analogue is not dead yet

closetosoton

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#1
I'm after a list of receivers which will run both analogue and digital:

I know of two:

-technomate 5000DA
-echostar 3000IP

The reason is I want as much FTA french stuff from 5W, about half the channels are digital and the other half are analogue. Thus my requirments. OK I could have two receivers, but it for my folks, who would probably rather have just one. Both the models I list here are well out of date now, I guess eBay is my best bet - unless you're using one as a door wedge. - But are there any other receivers to consider? I think the echostar is a bit top-end for my requirements to be honest, with 36V drive etc etc....

-cts
 

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#2
I installed a Technomate 5000DACI (?DAPCI - summat like that anyway!) last year for a lad from up the road and was quite impressed with it.

On 5W, the fta digital stuff from France will almost certainly disappear in the not too distant future(*), so you may want to just consider an analogue box.

(*) Once dtt multiplex 6 starts up as the french are combining 2 dtt multiplexes into 1 satellite frequency. The current fta stuff is only there because plex 6 isnt operational yet.
 

closetosoton

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#3
Analoguesat said:
On 5W, the fta digital stuff from France will almost certainly disappear in the not too distant future,
pants. :(

Analoguesat said:
so you may want to just consider an analogue box.
got a good stock of those :)

-cts
 

greg-h

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#4
Maybe 2 boxes won't be so bad I recentley set up an analouge set up for a retired german neigbour who up untill last month never even owned a tv so it cant be that bad_i hope
 

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#5
The Strong SRT4375 is also a nice combo unit, not too pricey either. :)
 

boot_sectorz

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#6
Just got an old analogue decoder Echostar LT-730 today I'm trying to see if I can work out a few French channels in C-band. I think the French channels are of the few remaining analogue ones. Any one know any in C-band that could take my time for a while. I hear ArabSat has a few good ones too. Any idea when they will get rid of them entirely? Thanx
 

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#7
I have a feeling the Arab states will be amongst the last to convert to digital as many of the countries the supply are fairly poor.
 

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#8
I think you are right Arab states may be the last! I got Arabsat 2C and has good quality when U play with the dish nicely. Sadly, had good channels in digital but all disappeared after a while. But most of the analogue ones are intact. Which is good as I think it feels just good going back a technology a bit and see how nice it is to tune a Sat receiver manually.
Oh one more thing. Had to find a digital receiver with the tps for Arabsat 2C. Good thing I had collected some b4 trying it out.
 
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