With all the buzz about the new soccer season, it is expected to witness a huge activity in the satellite business world. Especially dish installation. Both professionals and new entrants into the satellite installation world need a good and versatile satellite finder/tracker. For the professionals, it will make their work easier why for those who want to start the job, they could have a less strenuous experience moving forward. We are gradually moving away from s2/mpeg-2 coded channels and we are leaning more towards mpeg-4 and HD channels. With time, suppliers will stop producing mpeg-2 sat finders and fully focus on HD and little of mpeg-4. I have taken my time to single out two satellite finders that can be used to nail HD channels(these sat finders is also backward-compatible with MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 channels) I have come up with two best satellite finders in the name of; Freesat V8 and satlink ws-6916. The superior choice is definitely satlink but the v8 simply does almost what 6916 is capable of doing. Let us see how the to go head to head. These two very useful tools share so many things in common like hd capabilities, backward-compatibilities, LCD screen and so on.
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Freesat V8 Digital Satellite TV Finder Meter Finder HD DVB-S2 FTA LNB Signal Pointer Satellite TV Receiver Tool with 3.5′ LCD
1* Digital satellite meter
1* User’S manual
1* AV cable
1* Car charger cable
1* Carrying bag 8.strap of carrying bag
Product Size 95*155*45 MM
Weight (1 set) 0.5 Kg (N.W.)/0.85Kg (G.W.)
Panel display 3.5 inch LCD
Display Color Colour Screen
Output Interface LNB IN*1, DV OUT, AV OUT, AV IN, USB,Power supply HDMI
HDMI(up to 1080P) output
III. Main Features:
System capabilities:Full HD DVB-S/S2 Complian, Fully DVB compliant
Video Decode : AC-3,MPEG-2 MP HL;H.264 BP MP&HP L4.1;AVS profile L6.1/4.0/2.0
PAL/NTSC Automatic PAL/NTSC conversion
Channels Number 6000 channels TV and Radio programmable
Favorites 8 different favorite groups selection
OSD Language English\German\French
OSD Color 16-bit OSD with anti-flickering
Channel Search Channel search in automatic, manual and network search
Channel Edit Various channel editing function(favorite,move,lock,skip,delete,rename,find,sort)
Easy Menu Plug and Play installation, with an easy to use Menu System
SoftUpgrade Software upgrade through USB
Li-oN Battery Battery 3000mA
Power Supply DC12V/1500mA (Input 100V ～240V, 50/60Hz)
1. System resource: Flash Memory 64Mb Serial Flash
DDR3 Memory 1Gb DDR3
2. LNB/Tuner input:
Connector F type, male
Frequency range 950MHZ-2150MHZ
Input Impedance 75Ω
Signal lever -65dBm~-25dBm
Active Ant Power 13/18V DC 400mA MAX,Overload Protection
LNB switch control 22KHz
DiSEqC Ver 1.0/1.1/1.2
Modulation range 2Mbps~45Mbps
SCPC and MCPC Capable Yes
SATLINK WS-6916 DVB-S/S2 HD Digital Satellite TV Finder with MPEG-2/MPEG-4, Digital Satellite Signal Finder Meter
3.5 Inch High Definition TFT LCD Screen
Fully DVB-S/S2, MPEG-2/MPEG4 compliant
MPEG-2 / H.264 Hardware decoding
Digital meter for signal strength and quality
Supports for multiple TP detection
Supports scan of Auto,Blind,Manual or NIT
Sound and Light Alarm for Locking Signal
Auto Calculate Angle of AZ ,EL
Supports DISEQC1.0/1.1/1.2 ,0/22khz Tone Speaker Integrated
Support both AV out and AV in
Supports HDMI out
LNB short protect
7.4V/3000mAh Li-ion Battery Included
Easy to carry.
Software can be upgraded to search the updated satellites via USB port. The software is used to search the US satellites, but it can search EU satellites via software update. However, two softwares can’t exist in the same time. Pls email us before you upgrade the Software, we will provide you with detailed instructions.
Simplified MENU OSD Instruction:
After power on, press ok into the main menu and start to set below functions:
For OSD Language/Channel Name/BandWidth/ Carrier/ Modulate/FEC/Guard Interval/Output Level/Signal Source functions setting: You can press◀▶;to change or select them.
For Frequency setting: You can press◀▶ move cursor and press ▲▼ key to change numbers.
For Key Tone setting: press◀▶o ON/OFF.
For Service Provider/ Program Name setting: just input the name is ok.
For Factory Setting: press OK to confirm.
After setting above, you can use it normally. For detailed instructions, pls refer to the user menu. If you still can’t search the satellites, pls contact us by email
About this item
- 3.5 Inch High Definition TFT LCD Screen
- Fully DVB-S/S2, MPEG-2/MPEG4 compliant, MPEG-2 / H.264 Hardware decoding
- Supportting Supports for multiple TP detection, scan of Auto,Blind,Manual or NIT, DISEQC 1.0/1.1/1.2 ,0/22khz Tone Speaker Integrated
- Support both AV out and AV in, HDMI out, 7.4V/3000mAh Li-ion Battery Included
- • Software can be upgraded to search the updated satellites via USB port. Pls contact us before you upgrade software.
You can get freesat V8 for #30,000 or lower in some cases while satlink is #52,000. You can contact me to place your order and your satisfaction will be guaranteed.