New (British) FTA Receiver
1st of all ,sorry for lack of updates to
Sat-digital-uk ; I've been rather busy,
changed roles in my job,spent a lot of time
away from home & outside UK etc.
By the end of January,1998 a new digital
satellite receiver should be available.
It's from RSD ,better known as the designer
of the Macab D2MAC boxes amongst other things.
(I actually played with a prototype of this
receiver whilst I was at RSD recently on
business ; unfortunately,I didn't have a lot
of time to play with it.)
It doesn't have a CAM or CAM socket as it's only
intended for free-to-air reception.
It DOES have a good menu with 999 channel
storage,SCPC channel naming and,in my opinion,
a user-friendly English menu (other languages
New software can be downloaded via its RS232
LNB's can be controlled via Voltage (13/17v),
22KHz tone or via DiSeqc.
The qpsk demodulator uses the Hyundai "Odeum"
chipset which is NOT the same as the TV/Com
chips used by Nokia (although Hyundai now own
In general,it's faster to respond than the
Nokia 9xxx boxes -partly due to the use of
a 33MHz CPU ; in fact RSD will be one of the
first companies to market with a product
using Coldfire - they were an early beta
customer for it.
I will be buying one of these receivers as
soon as available & reviewing it for Tele-
Chris Muriel, Manchester.
Senior Field Applications Engineer
Tel: +44 (0) 161 973 1572
Fax: +44 (0) 161 905 2846
mobile 0468 720557
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Website : http://www.analog.com
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