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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

My equipment so far...

Here is an update of my equipment so far:

Analog Satellite Receivers
  1. Skardin MK-5000: Plain analog receiver, capable of switching with 22kHz Toneburst
  2. NoName 12V analog Receiver: Came with the portable satellite kit.
Digital Receivers
  1. VU+ DUO: Currently my main system.
  2. AZBox Me:
  3. AZBox MiniMe:
  4. Dreambox DM7000-S
  5. Dreambox DM500-S
  6. Dreambox DM500-C
  7. Dreambox DM100
  8. Kathrein UFS910sw: Running Enigma2 and modded with internal HDD
  9. DGStation CubeCafe: This is attached through a manual switch to the motorized antenna for it's unlimited channel memory.
  10. Triple Dragon DBS-3000CNCIE: Also on my desk, but connected to the multi switch. Bought this one, because it features a Frequency Spectrum plug-in. Did not have the Satlook Digital NIT at that time.
  11. Elanvision EV-8000S: Currently not being used. Though this is a Linux based receiver, take note that it does not run Enigma.
  12. DBox1: The classic receiver featuring the amazing DVB2000 firmware by Uli.
  13. DBox2: Another fine receiver, which I use sometimes because of two plugin's: SATFIND and MINITV. Excellent! It has Neutrino installed.
  14. Humax IRCI-5400: Not being used anymore, but kept for being my first digital receiver and being probably the most famous receiver.
  15. Humax PR-HD1000: My first HDTV receiver.
  16. Kaon KSC-E575
  17. Clarke-Tech 2100: This is the other receiver connected to the motorized dish, as it has the blind scan function, which is essential for feed hunting.
  18. Bose Zenega 101S CI: Modified with a harddisk and Zenslack, a Linux image featuring MMS, a multimedia player. In the living room on a CRT TV.
  19. Bose Zenega 101S CI: Modified with a harddisk and Zenslack, a Linux image featuring MMS, currently not being used.
  20. Galaxis Panta Rhei: Got this receiver as a present and made my first JTAG experiences with it, unlocking its Conax capabilities.
  21. Samsung DSR 9500 VIA CI: Nice receiver with similar functions as the Humax IRCI5400. Not being used presently.
  22. TechnoTrend TT-micro S200: Got this receiver for 20 Euro at eBay for being small and using 12V input (for my mobile kit). Currently being used to watch German FTA in the kitchen.
PC Satellite PCI Cards
  1. TBS6991
  2. TBS6618
  3. TBS5680
  4. Netup DVB-T/C-CI: 
  5. Technisat SkyStar HD 2: Installed on my yaVDR Multimedia Receiver based on an Intel Atom CPU with nVidia graphics
  6. Technisat  SkyStar2: Installed on my PC sharing the same connection to the multi switch as the Triple Dragon.
  7. Technisat  SkyStar2: Not being used right now.
  8. Hauppauge DVB-s Nexus v2.1 with CI-Interface
  9. Fujitsu Siemens DVB-s v1.6
Professional Receivers
  1. Tiernan TDR60
  2. Topreal TP-1011
  3. Dexing NDS3975
  4. DecTek DTE-3137
  1. REX Digital Satellite Finder: not very useful, to tell the truth
  2. Spaun TP204 DiSEqC Monitor: used for DiSEqC diagnostics
  3. Emitor Satlook Mark III: Has a very fast analogue spectrum analyzer, which does not show dB values, but is great to find and tune satellites.
  4. Emitor Satlook Digital NIT: Bought a second hand Satlook Digital NIT at eBay after exchanging my first one for the Color version.
  5. Emitor Satlook Digital NIT Color: Exchanged my first Satlook Digital NIT for this one - it features the same functionality but has a colour LCD display and MPEG2 decoding.
  6. PREMIERE DVB-CT 01 (OEM of KWS CT234): Handheld meter for DVB-C provided by Premiere (now Sky Germany) for customer support.
  7. ComSonics Window Lite Plus: Handheld Meter for CATV. Features bar scan and common measurements for analog CATV. Has audio output.
  8. Felec MC1-SAT: Features a real time analog spectrum analyzer and can display analog satellite transponders.
  9. SPECTRA VIEW by Waveline: This meter is for stationary use and will only display an analog spectrum on its composite video output. Ideal for satellite hunting with a motorized dish, but useless for any measurement.
  10. KWS AMA 210S with the following options: MPEG Decoder, ADR Decoder, Teletext, RS-232, Printer
  11. Grundig ME900 (OEM of KWS AMA 210S) with the following options: Teletext, RS-232, Printer
  12. Hirschmann UPM 1800 (OEM of KWS AMA 214S): no extra options
  13. KWS AMA 218S with no extra options
  14. KWS AMA 218S with MPEG option
  15. Dr.HD 900S:
  16. Spaun Sparos 609 (
  17. KWS Varos 109
  18. Deviser DS2400T (
  19. 8DTEK Desired (
  20. 8DTEK Gifted (
  21. OpenBox SM-200 (OEM Version of Rover Instruments Master S-2)
  1. Technisat DigiDish 33 with DigiRotor: This is a nice system which can receive 19.2E, 13.0E, 5.0E and 30.0W in Portugal
  2. Portable Satellite Suitcase: Came with 33cm dish and 12V analogue receiver and I added Casio Mini LCD TV and a lot of cables, so I can use any hotel's TV, as long as I have a window pointing to south


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  2. Do you sell any of these satellite meter

    1. All satellite meters are part of my private collection. I do not sell them.