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I'm going to have my dish and motor hooked up soon. I need a receiver, I do have a prof 7500 but that's just to mess around with the 4:2:2 streams. I'm looking between an Amiko A3 comb or another DVBS-2 receiver.
I really want a FTA receiver with kodi. But I did read some reviews about the Amiko A3
And it had some issues with the FTA side.
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You should look at the Wetek Play as it is the only device that does True Kodi and is satellite DVB-S2 enabled if you have the DVB-S2 tuner installed.  You can also boot to an Enigma 2 based image right from a MicroSD card since it is dual boot. 

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No perfect receivers out there.  We have so many different things on satellite that we try and get these inexpensive little receivers to do, it is amazing that they do as good as what they do.

Like Emil says, WeTek is a Great box, especially if you want Kodi and you can add either an S2 Tuner or an ATSC OTA Tuner and have the options to run it with different firmware.

The 9000i Local Linkbox Set Top Box can do S2 8PSK and 16APSK and also has a model with an ATSC OTA Tuner and also has IPTV and records very well.

A couple of nice choices for not much money.

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Will a Wetek Play handle the 4:2:2 streams though?
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No STB does 4:2:2 besides the AZBOX's and the Quali-TV's before them.  

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The Wetek is good because the tuners are so cheap.   I built my box with an Intel embedded and it does 4:2:2 OK but not with Kodi.  Have to use mpv as an external player.  I'm sure if I send in a bug report and a video sample they could fix it for Kodi too.  With Nvidia Kodi plays it fine, but then that is a big noisy box.

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Hi Folks. A friend is the Chief Engineer at the local NPR. As he approaches retirement he’d like to get into FTA satellite TV. My set-up has proven quite useful. The AZ Premium HD+ is great for capture sensitivity and the occasional 4:2:2 video while the Manhattan is better for blind scans and therefore getting onto a bird. The Manhattan also has an easier indexing. Is there an upgrade to what I have? I’ve read what’s on this thread but thought I’d ask the question in this way, esp with what the Manhattan gives me. He’d accept the two-receiver solution if that’s what works best. Would be buying from Rick. Thanks.


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If he is looking for a good everyday all around receiver I highly suggest the Linkbox 9000i HD Local.  It does satellite(DVB-S QPSK, DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK) in 4:2:0, Local OTA, and IPTV.  It is very easy to use and setup and performs very well.  I would say the Linkbox is a definite upgrade to the Manhattan 1933 and as easy to use.  

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Thanks for that, Emil. Seems to be what we’re asking. He has a wife and three teenagers so would want to distribute what’s available around the house. His programming skills are great. Not retiring for a few years but is looking to start the upgrade soon. (His home is near the towers in the sticks for strong OTA!) I’ll pass this along.


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If he has teenagers then they will love the DLNA features in the receiver too.  You can play directly to and from the Linkbox with a DLNA device. 

Your Very Welcome,

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If he is new to FTA and has no equipment he should start scouting for a good 10ft or larger cband BUD. Also something smaller for Ku. Finding a 10ft or larger in good shape might be his greatest challenge at this point.
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I chose to get my replacement BUD as new and unassembled from Canada but his resources are far greater than mine. I bet he knows where to find castaways when the time comes.


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Seriously, a computer with hdmi out is your best satellite receiver.
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I don't consider a PC solution a receiver.  It is fine for some folks but many just want to sit in front of the TV turn on their receiver with the remote and watch TV.  

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Seriously, a computer with hdmi out is your best satellite receiver.


Does this rob a lot of resources from your pc?  In other words, if I'm watching an HD broadcast, will I experience slow performance from the pc if I wanted to surf and such at the same time? 

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