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hotdog842

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HI, Looking for an inexpensive receiver to replace my coolsat 8000 for DVB S2 8PSK on G19.
I am looking at a Manhattan RC-1978 HD , will this work for my need? Anyone familiar with this receiver? Does anyone have a suggestion?
I haven't looked for a new receiver in a long time
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A very nice quality inexpensive receiver is the Icecrypt 1600 CHD SE that does DVB-S2 8PSK as well as, 16APSK, and 32APSK.   

http://www.gofastmotorsports.com/icecrypts1600chdse.htm

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To answer your question;  Yes the Manhattan 1978 will work well. This is the newest box from "Manhattan"  Jess out in California
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Hey Hotdog842,

Of the 2 receivers mentioned above, I favor the Icecrypt unit for overall ease of use and friendly menu layout and sensitivity and blind scan ability and speed.  114.99 Including shipping.

The Manhattan is still a good unit.  Menu layout is a bit different, but still easy to learn and it is being lowered in price to 99.00 plus 10.00 for shipping tomorrow.

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Do both receivers have accurate time keeping, like Internet based time reference?  Do both receivers support friendly DVR functionality?
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I don't have a Manhattan but I do have an Icecrypt 1600.  I have not noticed any issues with the time as long as the unit remains plugged in.  Once the power is cut the time resets as expected.  As far as recording, I've only tried a few minutes here and there.  I used a no-name 16GB USB drive and didn't notice any problems.  Maybe someone that's tried higher bitrates or a longer recording time can jump in with their experience.

As Rick said, the menu in the Icecrypt is very user friendly and the box is very easy to navigate.

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The Icecrypt 1600 CHD SE records great and the timers work spot on.  I use a 1TB Western Digital external with its own power supply.

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I bought the big brother Icecrypt 3750CHD and plugged an external hard drive into it was already 3/4 full of recorded shows and it played videos through the Icecrypt that even my 'smart' TV wouldn't handle.  I tuned to a 1080i feed and hit the record button and the receiver made a file on the drive [on it's own] called 'PVR' and recorded into the file.  Recorded just fine and played back great.  Keeps accurate time and it's nice to have the option to take the time off the satellite with the GMT offset or the Internet NPT time server.  Nice box.
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A very nice quality inexpensive receiver is the Icecrypt 1600 CHD SE that does DVB-S2 8PSK as well as, 16APSK, and 32APSK.   

http://www.gofastmotorsports.com/icecrypts1600chdse.htm

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       Manhattan 1997total junk I have one its so buggy not using it
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