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Question, what is better for a starting system TM5402 HD mK3 or TM5502 HD CI+.
Yes the TM5402HD M3 is a good receiver to start with + a 80 to 100cm motorised dish will give you several thousand fta tv channels from all over Europe.
Does the TM-5502 do any better that the TM-5402 series at distinguishing between SCPC feeds when the frequencies are close together? I would be grateful for your feedback on this point and any other points of merit that the TM-5502 has for feed hunting.
I have both the M1 and M3 model of the TM-5402 and both are poor at resolving SCPC feeds when the frequencies are close together. I also have a TM-6902 but have not tested this yet on SCPC close proximity frequency feeds.
I don't suppose we will ever get the functionality in a consumer grade receiver to be able to set the frequency scan bandwidth to prevent interference from other close proximity frequencies. This functionality is available in commercial grade receivers such as Tandberg where the frequency bandwidth can be narrowed to a tight range around the precise frequency.
Thank you for your reply.
I have another few questions if you can please bear with me?
1. What is the file format for the channel list in the TM-5502?
Is it CNDF or NDF and can it be downloaded from the receiver and edited in a channel editor such as the Clarke-Tech editor?
I remember that Technomate produced some receivers with unfriendly file formats that could not be edited by the usual channel editors.
2. Is the TM-5502 a non Linux receiver?
3. Lastly, I understand that Technomate have a new receiver in the pipeline that might contain new features for feed hunters.
Do you think I would be better off waiting for the launch of the new receiver or get a TM-5502 now?
Yes the menu's on the 5302HD & 5502HD are identical the TM8000 has the same menu's but I have never tested this one,Those menus and details are identical to my tm 5302. The blind scan on the 5302 is brutal but tuner sensitivity at its best.
1/The file format is TBN on the TM5502HD (There is a channel editor but it is not very good I do all my editing on the receiver)
2/Yes the TM5502HD is a non Linux receiver,
3/As the new receiver is still in the development stage pending release I would go for the TM5502HD now as they have stopped making them & when the stock expires that will be it as they sell more TM5402HD M3 for the mass market.
The TM5502HD is not just good it is the best receiver atm for Feed Hunting & I have tried & tested a lot of satellite receivers over the last 20 years,William,
Thank you again for your feedback.
The TBN file format is a deal breaker for me, I have previously owned both the TM-5302 and the TM-8000 and got rid of both of them due to the file format of the channel list. I need to be able to easily transfer channels between different makes of receiver such as a Dr HD F15 and Technomate models. The CNDF or NDF file format is an important factor for this to work. Its a shame as the TM-5502 looks to be a good feed hunting receiver.