyone, but in these 2 cases, they said they would work on the issues, but, then it just seemed as though they quit, cold.

Am I wrong? Is this just me?

I'll gladly apologize and delete this post if I am wrong.

also, just noticed Rick's reply.... I say, why not give us a receiver that works, and not worry about who's gonna try to hack what... as long as that was not what was intended or promoted...etc, etc.  Like a car manufacturer not selling a car that is capable of exceeding the speed limit, bogus excuse!

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I am not going to defend them, but will speak from a business viewpoint.  

We as hobbyist's are a small part of their business.  

They have grown to be a very large supplier to many other countries and do large volume in other areas besides just the more advanced hobbyist's which is what gathers here.  Yes I still would love to have an all in one box, but have yet to ever have one.  Yes, I would like for the SR1 to play all of the signals that many other receivers can play, but it does not and apparently the engineers for the receiver cannot fix it.  I believe that it is due to the limitations of the chip set that is used.

Both the SR1 and the DBS Traxis models are not high price receivers and for what they cost, they still do a pretty good job.  I wish they did better at some of the things that I would like and others would like, but I did not pay to have the units designed and built, so I am not going to line up to bash someone's units that don't do everything I would like it to do.  Instead I will evaluate and test and see what the units will do and if a company wants input and is willing to try and make changes, I will certainly be willing to try and assist, so hopefully we get a better unit to do what we as advanced hobbyists want, but I also understand the business side of making profits and where to spend the money to get the best results.

Jeff at Manhattan has been very good to work with and the RS1933 is proof of that.  Even though there are only a few left of that model and it is no longer in production, he is working on a few other models that we hope he can bring to market soon.

So I share in the overall disappointment that several receivers on the market still don't do all that I would like, but I will still keep on trying, knowing good and well that the wish list is always going to be longer than what any receiver is going to do.  Still love the hobby and still appreciate the folks that are still supplying products.

Thanks for the input.

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To answer the comment from techjunkie about worrying about supplying a receiver that cannot be hacked with, just look at the size of the Legal Judgements against the companies that were involved with hacking and the number of companies that are out of business.  That is an absolute No Brainer to me.
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I wish it was easy to make a great receiver that just works for all that we want.  I like to think that I could get into that game some time, but just give it a try and see how far you get when you start trying to make relationships with manufacturers and software engineers in other countries.  For anyone that can do it, Please step up and do it and I will be the first in line to buy from you.
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