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Channel Hopper

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In the hour I had to play with it, the new software appears to have removed much of the illogical remote command moves that came with the first versions. There are a couple of quirks (full satellite vs transponder search) and channel sorting but overall it is a vast improovement.

It also recorded well to a small USB stick in SD and HD which was surprising.

Still not as user friendly as the V9S though.
 
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I forgot to mention, the recording function is useful since it can be transferred straight to the laptop/pc and opened using VLC player.
Content is recorded in MPEG-2 TS Video (.ts) format with the following (HD recording) parameters

Video - 1280 x 720 frame size, 59 fps frame rate

Audio - 128 kbs bitrate, 44 kHz sampling

A 15 minute recording of NASA TV in HD takes up just under 1GB.
 
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There are a number of ebay vendors promoting usb wifi antennas for the V7. Would these actually have any use since the menus dont appear to have a section for netwoking (no LAN socketry either)
 
jeallen01

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There are a number of ebay vendors promoting usb wifi antennas for the V7. Would these actually have any use since the menus dont appear to have a section for netwoking (no LAN socketry either)
Yes, they work fine as that's how I had to do it with my V7 and Openbox because I ran out of connections on the network switch

My V7, and the OpenBox is similar, is not plugged in and I have no space to do that and fire up ATM. IIRC the network setup is buried somewhere in the installation menu and it's fiddly job to enter the network password because you have to do that using the remote control buttons.
 
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Upgraded title to reflect the new manufacturer's / aftermarket support name
 
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