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Best analogue receiver

Martial

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#1
:) Hi Chaps!

I want to buy an analogue receiver to pick up the last few remaining French analogue channels and was thinking of buying a PACE MSS300. Is this anygood or have you better suggestions?
Also can I put a cam into this Pace model and/or is it working only with smart cards.
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions :-thumb1
 

CROSSBONES

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#2
My fave was the Pace 508ip, great receiver. If you look on ebay, there are still a few knocking around.;)
 

2cvbloke

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#3
Most pace boxes are the bees knees in my opinion, but there's also that Analogue/Digital hybrid reciever (Echostar I think) that could be useful...

I personally love my MSS300, well, I love my second one, the first one burnt out for some reason, and my 1000I was just annoying (I for Intergrated decoder, the IP is a Decoder & 36v Positioner), so I stuck to my 300... :D
 

CROSSBONES

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#4
or you could get a digital/analogue combined:)

If you want one I have a Technomate DAPCI 5k for sale:)
 

leighpreece

Vintage Sat enthusiast!
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#5
Loved the Nokia SAT1700 Mk2 receivers myself and my remaining two were donated to my ex employers (University) for their language department and I believe they are still working well.

The analogue receiver I had in service was a MSS500 but that eventually just acted as a positioner controller.

Now have a MSS300 that I got at the weekend from a 'car boot sale' for £2 and also a Maspro receiver that is modified for 1300Mhz Amateur TV reception only now as it has no LNB power enabled.

Leigh....
 

Analoguesat

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#6
Martial said:
:) Hi Chaps!

I want to buy an analogue receiver to pick up the last few remaining French analogue channels and was thinking of buying a PACE MSS300. Is this anygood or have you better suggestions?
Also can I put a cam into this Pace model and/or is it working only with smart cards.
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions :-thumb1
Theres no need for CAMS in analogue receivers - All but one of the remaining channels are totally free to air (Canal+ France still scrambles in the evening but afaik cards arent available for it now)
 

ShaunSat

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Analogue FTA - Maspro ST9,
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#7
leighpreece said:
Loved the Nokia SAT1700 Mk2 receivers myself and my remaining two were donated to my ex employers (University) for their language department and I believe they are still working well.

The analogue receiver I had in service was a MSS500 but that eventually just acted as a positioner controller.

Now have a MSS300 that I got at the weekend from a 'car boot sale' for £2 and also a Maspro receiver that is modified for 1300Mhz Amateur TV reception only now as it has no LNB power enabled.

Leigh....

Interesting,
I have a maspro aswel, an ST9. Is yours the same as the one on my site: http://www.satellitestuff.bravehost.com/equipment.html (about half way down the page) ?

What can you pick up when you say amateur tv reception? People broacasting their own tv channels?

Cheers
 

ShaunSat

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Analogue FTA - Maspro ST9,
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#9
Analoguesat said:
I see some references to me on your site :-rofl2

Of course, no site which talks about satellite tv would be complete without a mention of you and your sites :D
 

leighpreece

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Samsung 9500 with 'alternative' firmware.
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My Location
Stoke on Trent, UK.
#10
ShaunSat said:
Interesting,
I have a maspro aswel, an ST9. Is yours the same as the one on my site: http://www.satellitestuff.bravehost.com/equipment.html (about half way down the page) ?
No - that's far too modern - this was simply up and down buttons - and that was it. Not even a remote control and a card slot wasn't even thought about then!

What can you pick up when you say amateur tv reception? People broacasting their own tv channels?
Amateur Televison - transmitted by Radio Amateurs on 1.3Ghz - you can easily modify an old analogue satellite receiver for this. Do a search on the WWW for more info.

Leigh....
 
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#11
Strong SRT4375

Good Analogue / Digital STB with cracking 36v and Diseqc 1.2 (firmware upgraded) positioner. 2 Cam slots too
 

Likvid

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Best ever receiver for DX:ing was the Echostar SR-50 with a manual knob for changing frequency, it had the best threshold of all tuners out there and became the standard among enthusiasts.