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AMIKO X-FINDER 2

Discussion in 'Satellite Meters and Installation Equipment' started by drusattv, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. drusattv

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    HI
    IS AMIKO X-FINDER 2 GOOD SATELLITE METER FOR DISH SETUP?

    HAS X-FINDER 2 SENSITIVE TUNER FOR DVBS2 SIGNALS AND DISH SETUP ?

    IS THERE SENSITIVE SIGNAL QUALITY IN X-FINDER 2 FOR SATELLITE DISH INSTALL ?

    X-FINDER 2 HAS ALi 3516 ::CPU!




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  2. vma

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    Hi,

    I have never seen this device live in my hands, but you can get an idea here:

    It costs in Portugal around 320 Euro, which is an intersting price.

    It belongs to the category of "cheap Chinese field meter that are more like portable satellite receivers". However, these devices have apparently evolved since the last units I have tested myself and now offer constellation diagram (judging from the video, it is slow and of little use) and a relatively fast spectrum. What they really are good at, even compared to professional grade field meters is the amount of functionality: you get tuners for DVB-S/S2/C/T/T2 and even video playback.

    For hobby use and mainly for having a portable all in one receiver device, they are nice.

    Mind you, the firmware might not be perfect and you might suffer from deterioration. All my Chinese field meters got aged rubber after 1-2 years, keys broke by themselfes, battery is not good anymore.

    If you want to do feedhunting, nowadays the best option is to get a Crazyscan compatible PC card and use Crazyscan or EBSpro (which now is freeware).

    If you need to go up a ladder and want to hold a receiver in your hand to check tuning, why not use RDP or EBSpro for Android on your smartphone? If you still want a cheap and small device, go for it.

    Regards,
    Vitor
     
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  3. drusattv

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    thank you for good information.........
    BUT
    I think SATFINDER 5HD SLIM OR ALPSAT 6HD IS BETTER
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    X-FINDER 2
    SPECTRUM ANALAYZER​


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    ALPSAT SATFINDER 6 HD



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    SATFINDER 5HD SLIM



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  5. drusattv

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    MEGASAT HD5 COMBO
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    • 5 inch (12.7 cm) AMOLED color display
    • Measurement of all reception types (DVB-S / -S2 / -S2X / -C / -C2 / -T / -T2 H.264 and H.265/HEVC)
    • Live TV playback
    • Video decoding: MPEG4, MPEG4-AVC / H.264 and H.265/HEVC / Hieg Tier@Level 4.1, MGEP2 ISO/IEC 13818-2 MP@HL/ML
    • Audio decoding: MPEG1, MPEG2 ISO/IEC 13818-3 Layer I & II
    • Integrated speakers
    • Li-Ion battery (7.4 V / 5000 mA/h) with fast charging
    • LED light on the back to measure the system even in low light conditions
    • High quality housing made of aluminum
    • USB connection for firmware updates and storage of measurement data, program list, …
    • Power supply: AC 100-240 V / DC 12 V, 2 A
    • Antenna voltage: 5 V / 12 V (max. 200 mA)


    • DVB-S / S2 / S2X
    • DVB-S Frequency range: 950 – 2150 MHz
    • DVB-S LNB Voltage: 13/18 V, max. 300 mA
    • DVB-S LNB Power: Evaluation of LNB power (mA)
    • DVB-S Level range: 35 ~ 90 dBμV
    • Input resistance: 75 Ω
    • Measurement of Ultra HD signals
    • Unicable I & II (EN 50494 / EN 50607)
    • DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / USALS (Automatic detection of DiSEqC 1.0)
    • Automatic satellite detection (NIT)
    • Calculation of angle of rotation and inclination of the antenna
    • Search mode: Automatic, manual, blind scan
    • LNB Short circuit protection with LED indicator
    • Display of signal strength / quality, dBm, CNR, BER
    • Spectrum and constellation analysis
    • Cable identification at Quattro LNB (Transponder control)



    • Frequency range: 44 – 870 MHz
    • Level range: 30 ~ -100 dBμV
    • Display of signal strength / quality, BER, PER, CNR
    • Spectrum and constellation analysis
    • Automatic signal identification
    • Code Rate: DVB-T: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
    • Code Rate: DVB-T2: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
    • Modulation DVB-T: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
    • Modulation DVB-T2: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, 256 QAM
    • Bandwidth DVB-T: 6, 7 and 8 MHz
    • Bandwidth DVB-T2: 1.7, 6, 7 and 8 MHz


    • Frequency range: 44 – 870 MHz
    • Level range: 30 ~ -100 dBμV
    • Display of signal strength / quality, BER, PER, CNR, symbol rate
    • Spectrum and constellation analysis
    • Tilt display
    • Modulation DVB-C: 16 QAM to 256 QAM
    • Modulation DVB-C2: 16 QAM to 4096 QAM
    • RF input level range: 30 ~ 100 dbμV



    • With the HD 5 Combo satellite meter, all TV signals can be measured. It provides an accurate measurement for satellite, cable and terrestrial television (including DVB-T2 HD). With the DVB-S2X measurement, UHD frequencies can also be measured. The complete housing consists of robust and high-quality aluminum, in which a 5 inch AMOLED color display was integrated. As a small highlight, an LED light is installed on the back of the housing in order to measure the system even in low light conditions. The operation is a children’s play with the clear and clearly structured menu. All functions for measurement are easy to reach and almost self-explanatory.
     
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    I think @scopus has Satfinder 5HD and he seems happy with it.
     
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    SIMILAR

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    HI

    YES ......SATFINDER 5HD SLIM IS VERY GOOD..............
     
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    PROMAX RANGER NEO 3
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    The adoption of H.265 HEVC DVB-T2 HD format for the new digital terrestrial TV offers the extra bandwidth and flexibility required to allocate new content with resolutions up to 1080p. RANGERNeo 3 is the first TV Analyser of its kind to offer HEVC signal demodulation compatible with this new broadcast signals now on air. The hybrid operation allows the equipment to be fully operated using both the touch panel and the conventional keyboard







      • T2-MI packet analysis. It can receive a T2-MI signal in the form of both ASI or IP formats, performing IP transport quality measurements, T2-MI packet analysis and PLP de-encapsulation.
      • dCSS LNBs. It stands for Digital Channel Stacking Switch LNB and they come to take multiuser single cable distribution systems one step further.
      • Extended IP functions.
      • Ethernet connectivity for remote control. Besides remote control the IP interface can be used to save or retrieve data from a PC, copy channel tables or installation information, dataloggers, copy transport stream files, screen shots, etc.





     
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  10. scopus

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    Agreed, nice little spectrum analyser, mainly use it for outdoor checking these days.
     
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    I have a SAB X-Finder 2.0 (rebadged AMIKO X-Finder 2.0) and, as a part-time dish tweaker, have found it perfectly adequate for my purpose. Certainly far more versatile and useable than the SatLink 6830 that I previously owned!! Check out/download the manual via my OneDrive link:
    https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApTGNYswvPsYhpg1zm_XnYeCP5GoWg
     
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    AMIKO X-FINDER 2 AND X-FINDER + IS OK BUT
    I think SATFINDER 5HD SLIM OR ALPSAT 6HD IS BETTER
     
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