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dvb-s settop box

Post by eden » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:03 pm

are the dvb-s set top box any good for atv, if so which one is best please. and is there anyone near grays Essex with atv.
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Re: dvb-s settop box

Post by G4GHD » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:49 pm

Some satellite TV cards (for PC/Linux use) may be suitable, take a look at the TBS range for example.

I'm not far away in Canvey Island, hope to have a mesh antenna for 5.6GHz up on the house before too long and hopefully do some portable operation in the area.

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Re: dvb-s settop box

Post by 2W0ODS » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:26 pm

DVB-S is Only suitable D-ATV not (Analogue) ATV
Most won't do a low enough symbol rate, as stated some TBS Cards/USB might go lower but that depends on the software. I just got rid of my TBS 5520SE as it was flaky, can't remember how low it went though.

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Re: dvb-s settop box

Post by Wolfie G8VAT » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:09 pm

There are many Satellite STBs where the symbol rate can be set low enough for ATV, the Comag range especially seem to be mostly good enough.

Quite a few ATVers use Comag receivers, and you can buy a whole mobile (caravan) setup in a suitcase for around £30.

Comag Satellite receivers.

Or the Satlink Satellite Finder.

Satlink Satfinder.

For best results you should add a pre amp in the Antenna feed.

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