Spectrum analyzers, which one?

Likvid

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I have a old Unaohm spectrum analyzer that i used in the old days when there was only analogue broadcasts.

I am looking now for a new professional analyzer and have been looking at the Emitor SatLook Digital NIT and Promax Prolink 3 and 4 range of models, also Rover got some models and Unaohm of course.

Anyone of you working with anyone of these instruments on a daily basis that can write down your experiences?

As i see it the Emitor Satlook Digital NIT is extremely affordable at around €800 compared to the others, but how about the longterm reliability compared to Promax and the other manufacturers?
 

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Been using my Emitor NIT for around 16 months now and I'm delighted with it, don't think that you'll find a better value meter with similar capabilities. Full DiseqC 1.2 control makes the setting up of a DiseqC motor a doddle and the battery life is excellent. :)

Still use my Unaohm EP313 for occasional bits and pieces (mostly terrestrial analogue), but for ease of use on satellite, the NIT knocks it into a cocked hat.
 

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rolfw said:
Been using my Emitor NIT for around 16 months now and I'm delighted with it, don't think that you'll find a better value meter with similar capabilities. Full DiseqC 1.2 control makes the setting up of a DiseqC motor a doddle and the battery life is excellent. :)
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My Satlook has just developed a fault after seven months with a faulty crt, (probably as a result of the Parcelfarce leaving it in the garden just before it snowed for two days, rather than put a note through the door to collect it from the local depot, driver even signed it 'delivered'), but for its features I cannot fault it. Its certainly not the most professional calibrated kid on the block, but as Rolf says, it does everything and more.

They now have a terrestrial and satellite version up for grabs for about the same price (the Combilook ?) , so dont get fobbed off with the satlook only
 

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Don't think that the combilook is as complete a satellite meter though CH, doesn't have all of the features of the NIT.

Swires have brought out a nice unit, but not sure whether it has DiseqC 1.2, they did say that they intended to incorpoate it, but don't appear to as of yet. A very nice Terrestrial and Satellite unit all the same, provides a picture as well. :)
 

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rolfw said:
Don't think that the combilook is as complete a satellite meter though CH, doesn't have all of the features of the NIT.

Swires have brought out a nice unit, but not sure whether it has DiseqC 1.2, they did say that they intended to incorpoate it, but don't appear to as of yet. A very nice Terrestrial and Satellite unit all the same, provides a picture as well. :)
Does the Emitor have a picture function Rolfw?

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No, not on digital signals Llew, only on analogue, but then again for €800 that is not of real concern, I haven't found it a problem to date, it would be nice though.

I'm looking at adding to my arsenal soon and will probably look at the new RoVer with the twin screen, but it's a few months off yet. :)
 

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rolfw said:
No, not on digital signals Llew, only on analogue, but then again for €800 that is not of real concern, I haven't found it a problem to date, it would be nice though.

I'm looking at adding to my arsenal soon and will probably look at the new RoVer with the twin screen, but it's a few months off yet. :)
Cheers Rolfw

Looking to update my old Metrix. Be handy to have digital too.
 

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Ok, i will drop in to Emitor tomorrow, they are located about 5 minutes from my location.

You don't want to spend a fortune either and the Satlook NIT looks really good on paper.

Thanks!
 

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Haven't bought one yet but does anyone have any experience with the new Satlook Micro+?
 
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Take a look at Unaohm 300 at _http://www.barcom.se
I´ve got a colleague who has bought a combolook NIT.
You can´t upgrade it to digital- terestial, and the memory
is a bit strange .

But you can with the Unaohm i´m told from Barcom.

I´m thinking of upgrading my EP-314 with COFDM.

- tvper
 

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rolfw said:
Don't think that the combilook is as complete a satellite meter though CH, doesn't have all of the features of the NIT.

Swires have brought out a nice unit, but not sure whether it has DiseqC 1.2, they did say that they intended to incorpoate it, but don't appear to as of yet. A very nice Terrestrial and Satellite unit all the same, provides a picture as well. :)
What features is the combolook missing?

Also, what is the name of the spectrum display device that displays on a TV?

Lastly, you mention Diseqc 1.2. Does the NIT allow support USALS?
 

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Crumbs, you've dragged up an ancient thread here, five years old.:)

The Combolook has changed specification since then and to be quite honest I haven't really revisited it, but Emitor have a specification PDF on their download page.

The TV display unit is called the Spectralook, I have bought this direct from Emitor in the past, but it has no analytic tools, it is purely a spectrum display.

Not sure about the new NIT Colour, but mine is not GoToX or USALS, but does support go to refeference.
 
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