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MattF

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Are there any STB's on the horizon that will play 4:2:2? Or is the only option for a STB the used Azbox market?
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Jeff Schumann from Manhattan is trying to put together a new STB with advanced features including 4:2:2 and 4K. Read through this

http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/4k-8134075?trail=30
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Jeff Schumann from Manhattan is trying to put together a new STB with advanced features including 4:2:2 and 4K. Read through this

http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/4k-8134075?trail=30


I did read some earlier, but I came away wondering if it will come together, I will definitely buy one if they come out.
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When you say 4:2:2, you need to be more specific.
Azbox will do 4:2:2 mpeg 2 video, but not 4:2:2 H.264.

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When you say 4:2:2, you need to be more specific.
Azbox will do 4:2:2 mpeg 2 video, but not 4:2:2 H.264.


Yes, you are correct, the Sky feed was 4:2:2 H.264 so an Azbox would of not helped me. I really don't want to go down the computer route again, it's such a steep learning curve. I'm hoping that the Manhattan receiver comes to fruition.
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IMO, even if you had the fictitious receiver that played every format known to man, with all the easy buttons... which does not exist...
It would still be worth your while to have a PC based tuner. There is a lot of information to be had/learned within them signals that ya just aren't gonna see sitting on ur couch pressing the remote.

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When I am on the couch my eyes are shut and snoring is coming from my mouth and it is "not" by fingers that are pressing on the remote buttons but rather my butt-en doing the work on the buttons. If the remote was "voice activated" I would need to learn to "talk through my hip pocket" and say football or dirt bike race. I have given up getting a new STB that can just play directly from the sat lnb into my tv monitor. Unless a new box can do that for the few 4K signals then any and all other functions will be worthless to me. I have a can opener and a bottle opener and digital level and a wall phone and a heart rate monitor and a well pump control and a wall clock and a door bell and a furnace control and a HHD reader/writer and a battery charger and a solar temperature monitor and a printer/scanner/mouse house holder with soft pad and a box that turns water into ice and another that turns water into vapor mist.

I just need an lnb to tv input device that can decode and display the few 4k sat signals we currently have now. If the new STB could control weeds in the garden then I would buy more than one of them.

Unless a "new STB" can receive some sat signals which I can not currently decode then "why would" I want to buy it?  If I wanted to be bothered all the time with voice commands, I would get married.  

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IMO, even if you had the fictitious receiver that played every format known to man, with all the easy buttons... which does not exist...
It would still be worth your while to have a PC based tuner. There is a lot of information to be had/learned within them signals that ya just aren't gonna see sitting on ur couch pressing the remote.


I just remember from the last time I went the computer route I was always downloading or updating something and the computer wouldn't recognise this or that. I may still do it but would love the simplicity of a STB. Maybe if somebody made a list of everything needed and where to download them from a safe location I might be persuaded. 😃
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...If I wanted to be bothered all the time with voice commands, I would get married.  


Now that's funny, hopefully my wife doesn't see this post!
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FYI, if you stick with windows based software, the learning curve is not so steep...LOL  Linux, I found to be a real challenge. If you buy a USB box, or a card, they usually come with some software to get you started, and there's a TON of information to take you from there, in this forum. It's a good way to go, just read some posts about them on here, and then read some more..LOL! THEN, decide what you want to get into. JMHO, ymmv [smile]
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Any thing new here?

My Azbox cant handle the new CW feeds in 4.2.2. MPEG 4 and been told CBS will soon be that way!

!cant tell how old the messages here are since late last year they stopped putting the time posted on things and now just have a 10 digit number last message here says:
"Posted 1487350772"

Maybe thats a stardate like they use in star trek
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I think I read in previous posts that the "Posted 1487350772" issue you mention is fixable by changing a setting on your computer (internet tools menu?).  Previous post here was Feb. 17.  Azbox will do 4.2.2 but won't do 4.2.2 H.264 as I recall.  I don't think there is any new news as it relates to receivers that will do 4.2.2 feeds.  
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The 264 is the type that CW is now doing.

Just looked at the internet control panel, I have nothing called tools, and it has nothing in it realting to any time type thing.
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RE:  "Posted 1487350772" issue. 


On my computer(windows 10) I have the "no script" add on for firefox. If I forget and have it set to not allow scripts when I come to this site I will only get the 10 digit number instead of the real time posted. As soon as I allow scripts here the time goes back to normal. Something to check maybe. Mike
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