What systems you got then.

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Im all ways interested in what other peoples systems consist of, but haven't had much interest in this subject on other boards.

So I'll give it a try here, mine goes like this,

Manhattan 2500APCI
Viaccess Cam
Seca Aston Cam
90cm SCT Gregoran dish 42E to 45W
0.7 uni LNB
Philips CTU916 D2Mac

Philips ITV Digital

So come on what you got! :D

Phil.
 
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[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 07-Aug-01 AT 07:49 PM (GMT)[/font][p]Hope that this isn't going to be one of these mine's bigger than yours threads Phil :D

I have as follows

PentaVision CI PCi card with Seca and Iredeto Cam
Pace 2500n Digibox

2 60cm Dishes at present pointing at 28.2 for Sky plus second LNB on 19.2 for other digital channels, 45E for internet (now defunct) and waiting to install single torroidal dish to cover 8 sats. All LNBs 0.7dbs

Have a 1 metre dish with Echostar actuator and Chaparral Monterey analogue receiver for positioning, but not set up at the moment.

Other miscellaneous bits
6 assorted videocrypt IRDs
2 D2Mac decoders, philips and Nokia
10 Amstrad videocrypt decoders (was trying to corner the market), but the market disappeared.

Millenium Programmer
Unaoahm Spectrum analyser


Rolf

PS. Had to add these other bits as 2old's list made ne feel inadequate.
 
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[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 07-Aug-01 AT 03:48 PM (GMT)[/font][p]I agree, it's always interesting to see what other enthusiasts out there are playing with, so here goes:

Receivers:
- Echostar ad3000ipva
- 2 x Grundig Sky Digibox
- Panasonic TUDSB30 (Sky Digibox)
- Pace PRD900 (analogue videocrypt IRD)
- Nokia Mediamaster ITV-Digital box with Televes 1046 75-element high-gain pro antenna & matched 8126 high gain wide band amplifier... though alas no joy yet on reception from here (sunny Holland)... tests continue...
- various UHF & VHF antennas

Decoders:
- Philips D2MAC BDE353

CAMs:
- Conax, gathering dust
- Viaccess (black-label)
- Irdeto series1 (currently programmed as FreeCAM2 v0.16)
- Astoncrypt Mediaguard 1.04

Dishes:
- 2 x Sky 45cm minidish fixed at 28.2e with standard "Sky" LNBs
- 1.2x1.35m Deltastar Gregorian with SW 0.7db LNB on a Norwegian H-H motor (68.5e <> 58w)

Programmers
- PIC/eeprom programmer of unspecified make
- Phoenix/Smartmouse programmer of unspecified make
- Russian Pro-PIC3 programmer

cards/etc
- 2 x Sky Digital MOSC FTV only married to boxes
- 3 x Sky Digital MOSC inactive/unmarried for testing
- 3 x Dutch Canal+ Multichoice Irdeto MOSC
- 1 x Dutch Canal+ Seca MOSC
- 2 x OnDigital MOSC
- 2 x single-PIC "MM1 wafer, plastic
- about a dozen goldwafers, plastic
- 3 x goldwafer SMD
- 2 x Jupiter1 SMD
- 2 x Funcard SMD
- 1 x Piccard2 SMD
- a bunch of unspecified or redundant cards
- various DIL chips & PCBs for experimentation

Miscellaneous
- Giga wireless video/infrared transmitter
- smart priority switch
- distribution box for antenna signals
- German "multischalter" for distribution of satellite signals (no longer in use)
- Irdeto blocker/double-card reader
- Season II ("passive") interface/logger
- very strong coffee

Some other stuff (ad3000ip, aston103 cam, 90cm dish, jaeger silentgold 128G motor) is on loan to a friend, and additional equipment is on beta test.

Other stuff I've had in the recent past includes a Nokia 9200 (with Irdeto non-CI CAM) and an Echostar d2500ip.

Blimey, I've never actually made an inventory up to now, and am a bit surprised it turns out to be such a long list. No wonder my wife's always moaning she needs an engineering degree to watch TV these days...


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Follow that says he ......

My list is a lot shorter.

Amstrad DRX100 with mini dish
Humax F1VACI
Irte Omnisat
Solid 1 mtr dish
Cambridge AE57 lnb
Aston v1.0 CAM
Irdeto v4.6 CAM


Pace MSS290 v/c analogue
Pace MSS200 v/c analogue
Macab 200 D/D2-mac decoder
Ferguson SRB1 D2-mac decoder
Luxcrypt decoder

Assorted cards e.g. old s**, RDV, galaxy, simplex, 16c622 based (used and unused) plus the usual gold-type cards.

Clanzer 5 and Maxpro III programmers

Not forgetting a Samsung multi-standard TV for secam and NTSC channels.

asimov
 
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OK...
I Guess I gotta join the Testosterone club ...and bragg about the size of me' kit...

Receivers

Strong SRT1500 mkII
Discus Elipse
Nokia DVB9600 running DVB2000 firmware (scsi linked)

Positioners

2 * NEC2025 (used for inc/dec correction)

Decoders/Converters

Churchill D2MAC
Videocrypt 1
videocrypt 2
Homemade secam/pal standards converter

Cams

Aston 105
Viaccess 102/red/Allcam

Dishes

60cm Dedicated Astra 19 deg
90cm Dedicated Hotbird 13 deg
40cm Dedicated Astra 28 deg
90cm Dedicated Thor 1 deg
1 mtr motorised prime focus with Universal lnb
1.8 mtr motorised prime focus with quad band lnb

Bandscanner (I'm proud of this one)

Using a combination of home built hardware and software ....dedicated pc and solara/genie receiver..
(designed by me)
and all connected to a diseqc switching system that makes spaghetti junction look tame

I'll get me'coat.......

ViperSan :)
 
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Asimov

Can you get a clear picture on your F1-CI on the new Spanish Mux on E13.

I get good sound and signal but no or occasional pictures.

Have been in touch with Humax, but waiting to get a result.

Regards

W Hole
 
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Not to be out-done:

Panasonic TU-DBS30
Reliant "Robin" LNB
sticky tape cable
string for a remote.

Seriously - those other poster's are 'true' diehard's (he says enviously: only because he likes toys).

Wish I had the money :-)

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Oh well

Here goes

Main one

Modified 3.6m Unimesh antenna with solid galvanised steel panels on a 4m pole

Full AjaK Horizon to Horizon Mount with home made inclined orbit actuator system

Dedicated C band feed with depolariser - 17 K LNB

Matched 51 degree Ku band feed , Chaparral (sorry - there is nothing else I could find to run the mechanical servo) polarotor with flange - Gardiner 0.5 degree accross band, full band LNB

Manhattan 9000 - old but useful as it has the AGC output for maximum signal readings, very user friendly
Uniden UST 771 - for the up/down bit
Techsan 4000 CI unit
DiSEqC switching unit and two x two way splitters for connection of both feeds to both receivers - works a treat.


So far approximately 2100 individual feeds, programmes from satellites 68 East to 34 West (only because the house gets in the way)



Other one

Roof mounted 1.8m Precision prime focus reflector on modified IRTE derived NEC mount

36" hall effect prototype actuator on extended pivot - gives full coverage - 73 East to 70 West with 3200 counts between - supremely accurate

Precision shrouded feed (gold), Chaparral (sorry again) polarotor,
California Amplifier 0.6dB Full band LNB
Cold water piping on rear of dish and round feed for those hot nights (and it works)
Manhattan 9000 again
Techsan 4000 CI again
Passive 2 way splitter

UnaOhm EP 742 Spectrum analyser with additional EP 815 satellite board (with additional teletext board)

2 x video recorders
1 x Sony Betamax - no apologies
1 x Panasonic big bastard back projector (45"
1 x small portable for monitoring

A patient wife - most important
Good (some would say blind) neighbours - almost as important
 
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>Modified 3.6m Unimesh antenna with solid
>galvanised steel panels on a
>4m pole

And to anyone else - that's a fcuk-off-fantastic-geoff-striker-massive - 3.6m Unimesh antenna :-)

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I have clear line of sight to my neighbours tv,and a universal remote control.Beat that!
Best of luck Brian
 
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Its not the size, its what you do with it

However there is a saying , you cant make butter with a cocktail stick !

Reason for the 3.6 is for those obscure feeds from South America (amateur car racing from Argentina is the most entertaining) and those satellite signals way off the footprint (down to 28 d:cool:

Otherwise the 1.8m gets far more use.

By the way if anyone is interested I have the 3m solid - eight piece) that I replaced three years ago. Nothing wrong with it, just it was not big enough.
Horizon to horizon mount has fixed declination for use in South England, but it also has a inclined orbit adjustment built in

Yours if you collect (and have a large estate car)

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Dishdoctor:
Brilliant.
I'm gonna sell all my kit and use the proceeds to move next door to Channel Hopper.
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Dear 2old

Neighbours house is presently empty owing to a lack of sunlight entering the property

http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~sat-elite/dish2.jpg
dish3.jpg dish5.jpg dish6.jpg

Cannot think why

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Regarding Channel Hopper's equipment I belive we have a winner to mine is bigger than yours!

That is a well impressive system and I not envoyous at all:D

Now must go and have a word with the parents and convince them that I do need a dish of at least 3m!
 
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As mentioned if you can pick it up , its yours

Picture with the camouflage netting on the top is that dish
 
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>if you can pick it up , its yours
>

I'm starting weight-training*

2old
*er, just as soon as I can get out of this chair
 
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Hey CH
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~sat-elite/dish7.jpg
That's the danger with setting up those big dishes. Gust of wind, and you've got the bloody thing in your face.
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