Not a bad little product
Some questions though.
It isn't mentioned much in the manual but where and how
do you upgrade the software for this. The STB has an
RS-232 serial port on the back. Anyone played around with
I can get ABC, ABC2, and ABC Adelaide, Nine Digital, Ten
Digital and the Ten Guide as well as the EPG. The only
channel I can't get is 7.
Anyone know of a decent indoor antenna for this STB? Everything
except channel 7 is working on this.
Oh and do any of the channels do Teletext?
I drive the very latest hovercar
I don't know where you are
But I miss you so much till then
I met someone that looks a lot like you
She does the things you do but she is an IBM
She's only programmed to be very nice
But she's as cold as ice whenever I get too near
She tells me that she likes me very much
But when I try to touch she makes it all too clear
She's is the very latest in technology
Almost mythology but she has a heart of stone
She has an IQ of 1001
She has a jump suit on and she's also a telephone
Yours Truly 2095
** Yep - got one myself. ** Ask the nice folk at DSE - they have a phone number. ** But where are you - in a country town ??? ** No indoor antennal is good if you are in a fringe area or dead zone.
Ch 7 does.
** Above does not tell me if you are in a dead zone of dead spot.
Successful indoor antenna usage is a matter of pure serendipity - depending
on the actual building design, surrounding buildings and particular location
of the antenna.
However, if you have a viewable analogue pic - then the digital one ( if it
exists at all) should be fine.
Once upon a time Kissing Lettuce decided to write:
Got one just yesterday. Happy with it so far.
You forgot about SBS and possibly any other special digital TV stations in
your city/town (Macquarie for me). All stations should also have a guide
station, not just Ten.
I assume most do. Ten and Seven seems to have it when I checked.
A roof aerial is recommended, however if analogue reception was good you
should be able to easily get digital with an indoor aerial.
When I set up my mum's STB (different brand, with a roof aerial) it
wouldn't tune in channel 9. I had to connect it directly to the aerial
feed (rather than have it daisy-chained after a VCR and a DVD recorder)
to tune it successfully - I think the VCR was just too much of a drain
on the signal strength. This _could_ be your problem.
On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 14:44:18 +0930, Kissing Lettuce
put finger to keyboard and
FWIW, here are the corresponding instructions for a Legend model LSD2
STB. At the very least you'll get a laugh out of them.
Put the cursor on the Factory Setting instruction to enter its submenu
and which shows us as:
Entry needs cypher
System info: to show the software version, date etc. related
Restore default: to reset the installation. Note: all the data former
your set will be cleared if you confirm the reset
Software update: to update your built-in software of the device
through PC to box or box to box the two manners; the following is the
operation steps of an instance:
PC to box: connect the serial data interfaces of the PC and the box
with serial cable and make sure that the two interfaces are accordant;
dblclick the '.exe program upgrade.exe as right side
Open the Setup menu and select the correct interface on your computer
(as the right illustration interface COM 1 is illustrated);
Press the OK instruction to pitch on the COM1
Force down the icon UPGRADE to spring out the dialog box with words
Turn off the box and then turn it on to choose the PC to box
instruction to start the upgrade and the upgrading program will be
downloaded to the box.
Restart the box to complete the upgrading.
Box to box: do not connect the serial cable firstly. To pitch on the
instruction of Box to Box in the menu of Software Upgrade, define one
the box that owns higher version software as the master and the other
as the slave; to display the Master Box phrase on the master box,
press the OK key to wait until the monitor display "downloading..."
character. The same operation on the slave box to show the
"Receiving..: character; then to connect the serial cable well to
download the software and the screen will show the pace of download.
After download, the monitor of the slave box shows "Burning...". After
burning, the slave monitor turns into blank screen; the upgrade has
Note: The two descriptions above-mentioned just belong to the samples.
Serve for the reference only. Attention that the process of upgrade
does not allow the power cutting or the STB will be damaged
- Franc Zabkar
Please remove one 's' from my address when replying by email.
** Staff ( et management) at DSE wisely elected to write their own handbook
for the DSE STB.
How hard can it be for someone to take home the Asian manual and a sample
of the product to play with for a few days - then write out all the
ambiguities and delete all the silly / unneeded stuff.
Once upon a time email@example.com decided to write:
Well the Teac ones cost the same (around $148). Anyone own one of these? If
so, are they good or would you know if they're better than the DSE ones. I
may buy another in the future and may try the Teac one.
So a bog standard serial cable won't work? Bugger!!!!!
What I find interesting is that there are two meters for the signal
one that measures signal level and one that measures the quality
of the signal.
Now correct me if I am wrong but I have found if the quality
of the signal drops below 50% the box drops that channel
and the screen says "Bad or no signal"
Yet I find when that happens the signal level is still around 60%
despite the quality level being around 50 or 55%. This is my
experience when trying to get channel 7 digital....
I wonder if that aspect of the unit could be hacked a bit
to make it less picky?