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Thanks Rick, got it today. Is there any other firmwares available yet besides the one it came with?

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No not yet.  I do know that DMSI is working on quite a few different things for the unit which will likely include a channel editor.  I continue to work on my master satellite / channel list and as it grows, I will be loading the receivers with it before shipping.  With all the scanning that you do, your likely to have a much larger list than even I do.

As soon as anything new is offered, I will certainly post the information here.  I used the receiver today for the NBC NHL S2 feed on AMC 1.  The signal was right on the margin for me to be able to receive on any of my receivers.  My AZ Premium Plus, AZ ME and Manhattan and the SR 1 all had just enough signal to keep the feed in after I peaked my dish.  So pretty equal on sensitivity between those receivers, at least on the dish I was using.

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Got it. And yes I've already did some scanning and the Picture image quality is amazing compared to my Openbox s9. So sharp in detail and vivid colors.
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On the hockey game, I thought it was a bit to dark, at least for my taste, so I went into the SR 1 Menu to TV Settings and am able to adjust it on the receiver, rather than changing my TV settings, so I liked that about it.  I wish the Info display would show the FEC and the Modulation, like the Mahattan does.  Tim at DMSI said he would be willing to look at my requests after he gets the receiver out and addresses what he feels are the most important needs first.

So while DMSI may not change some things, he has expressed willingness to listen and consider.  So we try and be positive and report on things we like about the unit and then offer comments on some things that we think would make it better from the hobbyist's point of view.

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Question, how does your IR work for you?  Mine seems to be that I need to be like 5 feet away for it to respond. Further back will not function at all.
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I have not had any problem with it.  I was at least 15' away when using today.  Might just try unpluging and repluggin the pin jack.

I did have to reposition it, as I had it lying sideways at first.  As soon as I straightened it up, it worked well for me.

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I have not had any problem with it.  I was at least 15' away when using today.  Might just try unpluging and repluggin the pin jack.

I did have to reposition it, as I had it lying sideways at first.  As soon as I straightened it up, it worked well for me.


Ok will try to do just that.
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Question, how does your IR work for you?  Mine seems to be that I need to be like 5 feet away for it to respond. Further back will not function at all.


I thought I had the same issue with the IR remote. Turns out it needs to be mounted vertically. I originally had it laying flat on top of the receiver and it would only work 5 feet or less.
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Question, how does your IR work for you?  Mine seems to be that I need to be like 5 feet away for it to respond. Further back will not function at all.


I thought I had the same issue with the IR remote. Turns out it needs to be mounted vertically. I originally had it laying flat on top of the receiver and it would only work 5 feet or less.


Ah ok that is why mine wasn't working neither. Vertically it is Thx
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Rick,
Will you provide idiot (me) proof installation and user manual instruction in the future? You know me and my difficulties over the decades. Really interested but not until.
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Hi Rick.

From what I've read, you think this is better than the receiver Azbox, Linkbox or Manhattan?

It would be good if possible, which published in this section, screen images of the main menus of the receiver, to view its contents.

Thank you very much.

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Hi Fred,

Given time, but it will be a while yet, I would like to be able to provide a hand written user guide, but need to wait and see what future software updates are in store, before spending to much time writing a guide and then having to change it.  With that said, anyone who has used a FTA receiver for any amount of time will be able to operate this receiver.

Sadura,

No, I do not think that this is a better receiver than the AZBox, Linkbox or Manhattan yet.  All I mentioned before, was that it was able to lock the same somewhat weak signal on an NBC Hockey feed as the AZ and the Manhattan.  The AZ Boxes do 4:2:2 signals.  No other consumer set top boxes do 4:2:2, so the AZ Box receiver are a long time favorite of mine personally and I stored a few extra back for myself before selling out.  The Manhattan is also a very good receiver and has many things that I like about it, including a display menu that shows the Modulation of the signals it finds.  The Linkbox is comparable to the Manhattan, but the model I decided to carry, has the ATSC over the air digital tuner for local channels.

The SR1 is new and has a fast blind scan.  It does not do 4:2:2 at this time, but appears that it has not been ruled out as of yet.  So much more testing to do and also the chance for future development.  All receivers brands and software versions offer something different and only time will tell overall what the various receivers are best at and where the short comings are.  Many of us want different things from these receivers, while I want a Satellite Receiver that is fairly easy to use and works well for as many different Satellite signals as possible and at a competitive price.  

So opinions will very on the new SR 1, depending on those that use it.  I suspect many will say things to try and damage the reputation of the maker of the unit and aid in the selling of their own brands.  It is a shame that it has come down to these types of tactics, but it is what it is.  The proof will be in the use and how it works overall and so far, I am happy with many things and as a satellite receiver for someone aimed at one satellite, it is a very nice unit and that is basically what it is being marketed for.  With that said, DMSI has also expressed interest in further development to the box and I will do what I can to support that development to make it an even better unit for the hobbyist market.  As I have mentioned before, the hobbyist market is a fairly small percentage of the overall market for this receiver and is also the most demanding and wants the cheapest price.  So there will have to be some give and take.  We just work for and hope for the best overall of all of the receivers and PCI cards and USB receivers that I get the chance to sell.  Much of the hobbyist's support comes from the GREAT People that visit this forum.  The software development by forum members for the PCI cards and USB receivers is a great example of that.

By the way... Happy Easter!

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Hey Rick, do you have the North American satellite list handy because I did a factory reset and now only shows partial list with a few NA sats listed.
Let me know, thanks
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Hey Rick, do you have the North American satellite list handy because I did a factory reset and now only shows partial list with a few NA sats listed.
Let me know, thanks


Sure, e-mail me with the address you want it sent to:  rickcaylor@aol.com


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Thanks, sent
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