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Has anyone bought a meter that can demodulate/display MPEG4 and 8PSK signals yet? How much use do you get out of this function (considering these units generally cost around £2000 more than their SD counterparts)? And how long will it be before QPSK transponders disappear altogether making such meters a necessity?
 
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Looking at the software upgrade for DVB-S2 measurements on the H45. Might be useful to have this function.
 
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satelliteman said:
Looking at the software upgrade for DVB-S2 measurements on the H45. Might be useful to have this function.
Which H45 have you got? 5991?
 
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5990, to be upgraded to 5991. If budget allows then possibly, that's possibly a 5992 upgrade :D
 
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Well the 5991 upgrade should demodulate MPEG4 on the next release, don't think it'll display though. Having said that, I don't think I need that at present, I have enough confidence in the meter measurements. I'm sure it'll be a long time before QPSK disappears.
 
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U mean to decode the DVB-S2 signals?
 
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satelliteman said:
5990, to be upgraded to 5991. If budget allows then possibly, that's possibly a 5992 upgrade :D
What does that involve? Is it purely a software upgrade or are there hardware modifications too? If it's the former it sounds like a rip off.
rolfw said:
Well the 5991 upgrade should demodulate MPEG4 on the next release, don't think it'll display though.
That's what I've been told too.
 
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It seems there are new options to visualize MPEG4 contents in Televes H45 series. They can upgrade from any unit with hardware extensions. Talk with your distributor.
 
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satinst said:
It seems there are new options to visualize MPEG4 contents in Televes H45 series.
The upgrade is listed at 1150€ + IVA. All in you are looking at over 3500€ for the Compact (with the upgrade) and about a grand more for the Advance.
 
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Huevos said:
The upgrade is listed at 1150€ + IVA.
Which is much less than the £2000 for the initial difference between SD and HD.
 
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satinst said:
Which is much less than the £2000 for the initial difference between SD and HD.
I don't know where you get those figures. The difference was around 400€ between the 5990 and the 5991. I think you are talking the difference between the Compact SD and the Advance.
 
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The Televes H45 models are listed below.

 Ref: 5990 H45 Compact
 Ref. 5991 Option HD for Compact
 Ref: 5992 H45 Advance
 Ref: 5994 Upgrade Compact to Advance
 Ref: 5909 Calibration
 
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satelliteman said:
 Ref: 5990 H45 Compact
 Ref. 5991 Option HD for Compact
 Ref: 5992 H45 Advance
 Ref: 5994 Upgrade Compact to Advance
 Ref: 5909 Calibration
Just to complicate it a bit more there are now two upgrade options (as of last month). The 5991 upgrade, which costs 450€, allows the Compact to demodulate DVB-S2 signals. The 5997 upgrade, also known as the "Full HD" upgrade allows decoding of MPEG4 data and costs 1150€. The "Full HD" upgrade is for both the Compact and the Advance as neither can decode MPEG4. I guess that puts the price of the Advance with MPEG4 capability somewhere around the 5000€ mark.
 
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_http://www.televes.com/inting/noticias/pdf/H45%20MPEG4%20ING.pdf
 
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No, its the difference to put MPEG4 in your unit or not.
 
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Huevos said:
I don't know where you get those figures. The difference was around 400€ between the 5990 and the 5991. I think you are talking the difference between the Compact SD and the Advance.
No, its the difference to put MPEG4 in your unit or not.
 
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satinst said:
No, its the difference to put MPEG4 in your unit or not.
That's 1150€.
 
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