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http://www.gofastmotorsports.com/Special_SR1.htm includes no picture of any remote controller. Having read it and having read through all existing threads, for a while I had the idea that one needs an Android or iPod to control it. Apparently it has a remote eye that needs to be oriented in a not-necessarily-intuitive direction to have useful range. But what about the remote itself? How big is it? ME or smaller easy-to-lose size? AZBox HD+ size or larger? Similar to Manhattan? Is it some wierd shape like the 922 & 905 had, or the SR1 itself? Does it have a button dedicated to USB device disconnection? What things can it do without opening any menu? An image of it would be nice.

Tiny size and odd shape means making & breaking connections requires two hands even though device could otherwise be located in a barely accessible or non-accessible location, not a positive characteristic.

My experience with pin jacks instead of RCA for analog A/V I/O has been nothing but negative. It's too easy for them to get a tug and lose contact, while the jacks and plugs themselves seem prone to oxidation build-up making them hard to get any connection to start with.

Does this device support EXT2 and/or NTFS, or only FAT32. Does what it supports depend on whether a HD or a stick? If EXT2 and/or NTFS, does it do like Manhattan and arbitrarily split recordings into pieces with an arbitrary 4G maximum size?

Technically speaking and price-wise this device is attractive, but I strongly prefer devices with connections limited to one face with sole exceptions of 1: extra USB port; 2: CA card slot. For now I think this with three connection faces, and no CBS, and no improvement WRT NBC audio, will be a no-go for me.

I hope Rick will relay my comments to DMS.

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http://www.gofastmotorsports.com/Special_SR1.htm includes no picture of any remote controller. Having read it and having read through all existing threads, for a while I had the idea that one needs an Android or iPod to control it. Apparently it has a remote eye that needs to be oriented in a not-necessarily-intuitive direction to have useful range. But what about the remote itself? How big is it? ME or smaller easy-to-lose size? AZBox HD+ size or larger? Similar to Manhattan? Is it some wierd shape like the 922 & 905 had, or the SR1 itself? Does it have a button dedicated to USB device disconnection? What things can it do without opening any menu? An image of it would be nice.

Tiny size and odd shape means making & breaking connections requires two hands even though device could otherwise be located in a barely accessible or non-accessible location, not a positive characteristic.

My experience with pin jacks instead of RCA for analog A/V I/O has been nothing but negative. It's too easy for them to get a tug and lose contact, while the jacks and plugs themselves seem prone to oxidation build-up making them hard to get any connection to start with.

Does this device support EXT2 and/or NTFS, or only FAT32. Does what it supports depend on whether a HD or a stick? If EXT2 and/or NTFS, does it do like Manhattan and arbitrarily split recordings into pieces with an arbitrary 4G maximum size?

Technically speaking and price-wise this device is attractive, but I strongly prefer devices with connections limited to one face with sole exceptions of 1: extra USB port; 2: CA card slot. For now I think this with three connection faces, and no CBS, and no improvement WRT NBC audio, will be a no-go for me.

I hope Rick will relay my comments to DMS.


Yes, the receiver has a remote control.  It measures 7" x 2" in size and it quite thin as well.

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I have had no problems with the remote or the remote control IR EYE.  For my use with several different units, they have responded well and no different than have a receiver placed in a location where you aim the remote at the Eye on the front panel.

I have not had any problem with the Pin Jacks either.  I test each unit before shipping and have to plug in the IR EYE and the Composite output adapter.  Once connected, there is really no need to be unplugging and pluggin them back in a lot.

Sent new streams this week to DMSI and read earlier that the Engineers had added the audio choices for NBC from one of the earlier streams that they tested with.  No, it does not do 4:2:2, so like most other receivers, it cannot play the main CBS Network feeds live.

We will continue to offer suggestions and point out anything that others and I feel that will make the box more user friendly for the advanced hobbyist's.

I have not done recording with it yet and examined the files, so I cannot answer that for you at this time.

I understand if it is not a box for you.  

Thanks for your input.


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...Tiny size and odd shape means making & breaking connections requires two hands even though device could otherwise be located in a barely accessible or non-accessible location, not a positive characteristic....

...Once connected, there is really no need to be unplugging and pluggin them back in a lot....

My quoted comment is really about storage access via USB. As a multimedia player, one might expect to use USB for image viewing and videos from various USB sources as well as for recording. As it has no apparent provision for an internal storage device, the obvious location for recording would be a HD which might need to be shared with one or more other recorders that have no internal storage, thus necessitating moving the cable among devices more often than rarely. Can it record to LAN shares, including NAS, as well as to USB?

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