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WeTeks are Now in Stock!  Yahoo!  Or should I say Google... Licensed!

EDIT:  Now on our Web Site:  
http://www.rickssatelliteusa.com/wetek.htm#

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go out to my good friend EMILNJ!  This guy continues to amaze me with his knowledge and ability!  He is giving both WeTek and me valuable input and support!

WeTek Play is a unique TV box. With Android, WeTek gives your TV the full potential of Internet*. Certified by Google gives you access to thousands of Android applications through Google Play. Enjoy movies, music, games, streaming, IPTV, and much, much more.  *Requires an Internet connection.

You can add a DVB-S2 Dual Tuner or an ATSC OTA Digital Tuner to the WeTek Play and receiver Free To Air Satellite Channels* or Over the Air Local Channels in your area*. *To receiver Satellite channels, you will need a Satellite Dish and LNBF.  To receive ATSC OTA Local channels you will need an Off Air Antenna.

Watch, play, communicate, share and browse, all of this on a big screen.  Spotify, Facebook, Google Play, You Tube, Box, Skype, Kodi / XBMC or just browse the Internet.

WeTek WeCloud Antenna - Enjoy freely Internet TV directly from your sofa! WeCloud Antenna will allow you to watch hundreds of Internet TV Channels for free. All you need to do is to activate your WeTek device. Through WeTek Member area, you can add your own private Internet TV channels and watch them on your device.  Remember this service is available only for users with activated devices.

WeTek Services - By buying a WeTek device, you will own a Membership card, that’s the open door to WeTek Services. Register your device and have fully access to the Membership area and fully enjoy WeTek Services. 

WeControl app - Get full control of your box - Control your device with your smartphone or tablet. Transform your smartphone or tablet into a real remote control. With extra functionalities such as keyboard and touchpad, you get a new window of possibilities.

Simply, download the app through Google Play and find a easy way to have full control of your WeTek Play. The power is in your hand.

WeBackup - We backup your box settings.  One place for all your backup. With box.com you can flash as many different softwares versions you want, and then restore your data with one single click.

WeTek Premium Support - Professional assistance always with you.  Be sure the help you need is just hours away. Our Premium Support team is dedicated to deliver a rapid response to our registered members. Beside Premium, there is also Support for all yours specific query.

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WeTek Media Player - $115.00 including shipping within the United States.

WeTek Media Player with Dual DVB-S2 Tuner - $130.00 including shipping within the United States. 

http://www.rickssatelliteusa.com/wetek.htm

We will have the ATSC Tuner in stock soon and they will be $15.00. 

The Satellite Software is not what it needs to be for use in North America yet, but the WeTek engineering team is hard at work on addressing this.  Currently it will scan and play channels, but we would like to see some changes in the menu, making the unit more friendly for use here in North America.  The current software will not play 4:2:2 video, but again the WeTek Engineering team is working on this.  We are once again hopeful of many future upgrades.  The unit and the support WeTek support team has been getting very good reviews on the Internet from all around the world.

Thanks,

Rick


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Now on our Web Site:  http://www.rickssatelliteusa.com/wetek.htm#
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The WeTek looks interesting.
Some questions:

Can you combine a DVB-S2 tuner and an OTA tuner in the box or do you have to choose one or the other?

What are the specs for the the DVB-S2 tuner?  Does it do 8psk, 16apsk and 32apsk?

Can it perform as a DVR?  
If so does it use an internal Hard Drive or an external USB Hard Drive?


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Photoman76,

Your first question was the first question that we asked them as well.  The answer was that it had to be one or the other.

There is a small plate with a plastic tab that you can push and then remove the plate and then install (slilde into place) either the Dual S2 tuner or the ATSC tuner.

At this time, they do not have a combo S2 / ATSC tuner and it is not in their plans.  So it has to be one or the other.  You can take out the S2 card and your satellite channels will be gone and then install the ATSC tuner and use it.

I don't know at this moment if it will do 16 and 32APSK signals.  I can't find a spec sheet that gives the specifics on the tuner.  Do you know of any active 16APSK signals up right now that I can try it on?  I scanned in several S2 8PSK signals, including the 4:2:2 CBS network feeds on G19.  It will lock and scan in the CBS signals, but currently cannot play the 4:2:2 video.  They expressed that they felt they might be able to get the software to be able to play 4:2:2.  But for now, no 4:2:2.  Also as mentioned earlier, the software for using the unit as a satellite receiver is more geared towards use in Europe and it is going to take some software changes to make it a more complete satellite receiver for N. America.

Yes, you can record with it, using and external USB stick or drive.  Here is a link to many of their You Tube Instruction Videos:  https://wetek.com/tutorials_video

Thanks,

Rick

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The S2 tuner appears to be Availink with AVL6211 AV2011.   Only info I can find so far says QPSK/8PSK.

Highly unlikely 4:2:2 will decode in hardware.  Dual core 1.5Ghz probably won't play CBS HD in software. 

OpenElec may come with the unit on an SD card.  If not, you can make your own.  Plug that in and it boots instead of Android.  Not tested, but we can't see any reason why a USB ATSC tuner model supported by OpenElec would not work along side the built in DVB-S2 tuner. 

OpenElec will support 4:2:2 already in software, but as I mentioned dual core might not cut it. 
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Can you stream to it via HTTP or UDP streams from another computer in your house, similar to what you can do with a ROKU-HD1000 or a PopCornHour (mine is long ago departed)?
If so, is there a bitrate limit?  My Roku will play up to somewhere around 40000 Mbps, but it won't play H264, so it's becoming obsolete.  I've tried one of the small USB android devices that have HDMI output to TV, and they will play H264, but it seemed to be limited with respect to bitrate.  I can't remember the problem level, but I remember it playing SD OK, but not HD.

Anyway, just curious.  If this were possible, it would be useful for people with a computer receiver, but who don't have a fast enough computer to play on the TV.
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Can you stream to it via HTTP or UDP streams from another computer in your house, similar to what you can do with a ROKU-HD1000 or a PopCornHour (mine is long ago departed)?
If so, is there a bitrate limit?  My Roku will play up to somewhere around 40000 Mbps, but it won't play H264, so it's becoming obsolete.  I've tried one of the small USB android devices that have HDMI output to TV, and they will play H264, but it seemed to be limited with respect to bitrate.  I can't remember the problem level, but I remember it playing SD OK, but not HD.

Anyway, just curious.  If this were possible, it would be useful for people with a computer receiver, but who don't have a fast enough computer to play on the TV.


The problem with most of the previous Android sticks and boxes has been 1) Android and 2) poor SOCS.  These guys use an Amlogic SOC which is a much better chip and also has support in regular Linux kernel so you can get rid of Android. 

Most of these SOCs seem to have about a 40Mbps limit for hardware h.264.  I don't know exactly what this chip will do, but I have not heard any complaints about h.264 playback so far. 


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Sounds like same tuner as mine, the device i have is amlogic, mx2, g18...pretty similar dual core I think.
Mine is definitely s2 qpsk/8psk only per spec.
it can play recorded 4:2:2  cbs feeds but poorly in sw. Wouldnt be watchable.

I havent found any feeds that it cant play other than 422 of course.

Rick may be right, that it might be possible in sw some day, because while mine is
attempting to play that high bit rate cbs recording, the cpu util didnt seem all that high...
Maybe 60 to 70 perc???
Have seen higher on my dual core intel machine..
which is higher clock and way more memory maybe?

sorry bout the caps as im using my phone....

edit: have gotten quite used to the stb, so I dont see myself installing openelec on it
anytime soon. but I may get another one from Rick to play around with some time.

edit2:Couldn't stand the caps any longer... and double checked, the tuner in mine is AVL6211 Demod, AV2012 tuner.


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I have an ARM dual core 1.6Ghz and it won't touch CBS HD either.  The CPU doesn't max out either, but I expect that is because it just starts dropping frames like crazy.  Laptop is Intel dual core 2.2Ghz and it works with both CPUs running around 80%.   

I'm thinking a quad core ARM might do it, but I've never spoken anyone who has ever tried it.  Right now our dollar is in the toilet so I'm not buying much of anything for new toys.
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I think the benefit of android is google play and especially netflix.  Several months ago I bought a vigica 60S android box. The android side worked great..netflix, xbmc, etc....but the sat side was terrible and could not communicate with the android side. There was no way to set up timer recordings except through XBMC..but XBMC could not communicate with the sat side so no channels and no record using timers.

If netflix could be made for linux, or the android side of a box be  able to talk to the linux/STB side then these boxes would be ideal.  Up to now most of these boxes have been 2 boxes in one physical case running two different operating systems...but really only one at a time causing problems for the end user.

Rick how well does the STB side communicate and function with the android side?

The only version I have heard that has made any real progress on this is the Amiko Alien 3....I do not have one and have not seen one...but they seem to have more right than wrong with it.

Hopefully this box  at Ricks will develop into a great receiver.

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You boot one or the other.  Android is on there when you get it.  If you want some thing else you can put it on an SD card plug it in and it boots instead of Android.  Pull the SD card and Android is still there.  You can install something else to the box and replace Android or you can set up dual boot.  They have set this up to be very flexible.

There are certainly reasons to want Android and there are reasons to want a regular Linux. Depends on what you want to do. 

Android is being improved, but still comes from a position of not being designed to run a full blown media centre on a large screen or support TV tuners in any way.

As far as I know Netflix works on Linux, but I don't know much about it or how to get it going.
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Rick I'm thinking of getting one of these?
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Yes, you can record with it, using and external USB stick or drive.  Here is a link to many of their You Tube Instruction Videos:  https://wetek.com/tutorials_video

Thanks,

Rick

So Rick after seeing mountaineer's statement below
I'm not sure I understand either of you
So just what does it record?
Does it record just the Internet side? or does it record from both sides
And if it does record the Satellite/ATSC side, then is mountaineer correct and you can't set up a recording in XBMC?

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The android side worked great..netflix, xbmc, etc....but the sat side was terrible and could not communicate with the android side. There was no way to set up timer recordings except through XBMC..but XBMC could not communicate with the sat side so no channels and no record using timers.

And if they don't communicate, can you still set the channels up to at least watch with XBMC

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Voom Voom, I was talking about a box I bought called the vigica 60S...not this one. I have no knowledge of how this box listed here works. It may work beautifully I have no idea. On mine no you could not watch through xbmc. XBMC was basically a way to watch things on your network. I was making an overall comment about the new android boxes coming out.

Hopefully this box here at this site will be much better, and I know it will be much better supported.


You could not record anything on xbmc on the vigica. You could instant record  on the sat side by pressing record button while watching something...that is it.

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Thanks for making your statement more clear to me mountaineer.
I'd still like to know from Rick it you can TIMER Record from the Satellite/ATSC side?
Or if you can set up XBMC with the Satellite/ATSC side, to Watch or/and Record?
Although I'll probably get one anyway, just to play with and see for myself....

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I'd still like to know from Rick it you can TIMER Record from the Satellite/ATSC side?
Or if you can set up XBMC with the Satellite/ATSC side, to Watch or/and Record?



You can do an instant record in Wetek Theater on the Android side for Satellite or ATSC if you have a USB drive connected.  I see no settings for timer recordings and will request it be added. 

On the Linux side using OpenElec you can do an instant record on both Satellite or ATSC if you have a PVR client installed in Kodi (formally XBMC). 

I am not sure if you can do timer recordings in Kodi as I haven't tried any recordings yet.

I will say that ATSC live TV works very well in OpenElec Kodi especially after the last update Wetek did.

Just as a multimedia box without any tuners installed it works very well in the Android environment for streaming, web surfing, multimedia playback, Netflix, and YouTube. 

Emil


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