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May 28, 2004 5:33:02 AM

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I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a receiver
but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me that
will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400 canadian, I
am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for in a
motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated

thank you

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Anonymous
May 28, 2004 5:33:03 AM

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On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:

>I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a receiver
>but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me that
>will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400 canadian, I
>am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for in a
>motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated

Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card for
the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
really can't get anything better.

I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
It was cheap and works great.
May 28, 2004 5:33:04 AM

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Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products outside
of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in North
America.

To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
their receivers and fell in love with it!

The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel changes,
the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is very
soon after.

I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
purchasing.

What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of 75cm
but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are created
equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to watch
several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD, but
most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your first.

$400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad the
importation taxes are ......

-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
http://www.adventistsat.com


"kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
>
> >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a receiver
> >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me that
> >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
canadian, I
> >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for in
a
> >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
>
> Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card for
> the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> really can't get anything better.
>
> I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> It was cheap and works great.
>
>
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May 28, 2004 2:23:48 PM

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Oops, just read reply ... I made a mistake .... meant to state that the
TopField TF300Fi supports DiSEqC 1.3 (USALS) not 1.2 .... Sorry!

-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
http://www.adventistsat.com
"Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o sOdnULn0JmOXCvdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
> heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products
outside
> of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in North
> America.
>
> To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
> their receivers and fell in love with it!
>
> The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
> written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
changes,
> the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
very
> soon after.
>
> I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> purchasing.
>
> What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of
75cm
> but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
created
> equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
watch
> several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD, but
> most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
> USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your first.
>
> $400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad the
> importation taxes are ......
>
> -------------------
> Brian Gohl
> Satellite Audio Video
> http://www.adventistsat.com
>
>
> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> > On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a
receiver
> > >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me
that
> > >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
> canadian, I
> > >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for
in
> a
> > >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
> >
> > Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card for
> > the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> > really can't get anything better.
> >
> > I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> > http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> > It was cheap and works great.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 28, 2004 2:32:48 PM

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On Thu, 27 May 2004 21:33:19 -0700, "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
>heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products outside
>of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in North
>America.
>

Last time I checked, we are in North America. Personally I prefer to
support American products. I doubt this guy cares about SCART
connections.

>To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
>Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
>their receivers and fell in love with it!
>
...big surprise here. I would think you fell in love with your cost of
the unit.

>The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
>written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
>motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel changes,
>the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is very
>soon after.
>
Are you trying to imply it is somehow superior to the Pansat 2500a?
Audio and video appear instantaneously on these units after a channel
change, not later.
How about blind search and AC3?


>I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
>purchasing.

That's what they said about my first Satcruiser101.

>What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of 75cm
>but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are created
>equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to watch
>several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD, but
>most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
>USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your first.
>
>$400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad the
>importation taxes are ......
May 28, 2004 2:32:49 PM

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Kryppy,

Sorry that you feel that it is necessary to address a product in such a
negative manner of which you have no knowledge, owned or operated. Please
review, better yet, test the product before passing your judgment.

I am sorry to report that the Topfield does not offer the SCART connection
that you have mentioned in the TF300Fi version released in North America.
There is very little use for that type of connection in NA, unless one wants
to connect a RGB cable to a monitor yielding a higher quality image.

Yes, it is unfortunate that the wholesale price on the unit is higher than
most others, but we felt that it is a quality product and warrants the
increased price.

The gentleman that started this thread is interested in an entry level
receiver. For this application, the TR3000Fi is an excellent example of a
mid priced unit that is loaded with features. I would not compare this to a
2500a, because as you know, that is comparing oranges to apples. Blind
Search is a wonderful feature as is AC3, but those are not the features that
this person was asking about. He was asking if anyone knew about the
Topfield product line ..... I do and am upfront with the fact that I am a
dealer.

The Topfield changes channels as fast as the 2500a, and I would venture to
say the audio locks even a bit quicker. I'm sorry that you had the
impression that I was comparing the TF300Fi to any receiver outside of those
in its own product group!

Would you would like to learn more about this receiver? If so, we could
arrange for a demonstration unit if you would wish to review and post your
findings for the group.
-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
http://www.adventistsat.com


"kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
news:bndeb0trng6v07a2hi739khrge00kqf0tn@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 27 May 2004 21:33:19 -0700, "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
> >heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products outs
ide
> >of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in
North
> >America.
> >
>
> Last time I checked, we are in North America. Personally I prefer to
> support American products. I doubt this guy cares about SCART
> connections.
>
> >To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> >Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
> >their receivers and fell in love with it!
> >
> ..big surprise here. I would think you fell in love with your cost of
> the unit.
>
> >The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
> >written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> >motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
changes,
> >the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
very
> >soon after.
> >
> Are you trying to imply it is somehow superior to the Pansat 2500a?
> Audio and video appear instantaneously on these units after a channel
> change, not later.
> How about blind search and AC3?
>
>
> >I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> >purchasing.
>
> That's what they said about my first Satcruiser101.
>
> >What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of
75cm
> >but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
created
> >equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
watch
> >several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD, but
> >most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
> >USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your first.
> >
> >$400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad the
> >importation taxes are ......
>
>
May 28, 2004 2:32:49 PM

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Which DVBS is built in the US? I will right beside you supporting the US
product .... if one exists!
-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
http://www.adventistsat.com


> Last time I checked, we are in North America. Personally I prefer to
> support American products. I doubt this guy cares about SCART
> connections.
>
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 6:49:40 AM

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from what I have seen so far the topfield seems to offer quite a bit for the
money, I don't seem to find much info on the net on them tho, right now it
is a toss up between an ird and pci card. can you tell me what the DiSEqC
1.3 (USALS) over DiSEqC 1.2, is it really a must have


"Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:4uSdnRXZQPsx6CrdRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> Oops, just read reply ... I made a mistake .... meant to state that the
> TopField TF300Fi supports DiSEqC 1.3 (USALS) not 1.2 .... Sorry!
>
> -------------------
> Brian Gohl
> Satellite Audio Video
> http://www.adventistsat.com
> "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o sOdnULn0JmOXCvdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> > Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
> > heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products
> outside
> > of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in
North
> > America.
> >
> > To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> > Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
> > their receivers and fell in love with it!
> >
> > The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
> > written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> > motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
> changes,
> > the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
> very
> > soon after.
> >
> > I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> > purchasing.
> >
> > What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of
> 75cm
> > but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
> created
> > equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
> watch
> > several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD,
but
> > most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
> > USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your
first.
> >
> > $400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad
the
> > importation taxes are ......
> >
> > -------------------
> > Brian Gohl
> > Satellite Audio Video
> > http://www.adventistsat.com
> >
> >
> > "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> > news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> > > On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a
> receiver
> > > >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me
> that
> > > >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
> > canadian, I
> > > >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for
> in
> > a
> > > >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
> > >
> > > Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card for
> > > the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> > > really can't get anything better.
> > >
> > > I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> > > http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> > > It was cheap and works great.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
May 29, 2004 6:49:41 AM

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I have a Chaintech PCI satellite card for sale if you are interested. $50
plus shipping! According to Brian, works with several software packages.

Skip
"Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:8TStc.207085$0qd.96606@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> from what I have seen so far the topfield seems to offer quite a bit for
the
> money, I don't seem to find much info on the net on them tho, right now it
> is a toss up between an ird and pci card. can you tell me what the DiSEqC
> 1.3 (USALS) over DiSEqC 1.2, is it really a must have
>
>
> "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:4uSdnRXZQPsx6CrdRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> > Oops, just read reply ... I made a mistake .... meant to state that the
> > TopField TF300Fi supports DiSEqC 1.3 (USALS) not 1.2 .... Sorry!
> >
> > -------------------
> > Brian Gohl
> > Satellite Audio Video
> > http://www.adventistsat.com
> > "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:o sOdnULn0JmOXCvdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> > > Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone
hasn't
> > > heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products
> > outside
> > > of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in
> North
> > > America.
> > >
> > > To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> > > Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one
of
> > > their receivers and fell in love with it!
> > >
> > > The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very
well
> > > written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> > > motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
> > changes,
> > > the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
> > very
> > > soon after.
> > >
> > > I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> > > purchasing.
> > >
> > > What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum
of
> > 75cm
> > > but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
> > created
> > > equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
> > watch
> > > several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD,
> but
> > > most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support
for
> > > USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your
> first.
> > >
> > > $400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad
> the
> > > importation taxes are ......
> > >
> > > -------------------
> > > Brian Gohl
> > > Satellite Audio Video
> > > http://www.adventistsat.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> > > news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> > > > On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a
> > receiver
> > > > >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me
> > that
> > > > >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
> > > canadian, I
> > > > >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look
for
> > in
> > > a
> > > > >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
> > > >
> > > > Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card
for
> > > > the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> > > > really can't get anything better.
> > > >
> > > > I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> > > > http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> > > > It was cheap and works great.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
May 29, 2004 6:49:41 AM

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With DiSEqC 1.3 you enter your longitude and latitude, choose the satellite
and the receiver will drive the dish motor to the proper obital slot. With
DiSEqC 1.2 you need to locate the satellite position for each satellite that
you program.
-------------------
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video
http://www.adventistsat.com



"Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:8TStc.207085$0qd.96606@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com...
> from what I have seen so far the topfield seems to offer quite a bit for
the
> money, I don't seem to find much info on the net on them tho, right now it
> is a toss up between an ird and pci card. can you tell me what the DiSEqC
> 1.3 (USALS) over DiSEqC 1.2, is it really a must have
>
>
> "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:4uSdnRXZQPsx6CrdRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> > Oops, just read reply ... I made a mistake .... meant to state that the
> > TopField TF300Fi supports DiSEqC 1.3 (USALS) not 1.2 .... Sorry!
> >
> > -------------------
> > Brian Gohl
> > Satellite Audio Video
> > http://www.adventistsat.com
> > "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:o sOdnULn0JmOXCvdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> > > Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone
hasn't
> > > heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products
> > outside
> > > of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in
> North
> > > America.
> > >
> > > To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> > > Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one
of
> > > their receivers and fell in love with it!
> > >
> > > The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very
well
> > > written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> > > motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
> > changes,
> > > the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
> > very
> > > soon after.
> > >
> > > I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> > > purchasing.
> > >
> > > What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum
of
> > 75cm
> > > but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
> > created
> > > equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
> > watch
> > > several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD,
> but
> > > most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support
for
> > > USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your
> first.
> > >
> > > $400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad
> the
> > > importation taxes are ......
> > >
> > > -------------------
> > > Brian Gohl
> > > Satellite Audio Video
> > > http://www.adventistsat.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> > > news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> > > > On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a
> > receiver
> > > > >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me
> > that
> > > > >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
> > > canadian, I
> > > > >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look
for
> > in
> > > a
> > > > >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
> > > >
> > > > Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card
for
> > > > the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> > > > really can't get anything better.
> > > >
> > > > I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> > > > http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> > > > It was cheap and works great.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 12:03:17 AM

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On Fri, 28 May 2004 10:17:02 -0700, "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Kryppy,
>
>Sorry that you feel that it is necessary to address a product in such a
>negative manner of which you have no knowledge, owned or operated. Please
>review, better yet, test the product before passing your judgment.

In this day and age, another mpeg receiver without AC3 or blind search
seems practically worthless to me.
One would be better to get a used Samsung for $20 if they want one
specific identified channel and aren't into the hobby of FTA.

>
>I am sorry to report that the Topfield does not offer the SCART connection
>that you have mentioned in the TF300Fi version released in North America.
>There is very little use for that type of connection in NA, unless one wants
>to connect a RGB cable to a monitor yielding a higher quality image.
>
>Yes, it is unfortunate that the wholesale price on the unit is higher than
>most others, but we felt that it is a quality product and warrants the
>increased price.

Higher quality? Don't they all receive the same stuff? Does this unit
have a better picture than say any of the other cheap knockoffs
available?
Does it use less power?
Is it more sensitive?
Will it last longer than my old 2700cas?
Does it have a PC channel editor?

>
>The gentleman that started this thread is interested in an entry level
>receiver. For this application, the TR3000Fi is an excellent example of a
>mid priced unit that is loaded with features. I would not compare this to a
>2500a, because as you know, that is comparing oranges to apples. Blind
>Search is a wonderful feature as is AC3, but those are not the features that
>this person was asking about. He was asking if anyone knew about the
>Topfield product line ..... I do and am upfront with the fact that I am a
>dealer.
>
> The Topfield changes channels as fast as the 2500a, and I would venture to
>say the audio locks even a bit quicker. I'm sorry that you had the
>impression that I was comparing the TF300Fi to any receiver outside of those
>in its own product group!

I'm sorry, but this is not possible. The 2500a changes channels
instantaneously. I was quite shocked myself having used most every DVB
receiver ever offered since the beginning.

>
>Would you would like to learn more about this receiver? If so, we could
>arrange for a demonstration unit if you would wish to review and post your
>findings for the group.


If they are worth any ones time, I can assure you I will see one very
soon. Thank you for the offer.
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 12:04:28 AM

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On Fri, 28 May 2004 10:27:08 -0700, "Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Which DVBS is built in the US? I will right beside you supporting the US
>product .... if one exists!


Pansat might be built in Korea, but the money and software developers
are in the USA. Look at the box. :) 
Anonymous
May 30, 2004 12:05:41 AM

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On Sat, 29 May 2004 02:49:40 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:

>from what I have seen so far the topfield seems to offer quite a bit for the
>money, I don't seem to find much info on the net on them tho, right now it
>is a toss up between an ird and pci card. can you tell me what the DiSEqC
>1.3 (USALS) over DiSEqC 1.2, is it really a must have


USALS is only an issue if you have a Diseq motorized dish.
July 5, 2004 1:15:32 AM

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is there a PVR model available from TopField? how much and how well does
it work seeing that there typically arent any programming guides

"Brian" <b.gohl@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o sOdnULn0JmOXCvdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> Topfield is one of the top rated receivers in Europe. If someone hasn't
> heard of them it is only because they don't read reviews of products
outside
> of the US. Topfield just recently begun to establish distribution in North
> America.
>
> To be up front .... before I give a review ....We are a distributor of
> Topfield, but the reason we became a dealer is after we installed one of
> their receivers and fell in love with it!
>
> The line is Awesome! The menus are logical and the software is very well
> written. They support DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS) for ease of installation of a
> motorized dish and have an excellent picture. Fast lock on channel
changes,
> the audio appears a split second after channel change and the video is
very
> soon after.
>
> I would highly recommend this as a receiver that you will not regret
> purchasing.
>
> What type of motor are you looking at? Dish size should be a minimum of
75cm
> but I would recommend a 90cm. Read the specs ... not all dishes are
created
> equal. PCI cards will add the benefit of a dvr function and ability to
watch
> several channels or record at one time off of a single satellite, HD, but
> most only offer DiSEqC 1.2, but there are some after market support for
> USALS. Probably would be better as a 2nd receiver rather than your first.
>
> $400 sounds a bit high, but I am not sure of the exchange and how bad the
> importation taxes are ......
>
> -------------------
> Brian Gohl
> Satellite Audio Video
> http://www.adventistsat.com
>
>
> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> news:447db01g4alokuhe52js8g4fed6ake36ij@4ax.com...
> > On Fri, 28 May 2004 01:33:02 GMT, "Gord" <gordano@rogers.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I am new to dvb/fta and want to get started with a pci card or a
receiver
> > >but have little knowledge in this area. there is a dealer around me
that
> > >will sell me a topfield ird and motorized dish for less then 400
> canadian, I
> > >am not sure how good the top field brand is and well what to look for
in
> a
> > >motorized dish. any advice would be apprieciated
> >
> > Never heard of topfield. I would suggest a Win-TV nexus PCI card for
> > the PC or a Pansat 2500 for a set top box. Both are top notch. You
> > really can't get anything better.
> >
> > I don't know much about motors, but I have this one:
> > http://www.futurevisionsat.com/catalog/item/548162/5177...
> > It was cheap and works great.
> >
> >
>
>
!