Technomate TM-1000 D - Good choice or bad choice??

marcaaron20

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#1
I am wanting to know whether I have made a good choice or not on choosing the Technomate TM-1000 D Satellite Receiver (patched)?? (I want honest opinions)

If not, is they any way I can get the very best out of it.. (e.g. adding stuff to it - CAMS, slots etc...??)
 
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As far as a fta receiver is concerned it is just as good as any of the other Technomate fta receivers that I have had, good value for money, but the blind scan facility is useless, too slow.
H-B
 

Rob

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#3
As HB says the blind search is crap (no good for feed hunting) but apart from that it's an excellent FTA receiver. Very user friendly and without a doubt the best receiver I've used.
If you want cams, slots, etc, I would recommend the Technomate TM-1500ci+ which for about £30 extra gives you a smart card reader, a common interface, and that is one bloody bargin.

All of the 1000 range (1000,1500, & 1600) can be patched, well worth it.

PS: New software should soon be available to fix the slow blind search problem.
 
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Rob said:
As HB says the blind search is crap (no good for feed hunting) but apart from that it's an excellent FTA receiver. Very user friendly and without a doubt the best receiver I've used.

PS: New software should soon be available to fix the slow blind search problem.
:) Was just about to order one of the Blind Search range. Had a 5000D for years, good receiver with a very sensitive tuner.

From what has been said above the 'blind' part don't sound too good. Having a Dreambox etc, I was going to buy a TM only for the feedhunting part and imagined the blind scan would be a great 'add' for me.

When you say 'crap' and 'slow', does it do the job in the end. For instance, roughly how long does it take to scan W2 @ 16e.

You replies would be a great help to me.

Thanks ;) lovelyperson
 

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Thers no CI slots on it so dont think about adding cams to it.( Theres a blanking plate with nothing behind it.)
 

Rob

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lovelyperson said:
:) Was just about to order one of the Blind Search range. Had a 5000D for years, good receiver with a very sensitive tuner.

From what has been said above the 'blind' part don't sound too good. Having a Dreambox etc, I was going to buy a TM only for the feedhunting part and imagined the blind scan would be a great 'add' for me.
Have a look in "Receiver Reviews" the_wizzz gives an excellent review of the 1000 range of Technomate receivers.
 
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2.0m PF dish
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1.8m PF Marrafa
1.4m Tecatel offset
1.2m dish + Stab HH120
1.0m dish fixed 19.2ºE(Movistar-Spain etc)
TBS 5925 USB
TM5502, TM5402 mk3,
Octagon SX88,
Edision Primo IP S2
60.0ºE - 63.0ºW
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#7
Rob said:
Have a look in "Receiver Reviews" the_wizzz gives an excellent review of the 1000 range of Technomate receivers.
:) Thanks, as you say 'excellent'. Guess I will buy, got plenty of time to fiddle.

Be safe.

;) lovelyperson
 
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