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Since I have never tried to get the local OTA channels thru my STB, I find myself not knowing the proper values to put into the fields.  My SV 8K was the same way.  The receiver is prompting me for a freq. value for start and end.  It has a 6 digit default number in there but that does not scan anything in.  Does anyone know what these freq. values should be for OTA freq. scan.  Thanks
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Try 470000 thru 700000 for a start. Mine is in the closet now or else I'd look at it to confirm. Plot your address @ tvfool.com to see what you should get.
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You should be able to go to auto scan dtv and scan in.Been awhile since I had one of my 8100`s in action but if memory serves me correctly that is all that is needed.


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there is an auto scan and a manual scan but freq. values need to be entered into the start and end fields.

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You should be able to go to auto scan dtv and scan in.Been awhile since I had one of my 8100`s in action but if memory serves me correctly that is all that is needed.


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Hello Thor...You do not have to enter a start and end freq...Just hit the ok button and all your ota will scan in.
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nothing scans in.  I've tried every freq. possible from 100000 to 880000.  This really P'ing me off.
Antenna has good signal strength when I plug it straight into the TV.
Something is amiss somewhere cause through the receiver there is not even a hint of a signal.

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Hello Thor...You do not have to enter a start and end freq...Just hit the ok button and all your ota will scan in.

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You may have a bad tuner..as Jeff says, it should be a non issue.
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I'll try another receiver, thanks.

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You may have a bad tuner..as Jeff says, it should be a non issue.

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I never used a 8100, but used a Cool-8000 years back and never cared to much for it using it for fta stuff it use to reboot on me all the time on a HD feed, but it did do well on the OTA channels. why don't you use the SV-8000 that you have listed, I still use a SV-8000 here to this day and its a awesome ota recorder and the guide works for OTA too, along with the best dish mover I have ever used.
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Is guess it does have a bad tuner.  Plugged in the SV8K and it quickly scanned in a bunch of channels except for the VHF ( 2-13) unfortunately those are the one's I most wanted.  Thanks guys.

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You may have a bad tuner..as Jeff says, it should be a non issue.

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unfortunately cap I can't say the same about my 8K.  While it did do a good job on timer recordings and keeping accurate time which is something that I do alot of, I did have more re-boots than I would of liked to have seen when using it for Satellite. 
As far as for OTA goes, I have to give it a thumbs down.  It did not scan in the VHF channels, ie.  NBC, FOX, CBS and in 5 minutes that I had it on it rebooted twice.  Don't think I'll keep this one in service.  I have 2 Coolie 8100's, maybe I'll switch them around and test the OTA on the other one.  Thanks Cap.

 

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I never used a 8100, but used a Cool-8000 years back and never cared to much for it using it for fta stuff it use to reboot on me all the time on a HD feed, but it did do well on the OTA channels. why don't you use the SV-8000 that you have listed, I still use a SV-8000 here to this day and its a awesome ota recorder and the guide works for OTA too, along with the best dish mover I have ever used.

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The Coolsat 8000 and 8100 are basically identical except for the USB connection.
   These Coolsats can be excellent receivers if you get one that doesn't reboot or freeze.  They do a great job on OTA ATSC.
Instead of using the autoscan method, I generally input the channel freqs directly and use manual scan, although I have used autoscan, but I've only used it on UHF, because the channels are in nice 6 MHz increments up there.  I'd really recommend only using autoscan on UHF, and entering your VHF freqs manually.
   To do the UHF autoscan, put the start freq on   473000, put the end freq somewhere up around 671000, and put the step freq at 6000.  This should hit all the UHF freqs from channel 14 through 47.  I'm not positive, but I'm thinking that if you use a 470000 start freq, as suggested, that it won't hit the actual freqs using a 6000 step.  Ie it will hit the start freq of each channel, not the center freq.  If you have a 1000 step, it would hit them all but the scan would take a long time.
   As I mentioned the VHF freqs aren't in regular 6 MHz increments, so it's better to do them manually.   Don't forget, however that many of your channels might be advertised as being VHF channels while they are actually being transmitted on UHF freqs, so you need to know the actual freq of your channels to enter manual freqs.  However if you do the autoscan on UHF, then go back and manually enter VHF channels that aren't found, that should find everything. 
    For manual entry of everything, use the following freqs .
The freqs below are in MHz, so add "000" to each one for the Coolsat. Such as for channel 3, use 63000. 



2    57
3    63
4    69
5    79
6    85
7    177
8    183
9    189
10    195
11    201
12    207
13    213


14    473
15    479
16    485
17    491
18    497
19    503
20    509
21    515
22    521
23    527
24    533
25    539
26    545
27    551
28    557
29    563
30    569
31    575
32    581
33    587
34    593
35    599
36    605
37    611
38    617
39    623
40    629
41    635
42    641
43    647
44    653
45    659
46    665
47    671


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unfortunately cap I can't say the same about my 8K.  While it did do a good job on timer recordings and keeping accurate time which is something that I do alot of, I did have more re-boots than I would of liked to have seen when using it for Satellite. 
As far as for OTA goes, I have to give it a thumbs down.  It did not scan in the VHF channels, ie.  NBC, FOX, CBS and in 5 minutes that I had it on it rebooted twice.  Don't think I'll keep this one in service.  I have 2 Coolie 8100's, maybe I'll switch them around and test the OTA on the other one.  Thanks Cap.

 


by you not scanning in VHF that's not a problem of the SV, but its a problem of the FW that you are using. at 1st when the SV-8000 came out its FW only supported UHF, then latter ( a year or so) a VHF scan was added in their FW. mine here scans in VHF with no problems, here I scan in 4-different frequency's with a total of 9-channels that it scans with no problem.
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cool I didn't know that.  But the rebooting is awful.  sounds like my SV acts just like your old Coolsat  Eventually I'll have to figure something out or just give up on trying to record local OTA.  I can still watch by plugging my antenna straight to the TV but for recording, well you know.



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unfortunately cap I can't say the same about my 8K.  While it did do a good job on timer recordings and keeping accurate time which is something that I do alot of, I did have more re-boots than I would of liked to have seen when using it for Satellite. 
As far as for OTA goes, I have to give it a thumbs down.  It did not scan in the VHF channels, ie.  NBC, FOX, CBS and in 5 minutes that I had it on it rebooted twice.  Don't think I'll keep this one in service.  I have 2 Coolie 8100's, maybe I'll switch them around and test the OTA on the other one.  Thanks Cap.

 


by you not scanning in VHF that's not a problem of the SV, but its a problem of the FW that you are using. at 1st when the SV-8000 came out its FW only supported UHF, then latter ( a year or so) a VHF scan was added in their FW. mine here scans in VHF with no problems, here I scan in 4-different frequency's with a total of 9-channels that it scans with no problem.

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wejones, these numbers are not matching up.  I tried the freq for 13 and got the local channel 3 (PBS).  should of been FOX 13.  Tried the one for 8 which is local NBC and no siganl found there.  Do these numbers need to be tweaked?  Impressive list of freq's.  I must ask how you arrived at those numbers?

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The Coolsat 8000 and 8100 are basically identical except for the USB connection.
   These Coolsats can be excellent receivers if you get one that doesn't reboot or freeze.  They do a great job on OTA ATSC.
Instead of using the autoscan method, I generally input the channel freqs directly and use manual scan, although I have used autoscan, but I've only used it on UHF, because the channels are in nice 6 MHz increments up there.  I'd really recommend only using autoscan on UHF, and entering your VHF freqs manually.
   To do the UHF autoscan, put the start freq on   473000, put the end freq somewhere up around 671000, and put the step freq at 6000.  This should hit all the UHF freqs from channel 14 through 47.  I'm not positive, but I'm thinking that if you use a 470000 start freq, as suggested, that it won't hit the actual freqs using a 6000 step.  Ie it will hit the start freq of each channel, not the center freq.  If you have a 1000 step, it would hit them all but the scan would take a long time.
   As I mentioned the VHF freqs aren't in regular 6 MHz increments, so it's better to do them manually.   Don't forget, however that many of your channels might be advertised as being VHF channels while they are actually being transmitted on UHF freqs, so you need to know the actual freq of your channels to enter manual freqs.  However if you do the autoscan on UHF, then go back and manually enter VHF channels that aren't found, that should find everything. 
    For manual entry of everything, use the following freqs .
The freqs below are in MHz, so add "000" to each one for the Coolsat. Such as for channel 3, use 63000. 



2    57
3    63
4    69
5    79
6    85
7    177
8    183
9    189
10    195
11    201
12    207
13    213


14    473
15    479
16    485
17    491
18    497
19    503
20    509
21    515
22    521
23    527
24    533
25    539
26    545
27    551
28    557
29    563
30    569
31    575
32    581
33    587
34    593
35    599
36    605
37    611
38    617
39    623
40    629
41    635
42    641
43    647
44    653
45    659
46    665
47    671



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