anyone got skystar 2 usb version

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hi could anyone tell me if they have got a skystar 2 usb version,and answer my queries please
1 whats the quality like
2 is the motion smooth
3 does the usb version decode 4:2:2 feeds
4 and finally does the pvr side produce near dvd quality footage,

many thanks in advance
 
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iwol said:
hi could anyone tell me if they have got a skystar 2 usb version,and answer my queries please
1 whats the quality like
2 is the motion smooth
3 does the usb version decode 4:2:2 feeds
4 and finally does the pvr side produce near dvd quality footage,

many thanks in advance
1. Same as PCI card, fine

2. Yes

3. Don't know - can you give more info?

4. See 1. Files are Mpeg2, & dependent on originator for bit rate, etc. Some sat' channels broadcast way below DVD quality.

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thanx john the 4:2:2 is used by some feeds it looks like its encrypted but i think its higher quality video, i can see the 4:2:0 ratio feed clear but not the 4:2:2 ratio feeds thanx,check http://www.satelliweb.com/?section=livef
p.s. anyone else using this setup? and john where did you get the skystar usb and what price please
 
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1) Good

2) Yes

3) Think so, but can't remember for sure. Not used it for quite a while.

4) Agree with John. Totally dependant on what falls out of the sky.

I did have a problem on the Ki*sk channels on 1W, but no others. Not sure what it is with them, but many people struggle to get consistent results with other 'PCI' cards on Ki*sk too.

The significant difference you should note between the PCI version and the USB version is that AFAIK you can't get a DiSEqC 1.2 plugin for the USB Skystar2 - so don't go dreaming about driving dishes with it!

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can anyone confirm the 4:2:2 mode please
 
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anyone comfirm please
 
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iwol said:
thanx john the 4:2:2 is used by some feeds it looks like its encrypted but i think its higher quality video, i can see the 4:2:0 ratio feed clear but not the 4:2:2 ratio feeds thanx,check http://www.satelliweb.com/?section=livef
p.s. anyone else using this setup? and john where did you get the skystar usb and what price please
Ok, I'll go check that site.

Got it from:

http://www.dvbshop.net/index.php

I paid around £80 I think - may be cheaper now.
 
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