Openbox SX6 - First impressions

Vipersan

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I'm hoping this post can be moved to a dedicated Openbox section of the forum as I'm sure there will be many issues and problems relating to the SX6 ..it being relatively new .
Anyway here goes ..
Picture is excellent though the aspect ratio often changes without prompting ...resulting in images which are clearly wrong and overscanned with part of the image being off screen therefore not visible..
I assume there may be a way to 'fix' this so auto doesn't take over.

The manual although good doesn't provide enough detail as to how to navigate around this fairly complex box ..
..and I have yet to find the equivalent remote control button of
'sat' on the TM5402
'group' on the F15
or even 'Zoom' on older openbox receivers

a simple button press to list ..select...and move to a new motorised sat position on the arc.

I do hope it exists and I find this soon..
it is much needed if your sat list (arc positions) and channel lists end up as large as mine do..

There is a possible bug ..refered to in the 16/32 psk receiver thread ..whereby ..a 'no signal' box will appear for many seconds ..before the picture appears ..
when moving between channels ..
even if only a short hop between transponders on the same bird ?
and sometimes just channel hopping on the same transponder ???
which is even more confusing.

Not sure if this is an enthusiasts box ..or aimed more at the 'TV watcher' market ..
as yet its hard to say.
Certainly navigation isn't as obvious and intuitive as previous stbs imo.
Anyway ..I'm adding the link to the channel editor obtained last night to this post ..as I have tried it and it does work.
h-t-t-p://fortisclub.com/file-channel-editor-polar-edit-octagon-0728.html
it is too large to add the zip itself.
very nice in fact..
more later
rgds
VS

Ok ..think I've solved the 'grouping' problem ..
pressing the 'Fav' button doesn't just group by favourite catagory ..but also acts as the 'sat' or 'zoom' button ..

Another feature I like is the SX6 ability to display 2 channels at once providing they are from the same transponder....either as a corner box (pic in pic) image or side by side ..
Previously I have only seen this on PC sat card softwares..
 
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huve

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FAV button on the remote gives you the satellite list.

The box has meen on the market two to three years and it looks like the software will not be very much developed anymore. It is a watchers box and software improvements has been on ip-tv and hbb like stuff. Here is a comment from dxtv.de:

"Hi unfortunately PLS ROOT CODE and T2-mi support will not be implemented (company confirm)

IMHO blind scan is very very accurate
anyway new 3.02.09fw for SX9 combo (similar model) support the feature you need. hope that it will be implemented also in sx 4/6 series

signal in db is my n.1 features dream. but I think it's just a dream..."
 
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FAV button on the remote gives you the satellite list.

The box has meen on the market two to three years and it looks like the software will not be very much developed anymore. It is a watchers box and software improvements has been on ip-tv and hbb like stuff. Here is a comment from dxtv.de:

"Hi unfortunately PLS ROOT CODE and T2-mi support will not be implemented (company confirm)

IMHO blind scan is very very accurate
anyway new 3.02.09fw for SX9 combo (similar model) support the feature you need. hope that it will be implemented also in sx 4/6 series

signal in db is my n.1 features dream. but I think it's just a dream..."
So I guess the obvious question huve ..
Is there a box in the pipeline that will support PLS T2-mi ...
from who and when ..
Who will get there first I wonder ?
I'm sure I could be persuaded to part with more cash for such a box..
and it goes without saying that from a dxers point of view ..
more on screen info about the tuners interogation of the received signal is a must ..
the SX6 provides very little..
;)
 
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Openbox Libertview Skybox section is here:

Skybox / Openbox / Libertview HD Receivers

The Skybox & Libertview brands have been killed off so its really the Openbox section. We can rename it at some point if required
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

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TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
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2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
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All present & correct :D
 
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huve

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So I guess the obvious question huve ..
Is there a box in the pipeline that will support PLS T2-mi ...
from who and when ..
Who will get there first I wonder ?
I'm sure I could be persuaded to part with more cash for such a box..
and it goes without saying that from a dxers point of view ..
more on screen info about the tuners interogation of the received signal is a must ..
the SX6 provides very little..
;)
I have not seen anything about a box capable PLS T2-MI. I think only way is pc and 4T2 software, I once tried it with my laptop but it is too slow. In the new OB SX9 firmware mentioned in the dxtv quote you can set the blind scan step size, which you can't in SX4/6.

There is two way to get info about the transponder with OB SX, info button on the remote (epg info, resolution, pids, freq, pol, sr, fec, but no modulation, signal quality) and pressing ok button goes to channel list giving some info, but the low screen banner just tells if it's a pay channel or HD. EPG is terrible, on most of the channels with hbb the yellow circle hangs on the top right corner (you have to reboot the box to get rid of it).
 
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Vipersan

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My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Go steady Evan you might break into a sweat :D:-lol:), how quick is the blind scan, could you scan a bird and post up the time taken pal please :).
Will BS 16 East for you later and Time it ..
rgds
Evan
 
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I've just dug mine out. I see a new fw version 3.92.75 when was this released? Has a 16apsk search function
 
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